The holy month of Ramadan
Iftaar
Duas to be recited at the time of ending the Fast (Iftaar)
It is recommended to say the familiar supplications of breaking the fast, such as the following:


بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ صُمْتُ وَ عَلَى رِزْقِكَ أَفْطَرْتُ وَ عَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ
Allaahumma Laka S'umtu Wa A'laa Rizqika Aft'artuwa A'layka Tawawkkaltu
O my Allah, for Thee, I fast, and with the food Thou gives me I break the fast, and I rely on Thee.


It has been narrated that Imam Ali (peace be upon him) used to say the following when he would break his fast:

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ صُمْنَا وَ عَلَى رِزْقِكَ أَفْطَرْنَا فَتَقَبَّلْ مِنَّا إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ
Bismillah Allaahumma Laka S'umnaa Wa A'laa Rizqika Aft'arnaa Fa—Taqabbal Minnaa Innaka Antas Samee—U'l'a'leem
In the name of Allah, O Allah, we fast, and with the food Thou gives us we break the fast, an obligation we fulfill, and Thou art Hearer, Knower

Say the following when the first morsel of food is taken

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ يَا وَاسِعَ الْمَغْفِرَةِ اغْفِرْ لِي
Bismillahir Rah'maanir Rah'eem Yaa Waasi—A'l Maghfirati Igfir Lee
In the name of Allah, the Beneficient, the Merciful, O He whose indulgence is boundless, forgive me


It is reported that the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his family) has said, “There is no fasting servant who says (the following supplication) at Iftaar except that he is cleansed from sin like the day he was born.”
(Reference : Iqbaal Amaal, Sayyed Ibn Tawus)

يَا عَظيمُ يَا عَظيمُ أَنْتَ إِلٰهي لَا إِلٰهَ لِي غَيْرُك، اِغْفِرْ لِيَ اَلذَّنْبَ الْعَظيم، إِنَّهُ لَا يَغْفِرُ الذَّنْبَ الْعَظِيمَ إِلَّا الْعَظِيم
O Mighty O Mighty, there is no other God but You. Forgive my great sins, indeed who can forgive the great sins except the Mighty.





Dua Noor (Iftar)
This supplication brings about great merit. The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his family) recommended this dua to Imam Ali (peace be upon him) and said that Jibreel (as) came to me and said, "Whoever in the holy month of Ramadhan before iftaar recites this dua, Allah 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`ami have narrated the following supplication:



اللّٰهُمَّ رَبَّ النُّوْرِ الْعَظِيْمِ وَ رَبَّ الْكُرْسِيِّ الرَّفِيْعِ
allahumma rabban nooril ‘azeem wa rabbal kursiyil rafee’
O Lord of the magnificent light, Lord of the highest heaven,

وَ رَبَّ الْبَحْرِ الْمَسْجُوْرِ وَ رَبَّ الشَّفْعِ الْكَبِيْرِ
wa rabbal bahril masjoori wa rabbash shafi’l kabeer
Lord of the flowing seas, Lord of the great intercessor

وَ النُّوْرِ الْعَزِيْزِ وَ رَبَّ التَّوْرَاةِ وَ الْإِنْجِيْلِ وَ الزَّبُوْرِ وَالْفُرْقَانِ الْعَظِيْمِ
wan-nooril ‘azeez wa rabbat-tawraati wal injeeli waz-zaboori wal furqaan-il azeem
Lord of the flowing seas, Lord of the great intercessor and brilliant light, Lord ot fhe Tawrat and Injil, and the grand Furqan (criterion).

أَنْتَ إِلٰهُ مَنْ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ إِلٰهُ مَنْ فِي الْأَرْضِ-
anta ilaaju man fis-samavaati wa ilaaju man fil ardhi
You are the only God of the heavens and the earth.

لا إِلٰهَ فِيْهِمَا غَيْرُكَ وَ أَنْتَ مَلِكُ مَنْ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ
la-ilaaha feehima ghayruka wa anta maliku man fis-samavaati
There is no other god save you. You are powerful over everything in the heavens and earth. There is no powerful save You.

وَ مَلِكُ مَنْ فِي الْأَرْضِ لا مَلِكَفِيْهِمَا غَيْرُك
wa maliku man fil ardhi la malika feehima ghairuk
You are the owner of the heavens and earth. There is no owner save you.

أَسْأَلُكَ بِاسْمِكَ الْكَبِيْرِ وَ نُوْرِ وَجْهِكَ الْمُنِيْرِ وَ بِمُلْكِكَ الْقَدِيم
as-asluka bimikal Kabeer wa noori wajhikal muneer wa bi-mulkikal qadeem
I beseech you through your great name, your brilliant superior being, your ever existing kingdom

يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّوْمُ يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّوْمُ يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّوْمُ
ya hayyu ya qayyum ya hayyu ya qayyum ya hayyu ya qayyum
O Ever living, O Self –Subsisting, O Ever living, O self Subsisting.

أَسْأَلُكَ بِاسْمِكَ الَّذِيْ أَشْرَقَ بِه كُلُّ شَيْ‏ءٍ
as-asluka bismikal-ladhee ashraqa bihi kullu shay-in
I beseech you in thy name that illuminates everything

وَ بِاسْمِكَ الَّذِيْ أَشْرَقَتْ بِهِ السَّمَاوَاتُ وَ الْأَرْضُ
wa bismikal-ladhee ashraqat bihis-samavaatu wal ardh
and by thy name that radiates in the heavens and earth,

وَ بِاسْمِكَ الَّذِيْ صَلَحَ بِهِ الْأَوَّلُوْنَ وَ بِهٖ يَصْلُحُ الْآخِرُوْنَ
wa bismikal-ladhee salaha bihil awaaloona wa bihi yaslahul aakhiroon
thy name which sets the people of all times on the right path from the foremost to the last.

