Duas, or supplications, are a vital form of worship. They are a form of direct communication with Allah, and as the last night of Ramadan approaches, the blessings are multiplied even more so. This is a time that won’t return for another year, until next Ramadan.
The Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “Three supplications will not be rejected (by Allah): the supplication of the parent for his child, the supplication of the one who is fasting, and the supplication of the traveler” [Bayhaqi & Tirmidhi].
Often times, Duas are said in Arabic, but many non-Arabic speakers have difficulty understanding the deep meaning of the Dua. However, Duas can be made in any language, as Allah knows what’s in our hearts before we ourselves do. Allah says in the Quran: “Call on me, I will respond to you” [40:60]. Given our current climate, filled with hate and negativity, we often feel hopeless.
Use the last day of Ramadan as a time to unload our worries, our troubles to Allah.
1. Dua for the acceptance of our worship
Oh Allah, accept my efforts during this month, all of my prayers and fasts, and allow them to weigh heavily on the scales of good.
2. Dua for sincerity in our worship
Oh Allah, purify my intentions and put sincerity in my worship of You.
3. Dua for retaining the good habits learned in Ramadan
Oh Allah, aid me in becoming righteous, grant me Taqwa so that I may continue the good habits beyond the month of Ramadan.
4. Dua for the next Ramadan
Oh Allah, guide me and my family and grant us health so that we may witness another Ramadan.
5. Dua for forgiveness
Oh Allah! Forgive me all my sins, great and small, the first and the last, those that are apparent and those that are hidden (Muslim).
6. Dua for stress
Oh Allah! I seek refuge in You from stress and anxiety. By Your mercy I seek help and guidance.
7. Dua for the blessings of Eid
Oh Allah! Allow us to witness the blessings of Eid, to unite us to partake in worship of you, to bless us with joy that we can share with our friends, families, and neighbors.
8. Dua for patience in time of grief
Oh Allah! Ease my grief, remove my sorrow. Give me the strength and patience in this difficult time.
9. Dua for the oppressed
Oh Allah! Give strength to those who are oppressed, bestow your mercy upon them, ease the suffering and help our brothers and sisters in Kashmir, Myanmar, Syria, Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, and around the world.
10. Dua for the Ummah
Oh Allah! Bless the Ummah and unite us so that we may worship you in unity and keep us on the straight path.
11. Dua for the departed
Oh Allah! Forgive and have mercy upon their souls, beautify their deeds, forgive their misdeeds, protect them from the punishment of the grave, give their families strength and patience, grant them entry into the highest level of Jannah and make them amongst the best of our Ummah.
13. Dua for the end of wars
Oh Allah! Alleviate the pain of all those experiencing the trauma of war and violence, give us the strength to help humanity and end their suffering.
14. Dua for the afterlife
Oh Allah! Guide me on the straight path, make me among those who struggle for Your sake, protection from the Fire and build for me near You a house in paradise.