“Ramadan is a month whose beginning is mercy, its middle is forgiveness and its end is ransom from the Fire”.
(Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith No. 1887)
This is a Daaif (weak) hadith and many scholars do not recognize or recommend this Hadith due to its grade (weak Hadith). However, there are many scholars who still mention this Hadith in their sermons and speeches to motivate Muslims to ask Supplications during this month.
There are no specific Supplications mentioned in any Hadith for these three ashras of Ramadan, however, many scholars have suggested some supplications for these Three Ashras of Ramadan:
Dua for First 10 Days of Ramadan
First Ashra Dua or Ramadan First Ashra Dua (during first 10 days of Ramadan), also known as ‘Pehle Ashray ki Dua’ in Urdu language, is a Dua for the first 10 days of Ramadan and many Muslims around the world recite this 1st ashra Dua during the entire first 10 days of Ramadan.
يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّومُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ أَسْتَغيثُ
Oh Everliving, The Everlasting, I seek Your help through Your mercy.
Ramadan first Ashra Dua is self-explanatory and we are asking for Allah’s mercy though this Supplication.
Second Ashra Dua
2nd Ashra Dua, also known as ‘Dusre Ashraki Dua’ in Urdu language, is a Supplication which many Muslims recite during the middle 10 days of Ramadan.
اَسْتَغْفِرُ اللہَ رَبِّی مِنْ کُلِّ زَنْبٍ وَّ اَتُوْبُ اِلَیْہِ
I seek forgiveness from Allah for all my sins and turn to Him.
2nd Ashra Dua or ‘Dusre Ashra ki Dua’ is self-explanatory as we are asking for Allah’s forgiveness though this Supplication.
Dua for Last 10 days of Ramadan
Third Ashra Dua or Dua for last 10 days of Ramadan, also known as ‘Teesra Ashra ki Dua’ is a Dua for last 10 days of Ramadan and many Muslims around the world recite this during last 10 days of Ramadan.
اَللَّهُمَّ أَجِرْنِي مِنَ النَّارِ
O Allah, save me from the fire (Jahannam).
Prophet (S.A.W.) used to strive hard in worship during the last 10 days of Ramadan as he never did at any other time.
Lailatul Qadr is one of the odd nights of last 10 days of Ramadan and doing good deeds during this night is better than thousand months (Surah Al-Qadr 97:3).
Narrated by Aisha (R.A.), who said: ‘I asked the Messenger of Allah: ‘O Messenger of Allah, if I know what night is the night of Qadr, what should I say during it?’ Prophet (S.A.W.) recited the following Dua.’
Most scholars recommend the following Dua for the last 10 days of Ramadan because of the fact that Hadiht in which this Dua is mentioned is Sahih (most authentic) in grade.
So recite the following Dua not only for lailatul qadr but for the entire third ashra of Ramadan because this Dua is recommended by our Prophet (S.A.W.). This Dua should be regularly recited during the entire 3rd ashra of Ramadan.
اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّكَرِيمٌ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
O Allah, indeed You are Pardoning, [Generous,] You love pardon, so pardon me
As mentioned above there is no consensus among scholars about the Three Ashra Duas of Ramadan but there are some Ramadan Supplications which you can recite any time during the year as these Duas are from Sahih Ahadiths and all scholars around the world recommend to recite these throughout the month of Ramadan and throughout the year.
Duas for the Last 10 Days of Ramadan
Maximise your worship and hold tight to Allah’s (SWT) blessings
As the holy month of Ramadan approaches its close, we are reminded how important the last 10 days of Ramadan really are. It is during this time that the Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet (ﷺ) on Laylatul Qadr, and though we don’t know exactly which day in these last 10 days of Ramadan our Holy Scripture was revealed, we do know that each of these nights brings immense rewards.
The Prophet (ﷺ) was known to pay special devotion to Allah (SWT) during the last 10 days of Ramadan, his most beloved wife Aisha (ra) noting, “Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) used to exert himself in devotion during the last ten nights to a greater extent than at any other time.” [Muslim] – This is, without doubt, a special time and we should all follow our beloved Prophet’s (ﷺ) example, entering these last 10 days of Ramadan with a renewed sense of commitment and fierce devotion.
We can make the most of the last 10 days of Ramadan and show our devotion by exerting ourselves to perform as many good deeds as possible; reciting the Qur’an, praying during the night, giving charity and making dua. Our supplications during the last 10 days of Ramadan are exceptionally special. The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Dua is the essence of worship.” [Tirmidhi] and in these last 10 days of Ramadan Allah (SWT) generously multiplies the blessings you receive for your worship.
To help you maximise your worship and embrace all the blessings Allah (SWT) has laid out for us, we have compiled a list of some of the best duas for the last 10 days of Ramadan. These duas for the last 10 days of Ramadan will be sure to maximise the impact of your supplications and close out the blessed month in the most beautiful way.
Dua for the Night of Power
This dua should be recited on Laylatul Qadr, so it is the best dua for the last 10 days of Ramadan. Recite this dua every night, as much as you can, over these last 10 days of Ramadan to receive Allah’s (SWT) mercy.
