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The blessed month – Ramadan 2020 is almost upon us. This Ramadan will be very special to me because it will be my first Ramadan after 6 years of marriage when I’ll be fasting regularly in shaa Allah because of no pregnancy or nursing. You may also be preparing for Ramadan (and even Eid) already – buying gifts, organizing your home, planning etc. because you’d like to spend the blessed month collecting the barakah of it. So whatever you need for Ramadan or Eid, you can check Eid Party – a one-stop-shop for Ramadan and Eid. Since I’m working on their dua calendar this year, here are some ideas to start with before we jump onto the duas.
‘A dua a day‘ Ramadan Calendar:
- Dates/ Sweets/ Nuts (Personally, I allow kids artificial sweets only once a week, but I know Ramadan is different and hence it’s ok to let it go sometimes. You may also have a mix of both – one day date, one day candy/chocolate and so on…).
- Seeds to plant (basil, chili, mint, cilantro, chives, rosemary, spinach, mushrooms, lettuce etc. – if a plant sprouts by the end of Ramadan, perhaps you can use its fruits on Eid and feel the blessings of Ramadan “literally” shower on you).
- Coins (for sadaqah (charity) or as an eidi that is increased day by day, leading upto Eid).
- Mini toys – Peg dolls, finger puppets, toy cars, bouncy balls, marbles, mini figurines (animals, bugs etc.) – Eid Party makes things easy for you by providing the toys with the calendar.
- Play-dough (small tins)
- Hair accessories
- Flashcards (of duas, ahadith, Quranic verses, activities, questions etc.)
- Puzzle pieces
- Mini art and Craft supplies (beads, buttons, pompoms, sequins etc.)
- Stamps / art punches
- Pin badges (I remember me and my sister used to collect so many of these as teenagers)
- Personal notes (of duas, gratitude, love, affirmations, compliments etc.) – you can even draw doodles only (my kids love it when I draw something for them).
- English/Arabic letters – if you’ve been wanting to revise alphabets with your child, this may be the month to get your crafting on (for each letter).
- Essential oil bottles (if you want to treat yourself)
- Jewelry/beauty products (bracelet, earrings, rings, hand sanitizer, nail polish, sample sized beauty products etc.)
- All of the above (mix them all up).
‘A dua a day‘ Ramadan Calendar:
Following is the list of authentic Quranic and Masnoon duas that I compiled for myself based on the *A DUA A DAY* Ramadan calendar by Eid Party because I want to focus on DUAS to really benefit from the barakah of this month. I pray that these free DUA CARDS help you too. I have deliberately put the Arabic and English (translation) side by side so you can understand and pick a bit of Arabic language’s beauty along the way in shaa Allah. You can download the cards for free (in colour or black/white – both options are available). All the reference links are embedded in the Arabic text. Please come back to this article everyday to read the whole hadith or verse, when you are memorizing the dua of the day (or just reciting it throughout the day). If you benefit from this freebie bundle, please make dua for us (AYEINA and Eid Party – who helped us bring this post to life):
“…O Allah, make us love belief and adorn our hearts with it…O Allah, make us die Muslims and make us live as Muslims and join us to the rightly, acting, who are neither disappointed nor afflicted.” [Hadith; Al-Adab Al-Mufrad]
“O Allah, I seek refuge with You from knowledge that is of no benefit, a heart that is not humble, a soul that is not satisfied and a supplication that is not heard.” [Hadith; Nasa’i 5536]
“O Allah! Grant me benefit in what you have taught me, and teach me useful knowledge and provide me with knowledge that will benefit me.” [Bulugh al-Maram]
“I seek refuge in Allah’s Perfect Words from the evil of what he created.” [Hadith; Tirmidhi 3604b]
