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Duas for Dhul Hijjah

The month of Dhul Hijjah is one of the holiest periods of the Islamic year, SubhanAllah. Many people don’t know that the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah are the best days of the year and most beloved to Allah (SWT). They are indeed the ten best days with no exception. 

There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days

Hadith | Sahih al-Bukhari

It is important to focus on our relationship with Allah (SWT) during these holy days, and to maximise our worship. One of the best ways to do this is to make lots of Du’a. 

When performed with sincere intention and faith in Allah’s (SWT) acceptance, the rewards of making Du’a could be exceptional. 

Dua is the essence of worship.

Hadith | Tirimdhi

What are the best Duas for Dhul Hijjah?

We have put together some of the most beneficial Duas to help you reap the rewards of the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah:

Dua for fasting

Muslims are taught to fast on the first nine days of Dhul-Hijjah. As an important Sunnah, Dhul Hijjah fasting brings great rewards and forgiveness of sins. 

Fasting in Dhul Hijjah is extremely beneficial to Muslims because of the blessings Allah (SWT) bestows during this time. As fasting is one of the most virtuous acts of rewards, fasting Dhul Hijjah is highly recommended. 

When you open your fast, recite the following Dua: 

 ذهب الظمأ وابتلت العروق وثبت الأجر إن شاء ال:له 

Transliteration: “Dhahaba adh-Dhama’ wabtallatil-urooq wa thabatal-ajr inshaa’Allah”

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

Dua for forgiveness 

Allah extends his Divine Mercy to all those who turn to Him with sincerity and supplicate for forgiveness in the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah. 

The following is a Dua for forgiveness from the Qur’an:

رَبَّنَآ إِنَّنَآ ءَامَنَّافَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَقِنَا عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ

Transliteration: “Rabbanaaa innanaaa aamannaa faghfir lanaazunoobanaa wa qinaa ‘azaaban Naar’

Translation: ”Our Lord! surely we believe, therefore forgive us our faults and save us from the chastisement of the fire”(Al-Imran, Chapter 3, Verse 16)

Dua for protection 

The first ten days of Dhul Hijjah are beloved to Allah, and a time of acceptance of Dua. It’s important to remember our Akhirah when making Dua, and to ask for protection. You can make the following Dua during this time: 

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ رِضَاكَ وَالجَنَّةَ ، وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ سَخَطِكَ وَالنَّارِ 

Transliteration: ‘Allaahumma innee as-aluka Ridaaka wal Jannah wa a’audhu’bika min sakhatika wan-naar’

Translation: O Allah, I ask of Your pleasure and for Paradise, and I seek refuge from Your displeasure and from the Hellfire.

Dua for Divine guidance 

The first ten days of Dhul Hijjah are a special time for us to gain closeness to Allah (SWT) and to change the direction of our lives so that we are focused on gaining His pleasure. Therefore, it’s important to make Du’a for Allah’s guidance to allow us to do so:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الهُدَى وَ التُّقَى وَ العَفَافَ وَ الغِنَى

Transliteration: ‘Allāhumma Innī As’aluka al-Hudā Wat-Tuqā Wal-Afāfa Wal-Ghinā’

Translation: O Allah, I ask You for guidance and piety, and abstinence (from the unlawful) and modesty, and contentment and sufficiency.

Dua for the Ummah 

Dhul Hijjah is the time in which Hajj takes place – where muslims from across the globe unite at Makkah with the same goal of pleasing Allah and fulfilling His rights. During these holy days, it’s important to remember our Muslim brothers and sisters across that world, and to ask Allah (SWT) to grant them ease, patience and fulfil their needs. 

اللَّهُمَّ أَصْلِحْ أُمَّةَ مُحَمَّدٍ

اللَّهُمَّ فَرِّجْ عَنْ أُمَّةِ مُحَمَّدٍ

اللَّهُمَّ ارْحَمْ أُمَّةَ مُحَمَّدٍ

Transliteration: ‘Allahumma aslih Ummata Muhammad. Allahumma farrij ‘an Ummati Muhammad. Allahumma Rham Ummata Muhammad [sallAllahu alayhi wasalam]’

Translation: O Allah! Improve (help) the state of the Ummah of Muhammad. O Allah! Grant ease to the Ummah of Muhammad. O Allah! Have mercy on the Ummah of Muhammad.

Dua for acceptance 

During Dhul Hijjah, Qurbanis take place across the globe, to reflect the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail, for the sake of God. 

After increasing our worship and offering Qurbani in Dhul Hijjah, it’s important to make Dua for the acceptance of our good deeds. 

As we reflect on Prophet Ibrahim (AS)’s story and sacrifice, we may recite the Dua that he made whilst he and Ismail (AS) completed building the Holy Ka’aba: 

رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلْ مِنَّا إِنَّكَ أَنتَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيم

Transliteration: “Rabbana taqabbal minna, innaka antas-Sami’ul-‘Aleem.” 

Translation: ”Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us. Verily! You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.”

What Duas to recite on the day of Arafah?

The Day of Arafah is one of the most important days in the year for Muslims. It’s the day on which Allah completed His favours upon His beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and approved Islam as a way of life. 

Whether we are performing Hajj and standing on the plains of Arafah on this day, or at home, it’s important to make the most of the blessed day. We should make lots of Du’a, asking Allah (SWT) for forgiveness. Don’t forget to include your friends, relatives, neighbours as well as the wider Ummah in your Du’a on this special day.

There is no day on which Allah frees people from the Fire more so than on the day of ‘Arafah. He comes close to those (people standing on ‘Arafah), and then He reveals before His Angels saying, ‘What are these people seeking.

Hadith | Muslim

The following is a special Dua to recite on the Day of Arafah. The best time to make Dua is during the last hour before Maghrib prayer:

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٍ

Transliteration: “Lailaha illalahu wahadahu lasharikalahu lahulmulku walahu hamdu wahuva alakulli shayin kadir”

Translation: ”There is no God but Allah alone Who has no partner, to whom dominion belongs, to whom praise is due, and who has power over everything.”

It is also the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to recite Tahleel (‘Laillaha illalah’), Takbeer (‘Allahuakbar’), Tahmeed (‘Allhamdulillah’), and Tasabeeh(‘Subhanallah’) as many times as possible on this day.

What Duas to recite on Eid al Adha?

It is highly recommended for every Muslim adult to recite the Takbeer-e-Tashreeq after prayer from the 9th-13th Dhul Hijjah. Men should recite this out loud, while women should recite this silently: 

اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ لَا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ وَاَللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَلِلَّهِ الْحَمْد

Transliteration: “Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Laa ilaaha illallahu Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Wa lillahil Hamd”. 

Translation:  Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest. There is no deity besides Allah and Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest and all praises are for Allah only.

Find out how to pray Eid Salah here

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We ensure our content is reviewed and verified by qualified scholars to provide you with the most accurate information. This webpage was last reviewed by Sheikh Saalim Al-Azhari.

Page last reviewed: 30th May 2023

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