Month of Ramadan

Dua for last 10 Days / Nights

In ‘al-Kafi’, Shaykh al-Kulayniy has reported Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (a.s) as saying: At the last ten nights of Ramadan, you may say the following invocation:

أَعُوذُ بِجَلالِ وَجْهِكَ الكَرِيمِ
I seek the protection of the Majesty of Your Honorable Face
أَنْ يَنْقَضِيَ عَنّي شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ
against that the month of Ramadan elapses
أَوْ يَطْلُعَ الفَجْرُ مِنْ لَيْلَتِي هذِهِ
Or dawn puts an end to this night
وَلَكَ قِبَلِي تَبِعَةٌ أَوْ ذَنْبٌ تُعَذّبُنِي عَلَيْهِ.
but there is still an offense or a sin for which I am still liable and for which You will punish me.
As a footnote in ‘al-Balad al-Amin’, al-Kaf`amiy has mentioned that Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (a.s) used to say the following at each of the last ten nights of Ramadan after the obligatory and supererogatory prayers:
اللّهُمّ أَدّ عَنَّا حَقّ مَا مَضَى مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ،
O Allah: (please) help us fulfill the right of the past days of the month of Ramadan,
وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا تَقْصِيرَنَا فِيهِ
And forgive us our shortcoming during it,
وَتَسَلّمْهُ مِنَّا مَقْبُولاً،
And receive it from us with acceptance,
وَلا تُؤَاخِذْنَا بِإِسْرَافِنَا عَلَى أَنْفُسِنَا،
And do not blame us for our extravagance in our affairs,
وَاجْعَلْنَا مِنَ المَرْحُومِينَ
And include us with those upon whom mercy is had,
وَلا تَجْعَلْنَا مِنَ المَحْرُومِينَ.
And do not include us with those deprived (of the awards of Ramadan).
He adds that Almighty Allah will forgive him who says this supplication all the sins that he has committed in the past days of Ramadan and will protect him against sinning in the rest of it.
In ‘Iqbal al-A`mal’ Sayyid Ibn Tawus has narrated on the authority of Ibn Abi-`Umayr on the authority of Murazim that Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (a.s) used to say the following at each of the last ten nights of Ramadan:

