Top 3 Ways to get into Duaa Mode for Ramadan
During Sha’ban, many of us are fasting a few extra days in order to get ready/make up days for Ramadan.
In order to hope for that deep connection with Allah as we worship, a certain high level of “Dua-Mode” has got to be engaged. What better way to get into Dua-Mode than to practice some of the Sunnah duas from the Prophet himself? Here are two duas and one Sunnah you can follow to get into Dua-Mode:
- Dua for breaking the fastAllahuma laka sumtu wa bika aamantu wa ‘ala rizqika aftartu O Allah! I fasted for you and upon you I relied and upon your provision did I break my fast.For this one, I would get creative. You can either write it down on a paper and make it pretty enough to put up in your dining room, or you can print it out neatly and stick it in a picture frame. The point is to make this dua easy to see once you have broken your fast. After eating iftar, saying this dua will even make eating feel like a true ibaada!
Dua During SujoodAllahuma innaka ‘afoowun kareemun tuhib al ‘afwa fa’foo ‘anni
O Allah! You are the Pardoner, the Most Generous, you love to Pardon, so Pardon me.
This dua is the one that the Prophet said the most during Ramadan, particularly when he was in sujood. Once emersed in worship, you will realize how far you have been feeling from Allah. Saying this dua allows us to truly hope to His forgiveness.
- Dua Before Breaking the FastThis one is personal! Write down a few items that you truly want answered by Allah, and have them handy when just before breaking your fast. Why? Because ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin ‘Aas narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “When the fasting person breaks his fast, his supplication is not turned back.”With these three points, I hope we can all have a more meaningful conversation with Allah this Ramadan. For those of us who will be fasting during Sha’ban, start practicing these now!