Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Ep. 3 – Du’a for breaking your fast

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

It’s Maghrib on a Ramadan night, and you break your fast with a date and that famous du’a taught by the Prophet ﷺ. But what are the meanings behind this oft-repeated du’a? And why do we say ‘inshaAllah’ at the end of it?

Dr. Tahir sheds light on the beautiful reasons we say these words every single day for a whole month.

Du’a when breaking the fast

ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ وَابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوقُ وَثَبَتَ الأَجْرُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ

Dhahaba adh-dhama’u wabtallatil-‘urooqu wa thabata al-ajru insha-Allah.

The thirst is gone, the veins are moist, and the reward is established, if Allah wills.


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 Prophet’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.