Dua (Prayer) of Fasting

The following dua (prayers) are recited at the beginning and end of the fast to indicate and affirm the intention of the fast.

A person's intention when fasting, is to bring him/herself closer to God.

The purpose of making an intention before every deed is to remind our inner self and confirm with our verbal intention that we seek the pleasure of God in our all actions.

Dua (Prayer) at the Beginning of the Fast 1

  وَبِصَوْمِ غَدٍ نَّوَيْتُ مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ

Wa bisawmi ghadinn nawaiytu min shahri ramadan

I intend to keep the fast for tomorrow in the month of Ramadan

Or you can also recite the following:

Dua (Prayer) at the Beginning of the Fast 2

  نـَوَيْتُ صَوْمَ غـَدٍ عَـنْ ا َدَاءِ فـَرْضِ شـَهْرِ رَمـَضَانَ هـَذِهِ السَّـنـَةِ لِلـّهِ تـَعَالىَ

Nawaitu sauma ghadin anadai fardu syahri ramadhana hadzihissanati lillahitaala

I intend to do obligatory fast tomorrow in the month of Ramadan this year because of Allah

Dua (Prayer) at the End of the Fast

 اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّى لَكَ صُمْتُ وَبِكَ امنْتُ وَعَليْكَ تَوَكّلتُ وَ عَلى رِزْقِكَ اَفْطَرْتُ

Allahumma inni laka sumtu wa bika aamantu wa alayka tawakkaltu wa ala rizq-ika-aftartu

O Allah! I fasted for You and I believe in You and I put my trust in You and I break my fast with Your sustenance

Hadith of Intention

Umar Ibn Al-Khattab relates that he heard the Messenger of God صلى الله عليه و سلم  say : “Actions are but by intention and every man shall have but that which he intended. Thus he whose migration was for Allah and His messenger, his migration was for Allah and His messenger, and he whose migration was to achieve some worldly benefit or to take some woman in marriage, his migration was for that for which he migrated.” ~ Related by Bukhari and Muslim

This is an extremely comprehensive and rich Hadith of the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم that reflects the core of the Islamic Faith.

Imam Bukhari selected the first hadith, ‘Innamal a’malu binniyat’ of Sahih Bukhari as an introduction to the whole collection to show the sincerity of purpose of the author. It reminds the reader that good and noble deeds inculcated by the Hadith found therein will only bear fruit if there is sincerity attached to their intentions and would be meaningless if the motive is not sincere.

A Prayer for Guidance and Safety by Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be peace.

A Prayer for Relief from Worldly Travails by Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be peace.

A Prayer for Forgiveness by Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be peace.

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  29 Comments   Comment

  1. Bashir Ahmad Dar from INDIA

    The duas mentioned here in above are not authentic duas by Ahadith. These duas have been brought at the later stage.

  2. Babandi A. Gumel from U.K

    We should not forget to make dua for our Muslim brothers and

    Sisters deprived of joining the Ummah in this Blessed Month of

    Ramadan to fast together with us enjoying this Blessed Month.May

    Allah help our bros and sisters and save them from the tyranny

    of the tyrants worse than any tyranny u can think of stopping

    people from obeying Allah the Creator we should plead with Him

    to help them at the time of their needs during Iftar and Sehri

    and draw the attention of the whole World and all human right

    campaigners to see the kind of injustice perpetrated to these

    innocent souls who are not terrorists or like other militant

    groups.Their sins is nothing but unfortunately they believe in

    only Allah Alone the Creator who has no Partners with anybody

    now wanted to be like all other Muslims join the fast in the

    Blessed Month of Ramadan but unfortunately they are stopped from

    fasting according to reports we are not sure whether is true or

    false.We hope the Country concerned should review their stance

    and allow our bros and sisters to fast. May Allah accept our Dua

    n we don't forget to make Dua for these innocent souls who want

    practice desperately but deprived.

  3. Babandi A. Gumel from U.K

    Say "My Lord pays attention to you only because of your invocation to Him". End of Surah Furqan Say O My slaves who have transgressed against themselves despair not of the Mercy of Allah verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly,He is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful. Ramadan is the best time Duas are accepted especially during the time of Iftar and during the time of Sehri. It is an opportunity to be asking Allah begging Him sincerely from the core of our hearts.This kind of invocation may help our Duas be accepted immediately the more sincere we are the more likely it would be accepted. Remember first ten days of Ramadan is Rahmah the Mercy of Allah being given or showered and second ten days Maghfirah forgiveness and the last ten days Safety from Hell. May Allah accept all our ibadah and all other devotional activities during this Blessed Month of Ramadan.

  4. Bashir from india

    Why is said wa bi soumi gaddin

    whereas we fast for today

  5. Surayyah Ahmad from Nigeria

    Fasting is indeed a physical act of worship that entails full consciousness of Allah

  6. eidmubarakwishes from India

    Very interesting blog... thanks for sharing such nice stuff

  7. Ghalib khan from India

    We recite Dua at the beginning of the Fast. It means

    "I intend to keep the fast for tomorrow in the month of Ramadan."

    I want to know when this dua is recited. If we recite it the day we

    keep fast for, then this dua should be "for today" and not "for

    tomorrow" Please clarify.

  8. Sufian Rashid from Pakistan

    The mentioned duas are not authentic as they are not available in any book of Hadith.

    But it is so common in people that they don't even know that these duas are not from any Hadith.

    If they are authentic; then please mention the hadith Book and hadith number.

    e.g Sahih Bukhair Hadith number 1234 etc.

  9. javed from india

    may allaha bless us all wid grace and gave prower to kept ramadan month full of prayer.

