Every year, I think I will ask Allah (ﷻ) for a pair of skates and the ability to use them and every year, come Ramdan, I forget. Of course, Allah (ﷻ) knows exactly what’s in our hearts, but it’s so much more fun to make dua for something and have it come true!
So this year, I’m going to get a headstart on making those duas and I would love to share all my tips with you.
This is entirely up to you. If you like filling in pages and pages of duas and ideas, use an entire journal. And if you just want a single piece of paper to keep in your pocket or by your prayer mat, that works too!
Make space for different categories like family, friends, food, future and school. Don’t forget to add space to make dua for the entire world. Remember to ask for ANYTHING you want because Allah (ﷻ) loves to give!
The Prophet (ﷺ) said:
“Our Lord, the Blessed and the Exalted, descends every night to the lowest heaven when one-third of the latter part of the night is left and says: Who supplicates Me so that I may answer him? Who asks Me so that I may give to him? Who asks Me forgiveness so that I may forgive him?”
Use some duas that were taught to us by Allah (ﷻ) and the Prophet (ﷺ). For example, one dua from the Quran that the Prophet (ﷺ) advised us to make is:
رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
“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!” [2:201]
The Prophet (ﷺ) told us that the dua of a fasting person is never rejected. If we double up our duas in Ramadan with other blessed times, imagine how powerful that dua can be!
For example, the companions asked: “O Messenger of Allah, which Dua is heard?” He said, “In the last third of the night, and following every prescribed prayer.”
Other special times are:
Just like you wouldn’t demand things from your parents without saying please (imagine saying GET THE ICE-CREAM OUT OF THE FREEZER RIGHT NOW), you also don’t get straight to demanding things from Allah (ﷻ).
The Prophet (ﷺ) said:
“When any of you makes dua, let him start by glorifying his Lord and praising Him, then let him send blessings upon the Prophet (ﷺ), then let him pray for whatever he wants.”
And that’s it! I hope all your duas and more are answered this Ramadan, InshaAllah!