“My Lord, make me an establisher of prayer, and from my descendants. Our Lord, and accept my supplication. Our Lord, forgive me and my parents and the believers the Day the account is established.” [Quran; 14:40-41]
“O Allah You have made my creation perfect, so make my moral characteristics also the best.” [Hadith; Bulugh al-Maram]
اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ فِي قَلْبِي نُورًا وَفِي سَمْعِي نُورًا وَفِي بَصَرِي نُورًا وَعَنْ يَمِينِي نُورًا وَعَنْ شِمَالِي نُورًا وَأَمَامِي نُورًا وَخَلْفِي نُورًا وَفَوْقِي نُورًا وَتَحْتِي نُورًا وَاجْعَلْ لِي نُورًا
“O Allah! place light in my heart, light in my hearing, light in my sight, light on my right, light on my left, light in front of me, light behind me, light above me, light below me, make light for me.” [Hadith; Muslim 763 g]
رَبِّ أَوْزِعْنِي أَنْ أَشْكُرَ نِعْمَتَكَ الَّتِي أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيَّ وَعَلَى وَالِدَيَّ وَأَنْ أَعْمَلَ صَالِحًا تَرْضَاهُ وَأَصْلِحْ لِي فِي ذُرِّيَّتِي إِنِّي تُبْتُ إِلَيْكَ وَإِنِّي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ
“My Lord, enable me to be grateful for Your favor which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to work righteousness of which You will approve and make righteous for me my offspring. Indeed, I have repented to You, and indeed, I am of the Muslims.” [Quran; 46:15]
“Our Lord, give us in this world good and in the Hereafter good and protect us from the punishment of the Fire.” [Quran; 2:201]
“O Lord, forgive me all my sins, small and great, first and last, open and secret.” [Hadith; Muslim 483]
“My Lord, help me to remember You, give thanks to You and worship You well.” [Hadith; Nasa’i 1303]
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ اَلْعَافِيَةَ فِي دِينِي, وَدُنْيَايَ, وَأَهْلِي, وَمَالِي, اَللَّهُمَّ اسْتُرْ عَوْرَاتِي, وَآمِنْ رَوْعَاتِي, وَاحْفَظْنِي مِنْ بَيْنِ يَدَيَّ, وَمِنْ خَلْفِي, وَعَنْ يَمِينِي, وَعَنْ شِمَالِي, وَمِنْ فَوْقِي, وَأَعُوذُ بِعَظَمَتِكَ أَنْ أُغْتَالَ مِنْ تَحْتِي
“O Allah! I ask you for pardon and well-being in my religious and worldly affairs, and my family and my wealth. O Allah! Cover my weaknesses and set at ease my dismay. O Allah! Preserve me from the front and from behind and on my right and on my left and from above, and I seek refuge with you lest I be swallowed up by the earth.” [Hadith; Bulugh al-Maram]
“Our Lord, accept from us. Indeed You are the Hearing, the Knowing.” [Quran; 2:127]
“Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us an example for the righteous.” [Quran; 25:74]
“O Allah, I seek refuge with You from miserliness and cowardice, and I seek refuge with You from reaching the age of second childhood, and I seek refuge in You from the ills of the heart, and I seek refuge in You from the torment of the grave.” [Hadith; Nasa’i 5497]
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ فِعْلَ الْخَيْرَاتِ وَتَرْكَ الْمُنْكَرَاتِ وَحُبَّ الْمَسَاكِينِ وَأَنْ تَغْفِرَ لِي وَتَرْحَمَنِي وَإِذَا أَرَدْتَ فِتْنَةَ قَوْمٍ فَتَوَفَّنِي غَيْرَ مَفْتُونٍ أَسْأَلُكَ حُبَّكَ وَحُبَّ مَنْ يُحِبُّكَ وَحُبَّ عَمَلٍ يُقَرِّبُ إِلَى حُبِّكَ
“O Allah! I ask of you the doing of the good deeds, avoiding the evil deeds, loving the poor, and that You forgive me, and have mercy upon me. And when You have willed Fitnah in the people, then take me without the Fitnah. And I ask You for Your love, the love of whomever You love, and the love of the deeds that bring one nearer to Your love.” [Hadith; Tirmidhi]
“O Allah, shower with its blessings two other blessings (multiply blessings showered upon it).” [Hadith; Muslim 1374 b]
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الثَّبَاتَ فِي الأَمْرِ وَالْعَزِيمَةِ عَلَى الرُّشْدِ وَأَسْأَلُكَ شُكْرَ نِعْمَتِكَ وَحُسْنَ عِبَادَتِكَ وَأَسْأَلُكَ قَلْبًا سَلِيمًا وَلِسَانًا صَادِقًا وَأَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ خَيْرِ مَا تَعْلَمُ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا تَعْلَمُ وَأَسْتَغْفِرُكَ لِمَا تَعْلَمُ
