The month of Ramadan is full of blessings, mercy, and forgiveness. It’s a gift from Allah (swt) and an opportunity for all of us to collect more blessings and mercy from Allah and to seek forgiveness and be saved from the Hellfire.
The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: It (Ramadan) is the month, where the beginning is mercy, its middle is forgiveness, and its end is emancipation from the fire (hell).
These three phases are broken down into segments of ten days and each has significance.
- The first ten days reflect the Mercy of Allah.
- The second ten days reflect the Forgiveness of Allah.
- The third ten days reflect safety from Hell.
The month of Ramadan is full of blessings, mercy, and forgiveness. It’s a gift from Allah (swt) and an opportunity for all of us to collect more blessings, seek mercy from Allah, seek forgiveness and be saved from the Hellfire. One of the best things you can do is supplicate (dua) and the best time is just before breaking your fast.
The Messenger of Allah (saw) said
"Whatever is prayed for at the time of breaking the fast is granted and never refused". (Tirmidhi)
Make dua a habit for every day in this month when you sit down with your family for Iftar. Here are some easy duas for you and your family to memorise:
The first ten days of Ramadan are the days of Mercy and blessing.
An easy Dua for the first ten days is:
رَّبِّ اغْفِرْ وَارْحَمْ وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الرَّاحِمِينَ
“Forgive me and have mercy and You are the Best of Merciful”
The second ten days of Ramadan are for forgiveness of Allah (swt)and remorse and regret for past sins.
A easy Dua for the second ten days is:
أسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ رَبي مِنْ كُلِ ذَنبٍ وَأتُوبُ إلَيهِ
“I ask forgiveness of my sins from Allah who is my Lord and I turn towards Him.”
The third ten days of Ramadan are for protection from hellfire.
An easy Dua for the third ten days is:
اَللَّهُمَّ اِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ ، تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
“O Allah, You are Most Forgiving, and You love forgiveness; so forgive me"
What else can you do for mercy
Show mercy to others and Allah will show mercy to you. The Messenger of Allah (saw) said
"Whoever does not show mercy to the people, Allah will not show mercy to him". (Tirmidhi)
Make the most of Ramadan and gain Allah’s mercy by showing mercy to others by providing food to a poor person or sponsoring an orphan today.