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Recitals for each of the three sets of 10 days of Ramadan

Question

Is it Sunnah to recite the following du’as in Ramadan. Are they mentioned in any Hadith?

First 10 days:

اَللّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ وَارْحَمْ وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الرَّاحِمِينَ

Second 10 days:

ِاَستَغفِرُ اللهَ رَبِّي مِن كُلِّ ذَنبٍ وَّ اَتُوبُ اِلَيه

Third 10 days:

ِاَللّهُمَّ أَجِرنِي مِن النَّار

 

Answer

These recitals are derived from the famous Hadith which has labelled each ‘asharah (set of 10 days) of Ramadan with a specific virtue.

The Hadith says:

’… It is a month whose first (10 days) are [a means of] mercy, the middle (10 days) are [a means of] forgiveness, and it’s last [10 days] are freedom from Jahannam.’

The link of these recitals with the Hadith above would be more easily understood, with their translations.

اَللّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ وَارْحَمْ وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الرَّاحِمِينَ

Allahummagh firli war hamni wa anta khayur rahimina

O Allah forgive and have mercy, and You are the best of the merciful.

ِاَستَغفِرُ اللهَ رَبِّي مِن كُلِّ ذَنبٍ وَّ اَتُوبُ اِلَيه

Astaghfirullah rabbi min kuli dhambiw wa atubu ilayhi

I seek forgiveness in Allah my Rabb from every sin and I turn in repentance to Him.

ِاَللّهُمَّ أَجِرنِي مِن النَّار

Allahumma ajirni minnari

O Allah protect me from Jahannam.

 

Although the above recitals are not Sunnah, there is no harm in reciting these, with the intention of acquiring the mentioned favours of Allah in the appropriate parts of Ramadan.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar