For some of us, Ramadan is a month long period of reflection and focus on our individual worship and time bonding with our families. But for many, it’s also an opportunity to pause and reflect on those who are no longer with us and able to complete the holy month or offer any more deeds.
So we’ve put together a small list of duas you can make for our brothers and sisters, those who you know and those you do not, who have passed away.
May Allah swt grant our loved ones with mercy and forgiveness, Ameen.
Dua to recite at the time of death:
Transliteration: Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un
Translation: “Verily we belong to God, and verily to Him do we return.”
At the time of death and when you have pangs of grief for your loved one:
Transliteration: Hasbunallah Wa Ni’mal-Wakil
Translation: “Sufficient for us is Allah, and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs.”
Duas for our loved ones who’ve passed:
Transliteration: Allaahum-maghfir lihayyinaa, wa mayyitinaa, wa shaahidinaa, wa ghaa’ibinaa, wa sagheerinaa wa kabeerinaa, wa thakarinaa wa ‘unthaanaa..
Translation: “O Allah forgive our living and our dead, those who are with us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our menfolk and our womenfolk… ”
Transliteration: Allaahum-maghfir lahu Allaahumma thabbithu – Abu Dawud 3:315
Translation: “O Allah, forgive him/her. O Allah, strengthen him/her.”
Transliteration: Allaahummaghfir li (name of the person) warfa’ darajatahu fil-mahdiyyeena, wakhlufhu fee ‘aqibihi fil-ghaabireena , waghfir-lanaa wa lahu yaa Rabbal-‘aalameena, wafsah lahu fee qabrihi wa nawwir lahu feehi – Muslim 2:634
Translation: “O Allah, forgive (name of the person) and elevate his station among those who are guided. Send him along the path of those who came before, and forgive us and him, O Lord of the worlds. Enlarge for him his grave and shed light upon him in it.”
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