dua for iftar

Unlocking the Power of Dua: The Ultimate Guide to Supplications for Fasting

At the beginning of Ramadan, all Muslims prepare a list of duas including their dreams and everything their heart desires as they know well the power of dua for fasting. 

“There are three whose supplication is not rejected: The fasting person when he breaks his fast, the just leader, and the supplication of the oppressed person; Allah raises it up above the clouds and opens the gates of heaven to it. And the Lord says: ‘By My might, I shall surely aid you, even if it should be after a while.’ ” [Tirmidhi]

So it’s a great chance to achieve your goals as dua for fasting people is readily accepted.

Importance of fasting

Fasting or sawm is one of the greatest pillars of Islam which is obligatory upon each healthy Muslim. Fasting means stop eating, drinking and intimacy from sunrise till sunset. 

Before learning dua for iftar you should know that Fasting has great benefits and brings many rewards such as

  • Reconnect with Allah
  • Chance for forgiveness
  • Renewal your intentions
  • Deeply consider our faith

In addition to religious benefits, fasting has many health related benefits such as

  • Weight loss
  • Sugar control
  • Heart health
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Cancer protection and cell regeneration 
  • Control Blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Treats increased insulin sensitivity
  • Reduce anxiety and boost brain function.

The Prophet ﷺ said about fasting:

“Whoever fasts one day for the sake of Allah, Allah will place between him and the Hellfire a trench equal to the distance between the sky and the earth.” [Sahih Bukhari]

So Ramadan is a gift from our lord and we should do our best to make all impossible things possible inshallah. 

Ramadan fasting dua

All Muslims increase their good deeds and worship as the rewards are multiplied by 70 during Ramadan and make plenty of dua as dua or supplications are the weapon of the believer especially fasting one and the prophet Muhammad(ﷺ) said that : “Dua is worship.” [Abu Dawud]

Best dua for Ramadan will maximize every precious moment and make your Ramadan more fruitful and meaningful so make sure you recite the following duas with dedication in your heart. 

1.dua for fasting when seeing the crescent moon 

اللَّهمَّ أَهلَّهُ علينَا بالأمنِ والإيمانِ والسَّلامةِ والإسلامِ ربِّي وربُّكَ اللَّهُ [Tirmidhi]

In English: Allahumma ahillahu alayna bil-amni wal-iman was-salamati wal-islam.  Rabbi wa rabbuka Allah.

Transliteration: Oh Allah, make Ramadan start with much peace and faith and Islam and safety. Allah is my lord and your lord. 

2. dua for sehri and iftar 

وَبِصَوْمِ غَدٍ نَّوَيْتُ مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ

dua for fasting
dua for fasting

In English: Wa bisawmi ghadinn nawaiytu min shahri ramadan.

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

There is no specific dua for sehri and iftar but most Muslims say the previous dua which means that this person is making an intention for fasting tomorrow.

We should recite this dua at the beginning and at the end of the fast as it indicates and confirm the intention of the fast.

A person’s intention when fasting is very important as it brings him/herself closer to God. 

3. dua for iftar in english and Arabic ( breaking your fast)

اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّى لَكَ صُمْتُ وَبِكَ امنْتُ وَعَليْكَ تَوَكّلتُ وَ عَلى رِزْقِكَ اَفْطَرْتُ ذهب الظمأ وابتلت العروق وثبت الأجر إن شاء الله [Abu Dawud].

In English: Allahumma inni laka sumtu wa bika amantu wa alayka tawakkaltu wa ala rizq-ika-aftartu dhahaba adh-Dhama’ wabtallatil-urooq wa thabt al-ajr insha’Allah.

Transliteration: 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. Thirst is gone, the veins are wet, and the reward is confirmed by the will of God.

4. iftar dua with group of people

أفطر عندكم الصائمون ، وأكل طعامكم الأبرار ، وصلت عليكم الملائكة [Ibn Majah]

In English: aftara indakum as-saa’imoon, wa akala ta’aamakum al-abraar, wa sallat alaikum al-malaa’ikah.

Transliteration: May the fasting people break their fast at your place, and may the pious eat from your food, and may the angels pray for you.

Ramadan is the month of kindness and charity when many people love sharing bread together and invite each other for having iftar together. This dua for iftar is great to recite before breaking your fast with others. 

5. dua for fasting 1 

وَبِصَوْمِ غَدٍ نَّوَيْتُ مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَان

In English: Wa bisawmi ghadinn nawaiytu min shahri ramadan

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

6. dua for fasting 2

  نـَوَيْتُ صَوْمَ غـَدٍ عَـنْ اَدَاءِ فـَرْضِ شـَهْرِ رَمـَضَانَ هـَذِهِ السَّـنـَةِ لِلـّهِ تـَعَالىَ

In English: Nawaitu sauma ghadin anadai fardu shahri ramadhan hazihissanati lillahitaala

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

Dua for fasting outside Ramadan 

Fasting is not only in Ramadan but throughout the year. The messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said that “deeds are presented on Monday and Thursday. Thus, I love for my deeds to be presented while I am fasting”.

The middle 3 days of every month which are called white days, are also recommended to fast so here is the best dua for fasting outside ramadan:

Dua for fasting outside ramadan in Arabic:

اللهم إني نويتُ صومَ غدٍ لوجهكَ فتقبلْه مني

Dua for iftar outside ramadan in English:

Allahumma Inni Nawaeetu Saooma Ghadin Li Wajhika Fa Tabbalhu Minni


“O Allah! I intend to fast tomorrow for you, so accept it from me.”

Intention for fasting

Umar Ibn Al-Khattab relates that he heard the prophet Muhammad (God’s blessing and peace be upon him) say that:

“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.”

Bukhari and Muslim.

This confirm the importance of intentions in Islam especially in fasting and it’s a must to make the intention for fasting for the sake of Allah [swt]

The messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever does not intend to fast before dawn, there is no fast for him.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 730) 


It’s not a matter of saying dua for fasting and dua for iftar in Arabic or English as Allah hears your heart sound and knows your intention. We wish you a fruitful Ramadan full of accepted supplications, ameen!

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