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Headstart for Ramadaan

As-salamu ‘alaykum warahmatullaahi wabarakatuh,

How time has flown by so quick, yet another year has slipped through our fingers and we are back to the blessed month of Ramadaan. Only few days left before the month of tranquility and reward knocks at our doors. There is so much I love about Ramadaan but there is one thing that always sends shivers of excitement through my body like a fat child being given a slice of double chocolate gateaux. Its taraweeh! I absolutely adore it! Its hard to put these emotions into words but as they say, a picture reads a thousand words.

Look at the beauty! Everyone prostrating at the same time, each muslim a mirror for the other subhanallaah. I could go all day about my obssession with taraweeh but I did not intend for this blog to be a domain for ranting!

With Ramadaan just round the corner we need to equip ourselves and so we shall start with the best. Supplications.

Here are imporant dua for this blessed month.

When beginning the fast (suhuur):


وَبِصَوْمِ غَدٍ نَّوَيْتَ مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ

 I intend to keep the fast tomorrow in the month of Ramadaan. [1]

 And you break the fast (Iftaar) saying:


ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ وَ ابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوقُ، وَ ثَبَتَ الأجْرُ إنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ


 The thirst has gone and the veins are moistened, and the reward is comfirmed if Allaah wills. [2]

I’m sure during Ramadaan someone will test our patience and try and get us to react back but remember. When someone is rude and you’re on the edge, wishing you could retaliate. Calm yourself and say:


اِنَّيْ صَائِمٌ ، اِنِّيْ صَائمٌ

I am fasting, I am fasting. [3]

 And there you go, a headstart for your Ramadaan! Taqaballaahu minna wa minkum!


[1] Abu Dawud

[2] Abu dawud 2:306

[3] Fathul baari by Imaam Ibn Hajar Asqalaani 4:1-3, muslim, 2:806