Ramadan is a blessed month for Muslims all over the world. It is a time of spiritual reflection, increased devotion, and worship. The month is divided into three parts, and each part has its significance. The first ten days of Ramadan are especially important as they are known as the “Days of Mercy.”
During these ten days, Muslims are encouraged to increase their worship, seek forgiveness, and perform good deeds. One way to make the most of these days is to recite specific duas (supplications) that have been recommended by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Dua for First Ashra (Ten Days) of Ramadan
1. يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّوْمُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ أَسْتَغِيْث
Transliteration: Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum! Bi rahmatika astagheeth
Translation: O Living and Eternal Maintainer! By Your mercy I seek help!
2. اللَّهُمَّ ارْحَمْنِيْ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحْمِيْن
Transliteration: Allahumma arhamni Ya Arham-mar-Rahimeen
Translation: Oh Allah have mercy upon me, O Most Merciful
3. رَبِّ اغْفِرْ وَارْحَمْ وَأَنْتَ خَيْرُ الرَّاحِمِينَ
Transliteration: rabbighfir warham wa anta khairur-rahimeen
Translation: O my Lord ! forgive and have mercy and thou art the best of the merciful one
(Surah Al-Mu’minun ,ayat 118)
It was narrated by Abu Hurairah (R.A):
When the month of Ramadan enters, the gates of Heaven are opened, and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.Reference – Sunan an-Nasa’i 2106
Ramadan Duas for first 10 days (1-10 List)
Here are some Ramadan duas for the first ten days that you can recite:
- Du’a for the first day of Ramadan: “Allahumma salli ala Muhammadin wa ali Muhammadin” Translation: O Allah, send peace and blessings upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad.
- Du’a for the second day of Ramadan: “Allahumma inni as’aluka birahmatika al-lati wasi’at kulla shay’in an taghfira li” Translation: O Allah, I ask for Your mercy, which encompasses everything. Please forgive me.
- Du’a for the third day of Ramadan: “Allahumma inna nasaluka rahmataka allati wasi’at kulla shay’, wa ni’mataka allati la tuhdatha li dhanbin illa ghafrta hu, wa la hamman illa farrajta hu, wa la hajatan hiya laka ridan illa qadaitaha ya arhama ar-rahimin.” Translation: O Allah, we ask for Your mercy that encompasses everything and Your blessings that never cease. Please forgive our sins and alleviate our worries. We ask You to fulfill our needs and grant us happiness.
- Du’a for the fourth day of Ramadan: “Allahumma a’innee ala dhikrika wa shukrika wa husni ibadatika” Translation: O Allah, help me remember You, thank You, and worship You in the best way possible.
- Du’a for the fifth day of Ramadan: “Allahumma innaka affuwwun tuhibbul afwa fa’fu anni” Translation: O Allah, You are the pardoner, and You love to pardon. Please forgive me.
- Du’a for the sixth day of Ramadan: “Allahumma inna nasta’inuka wa nastaghfiruka wa nu’minu bika wa natawakkalu alaika wa nuthni alaikal khairi kulluhu, nashkuruka wa la nakfuruka wa nakhla’u wa natruku man yafjuruka, Allahumma iyyaka na’budu wa laka nusalli wa nasjudu wa ilayka nas’a wa nahfidu wa narju rahmataka wa nakhsha azaabaka inna azaabaka bil kuffari mulhiq.” Translation: O Allah, we seek Your help, forgiveness, and believe in You. We trust in You and ask for all that is good from You. We thank You and never deny You. We abandon and disown anyone who disobeys You. O Allah, we worship You, pray to You, prostrate before You, and turn to You in repentance. We hope for Your mercy and fear Your punishment, which is surely meant for the disbelievers.
- Du’a for the seventh day of Ramadan: “Allahumma inni as’aluka ridaaka wa al-jannah, wa a’udhu bika min sakhatika wa nar” Translation: O Allah, I ask for Your pleasure and paradise, and seek refuge in You from Your anger and the fire.
- Du’a for the eighth day of Ramadan: “Allahumma inna as’aluka hubbaka wa hubba man yuhibbuka wa hubba amalin yuqarribuni ila hubbik” Translation: O Allah, I ask for Your love, the love of those who love You, and the love of deeds that will bring me closer to Your love.
- Du’a for the ninth day of Ramadan: “Allahumma inni as’aluka minal khairi kullihi ajilihi wa ajilihi, ma’alimtu minhu wa ma lam a’lam. Wa a’udhu bika minash sharri kullihi ajilihi wa ajilihi, ma’alimtu minhu wa ma lam a’lam.” Translation: O Allah, I ask for all types of good, both immediate and delayed, that I know of and that I don’t know of. And I seek refuge in You from all types of evil, both immediate and delayed, that I know of and that I don’t know of.
- Du’a for the tenth day of Ramadan: “Allahumma inna hadha shahr Ramadan al-ladhi unzila fihi al-Quran, wa fihi zuyyina lana al-ibadah, fa takabbal minna innaka anta al-samiu al-‘alim.” Translation: O Allah, this is the month of Ramadan, in which the Quran was revealed and in which worship is adorned for us. So please accept from us, for You are the All-Hearing and All-Knowing.
Reciting these duas during the first ten days of Ramadan is a great way to seek Allah’s mercy, forgiveness, and blessings. It is also a reminder to focus on our spiritual growth and strive to be the best versions of ourselves during this blessed month.