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March 10, 2024

Ramadan Mubarak

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In Saudi Arabia, the crescent moon was spotted Sunday night, signaling the start of the sacred month of Ramadan for many of the world's 1.8 billion Muslims.

During this month, Muslims abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset, engaging in acts of spiritual reflection, prayers, family gatherings, and charitable deeds. The sighting of the moon on Sunday night indicates that Monday marks the first day of fasting.


“It is the month of Ramaḍān when the Qur’an was sent down. [The Qur’an] is a guidance for people, clear proof of guidance and a criterion [for mankind and jinn], and whoever remains present in the month of Ramadan, he should fast, and whoever is sick or on a journey, [he should fast] the same number on other days. God desires easiness not hardship for you and in order that you may complete the number of days [of fasting in Ramaḍan], and mention the greatness of God for he guided you, and that you may give thanks.”

 - [Quran, Surah Baqarah 185]

Important Dates in Ramadan 2024 Calendar


1st of Ramadan begins March 11th, 2024

Best 10 Nights begin from March 31st, 2024

Laylat al-Qadr is believed to fall on 27th Ramadan, April 6th, 2024

Eid al-Fitr is expected to fall April 10th – April 11th, 2024


Important Duas for Ramadan 


During this blessed month, we are offered many opportunities for sincere du'as to be accepted. This includes:

  • When beginning your fasting
  • When breaking your fast
  • On Laylatul Qadr

Dua upon sighting the new Moon

اللهُ أَكْـبَرُ، اللّهُمَّ أَهِلَّـهُ عَلَيْـنا بِالأمْـنِ وَالإيمَـانِ، والسَّلامَـةِ والإسْلَامِ، وَالتَّـوْفيـقِ لِما تُحِـبُّ رَبُّنَـا وَتَـرْضَـى، رَبُّنَـا وَرَبُّكَ اللهُ

'Allaahu 'Akbar, Allaahumma ‘ahillahu 'alayna bil'amni wal'eemaani, wassalaamati wal-'Islaami, wattawfeeqee limaa tuhibbu Rabbanaa wa tardhaa, Rabbunaa wa Rabbukallaahu'

'Allah is the Most Great. O Allah, bring us the new moon with security and Faith, with peace and in Islam, and in harmony with what our Lord loves and what pleases Him. Our Lord and your Lord is Allah'

So brothers and sisters, below are some essential du'as for Ramadan.

Dua for the start of fast (suhur)

وَبِصَوْمِ غَدٍ نَّوَيْتُ مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ

'Wa bisawmi ghadinn nawaiytu min shahri ramadan'

 'I intend to keep the fast for tomorrow in the month of Ramadan'

Dua for breaking fast (iftar)

اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّى لَكَ صُمْتُ وَبِكَ امنْتُ وَعَليْكَ تَوَكّلتُ وَ عَلى رِزْقِكَ اَفْطَرْتُ

'Allahumma inni laka sumtu wa bika aamantu wa alayka tawakkaltu wa ala rizqi-ka-aftartu'

'O Allah! I fasted for You and I believe in You and I put my trust in You and I break my fast with Your sustenance'

Dua for facing conflict whilst fasting

 إِنِّيْ صَائِمٌ , إِنِّيْ صَائِمٌ

'Inni saa'imun, inni saa'imun'

'I am fasting, I am fasting'

Dua for seeking blessings

رَبِّ إِنِّي لِمَآ أَنزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيرٌ

(Qur’an 28:24)

'Rabbi innee lima anzalta ilayya min khayrin faqeer'

'My Lord! Truly, I am in need of whatever good that You bestow on me!'

Dua for seeking forgiveness

اللّهُـمَّ إِنَّـي أَسْـأَلُـكَ بِرَحْمَـتِكَ الّتِي وَسِـعَتْ كُلَّ شيْء، أَنْ تَغْـفِرَ لي

'Allaahumma inni as’aluka birahmatika al-lati wasi'at kulla shay’in an taghfira li'

'O Allah, I ask You by Your mercy which envelopes all things, that You forgive me'

Dua On Laylatul Qadr (27th Night)

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي

'Allahumma innaka 'Afuwwun Tuhibbul 'Afwa Fa'fu 'Annii.'

'O Allah, you are the Most Forgiving, You love to forgive, so forgive me'


Du'a is an incredibly powerful tool of communication with Allah (swt). Allah Almighty says in the Qur'an:

'When my servants ask you concerning me, (tell them) I am indeed close (to them). I listen to the prayer of every supplicant when he calls on me.' (2:186)

May Allah (swt) accept all our fasts, sadaqah and du'as, ameen. Ramadan Kareem from everyone at Muslim Hands!


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