يَا حَيُّ قَبْلَ كُلِّ حَيٍّ وَ يَا حَيُّ بَعْدَ كُلِّ حَيٍّ
ya hayyu qabla kulli hayyi wa hayyu ba’da kulli hayyi
O Ever Living who was there before anything else. O Ever Living who is ever existing when no life shall exist.

وَ يَا حَيُّ لا إِلٰهَ إِلا أَنْتَ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa ya hayyu la ilaaha illa anta, salli ‘alaa muhammadin wa aali muhammadin
O Ever Living there is no god save You. Peace be upon Mohammed and his progeny.

وَ اغْفِرْ لِيْ ذُنُوْبِيْ وَ اجْعَلْ لِيْ مِنْ أَمْرِي يُسْرًا وَ فَرَجًا قَرِيْبًا
waghfir li dhunoobi waj’al li min amri yusran wa farajan qareeban
Forgive me my sins, make my affairs easy, and the reappearance near

وَ ثَبِّتْنِيْ عَلٰى دِيْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلٰى سُنَّةِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَلَيْهِ وَ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلامُ
wa thabbitnee ‘alaa deeni muhammadin wa aali muhammadin wa ‘alaa sunnati muhammadin wa aali muhammadin ‘alayhi wa ‘alayhimus-salam
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 اجْعَلْ عَمَلِيْ فِي الْمَرْفُوْعِ الْمُتَقَبَّلِ
waj’al ‘amali fil marfo’il mutaqabbal
Make my deeds lofty and accepted.

وَ هَبْ لِي كَمَا وَهَبْتَ لِأَوْلِيَائِكَ وَ أَهْلِ طَاعَتِكَ
wa hab li kama wahabta li awliyaika wa ahli ta-a’tik
Bestow upon me like you have granted your pious and obedient servants.

فَإِنِّيْ مُؤْمِنٌ بِكَ وَ مُتَوَكِّلٌ عَلَيْكَ
fa-inni mominun bika wa mutawakkilun ‘alayk
For surely I am a believer in you, trusting in you,

مُنِيْبٌ إِلَيْكَ مَعَ مَصِيْرِيْ إِلَيْكَ وَ تَجْمَعُ لِيْ
muneebun ilayka ma’a maseeri ilayka wa tajma’u li
turning repentantly to you, to you is my journeys end.

وَ تَجْمَعَ لئِ وَ لِأَهْلِيْ وَ وُلْدِيَ الْخَيْرَ كُلَّه
tajma-‘a li wa li ahli wa wuldi-yal khaira kulluh
Gather for me and for my family and my parents all good

وَ تَصْرِفُ عَنِّيْ وَ عَنْ وُلْدِيْ وَ أَهْلِيَ الشَّرَّ كُلَّه
wa tasrif ‘anni wa ‘an wuldi wa ahli-yash-sharra kulluh
and remove for me , my family and parents all evil.

أَنْتَ الْحَنَّانُ الْمَنَّانُ بَدِيْعُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ الْأَرْضِ
anta-al ‘hannaul-mannau badi’ us-samavaati wal ardh
You are the compassionate, the supporter and the originator of the heavens and the earth.

تُعْطِي الْخَيْرَ مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَ تَصْرِفُه عَمَّنْ تَشَاءُ فَامْنُنْ عَلَيَّ بِرَحْمَتِكَ
tu’til khaira man tasha-u was tasrif
Give me the best that you wish and protect me from Your Grace

يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ.
ya arhamar-rahimeen
O Kind and compassionate.

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

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
In the Name of Allah; the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.

يَا وَاسِعَ الْمَغْفِرَةِ اِغْفِرْ لِي
O the Liberal in forgiving: (please do) forgive me.

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




It is recommended to begin breaking the fast with legally gotten food (halal earnings), especially dates. This act doubles the reward of the prayer to four hundred folds.

It is also advisable to break the fast with dates, ripe dates, candy, sugar-candy, and cool water.

A hadith reads, “Almighty Allah releases from Hellfire one million persons at the last hour of every day in Ramadan; therefore, pray Almighty Allah to include you with these released ones.”

It is recommended to recite the Surah of al-Qadr at breaking the fast.

Amal At The Time Of Iftar To Connect With Imam Mahdi(as)- Ayatollah Karahi Suggests;1) Recite Sura Fatiha for Lady Nargis Khatoon mother of Imam Zaman(ajtfs) ,2) Say a Salam to Imam Mahdi ( ajtfs) "Assalmao Alayka Ya Sahib Asr wal zaman " & Dua Hujjah- Allhumma Kunle 3) Say a salam to Imam Hussain ( as) Asalaamo alayka Ya Aba Abdillah"

It is recommended to give alms at the time of breaking the fast and to offer food to the other fasters even if with a single date and a drink of water. Concerning this, the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his family) is reported to have said,
“Verily, any one who offers food for a fasting person in the month of Ramadan will have the same reward that is decided for the fasting person without having any amount of his reward reduced and will have the same reward of acting good deeds according to the power of that food.”