Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Ep. 1 – Du’a for Reaching Ramadan

Download the list of du’as from the series here.

As Ramadan draws closer, reverberations of the words Allahumma ballighna Ramadan (O Allah, let us reach Ramadan) abound. Although this sentence carries a wonderful sentiment, it’s not authentically attributed to the Prophet ๏ทบ. But there is a beautifully comprehensive du’a the Companions used to make to reach Ramadan safely and prepare for the month of mercy spiritually. Dr. Tahir breaks down that wonderful du’a taught by Sh. Yahya ibn Abi Kathir, a student of those blessed Sahabah.

Duโ€™a to reach Ramadan

ุงูŽู„ู„ู‘ูฐู‡ูู…ูŽู‘ ุณูŽู„ู‘ู…ู’ู†ููŠู’ ุฅูู„ู‰ ุฑูŽู…ูŽุถุงู†ูŽ ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ู‘ู…ู’ ู„ููŠ ุฑูŽู…ูŽุถุงู†ูŽ ูˆูŽุชูŽุณูŽู„ูŽู‘ู…ู’ู‡ ู…ูู†ูู‘ูŠ ู…ูุชูŽู‚ูŽุจูŽู‘ู„ุง

Allahumma sallimni ila Ramadan wa sallim li Ramadan wa tasallamhu minni mutaqabbala

O Allah! Preserve me until Ramadan, safeguard Ramadan for me and accept it from me (receive my deeds with acceptance).


Dr. Tahir Wyatt

Senior Fellow | Tahir Wyatt is a published academic, experienced interpreter, and instructor of Islamic studies and comparative religion. During his twenty-one years of studying and teaching in Saudi Arabia, he procured several degrees, including a doctorate in theology. He was also the only American ever to be appointed to teach in the Prophetโ€™s Mosque in Madinah, the second holiest site in the Muslim world. Dr. Wyatt currently lectures both nationally and internationally at mosques, universities, and other institutions of learning. He serves as the Executive Director of the United Muslim Masjid in Philadelphia and is the President of the Quran, Arabic, and Reflection Institute (QARI), an institute dedicated to structured, curriculum-based instruction of the Quran and Arabic Language.