Lailatul Qadr. The night of decree. What are the supplications one can recite in this last days of Ramadhan?
It was narrated from ‘Aishah r.a.h that she once asked Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) what she should say in supplication if she encountered Lailatur Qadr. And he had replied to say the following:
اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
Transliteration: Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibbul-‘afwa, fa’fu ‘anni
Meaning: O Allah, You are Forgiving and love forgiveness, so forgive me
Besides including the dua above, you can also recite a zikir that is especially popular in our region during Ramadan. Salam Al-Farisi had narrated that Rasulullah (ﷺ) said:
“O people! When the great, blessed month (Ramadan) comes to you, do lots of these four acts in it. Two acts with which you would please your Lord and two acts with which you cannot do without. As for the two which please your Lord, they are the testimony that there is no God but Allah and the seeking of His forgiveness. As for the two acts that you cannot do without, you should seek paradise from your Lord and seek protection from hell fire.”
Based on the hadith above, we can recite this zikir repeatedly throughout Ramadan:
(x3)أشْهَدُ أن لا إلهَ إلا الله أسْتَغْفِرُ الله نسأَلُكَ الجنَّةَ ونَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ النَّار
Transliteration: Ash-hadu an laa ilaha illaAllah, astaghfiruAllah, nas-alu-ka-al-jannata, wa na-u’zubika mi-nan-nar (x3)
Meaning: I bear witness that there is no god but Allah and I seek forgiveness from Allah. We ask You for paradise and seek your protection from the hell fire.
(x3) اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّا
Transliteration: Allahum-ma in-naka ‘a-fuw-wun tu-hib-bul-‘af-wa fa’ fu ‘an-naa (x3)
Meaning: O Allah, You are Forgiving and love forgiveness, so forgive me.