The Ultimate Ramadan Dua List

وَقَالَ رَبُّڪُمُ ٱدۡعُونِىٓ أَسۡتَجِبۡ لَكُمۡ
And your Lord said: Invoke Me (and ask Me for anything) I will respond to your (invocation).

(Surah al-Ghafir 40:60)

Dua is so important in Islam that the Prophet (saw) said “Dua is worship” [1] and so we will be rewarded for simply performing this act. Dua made in Ramadan is extremely blessed and has a greater chance of being accepted than any other month in the year [2].

There is no doubt that sincere duas created by yourself, taking into account your personal situation are the most meaningful. However, perhaps there are also many duas that are just as important to you but for various reasons you are not able to put them together…

Perhaps you lack the time, the ability to word them concisely or just simply don’t have the energy left to mentally think of each dua because you are totally exhausted. Exhausted from the long commute home from work, the endless battles with your young kids all day, the heat of the intense sun (depending where you live), the struggles with your health condition or some other reason.

This Ramadan, we would like to gift you with ‘The Ultimate Ramadan Dua List’. This is a compilation of various dua lists that I have either come across myself or have had shared with me [3]. Having a comprehensive list will improve your productivity and ensure that you do not forget any dua. This list has been categorised so you can easily prioritise and allocate sections for certain times if needed.

Top Tips to Increase Dua Acceptance

A must read before you get the list! Here are our top tips to help you maximise on your efforts and increase your chances of getting your duas answered.

  1. Set aside a specific time to make these duas and limit distractions. Maybe plan it out using the various categories if you can’t do all of it in one go (approximate times have been given to help you manage this). Anytime during Ramadan is blessed, but to maximise further, click here for the best times to make dua.
  2. Some aspects of making duaa that are recommended include:
    • Facing the qiblah and raising hands [4]
    • Sincerely repenting for your sins, both major and minor, so that you are in a state of humility before you begin and also because sin is one of the reasons why duaas are not answered [5]  
    • Calling upon Allah (swt) using His beautiful names and attributes at the beginning of the duaa. [6]
    • Praising Allah (swt) and then sending salam/peace upon the prophet Muhammad (saw). [7]
  3. Make sure that when you make dua, you are focused and it is with complete sincerity, this is the most important condition, don’t read off the list like a robot (the only outcome of this will be a loss of your time and wasted effort/energy). Engage your heart and truly mean the words you read. Also have a deep certainty that He (swt) will answer your duas, do not allow any room for doubt. [8]
  4. Be patient with Allah’s (swt) response [9]. Remember that Allah (swt) replies to our duas in one of 3 ways:
    • Yes
    • Yes but not now, later (could be in this world or the hereafter)
    • I will instead prevent/ward off some evil/hardship/issue from reaching you.

Click the link below to download your ‘Ultimate Ramadan Dua List’, print it out, use it every year (there is a section to add your own personalised duas at the end) and never be stuck for dua wordings and ideas ever again insha’Allah!

This list took an incredible amount of time to create alhamdulillah. If you found it useful in any way, I would really appreciate it if you could donate whatever amount you can to our non-profit start-up community organisation and let it count as a Sadaqah Jaariyah (ongoing charity) for you.

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Notes

  1. ‘Dua is worship’ Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 3372; Abu Dawood, 1479; Ibn Maajah, 3828; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi, 2590. 
  2. The Prophet (saw) said: ‘When Ramadan comes, the Doors of Mercy/Paradise are opened, and the doors of Hell are closed, and the Shaitans are locked up’. [Sahih al-Bukhari 1899, Muslim 1079] 
  3. Of the 8 lists used to compile this resource, all but one (Shamsiya Noorul Quloob) had no author mentioned.
  4. ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: On the day of Badr, the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) looked at the mushrikeen, who were one thousand strong, and his companions numbered three hundred and nineteen. Then the Prophet of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) turned to face the qiblah, then he stretched forth his hands and started to cry out to his Lord: “O Allaah, grant me what You have promised me, O Allaah, give me what You have promised me. O Allaah, if this small band of Muslims perishes, You will not be worshipped on earth.” He kept on crying out to his Lord, stretching forth his hands, facing towards the qiblah, until his cloak fell from his shoulders…’  An-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said this shows that it is mustahabb/recommended to face towards the qiblah when making du’aa’, and to raise the hands. [Muslim: 1763] 
  5. Allaah (swt) tells us that Nuh (peace be upon him) said: I said (to them):  ‘Ask forgiveness from your Lord, verily, He is Oft-Forgiving; He will send rain to you in abundance, And give you increase in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers.” [Qur’an 71:10-12]
  6. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allaah, so call on Him by them [al-Araaf 7:180].
  7. Narrated Faddalah ibn Ubayd (RA): that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: ‘When anyone of you makes du’a, let him start by glorifying his Lord and praising Him, then let him send blessings upon the Prophet (SAW), then let him pray for whatever he wants’ (Abu Dawud 1481, Tirmidhi 3477).
    • To praise Allah (swt) using His names you can use specific names or say “Ya Rahman, Ya Raheem, Ya Rabb al Alameen, I call upon You and I ask You by every Name that You have named Yourself with, revealed in Your Book, taught any one of Your creation or kept unto Yourself in the knowledge of the unseen that is with You.”
    • To send salam on the Prophet you can say “Allahumma salli ala Muhammad wa ala ali Muhammad kama sallayta ala Ibraheem wa ala ali Ibraheem innaka hamidun majid. Allahumma barik ala Muhammad wa ala ali Muhammad kama barakta ala Ibraheem wa ala ali Ibraheem innaka hamidun majid.”
  8. The Prophet (saw) said: “Call upon Allaah when you are certain of a response, and remember that Allaah will not answer a du’aa’ that comes from a negligent and heedless heart.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 3479; classed as hasan by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi, 2766.
  9. It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (saw) said: “(The du’aa’) of any one of you will be answered so long as he is not hasty in seeking a response and does not say, ‘I prayed but I have not had a response.’” (Bukhari, 5981; Muslim, 2735)

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