Duas for 3 Ashras of Ramadan

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All Muslims anticipate the arrival of the blessed and revered month of Ramadan. During this month, Muslims fast from dawn till dusk for the whole month, abstaining from water and food to please Allah. The purpose of this month is to build empathy and Taqwa in Muslims. It is a month of fasting, abstaining from wrongdoing, and engaging in the worship of Allah in abundance. Muslims engage in nafil namaz, recitation of the Holy Quran, and dhikr to gain Allah's favor in this month. Ramadan is divided into three ashras (groups of 10 days). These are the ashras of Rahmah (Allah's Mercy), Maghfirah (Forgiveness from Allah), and Nijat (Safety from hell). The duas for the 3 Ashras of Ramadan are given below; add these duas to your daily dhikr routine and gain the blessings of this month.

Duas for 3 Ashras of Ramadan

1st Ashra (Days of Mercy & Blessings)

رَبِّ اغْفِرْ وَارْحَمْ وَأَنْتَ خَيْرُ الرَّاحِمِينَ

Rabbi ighfir warham wa anta khayrur raahimeen

O My Lord, forgive and have mercy, and You are the best of the merciful

2nd Ashra (Days of Forgiveness)

اَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ رَبِّىْ مِنْ كُلِّ ذَنْۢبٍ وَّاَتُوْبُ اِلَيْهِ​

Astagfirullah rab-bi min kulli zambiyon wa-atoobuilaiyh

I ask forgiveness of my sins from Allah who is my Lord and I turn towards Him

3rd Ashra (Days of Seeking Refuge)

اَللَّهُمَّ أَجِرْنِي مِنَ النَّارِ

Allahumma ajirni min annar

O Allah, save me from the Hell - Fire

Ramadan Kareem

Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar, and it is of immense importance in Islam. It is the month in which the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) in full. It is the month in which Allah requires believers to fast continuously for the whole month. Allah says in the Noble Quran:

"Ramadan is the month in which the Qur'an was revealed as guidance to man and clear proof of the guidance, and criterion (of falsehood and truth). So when you see the new moon, you should fast the whole month, but a person who is ill or traveling (and fails to do so) should fast on other days, as God wishes ease and not hardship for you, so that you complete the (fixed) number (of fasts), and give glory to God for the guidance, and be grateful." (al-Quran 2:192).

Ramadan is not merely about abstaining from food; one must also engage in worship during Ramadan. Allah does not need a person to remain hungry for no cause. If a believer is keeping away from food and worldly pleasures prohibited during the fast, they must also practice the essence of Ramadan and engage in acts of worship to please Allah and gain His Favor.  

Duas for the 3 Ashras of Ramadan

Ramadan is split into 3 Ashras:

  • The first Ashra is the ashra of mercy (Rahmah), 
  • The second of forgiveness (Maghfirah), and
  • The last and final of seeking refuge from hellfire (Nijat).

There are three duas, respectively, for each of the ashras that you can recite to receive blessings and repentance from Allah. Each dua is specifically tailored to the nature of each ashra – the first dua focuses on seeking mercy and forgiveness from Allah, the second dua is about repentance, and the third seeks refuge from the fire.

These duas are beneficial for those who find it challenging to stick to a routine for dhikr. These short and easy duas can be recited after your salah, before suhoor, during your fast, and after iftar. There is no particular time or place for the recitation of the duas. However, it is preferable to recite them during the hours of fasting as it is important to remember Allah while one fast. Allah also says in the Quran:

'So, therefore, remember Me, and I shall remember you; and give thanks and do not be ungrateful." - (al-Quran 2:159).

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