اللّهُمّ إِنّكَ قُلْتَ فِي كِتَابِكَ المُنْزَلِ:
O Allah: You have said in Your revealed Book:
(شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الّذِي أُنْزِلَ فِيهِ القُرْآنُ
“The month of Ramadan is that in which the Qur'an was revealed,
هُدَىً لِلنَّاسِ وَبَيّنَاتٍ مِنَ الهُدَى وَالفُرْقَانِ)
a guidance to men and clear proofs of the guidance and the distinction.”
فَعَظّمْتَ حُرْمَةَ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ
You have thus rendered great the sanctity of this month of Ramadan,
بِمَا أَنْزَلْتَ فِيهِ مِنَ القُرْآنِ
Because You revealed the Qur'an in it,
وَخَصَصْتَهُ بِلَيْلَةِ القَدْرِ
And You decided the Grand Night to be in this month exclusively,
وَجَعَلْتَهَا خَيْراً مِنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ.
And You made it better than one thousand months.
اللّهُمّ وَهذِهِ أَيَّامُ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ قَدِ انْقَضَتْ،
O Allah: the days of the month of Ramadan are elapsing,
وَلَيَالِيهِ قَدْ تَصَرّمَتْ،
And its nights are also elapsing,
وَقَدْ صِرْتُ يَا إِلهِي مِنْهُ إِلَى مَا أَنْتَ أَعْلَمُ بِهِ مِنّي
While I have become in the state that You, O my God, know better than I do,
وَأَحْصَى لِعَدَدِهِ مِنَ الخَلْقِ أَجْمَعِينَ،
And You can count it more precisely than all the created beings.
فَأَسْأَلُكَ بِمَا سَأَلَكَ بِهِ مَلائِكَتُكَ المُقَرّبُونَ،
So, I beseech You in the name of that by which Your favorite angels,
وَأَنْبِيَاؤُكَ المُرْسَلُونَ،
And Your missioned Prophets,
وَعِبَادُكَ الصَّالِحُونَ
And Your righteous servants have besought You,
أَنْ تُصَلّيَ عَلَى مُحَمّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمّدٍ
That You may bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
وَأَنْ تَفُكّ رَقَبَتِي مِنَ النَّارِ،
And You may release me from Hellfire,
وَتُدْخِلَنِي الجَنّةَ برَحْمَتِكَ،
And allow me to enter Paradise, by Your mercy,
وَأَنْ تَتَفَضّلَ عَلَيّ بِعَفْوِكَ وَكَرَمِكَ،
And confer upon me with Your pardon and Your generosity,
وَتَتَقَبّلَ تَقَرّبِي،
And accept my seeking of nearness to You,
وَتَسْتَجِيبَ دُعَائِي،
And respond to my prayer,
وَتَمُنّ عَلَيّ بِالأَمْنِ يَوْمَ الخَوْفِ
And bestow upon me with security on the Day of Dread
مِنْ كُلّ هَوْلٍ أَعْدَدْتَهُ لِيَوْمِ القِيَامَةِ.
Against all the horrors that You have prepared for the Resurrection Day.
إِلهِي وَأَعُوذُ بِوَجْهِكَ الكَرِيمِ،
O my God: I seek the protection of Your Noble Face,
وَبِجَلالِكَ العَظِيمِ
And Your Great Majesty,
أَنْ تَنْقَضِيَ أَيَّامُ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ وَلَيَالِيهِ
Against that the days and nights of the month of Ramadan elapse,
وَلَكَ قِبَلِي تَبِعَةٌ أَوْ ذَنْبٌ تُؤَاخِذُنِي بِهِ،
While there is still a sin or an offense for which You may punish me,
أَوْ خَطِيئَةٌ تُرِيدُ أَنْ تَقْتَصّهَا مِنّي لَمْ تَغْفِرْهَا لِي،
Or a wrongdoing for which You want to chastise me; and You have not yet forgiven them for me,
سَيّدِي سَيّدِي سَيّدِي،
O my Master; O my Master; O my Master;
أَسْأَلُكَ يَا لا إِلهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ
I beseech You, O He save Whom there is no god,
إِذْ لا إِلهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ
Indeed, there is no god save You,
إِنْ كُنْتَ رَضِيتَ عَنّي فِي هذَا الشّهْرِ
If You have been pleased with me in this month,
فَازْدَدْ عَنّي رِضَىً،
Then (please) increase Your satisfaction with me;
وَإِنْ لَمْ تَكُنْ رَضِيتَ عَنّي
And if You have not been pleased with me,
فَمِنَ الآنَ فَارْضَ عَنّي
Then (please) be satisfied with me from this moment,
يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ،
O the most Merciful of all those who show mercy.
يَا اللّهُ يَا أَحَدُ يَا صَمَدُ
O Allah; O the One and Only; O the Besought of all;
يَا مَنْ لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ
O He Who begets not, nor is He begotten,
وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُواً أَحَدٌ.
And none is like Him
You may repeat the following invocation as many times as possible:
يَا مُلَيّنَ الحَدِيدِ لِدَاوُدَ عَلَيْهِ السّلامُ،
O He Who made the iron pliant for (Prophet) David, peace be upon him;
يَا كَاشِفَ الضّرّ وَالكُرَبِ العِظَامِ عَنْ أَيّوبَ عَلَيْهِ السّلامُ،
O He Who took off the harm and calamity that afflict (Prophet) Job, peace be upon him;
أَيْ مُفَرّجَ هَمّ يَعْقُوبَ عَلَيْهِ السّلامُ،
O He Who relieved the sorrow of (Prophet) Jacob, peace be upon him;
أَيْ مُنَفّسَ غَمّ يُوسُفَ عَلَيْهِ السّلامُ،
O He Who removed the grief of (Prophet) Joseph, peace be upon him:
صَلّ عَلَى مُحَمّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمّدٍ
(Please do) send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
كَمَا أَنْتَ أَهْلُهُ أَنْ تُصَلّيَ عَلَيْهِمْ أَجْمَعِينَ،
As exactly as You are worthy of blessing them all,
وَافْعَلْ بِي مَا أَنْتَ أَهْلُهُ،
And (please) do to me that which befits You,
وَلا تَفْعَلْ بِي مَا أَنَا أَهْلُهُ.
And do not do to me that which I deserve.