“O you who believe! Remember Allah with much remembrance. And glorify His Praises morning and evening.” [Qur’an 33:41-42]
As you wake up for suhoor and prepare to pray Fajr, you witness the transition from the darkness of night to the break of dawn. It's during this transition, as the sky transforms into shades of lavender, a reminder of Allah’s beauty, majesty, and the perfection of Him and His creation. It is from the beauty of the post-Fajr sky, a sight that we are all quite familiar with during Ramadan, that we drew inspiration for our Lavender Lights hijab. What better way to enjoy the blessed, tranquil mornings of this holy month than by glorifying Allah?
There are countless benefits to routinely reciting morning du’as. They enhance our relationship with Allah, as Allah loves and remembers those who remember Him. They are also a way of expressing gratitude, which is known to have a positive impact on our mental health. It is also the simplest act of worship. The day ahead may bring obstacles, danger, anxiety, and temptation. By reciting our morning du’as, we shield ourselves by seeking refuge and comfort in Allah and empower ourselves by remembering that through Him, everything is possible.
Here are a few short and simple du'as to help you start your day with a sense of peace and mindfulness. Through them, we seek His love and draw closer to Him.
Du’as from the Quran
"Our Lord! Accept from us; surely You are the Hearing, the Knowing." [2:127]
"Our Lord! Give us good in this world and good in the hereafter, and save us from the punishment of the Fire." [2:201]
"Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and our transgressions (in keeping our duties to You), establish our feet firmly, and give us victory over the disbelieving folk." [3:147]
"Our Lord! Bestow on us mercy from Yourself, and facilitate for us our affair in the right way." [18:10]
"Our Lord! Forgive me and my parents, and (all) the believers on the Day when the reckoning will be established." [14:41]
Morning Du’as from Hadith
"Praise is to Allah Who gives us life after He has caused us to die and to Him is the return.”
"O Allah, grant me success in this life and in the Hereafter, and protect me from the punishment of the grave and the torment of Hellfire."
"O Allah, guide me to the best of deeds and the best of manners, and protect me from evil deeds and evil manners."
"O Allah, make my sustenance abundant, make my life easy, and grant me happiness and contentment."
Du'as are a powerful way to connect with our Creator and seek His guidance and blessings. May these supplications bring you a sense of tranquility and calmness as you start your day during Ramadan and beyond. May you find comfort in putting your trust in Allah and leaving your worries to Him. May this Ramadan be a time of spiritual growth and renewal for all of us.