Ramadan is fast slipping away from us, and today we already find ourselves approaching the 27th night of this blessed month. Yet, despite the weariness felt in our bodies from almost a month of fasting and worship, it is in these last few days that we should intensify our devotion to Allah (swt). It was in these days that the beloved Messenger of Allah (pbuh) would, ‘tighten his waist belt’ (Bukhari) and increase his nightly worship.
It is also in these final days of Ramadan that we are told the Night of Power is to be found, or Lailat-ul-Qadr; a night better than a thousand months. This is a night that comes with the promise of salvation and forgiveness of all sins for those who seek it with sincerity.
Since tonight is an odd night of Ramadan, it is possible that we Laylat-ul-Qadr is upon us. Don’t miss this opportunity to make Dua for forgiveness and for the mercy of Allah (swt).
Simple Duas for Lailat-ul-Qadr
Dua for Lailat-ul-Qadr
‘A’isha said, “I said, ‘Messenger of Allah, if I know what night the Night of Power is, what do you think I should say during it?’ He said, ‘Say: “O Allah, You are Pardoning and you love pardon, so pardon me.”‘” (Tirmidhi)
اللْهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُعَنِّي
Allahumma innaka `afuwwun tuhibbul `afwa fa`fu `annee
Here are some other selected short Duas:
رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
Rabbanaa aatinaa fid dunya hasanah, wa fil aakhirati hasanah, waqinaa ‘adhaaban-naar
"Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!" (Qur’an 2:201)
رَبَّنَا إِنَّنَا آمَنَّا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
Rabbanaa innanaa aamannaa faghfirlana dhunoobana waqinaa ‘adhaaban-naar
Our Lord! We have indeed believed, so forgive us our sins and save us from the punishment of the Fire." (Qur’an 3:16)
رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَوْمَ يَقُومُ الْحِسَابُ
Rabbanagh-firlee wa li waalidayya wa lil mu’mineena yawma yaqoomul hisaab
Our Lord! Forgive me and my parents, and (all) the believers on the Day when the reckoning will be established." (Qur’an 14:41)
Please remember the Ummah in your Duas, especially those suffering around the world; in Gaza, in Syria, in Myanmar and all other places where there is unrest and turmoil. Our Duas do not go unanswered by Allah (swt), but it is up to us to call Him and have full faith in Him.