“O Allah, I ask You for steadfastness in all my affairs and determination in following the right path, I ask You to make me thankful for Your blessings and to make me worship You properly. I ask You for a sound heart and a truthful tongue. I ask You for the best of what You know and I seek refuge in You from the worst of what You know and I seek Your forgiveness for what You know.” [Hadith; Nasa’i 1304]
اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِي أُعَظِّمُ شُكْرَكَ وَأُكْثِرُ ذِكْرَكَ وَأَتَّبِعُ نَصِيحَتَكَ وَأَحْفَظُ وَصِيَّتَكَ
“O Allah, make me revere gratitude to You, make me increase in remembrance to You, make me follow Your advice, and (make me) guard over that which you have commanded.” [Hadith; Tirmidhi 3604c]
“O Allah, guide me to the best of deeds and the best of manners, for none can guide to the best of them but You. And protect me from bad deeds and bad manners, for none can protect against them but You.” [Hadith; Nasa’i 896]
اللَّهُمَّ اهْدِنِي فِيمَنْ هَدَيْتَ وَعَافِنِي فِيمَنْ عَافَيْتَ وَتَوَلَّنِي فِيمَنْ تَوَلَّيْتَ وَبَارِكْ لِي فِيمَا أَعْطَيْتَ وَقِنِي شَرَّ مَا قَضَيْتَ فَإِنَّكَ تَقْضِي وَلاَ يُقْضَى عَلَيْكَ وَإِنَّهُ لاَ يَذِلُّ مَنْ وَالَيْتَ تَبَارَكْتَ رَبَّنَا وَتَعَالَيْتَ
“O Allah guide me among those You have guided, pardon me among those You have pardoned, befriend me among those You have befriended, bless me in what You have granted, and save me from the evil that You decreed. Indeed You decree, and none can pass decree, and none can pass decree upon You, indeed he is not humiliated whom You have befriended, blessed are You our Lord and Exalted.” [Hadith; Tirmidhi 464]
اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِحَيِّنَا وَمَيِّتِنَا وَصَغِيرِنَا وَكَبِيرِنَا وَذَكَرِنَا وَأُنْثَانَا وَشَاهِدِنَا وَغَائِبِنَا اللَّهُمَّ مَنْ أَحْيَيْتَهُ مِنَّا فَأَحْيِهِ عَلَى الإِيمَانِ وَمَنْ تَوَفَّيْتَهُ مِنَّا فَتَوَفَّهُ عَلَى الإِسْلاَمِ اللَّهُمَّ لاَ تَحْرِمْنَا أَجْرَهُ وَلاَ تُضِلَّنَا بَعْدَهُ
“O Allah, forgive those of us who are living and those of us who are dead, those of us who are present and those of us who are absent, our young and our old, our male and our female. O Allah, to whomsoever of us Thou givest life grant him life as a believer, and whomsoever of us Thou takest in death take him in death as a follower of Islam. O Allah, do not withhold from us the reward (of faith) and do not lead us astray after his death.” [Hadith; Abi Dawud 3201]
“O Allah, direct me to the right path and make me adhere to the straight path.” [Hadith; Muslim 2725 a]
“My Lord, indeed I am, for whatever good You would send down to me, in need.” [Quran; 28:24]
“My Lord, build for me near You a house in Paradise…” [Quran; 66:11]
“O Allah! Your mercy is what I hope for. Do not abandon me to myself for an instant, but put all my affairs in good order for me. There is no god but You.” [Hadith; Abi Dawud 5090]
“Our Lord, pour upon us patience and let us die as Muslims .” [Quran; 7:126]
اللَّهُمَّ أَصْلِحْ لِي دِينِيَ الَّذِي هُوَ عِصْمَةُ أَمْرِي وَأَصْلِحْ لِي دُنْيَاىَ الَّتِي فِيهَا مَعَاشِي وَأَصْلِحْ لِي آخِرَتِي الَّتِي فِيهَا مَعَادِي وَاجْعَلِ الْحَيَاةَ زِيَادَةً لِي فِي كُلِّ خَيْرٍ وَاجْعَلِ الْمَوْتَ رَاحَةً لِي مِنْ كُلِّ شَرٍّ
“O Allah, set right for me my religion which is the safeguard of my affairs. And set right for me the affairs of my world wherein is my living. And set right for me my Hereafter on which depends my after-life. And make the life for me (a source) of abundance for every good and make my death a source of comfort for me protecting me against every evil.” [Hadith; Muslim 2720]
“O Allah, make my soul obedient and purify it, for You are the best One to purify it, You are its Guardian and Lord.” [Hadith; Nasa’i 5458]
Your words and the words of Your beloved Prophet ﷺ are my best guide so I will leave the rest of my worries, that I can’t completely put into words, to You – because You, my Lord, is the best carrier of the weight that my weak shoulders can not bear.
My heart tears wide
My hands spread wider
Because I want to collect
All the blessings You shower.
Accept all our duas and help us experience the best Ramadan!