  10. Babandi A.Gumel from U.K

    Masha Allah one who is fasting will have two joys one at the time of breaking his/her fast and the other joy is at the time when he meets His Creator Allah (S.W.T) who said fasting is only for ME and is ME that will give its reward. So we should not forget to make the dua at the time of breaking the fast as we are busy preparing to break the fast. May Allah accept all our ibada duas and all the good things we intend in both Duniya and Akhirah.

  11. maryan hassan from kenya

    OH ALLAH guide all muslims in the right path.

  12. maryam from Morocco

    i hope everyone says the dua. ramadan is a blessed month kids

    7 yrs and older can fast.

  13. risqot from lagos,nigeria

    May Allah swt be with you every step that you take,

    May HE guide you with each decision you make,

    May HE help you when life gets rough,

    May HE lift you when you've had enough,

    May HE protect you when you fall,

    May HE hear you when you call,

    May all your duas be accepted,

    May you always be in Allah swt's loving hands. Ramadan Mubarak x

    May ALLAH swt shower his blessings upon you....

    May ANGELS protect you in all that you do....

    May JANNAH become your one true goal and....

    May ALLAH swt have mercy on your sweet soul.... Ramadan Mubarak x

  14. Idris Khaleel Kumurya from Nigeria

    I wish all the best to the entire Muslims in the world . Thanks, happy Ramadan Karim

  15. Nafiu from Nafiu Balarabe

    Assalamu alaikum.Oh! Muslim be patient as well as endavour in serving our Lord S W A. By reciting the Holly Qur'an. Praying. Charity. Paying vesit to our relatives And conducting congrigational prayer for the sake of Arrahman. So that we might be among those, whose Allah preedom them from Hell fire Ameen

  16. Mohammed Kolo from Nigeria

    As-salamun alayku. May ALLAH (SWA) give us love and peace throughout this Ramadan and the months, years to come and reward us abundantly AMEEEEEEEEN. I lake reading your articles and i enjoyed them,Ramadan kareem

  17. QUINISTAR U ATAMI from Philippines

    Peace to all Muslim Ummah, Who are fasting this month of Ramhadan,

  18. Liadi Idris Opeyemi Iseyin from Nigeria

    I wish all my brothers and sister of the universe in islam the best of ramadan,amin.

  19. Muqith from uae

    Assalamu Alaikum.

    Please review the duaas which you have given for keeping and breaking

    the fast. Both are not correct. Check out saheeh books and do the

    needful. Let us not propagate innovative 'duaas'!


  20. Mohammed from UK

    @Umm Qahtan

    brother this is not intention like when standing to pray 2 or 4 rakah for any prayer. This is a "dua" for beginning and ending the fast. Hope this clarifies your misunderstanding.

    Allah knows best.


  21. Azeeza Abdulazeez from Nigeria

    Assalamun alayku. May Allah ( SWA) reward you abundantly.Action are judged according to intention.Ma'assalam

  22. Jarriat Mohamed from Tanzanai

    You are doing a great job! Keep up the work. Educate the Ummah!

    Do not be discouraged by some negative comments.For those who do not believe ua then just dont say it. Nothing wrong in saying aloud or by heart your niyyat to fast. The intention has to be stated by heart or aloud. And what is wrong in letting Allah know why you fasted and thanking him for his sustenance?

    Jazak Allahu Khair brother!!!!

  23. Abdulrafiu bin abubakr from nigeria

    As-salam alaekun waramotullahi, i enjoyed all your articles mostly the dua of fasting because most people don't say any prayer they will just break their fast in the evening like that. ma sallam

  24. Nosimot from Nigeria

    Salam Alaikum,

    Kindly send to me the Naflats for the next 29 days of ramadan.

  25. SQ from USA

    I'm amazed that people would bicker over making dua before and after roza. Whether you believe in this or not is irrelevant. What you do in your life is more important. However, by arguing the point online you simply spread confusion, disbelief and discord among Muslims. I'm sure this is not your intention.

    Having said this, you do have the right and obligation to find the truth. There is enough literature out there where you are to do the research and find the answers for yourself. If you find this too much work then I'm sure you will find someone locally to answer this question without the negative impact.

    Your choices are simple. - find, follow or do Ijtihad.

    Allah (SWT) has already shown us the right path. May He give us all the strength to walk this path ourselves and become a beacon of light for others.

  26. Umm Qahtan from uae/oman

    As salam alaikum.

    In islam we do not state our niyyah out loud except when we are making niyyah for ummrah after we have made 2 rakat at the mirqat. Please bring daleel as from quran and sunnah about saying this niyyah for fasting in the begining and the end please feesibillah.

    Shukran wa ma salama.

  27. aumabdurrahmaan from U>S>A

    The intention is should be in the heart. What your evidence, in stating that. I believe is not from the sunnah to say intention this way. And Allah knows best. Please, give us the evidence from Quran and Hadith.



    Dua (Prayer) at the Beginning of the Fast

    Wa bisawmi ghadinn nawaiytu min shahri ramadan

    I intend to keep the fast for tomorrow in the month of Ramadan.

    Yesterday I sent a comment on the dua, n no reply yet.

    Heading of the DUA is Dua (Prayer) at the Beginning of the Fast.

    When u make the dua AT THE BEGINNING OF THE FAST, HOW CAN U SAY, I intend to keep the fast for tomorrow.

    Pl. explain as ramadhan is moving away and we need to have clear and correct intentions.

    wa alaikus salam - JAFFER AHMED

  29. sobia from USA

    aoa i have been told the dua for beginning of fast is not from sunnah of prophet sw.Intention is really in the heart and it is not necessary to say it .Can you please check out this information.

    Jzk khair