Declaring intention to fast at dawn time, the day before, or just prior to Fajr prayers:
Bismillah Arrahman Arraheem. Nawaytu Siamu Ramadan
Say: "In the name of Allah the all-merciful, the all-compassionate. I declare my intention to observe the fasting the month of Ramadan, as a believer, in accordance with Sunnah traditions of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah's peace and blessings be onto him. Oh, Allah, make it easy on me and accept it from me." Ameen.
When ready to break the fast at sunset:
"Dua - 1
ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ وَابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوقُ وَثَبَتَ الأَجْرُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ
Dhahaba al-zama’ wa abtalat al-‘urooq wa thabata al-ajr in sha Allaah
Thirst is gone, the veins are moistened and the reward is certain if Allaah wills.
For Breaking Fast - Iftar Dua - 2
اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ صُمْتُ وَعَلَى رِزْقِكَ أَفْطَرْتُ
Allahumma inni laka sumtu wa ala rizq-ika-aftartu
"O Allah! For You I have fasted and from your blessings I have broken my fast."
Facts about Ramadan:
Ramadan is Arabic name of the ninth month of the Muslim lunar calendar.
During this month, able Muslim practitioners are directly commanded by God/Allah to fast from dawn to dusk (sunrise to sunset) as an act of worship.
Laylat al-Qadr, (Arabic: “Night of Power”) the night on which God first revealed the Qurʾān to the Prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel (Jibrīl). It is believed to have taken place during an odd-numbered night in the last ten days of Ramadan in 610 ce.
Muslims usually pray in worship extra and beyond just the required daily prayers to try and be closer to God/Allah.
Muslims also give in charity and maximize good deeds the most during the month of Ramadan.
Additionally, fasting has been scientifically proven to improve our health. Praise Lord Allah. He knows whom he created!
Fasting is more than just refraining from consumption of food and drink, it's also refraining from committing any sins. Please click here and scroll down to review the list of what is considered to be a sin in Islam. Not praying the five-time daily prayers and committing sin will invalidates one's fasting.
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