Supplications for Ramadan and Fasting
The Prophet (saw) said, “There are three people whose supplication is not rejected: the fasting person until he breaks fast, the just leader, and the supplication of the oppressed.” (al-Tirmdhi, Ibn Majah)
Ramadhan is a time that one should spend in regular supplication. During the fasting day, one can expect every sincere supplication to be accepted. It is also an excellent opportunity to learn supplications from the Qur’an and sunnah to immerse oneself in their recital.
When learning supplications, one should take care to learn the exact Arabic words of the supplications that are from the Qur’an and the sunnah with their meanings as the words are full of blessings and most effective as taught by Allah (swt) and His Messenger (saw). If one cannot learn the Arabic, then the English translation will suffice.
The time for breaking the fast is a special time for the acceptance of supplications, “Indeed the fasting person has, at the time of breaking fast, a supplication that is not rejected.”
Below is a selection of supplications, specific to Ramadhan, that we should all try to memorise and put in to practice. Other supplications that relate to our daily lives remain valid in Ramadhan. These should be learnt from a good book of supplications if not known already.
When Insulted By Someone
The Prophet (saw) said, “Fasting is a shield. So when one of you fasts, he should not speak obscenely nor behave ignorantly. If anyone fights him or insults him he should say, ‘I am fasting, I am fasting,’ twice.” (al-Bukhari and Muslim)
During Ramadhan, one should commit to acting according to this hadith no matter how much someone is testing one’s nerves.
At these blessed times, any supplication asking Allah (swt) for ones worldly and otherworldly needs is appropriate. The most effective however, are those taught to us by Allah (swt) in the Qur’an and His Prophet (saw) in the sunnah. Make the most of these moments and open your heart to Allah (swt). Don’t forget us in your duas.
By: Shaykh Shafi Choudhury