Dua to be Recited at the Approach of Ramadaan
Hazrat Ubaadah bin Saamit Radiyallahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam used to teach the Sahaba Radiyallahu Anhum the following Dua at the approach of the Month of Ramadaan :
اَللَّهُمَّ سَلِّمْنِيْ لِرَمَضَانَ وَسَلِّمْ رَمَضَانَ لِيْ وَسَلِّمْهُ لِيْ مُتَقَبَّلاً
Allahumma Sallimnee Liramadaana Wa Sallim Ramadaana Lee Wa Sallimhu Mutaqabbala
“O Allah! Safeguard me for the Month of Ramadaan (by making me see the Month of Ramadaan healthy and fit so that I can take maximum benefit from it), and safeguard the Month of Ramadaan for me (by making the conditions in it such that I can take maximum benefit from it) and accept it from me.” ~ Kanzul-‘Ummal
Every Muslim should endeavor to memorize this dua and recite it in abundance in these few days before Ramadaan.
Rasulullah Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam would recite the following Du’a
when the moon of Rajab was sighted, in anticipation of Ramadaan
Reciting Abundant Durood Upon Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam
قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا أَنَسُ بْنُ مَالِكٍ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم : مَنْ صَلَّى عَلَىَّ صَلاَةً وَاحِدَةً صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ عَشْرَ صَلَوَاتٍ وَحُطَّتْ عَنْهُ عَشْرُ خَطِيئَاتٍ وَرُفِعَتْ لَهُ عَشْرُ دَرَجَاتٍ
Hazrat Anas bin Malik Radiyallahu Anhu narrated that Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said :
Whoever sends ‘one’ Salutation upon me, Allah Ta’ala will send ‘ten’ blessings upon him, ‘ten’ sins will be removed from him, his rank in Jannah shall rise by ‘ten’ ranks. ~
Sunan an-Nasa’i 1297
The Virtues and Blessings of Reciting Abundant Durood Upon Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam
عَنْ أَنَسٍ قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : أَكْثِرُوا الصَّلَاةَ عَلَيَّ يَوْمَ الْجُمُعَةِ وَلَيْلَةَ الْجُمُعَةِ ؛ فَمَنْ صَلَّى عَلَيَّ صَلَاةً صَلَّى الله عَلَيْهِ عَشْرًا
البيهقي وحسنه الألباني /1407
Hazrat Anas Radiyallahu Anhu narrated that Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said : Recite Durood on me in abundance on Fridays, for Durood is presented to me... Sunan Abi Dawud
The sudden demise of our respected Shaykh Mufti Ebrahim Desai Sahib (Rahmatullah alayh) is a great loss for us and for the Ummah . Not only was he a master in Fiqh and Hadith and a pioneer in the establishment of numerous Darul Iftaa’s across the globe, Mufti Ebrahim Desai Sahib (Rahmatullah alayh) was also a spiritual guide and spent decades assisting people in their personal journeys to Allah Ta’ala.
Mufti Sahib (Rahmatullah alayh) is finally at rest, and finally home with his beloved Allah Ta’ala and Rasulullah Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam. He prepared for this day decades ago. In preparation for this, he prepared his Iftaa students and Mureeds to serve the Ummah through Fiqh and Tasawwuf. Mufti Sahib (Rahmatullah alayh) built a foundation to continue serving the Ummah. Whilst hundreds were spiritually connected to Mufti Sahib (Rahmatullah alayh), until his sad demise, he had granted some of his students Ijaza in Tasawwuf in his lifetime.
Those who have ijāza in Tasawwuf from Mufti Ebrahim Desai Sahib (Rahmatullah alayh) are as follows:
Mufti Abrar Mirza (Chicago, USA)
Mufti Faraz Adam (Leicester, UK)
Mufti Abdul Azeem Khan (Texas, USA)
Mufti Yusuf Ibn Ya’qub (Virginia, USA)
The readers are encouraged to continue to benefit from all of Mufti Sahib (Rahmatullah alayh’s) students.