"O you who believe! fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may guard (against evil)." 2: 183
Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur'an, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (Between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present during that month should spend it in fasting, but if any one is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period (Should be made up) by days later".
May the coming Ramadan be a month of inspiration filled with imaan and taqwa. May Allah bestow Noor and Baraqah in your life and may Allah always keep you on the straight path. May Allah swt accept our repentance, fasting, and salah during this month. Ameen
For my own reminder I am posting these duas early so we all can start reciting them from day one.
(first 10 days) for seeking Allah (swt) Mercy:
Allahumar-Rahmni, Ya Rahamur Raheemen
O Allah! have mercy on us, you are the merciful and mercy giver
(second 10 days) for seeking Allah (swt) Forgiveness:
Astaqfirul Allah Rabbi min Kulli Dhanbi Wa Atubu Ilayk
O Allah! I seek your forgiveness for my sins and to you I return
(third 10 days) for seeking protection from Hellfire:
Allahuma Ajarni Minan Naar
O Allah! save me from the hellfire
NIYYAH FOR FASTING
It is better if the following niyyah is made:
Transliteration:- Bisaumi ghadin nawaitu min shahri Ramadan
Translation:- I have the intention to fast tomorrow for the month of
Ramadan However niyyah in the heart is enough.
NIYYAH FOR BREAKING FAST (IFTAAR)
Breaking the fast (Iftaar) with dates or water is approved. At the
time of Iftaar recite the following D'ua:
Transliteration: Allaahumma Laka Sumtu Wa 'Alaa Rizqika Aftartu
Translation: Dearest Allaah, I have fasted for Your Pleasure and broken it with the provisions You have bestowed