Du’a of Intent to Fast and Breaking it
Published: 03:22 PM, 22 May 2019
Fasting during Ramadan or Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is one of the five pillars of Islam.
This is a month of fasting, prayer, and reflection for Muslims. During this time, Muslims refrain from eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset, and strive to avoid thoughts and behavior which are considered to be impure under the tenets of Islam. Muslims believe that the spiritual rewards for this good behavior are increased during Ramadan.
Fasting for the 30 days includes sehri, or suhoor, and iftar. Sehri is a pre-dawn meal, a meal that is consumed early in the morning before the Fajr prayer. Sehri actually means food eaten shortly before sunrise. After eating Sehri, the devotees offered the Du’a of Intent to Fast.
Du’a of Intent to Fast: نَوَيْتُ اَنْ اُصُوْمَ غَدًا مِّنْ شَهْرِ رَمْضَانَ الْمُبَارَكِ فَرْضَا لَكَ يَا اللهُ فَتَقَبَّل مِنِّى اِنَّكَ اَنْتَ السَّمِيْعُ الْعَلِيْ
Eanglish Meaning: “I intend to fast today for the month of Ramadan.”
In the evenings they gather together for Iftar and break their fasts. Before Iftar, the devotees offered the Du’a for breaking the fast.
Du’a for Breaking Fast:اَللَّهُمَّ لَكَ صُمْتُ وَ عَلَى رِزْقِكَ وَ اَفْطَرْتُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِيْمِيْن
Eanglish Meaning: “Oh Allah! I fasted for You and I believe in You, and I break my fast with Your sustenance”
Narrated Sahl bin Sad: Allah’s Apostle (pbuh) said, “The people will remain on the right path as long as they hasten the breaking of the fast.” (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 31, Number 178)