In the month of Dhul Hijjah, there are ten days that are considered really special in Islam. These days are loved by Allah (SWT) and Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said they are the best days of the whole year.
During these special days, it’s important for us to get closer to Allah (SWT) by doing a lot of worship. One great way to do this is by making many Du’as, which are like personal prayers.
WHY DUAS ARE IMPORTANT IN DHUL HIJJAH?
When we pray with a sincere heart and believe that Allah (SWT) will listen, we have a chance to get big rewards. Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) even said that Du’a is the essence of worship.
To make the most of these special days, we should try to pray more and ask Allah (SWT) for His kindness, forgiveness, and blessings. But what should we pray for during Dhul Hijjah?
BEST DUAS FOR DHUL HIJJAH
Here are some really good Duas that can help you get the most out of the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah:
DUAS FOR FASTING
Fasting on the first nine days of Dhul Hijjah is a good thing. It’s a special act of worship, and when you break your fast, you can say: “Thirst is gone, the veins are wet, and the reward is confirmed by the will of God.”
ذهب الظمأ وابتلت العروق وثبت الأجر إن شاء ال:له
Dhahaba adh-Dhama’ wabtallatil-urooq wa thabatal-ajr inshaa’Allah
Sunan Abi Dawud
DUAS FOR FORGIVENESS
Allah is very merciful, and He forgives those who sincerely ask for forgiveness. You can say: “Our Lord! surely we believe, therefore forgive us our faults and save us from the punishment of the fire.”
رَبَّنَآ إِنَّنَآ ءَامَنَّافَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَقِنَا عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ
Rabbanaaa innanaaa aamannaa faghfir lanaazunoobanaa wa qinaa ‘azaaban Naar’
DUAS FOR PROTECTION
During these special days, you can ask Allah (SWT) to protect you in the hereafter. You can say: “O Allah, I ask of Your pleasure and for Paradise, and I seek refuge from Your displeasure and from the Hellfire.”
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ رِضَاكَ وَالجَنَّةَ ، وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ سَخَطِكَ وَالنَّارِ
Allaahumma innee as-aluka Ridaaka wal Jannah wa a’audhu’bika min sakhatika wan-naar
DUAS FOR DIVINE GUIDANCE
In Dhul Hijjah, you can ask Allah (SWT) to guide you in the right direction. You can say: “O Allah, I ask You for guidance and piety, and abstinence (from the unlawful) and modesty, and contentment and sufficiency.”
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الهُدَى وَ التُّقَى وَ العَفَافَ وَ الغِنَى
Allāhumma Innī As’aluka al-Hudā Wat-Tuqā Wal-Afāfa Wal-Ghinā
DUAS FOR THE UMMAH (Muslim community)
Remembering other Muslims during these days is important. You can say: “O Allah! Improve the state of the Ummah of Muhammad. Grant ease to the Ummah of Muhammad. Have mercy on the Ummah of Muhammad.”
اللَّهُمَّ أَصْلِحْ أُمَّةَ مُحَمَّدٍ اللَّهُمَّ فَرِّجْ عَنْ أُمَّةِ مُحَمَّدٍ اللَّهُمَّ ارْحَمْ أُمَّةَ مُحَمَّدٍ
Allahumma aslih Ummata Muhammad. Allahumma farrij ‘an Ummati Muhammad. Allahumma Rham Ummata Muhammad [sallAllahu alayhi wasalam]
DUAS FOR ACCEPTANCE
After doing acts of worship, like sacrificing an animal, it’s good to pray for Allah (SWT) to accept your good deeds. You can say: “Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us. Verily! You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.”
رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلْ مِنَّا إِنَّكَ أَنتَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيم
Rabbana taqabbal minna, innaka antas-Sami’ul-‘Aleem.
DUAS FOR THE DAY OF ARAFAH
The Day of Arafah is really special, and you can pray a lot on this day. You can say: “There is no God but Allah alone Who has no partner, to whom dominion belongs, to whom praise is due, and who has power over everything.”
لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٍ
Lailaha illalahu wahadahu lasharikalahu lahulmulku walahu hamdu wahuva alakulli shayin kadir
DUAS TO RECITE ON EID AL-ADHA
After prayers during Eid al-Adha, you can recite: “Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest. There is no deity besides Allah and Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest and all praises are for Allah only.”
اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ لَا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ وَاَللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَلِلَّهِ الْحَمْد
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Laa ilaaha illallahu Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Wa lillahil Hamd
In the blessed month of Dhul Hijjah, let’s use this time to get closer to Allah (SWT) by praying more and asking for His forgiveness and guidance. May Allah (SWT) bless us all during these special days, and may our prayers bring us peace and positive change. Amen!