Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, holds a special place in the hearts of Muslims worldwide. As the sun sets, the moment arrives when the fasting person breaks their fast, and this moment is marked with a special dua or supplication. This article delves into the significance, wording, and translations of this dua.
The Dua in Arabic
اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّى لَكَ صُمْتُ وَبِكَ آمَنْتُ وَعَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَعَلَى رِزْقِكَ اَفْطَرْتُ
Translation in English
“O Allah! I fasted for You, and I believe in You, and I put my trust in You, and with Your sustenance, I break my fast.”
Translation in Urdu
اللہ! میں نے آپ کے لئے روزہ رکھا، اور میں آپ پر ایمان لایا، اور میں نے آپ پر بھروسہ کیا، اور آپ کی رزق سے اپنا روزہ افطار کیا۔
The Deep-rooted Significance of the Dua
When a Muslim recites this dua, they are not merely uttering words but expressing profound gratitude and reliance on Allah.
The act of fasting is a testament to a Muslim’s faith, discipline, and devotion. By acknowledging Allah’s sustenance, the believer shows their dependence on Him for all their needs.
Quotes from Renowned Islamic Scholars:
- Imam Al-Ghazali once said, “The key to the acceptance of a dua during the time of breaking the fast is sincerity and pure intention.”
- Sheikh Ibn Taymiyyah emphasized, “The dua made at the time of breaking the fast is a special moment when supplications are answered.”
The Ritual of Breaking the Fast: A Moment of Unity
Across the globe, families and communities come together at the time of Iftar (breaking the fast). This dua serves as a unifying chant, echoing the collective gratitude and hope of the Ummah.
The “dua for breaking fast” is not just a ritualistic chant but a heartfelt prayer that encapsulates the essence of fasting in Ramadan. It reminds Muslims of their commitment, faith, and the bounties of Allah. As Ramadan approaches, let’s ensure we understand and internalize the meaning of this dua, making our fasts even more meaningful.
Note: Always ensure that you break your fast with a date or water, following the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).