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Recite Iftar Ki Dua During the Month of Ramadan

January 26, 2024

The month of Ramadan is a very blessed month for Muslims all around the world. Muslims wait all year long for Ramadan, so they can practice their religion the most by giving back to the Muslim community. It is a time of resisting hunger and worldly pleasures, this shows how self-disciplined a Muslim is. 

Most of the prayers and dua’s are accepted in the month of Ramadan especially when a Muslim is breaking his/her fast. “Iftar ki dua” has an important meaning and significance that makes it one of the most beautiful dua.

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Table of Contents

Understanding Iftar Ki Dua

The Essence of Iftar Ki Dua

Breaking Down the Dua

The Significance of the Arabic Words

Another Du’a for Breaking Fast

Importance of Making Du’a in Ramadan 


Understanding Iftar Ki Dua

understanding iftar i dua

The purpose of fasting is not to eat throughout the day showing that a Muslim obeys Allah and fulfils his/her duty towards Allah. At the time of opening the fast, even when all a human wants to do is take a bite or a sip, a Muslim prays “iftar ki dua” before opening the fast. The dua encompasses expressions of faith, trust in Allah’s sustenance, and acknowledgment of the fasting person’s dependence on divine providence.

The Essence of Iftar Ki Dua

the essence of iftar ki dua

Breaking the fast is not just about staying hungry, it is rather a spiritual journey of how even when a Muslim has no food, and no water still obeys Allah, prays to Him and is thankful towards him. 

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The dua for Iftar beautifully captures this sentiment, beginning with the words: 

“O Allah, for You, I have fasted, in You, I have believed, upon You, I have relied, and with Your sustenance, I break my fast”.

“Allahumma inni laka sumtu wa bika aamantu wa alayka tawakkaltu wa ala rizq ika”

Breaking Down the Dua

breaking down the dua

“O Allah, for You, I have fasted”

This phrase speaks the significance of the fast – it is an act of worship and a command from Allah that Muslims fulfil. 

“In You, I have believed”

Acknowledging that Muslims only believe in Allah and fast for Allah.

“Upon You, I have relied”

This shows that a Muslim only depends on Allah for everything.

“And with Your sustenance, I break my fast” 

A profound acknowledgment that the sustenance received at Iftar is a blessing from Allah, reinforcing the concept of gratitude and humility.

The Significance of the Arabic Words

the significance of the Arabic woords

The Arabic words “ر ز ق” (rizq) play a crucial role in this dua. Rizq means “anything that has been provided to the Muslim” in the form of food, shelter, clothes, family, anything that this dunya offers to the Muslims is rizq for the Muslim. And everything that comes under the umbrella of rizq is given by Allah, both material and immaterial.

Another Du’a for Breaking Fast

another du'a for breaking fast

‘Umar said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to say when breaking his fast”:

“Thirst is gone, the veins are moistened and the reward is certain if Allah wills” 

Dhahaba al-zama wa’btalat al-‘uruq wa thabata al-ajr in sha Allah” 

(Narrated by Abu Dawud, 2357; al-Daraqutni, 25. Ibn Hajar said in al-Talkhis al-Habir (2/202): al-Daraqutni said, its isnad is sahih.)

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The dua means that when a Muslim opens the fast, hunger is gone, thirst is gone, and water goes inside the body, a Muslim is rewarded if and only Allah wills. Every good deed and every prayer is accepted by Allah and Allah looks the intentions of the Muslim when keeping a fast.

Importance of Making Du’a in Ramadan 

importance of making du'a in ramadan

Pointing out the importance of making Iftar Ki Dua during Ramadan, Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said: 

“Allah tells us that He is close to His slaves and responds to the supplication (du’a) of the one who calls upon Him. Here He is telling us of His Lordship (rububiyyah) over them and that He gives them what they ask for and He responds to their du’a. For if they call upon Him that means they believe that He is their Lord. Then He enjoins two things upon them, as He says (interpretation of the meaning)”: 

“So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright.” [al-Baqarah 2:186]

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It is also proven by thousands of Muslims that whichever dua you make in the blessed month of Ramadan gets accepted, if it’s done with pure intentions and belief in Allah. When a Muslim believes in Allah, the impossible becomes possible, and tawakul can change things and situations. Muslims are commanded to fulful their duties towards Allah, practice their deen the most during this blessed month. 


“Iftar ki dua” is more than just words recited before a meal; it a connection between the fasting Muslim and Allah. As Muslims break their fast with steadfastness and gratitude, the essence of the dua extends. 

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May the words of this dua resonate in the hearts of believers, fostering a deeper connection with Allah during the blessed month of Ramadan.

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