Dua for Iftar And Sehri ~ Hi readers! In this article, I will explain two important things about Ramadan. We already know that during Ramadan adult Muslims are required to fast for one month. Every single day during Ramadan there is two very special moments. The two moments are the time when they eat after fasting or what is called Iftar and the time when they eat to fast or what is called Sehri.
Iftar and Sehri are two very special moments for fasting Muslims. That’s why they are encouraged to read dua at these two moments. One thing we must remember, that reading prayers at these two times are a recommendation, not an obligation. In other words, if you read the prayer, it will be an additional reward for them. If they don’t recite the prayer, then it doesn’t break the fast.
Maybe now you are asking, “How about Dua for Sehri? Isn’t that an obligation? “
One thing that we must understand about Sehri is that it is obligatory to say the niyyah for fasting (shaum), not to read a prayer. There is a very big difference between praying for Sehri and niyyah for fasting. However, in general, Muslims consider it the same.
Dua for Iftar
After the Muslims have fasted for one day, when they are going to eat or do Iftar at Maghrib time, they are encouraged to read prayers. Actually, there are many prayers they can say at that time. But, the most common dua for Iftar is as follows:
اَللَّهُمَّ لَكَ صُمْتُ وَبِكَ آمَنْتُ وَعَلَى رِزْقِكَ أَفْطَرْتُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ
O my Lord, only because of You I have fasted, only in You I have faith, and with Your blessing, I eat (Iftar), with Your grace, O God who is merciful.