Supplication And Ramadan
Yousuf Jaafar Idris
Making dua is a part of the month of Ramadan. The connection between the noble
practice of supplicating to Allah and the honored month of Ramadan is shown in
the following ways.
The ayah of supplication is preceded and followed by ayaat of fasting (in
Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:183-187).
183. ''O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to
those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint,''
184. ''(Fasting) for a fixed number of days; but if any of you is ill, or on a
journey, the prescribed number (Should be made up) from days later. For those
who can do it (With hardship), is a ransom, the feeding of one that is
indigent. But he that will give more, of his own free will, - it is better for
him. And it is better for you that ye fast, if ye only knew.''
185. ''Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur'an, as a guide to
mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (Between right and
wrong). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month
should spend it in fasting, but if anyone is ill, or on a journey, the
prescribed period (Should be made up) by days later. Allah intends every
facility for you; He does not want to put to difficulties. (He wants you) to
complete the prescribed period, and to glorify Him in that He has guided you;
and perchance ye shall be grateful.''
186. ''When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I
listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me: Let them also,
with a will, Listen to My call, and believe in Me: That they may walk in the
187. ''Permitted to you, on the night of the fasts, is the approach to your
wives. They are your garments and ye are their garments. Allah knoweth what ye
used to do secretly among yourselves; but He turned to you and forgave you; so
now associate with them, and seek what Allah Hath ordained for you, and eat
and drink, until the white thread of dawn appear to you distinct from its
black thread; then complete your fast Till the night appears; but do not
associate with your wives while ye are in retreat in the mosques. Those are
Limits (set by) Allah. Approach not nigh thereto. Thus doth Allah make clear
His Signs to men: that they may learn self-restraint.''
The Prophet (Peace be upon him.) said that the du'a of the fasting one is
''Indeed for the fasting person, when he breaks his fast, is a supplication
that will never be rejected.''
''Three people's supplication will not be rejected: a just ruler, a fasting
person until he breaks his fast, and an oppressed person.''
It is encouraged to make du'a in laylat'ul-qadr.
Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) asked the Prophet (Peace be upon him)
''What should I say on Laylat'il-qadr?'' And he replied, ''O Allah, indeed you
are a Pardoner, and you love pardon; so pardon me.''
The Prophet (Peace be upon him) supplicated all night before the battle of
badr, which occurred during Ramadan.
Source: The Relationship between Supplication and Ramadan