The last ten days and nights of Ramadan is a time of spiritual cleansing and purification, and hold great significance as Allah shows immense mercy to His creation. These special days are a chance to benefit from the immense blessings of Ramadan and seek salvation before the month comes to an end.
The Prophet (PBUH) said, “Dua is the essence of worship.” [Tirmidhi].
When performed in the last ten nights of Ramadan, with sincere intention and faith in Allah’s (SWT) acceptance, the rewards of making du’a could be exceptional.
We have put together some of the most beneficial dua’s to help you reap the rewards of the last ten days of Ramadan.
Dua for Laylatul Qadr
Laylatul Qadr, the Night of Decree or Night of Power, is one of the most sacred nights in the Islamic calendar.
It is a commonly held belief that Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) occurs on the 27th Ramadan. However, scholars of Hadith recommend focusing on the last 10 nights of Ramadan, especially the odd nights, as it is most likely to have occurred in one of these nights. Dua for the blessed night:
الْلَّهُمَّ اِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
‘Allahumma innaka Afuwwun (Karimun) tuhibbul `afwa fa`fu `annee’
Translation: “O Allah, indeed You are Pardoning, (Generous) You love to pardon, so pardon me.”
Find out more about the rewards of Laylatul Qadr and duaas to read on the blessed night here.
Dua for loved ones who have passed away
Many of us will be spending this Ramadan without loved ones who have passed away. By reading the following dua over the last 10 days of Ramadan, we can help provide them with blessings in Jannah.
اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لَهُ الَّلهُمَّ ثَبِّتْهُ
‘Allaahum-maghfir lahu Allaahumma thabbithu’
Translation: O Allah, forgive him. O Allah, strengthen him.
اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لَهُمْ وَارْحَمْهُمْ وَعَافِهِمْ وَاعْفُ عَنْهُمْ وَأَكْرِمْ نُزُلَهُمْ وَوَسِّعْ مُدْخَلَهُمْ وَاغْسِلْهُمْ بِالْمَاءِ وَالثَّلْجِ وَالْبَرَدِ وَنَقِّهِمْ مِنَ الْخَطَايَا كَمَا يُنَقَّى الثَّوْبُ الأَبْيَضُ مِنَ الدَّنَسِ
Translation: Oh Allah, forgive them and have mercy on them and give them strength and pardon them. Be generous to them and cause their entrance to be wide and wash them with water and snow and hail. Cleanse them of their transgressions as white cloth is cleansed of stains.
Dua for good health
It’s important to make dua for good health for ourselves and loved ones, so that we may have the health and strength needed for worship and good deeds.
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’.
Translation: 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 the Ummah
It’s important to make du’a for our Muslim brothers and sisters across that world, and to ask Allah (SWT) to grant them ease, patience and fulfil their needs.
اللهم أصلح أمة محمد اللهم فرج عن أمة محمد أللهم ارحم أمة محمد
‘Allahumma aslih Ummata Muhammad. Allahumma farrij ‘an Ummati Muhammad. Allahumma Rham Ummata Muhammad [sallAllahu alayhi wasalam]’
Translation: O Allah! Improve (help) the state of the Ummah of Muhammad. O Allah! Grant ease to the Ummah of Muhammad. O Allah! Have mercy on the Ummah of Muhammad.
Dua for forgiveness
Allah extends his Divine Mercy to all those who turn to Him with sincerity and supplicate for forgiveness in the last ten days and nights of Ramadan.
The following is a dua for forgiveness from the Qur’an:
ٱلَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَآ إِنَّنَآ ءَامَنَّافَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَقِنَا عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ
‘Allazeena yaqooloona Rabbanaaa innanaaa aamannaa faghfir lanaazunoobanaa wa qinaa ‘azaaban Naar’
Translation: ”Our Lord! surely we believe, therefore forgive us our faults and save us from the chastisement of the fire”(Al-Imran, Chapter 3, Verse 16)
Dua for protection from hellfire
The last ten days of Ramadan are days for ‘freedom from the fire of hell’. Therefore it’s important to make the following dua during this time:
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’
Translation: O Allah, I ask of Your pleasure and for Paradise, and I seek refuge from Your displeasure and from the Hellfire.
Dua for Divine guidance
The last ten days of Ramadan is a special time for us to gain closeness to Allah (SWT) and to change the direction of our lives so that we are focused on gaining His pleasure. Therefore, it’s important to make du’a for Allah’s guidance to allow us to do so:
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الهُدَى وَ التُّقَى وَ العَفَافَ وَ الغِنَى
‘Allāhumma Innī As’aluka al-Hudā Wat-Tuqā Wal-Afāfa Wal-Ghinā’
Translation: O Allah, I ask You for guidance and piety, and abstinence (from the unlawful) and modesty, and contentment and sufficiency.
May Allah Almighty accept all of our dua’s this Ramadan, and throughout the year. Ameen!