A focal point of Ramadan is on prayers and connecting with Allah SWT by asking for our heart’s desires. Whether our prayers are for a dream job, improving our connection with Allah or for a great spouse, this is the month to ask for everything!
With that said, I wanted to share with you three important things that may have skipped your mind but should definitely be on your dua list.
When was the last time you prayed about your Iman? Sometimes we take our status as Muslims for granted and we forget to pray to Allah SWT to preserve our iman so we die as Muslims. This month, make sure that you are praying to the turner of hearts to keep your heart firm on the deen. Pray for a good death, and as morbid as it sounds, I encourage you to be as specific as possible. Do you want to die in a state of sujood or while reciting the Qur’an? Start speaking to Allah about it this month.
Your Future Generation
There’s a running joke between my Aunty and I on why my top 5 life duas need to be reviewed to include the dua for a husband even if I don’t feel ready. Until recently I’ve mostly had a lackadaisical attitude about it but I was at an event a few weeks ago and one of the speakers mentioned that she not only prays for her husband and children, she also prays for her future generation so that her entire lineage till the day of Judgement are Muslims. I was really moved by her attitude because it’s so forward looking and it reminded me of Ibrahim AS and the duas he would make for his future generation.
“My Lord, make me an establisher of prayer, and [many] from my descendants. Our Lord, and accept my supplication” (14:40) and “Our Lord, and send among them a messenger from themselves who will recite to them Your verses and teach them the Book and wisdom and purify them. Indeed, You are the Exalted in Might, the Wise.” (2:129).
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him) is the answer to the latter dua so you better believe my duas this month covers all bases!
Righteous Company and Friends
The older I get (I make it sound like I’m 50!) the more attuned I become to the importance of good company. Good friends and righteous company can transform your life in unexpected ways. I am reminded of the Hadith where the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) states, “The example of a good companion (who sits with you) in comparison with a bad one, is like that of the musk seller and the blacksmith’s bellows (or furnace); from the first you would either buy musk or enjoy its good smell while the bellows would either burn your clothes or your house, or you get a bad nasty smell thereof.”
This Ramadan, make specific dua for Allah to strengthen the bond of friendship that you already have and increase the love in your circle for His sake (imagine how incredible it would be to be reunited with your loved ones on the day of judgement under the shade of Allah) and lastly, make dua that Allah SWT makes you a good friend to others too.
That’s it! The three things you should absolutely be praying for in Ramadan.