Month of Ramadan

Dua Noor (Iftar)

This supplication brings about great merit. The Holy Prophet (saws) recommended this dua to Imam Ali (as) and said that Jibreel (as) came to me and said," Whoever in the holy month of Ramadhan before iftaar recites this dua, Allah (swt) answers his prayer, accepts his prayer and fasting, grants his ten requirements, forgives his sins, removes his grief's, makes his heart at ease, grants his wishes, makes his deeds to ascend upward with the deeds of prophets and righteous saints and on the Day of Judgment brings him to His presence with his face illuminated like a bright moon."Sayyid ibn Tawus and al-Kaf`amiy have narrated the following supplication to be said at this time:

O Lord of the magnificent light, Lord of the highest heaven,

اللّٰهُمَّ رَبَّ النُّوْرِ الْعَظِيْمِ وَ رَبَّ الْكُرْسِيِّ الرَّفِيْعِ

Lord of the flowing seas, Lord of the great intercessor

وَ رَبَّ الْبَحْرِ الْمَسْجُوْرِ وَ رَبَّ الشَّفْعِ الْكَبِيْرِ

Lord of the flowing seas, Lord of the great intercessor and brilliant light, Lord ot fhe Tawrat and Injil, and the grand Furqan (criterion).

وَ النُّوْرِ الْعَزِيْزِ وَ رَبَّ التَّوْرَاةِ وَ الْإِنْجِيْلِ وَ الزَّبُوْرِ وَالْفُرْقَانِ الْعَظِيْمِ

You are the only God of the heavens and the earth.

أَنْتَ إِلٰهُ مَنْ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ إِلٰهُ مَنْ فِي الْأَرْضِ-

There is no other god save you. You are powerful over everything in the heavens and earth. There is no powerful save You. You are the owner of the heavens and earth. There is no owner save you.

لا إِلٰهَ فِيْهِمَا غَيْرُكَ وَ أَنْتَ مَلِكُ مَنْ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ

وَ مَلِكُ مَنْ فِي الْأَرْضِ لا مَلِكَفِيْهِمَا غَيْرُك

I beseech you  through your great name,  your brilliant superior being, your ever existing kingdom

أَسْأَلُكَ بِاسْمِكَ الْكَبِيْرِ وَ نُوْرِ وَجْهِكَ الْمُنِيْرِ وَ بِمُلْكِكَ الْقَدِيم

O Ever living, O Self –Subsisting, O Ever living, O self Subsisting.

يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّوْمُ يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّوْمُ يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّوْمُ

I beseech you in thy name that illuminates everything

أَسْأَلُكَ بِاسْمِكَ الَّذِيْ أَشْرَقَ بِه كُلُّ شَيْ‏ءٍ

and by thy name that radiates in the heavens and earth,

وَ بِاسْمِكَ الَّذِيْ أَشْرَقَتْ بِهِ السَّمَاوَاتُ وَ الْأَرْضُ

thy name which sets the people of all times on the right path from the foremost to the last.

وَ بِاسْمِكَ الَّذِيْ صَلَحَ بِهِ الْأَوَّلُوْنَ وَ بِهٖ يَصْلُحُ الْآخِرُوْنَ

O Ever Living who was there before anything else.  O Ever Living who is ever existing  when no life shall exist.

يَا حَيُّ قَبْلَ كُلِّ حَيٍّ وَ يَا حَيُّ بَعْدَ كُلِّ حَيٍّ

O Ever Living there is no god save You. Peace be upon Mohammed and his progeny.

وَ يَا حَيُّ لا إِلٰهَ إِلا أَنْتَ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

Forgive me my sins, make my affairs easy, and the reappearance near

وَ اغْفِرْ لِيْ ذُنُوْبِيْ وَ اجْعَلْ لِيْ مِنْ أَمْرِي يُسْرًا وَ فَرَجًا قَرِيْبًا

and keep us firm in the religion of Mohammed and family of Mohammed, on the guidance of Mohammed and family of Mohammed, on the sunnah of Mohammed and his family, peace be upon him and his family.

وَ ثَبِّتْنِيْ عَلٰى دِيْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلٰى سُنَّةِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَلَيْهِ وَ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلامُ

Make my deeds lofty and accepted.

وَ اجْعَلْ عَمَلِيْ فِي الْمَرْفُوْعِ الْمُتَقَبَّلِ

Bestow upon me like you have granted your pious and obedient servants.

وَ هَبْ لِي كَمَا وَهَبْتَ لِأَوْلِيَائِكَ وَ أَهْلِ طَاعَتِكَ

For surely I am a believer in you, trusting in you,

فَإِنِّيْ مُؤْمِنٌ بِكَ وَ مُتَوَكِّلٌ عَلَيْكَ

turning repentantly to you, to you is my journeys end.

مُنِيْبٌ إِلَيْكَ مَعَ مَصِيْرِيْ إِلَيْكَ وَ تَجْمَعُ لِيْ

Gather for me and for my family and my parents all good

وَ تَجْمَعَ لئِ  وَ لِأَهْلِيْ وَ وُلْدِيَ الْخَيْرَ كُلَّه

and remove for me , my family and parents all evil.

وَ تَصْرِفُ عَنِّيْ وَ عَنْ وُلْدِيْ وَ أَهْلِيَ الشَّرَّ كُلَّه

You are the compassionate, the supporter and the originator of the heavens and the earth.

أَنْتَ الْحَنَّانُ الْمَنَّانُ بَدِيْعُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ الْأَرْضِ

Give me the best that you wish and protect me from Your Grace

تُعْطِي الْخَيْرَ مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَ تَصْرِفُه عَمَّنْ تَشَاءُ فَامْنُنْ عَلَيَّ بِرَحْمَتِكَ

O Kind and compassionate.

يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ.

 

It is recommended to say the following at the first bite of the food with which the fasting is broken:

 

In the Name of Allah; the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ،

O the Liberal in forgiving: (please do) forgive me.

يَا وَاسِعَ الْمَغْفِرَةِ اغْفِرْ لِي.

                               Forgiveness of Almighty Allah is the reward of saying this supplication.