Du'as for the nights of Ramadhan
The nights of Ramadhan are a time for worshipping Allah, for praying to Allah and seeking His forgiveness. Allah knows that human beings are likely to sin, and need of an opportunity to repent and reform themselves. Hence the month of Ramadhan, a season of Du'a and Istighfar whereby Muslims can relieve themselves of the burden of sins. The Du'as which follow have been taught by the Ma'sumeen (a) and show us how to seek the Forgiveness and Mercy of Allah in this month. Du'a no. 1 After praising Allah, the following Du'a describes the excellence of Ramadhan, and its distinguishing features. Worshippers and supplicators receive special favours when they ask in this month. This Du'a is also recommended after obligatory prayers. In the name of Allah the Beneficent, the Merciful O High, O Mighty, O Forgiver, O Merciful, You are the Mighty Lord, who has none like Him, and He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing. This is a month which You have made; exalted, honored, ennobled and excelled over the other months. It is the month in which You have made fasting obligatory on me, and it is the month of Ramadhan, in which You sent down the Qur'an, a guidance for mankind, having clear signs of guidance and distinction. (2:185) You have placed in it the night of power, and made it better than a thousand months. (97:2) O One who favours, and none favours You, favour me by saving me from the fire, amongst the ones You favour, and make me enter Heaven, by Your mercy, O the most Merciful.
يا عَلِيُّ يا عَظيمُ ، يا غَفُورُ يا رَحيمُ ، أنتَ الرَّبُّ الْعَظيمُ الَّذي لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهِ شَيءٌ وَ هُوَ السَّميعُ الْبَصيرُ ، وَ هذا شَهْرٌ عَظَّمْتَهُ وَ كَرَّمْتَهْ ، وَ شَرَّفْتَهُ وَ فَضَّلْتَهُ عَلَى الشُّهُورِ ، وَ هُوَ الشَّهْرُ الَّذي فَرَضْتَ صِيامَهُ عَلَيَّ ، وَ هُوَ شَهْرُ رَمَضانَ ، الَّذي أنْزَلْتَ فيهِ الْقُرْآنَ ، هُدىً لِلنّاسِ وَ بَيِّنات مِنَ الْهُدى وَ الْفُرْقانَ ، وَ جَعَلْتَ فيهِ لَيْلَةَ الْقَدْرِ ، وَ جَعَلْتَها خَيْراً مِنْ ألْفِ شَهْر. فَيا ذَا الْمَنِّ وَ لا يُمَنُّ عَلَيْكَ ، مُنَّ عَلَيَّ بِفَكاكِ رَقَبَتي مِنَ النّارِ فيمَنْ تَمُنَّ عَلَيْهِ ، وَ أدْخِلْنِى الْجَنَّةَ بِرَحْمَتِكَ يا اَرْحَمَ الرّاحِمينَ.