الْلَّهُمَّ اِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
Allaahumma innaka ‘afuwwun, tuhibb al-‘afwa, fa’fu ‘anni
“O Allah, You are the Most forgiving, and You love to forgive, so forgive me.”
Dua for protection
Asking for Allah’s (SWT) protection during Ramadan is important, and in doing so we can seek protection from hellfire.
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ رِضَاكَ وَالجَنَّةَ ، وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ سَخَطِكَ وَالنَّارِ
Allaahumma innee as-aluka Ridaaka wal Jannah wa a’audhu’bika min sakhatika wan-naar
O Allah, I ask of Your pleasure and for Paradise, and I seek refuge from Your displeasure and from the Hellfire
Dua for after your fast
You can recite this dua throughout the last 10 days of Ramadan once you have broken your fast in the evenings to give thanks to Allah (SWT) and seek His blessings.
ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ وَابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوقُ وَثَبَتَ الأَجْرُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ
Dhahabaz Zama’u wab tal latil uruqoo wa thabbatal ajru inshaAllah
Thirst has gone, the arteries are moist, and the reward is sure, if Allah wills.
Dua for guidance
During the last 10 days of Ramadan, Allah (SWT) is especially close to us and accepts our duas with contentment for our striving towards Him, so what better time could there be to ask for guidance!
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الهُدَى وَ التُّقَى وَ العَفَافَ وَ الغِنَى
Allāhumma Innī As’aluka al-Hudā Wat-Tuqā Wal-Afāfa Wal-Ghinā
O Allah, I ask You for guidance andpiety, and abstinence (from the unlawful) and modesty, and contentment and sufficiency.
Dua for direction
In the last 10 days of Ramadan, we should renew our intentions and ask Allah (SWT) to guide us on the way forward so that we can continue to be good and just.
اللَّهُمَّ اهْدِني ، وسَدِّدْنِي
Allaahummah-dinee wa sadd-dadnee
O Allah! Direct me to the Right Path and make me adhere to the Straight Path.
Dua for wisdom
Reciting a dua for wisdom throughout the last 10 days of Ramadan is a wonderful way to ask the Almighty for the knowledge we need to be faithful to Islam and protect our brothers and sisters in humanity.
اللَّهُمَّ انْفَعْنِي بِمَا عَلَّمْتَنِي وَ عَلِّمْنِي مَا يَنْفَعُنِي وَ زِدْنِي عِلْمًا
Allaahum-manfa’nee bimā ‘allamtanee wa ‘allimnee mā yanfa’unee wa zidnee ‘ilmā
O Allah, benefit me with what You have taught me, and teach me that which will benefit me, and increase me in knowledge.
Dua for your parents
Our parents are some of the most important people in our lives and we should dedicate time to make dua for them during these last 10 days of Ramadan. Share Allah’s (SWT) blessings with those who raised you!
رَّبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا
Rabbi irhamhuma kama rabbayani sagheera
My Lord, have mercy upon them (parents) as they brought me up [when i was] small.
Dua for the deceased
Something special that we can do our loved ones who have passed away is make dua for them. Over the last 10 days of Ramadan, our duas for the deceased will provide them with blessings in Jannah.
اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لَهُ الَّلهُمَّ ثَبِّتْهُ
Allaahum-maghfir lahu Allaahumma thabbithu
O Allah, forgive him. O Allah, strengthen him.
Dua for health
This Ramadan, COVID-19 has swept the globe and many of us have been affected by this pandemic. Make a dua for good health in the last 10 days of Ramadan to keep yourselves safe and make a donation to Penny Appeal’s Coronavirus Emergency appeal to help protect our brothers and sisters.
اللّهُـمَّ عافِـني في بَدَنـي ، اللّهُـمَّ عافِـني في سَمْـعي ، اللّهُـمَّ عافِـني في بَصَـري ، لا إلهَ إلاّ أَنْـتَ. اللّهُـمَّ إِنّـي أَعـوذُبِكَ مِنَ الْكُـفر ، وَالفَـقْر ، وَأَعـوذُبِكَ مِنْ عَذابِ القَـبْر ، لا إلهَ إلاّ أَنْـتَ
Allaahumma ‘aafinee fee badanee, Allaahumma ‘aafinee fee sam’ee, Allaahumma ‘aafinee fee basaree, laa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa ‘Anta. Allaahumma ‘innee ‘a’oothu bika minal-kufri, walfaqri, wa ‘a’oothu bika min ‘adhaabil-qabri, laa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa ‘Anta.
O Allah, make me healthy in my body. O Allah, preserve for me my hearing. O Allah, preserve for me my sight. There is none worthy of worship but You . O Allah , I seek refuge in You from disbelief and poverty and I seek refuge in You from the punishment of the grave . There is none worthy of worship but You.
Dua for calamity
With the coronavirus pandemic bringing great suffering to millions of people in the world, we place our lives in the Hands of Allah (SWT) almighty and make dua for our safety, asking Him to rid us of our afflictions.