Iftar Dua for breaking fast: Muslims are required to observe the Ramadan fast, one of Islam’s five pillars, at this time. Before eating sahur and after breaking the fast, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) customarily does certain duas or prayers.
Since it is the sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to say these duas in order to receive recompense from Allah, these duas are necessary for Muslims to break their fast.
These are two iftar dua to help you break your fast, whether it is during Ramadan or when you fast according to the sunnah on Mondays and Thursdays. Only one of this iftar dua is sufficient to break your fast.
1) Dua for breaking fast
اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ صُمتُ وَعَلَى رِزقِكَ أَفطَرتُ
Transliteration: Allaahumma laka sumtu wa alaa rizqika aftartu
Translation: “Oh Allah I have fasted for Your sake and broken the fast upon Your provisions.”
2) Dua for breaking fast
ذَهَبَ الظَّمأُ، وابْتَلَّتِ العُرُوقُ، وَثَبَتَ الأَجْرُ إِنْ شاءَ اللَّهُ تَعالى
Transliteration: Dhahaba al-ddhama’ wa ibtallati al-‘urooq wa thabata al-ajru in sha’ Allah
Translation: “The thirst is gone, the veins are moistened, and the reward has been earned if Allah wills.”
[Hadith Abu Dawud]
A person on a fast will experience two different kinds of joy. The first occurs when one breaks their fast, and the second occurs when they meet with their Lord.
It is important to remember that Allah has promised to grant blessings to those who observe His fast. Be careful not to get so thrilled about eating that we forget Who is supplying the food.
Because the Prophet s.a.w. stated in a hadith narrated by Ibn Majah, “Indeed the prayer of the fasting person during the breaking of fast is not rejected.” let’s be mindful and offer meaningful prayers.
Making Dua when the fast is opening
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “There are three whose duaa is not rejected – a just ruler, the fasting person when he breaks his fast, and the prayer of the oppressed person. It rises above the clouds and the gates of heaven are opened for it, and the Lord, may He be glorified, says, ‘By My Glory, I will answer you even if it is after a while.’”
When you pray to Allah at such a difficult moment, such as when you are preparing to break a fast and your hunger is at its highest, Allah is very grateful. Making duaa now will help you to deepen your relationship with Allah (swt) and keep your attention on the purpose of your fast rather than being drawn to food.
By losing concentration at the sight of food and not making dua, we risk losing that precious, guaranteed moment when our duaa is not rejected. Instead, set aside some time to worship Allah and ask Him to meet all of your requirements.
The prophet’s (pbuh) companions would utter these words as they broke their fast:
“O Allah, I ask of You, by Your mercy that encompasses everything, to forgive me.”
Ibn Majah reported from Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-Aas that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said:
“A fasting person, upon breaking his fast, has a supplication that will not be rejected.”
Fasting for Allah’s (SWT) Sake
The Prophet (pbuh) said:
“Allah the Exalted and Majestic said: Every act of the son of Adam is for himself, except for fasting. It is (exclusively) meant for Me and I (alone) will reward it. Fasting is a shield. When any one of you is fasting on a day, he should neither indulge in obscene language nor raise his voice; or if anyone reviles him or tries to quarrel with him, he should say: “I am fasting”.
By Him (Allah), in Whose Hand is the life of Muhammad, the breath of the fasting person is sweeter to Allah on the Day of judgment than the fragrance of musk. The one who fasts has two (occasions) of joy: one is when he breaks the fast, he is glad about the breaking of (the fast), and (the other) is when he meets his Lord he is glad about his fast.”
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: