Breakdown of Ramadan days and respective Du’as


FIRST ASHRA* (First ten days 1-10)

The first ten days of the Blessed Month of Ramadan are the days of Mercy.

We should seek Allah’s Mercy in these days.

Rab-bigh-fir war-ham wa Anta Khair-ur-Raahimeen (Surah Al Muminun:118)

Translation: My Lord, forgive and have mercy for You are the Best of those who show mercy

 Allahumma arhamni Ya Arham-mar-Rahimeen

Translation: O Allah have mercy on me, and You are the Most Merciful of those who show mercy

Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyumu Birahmatika asta-ghee-thu

Translation: O Ever Living, O Self-Subsisting and Supporter of all that exists, by Your mercy, I seek your help

SECOND ASHRA (Second ten days 11-20)

The second ten days of Ramadan are the days of Forgiveness.

We should seek Allah’s forgiveness and repent for all sins.

Allahum-magh-fir-li dhunoobi Ya Rabbal Alameen

Translation: O Allah forgive me my sins, O Lord of the Worlds

Rabbana Fagh-fir-lana dhunoobana wa kaf-fir-‘anna sayyi-aatina wa ta-waf-fana ma-‘al abraar

(Surah Al-Imran:193)

Translation: Our Lord, forgive us our sins and expiate from us our evil deeds and make us die (in the state of righteousness) along with the pious believers

Astaghfarullah-alladhee laa ilaaha illaa huw-al Hayyul Qayyoomu wa atoobu ileih

Translation: I seek Allah’s forgiveness, there is no god except Him, The Ever-Living, The Self Subsisting and Supporter of all, and I turn to Him in repentance

THIRD /LAST ASHRA (Last ten days 21-30)

The last days of Ramadan are to seek Refuge in Allah from the Hellfire.

Allahumma Ajirni min-an-naar

Translation: O Allah, save me from the Fire

DUA for LAYLA-tul-QADR (to be read in the last ten days):

Allahumma innaka ‘affuwan tuhibbul ‘afwa fa’fu’-anni

Translation: O Allah, indeed You are the Forgiver, You love forgiveness, so forgive me.

Source: The Friday Note
* Ashra is the Arabic term for 10/ten


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