Ramadan has been considered as the most important an holy month of the year in which the healthy Muslims do fasting from dawn to desk. Muslims wait for this moth passionately. This month worth honoring as in this month Allah Almighty revealed the last holy book in the heart of beloved Prophet Muhammad P.B.U.H. The holy Quran is the only complete book in this world that has information of all the things. It is not wrong to say that Quran covers all subjects and all parts of not just this world, but of complete universe. It is the source of Guidance for all humans and humanity.
Due to the Rehmat of Holy Quran Allah Almighty bestowed forgiveness an endless blessing in this month. The month is divided into three Ashrahs (each of 10 days). All three Ashrahs have their own importance. As per saying of Holy Prophet Muhammad P.B.U.H “the Ramadan is the month which begins with the mercy, its middle opens the door for forgiveness and the last part is the blessing for all that saves from the hellfire”
Here in this webpage, we have decided to collect the blessings by sharing Ramadan Kareem Ashrah’s and Jummah Mubarak Duas for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Ashrah with you. Recite the Duas and get close with Allah SubhantaAllah. There are separate prayers for all three Ashrahs. We will talk about the importance of all Ashrahs first.
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The Three Stages and Ashrahs of Ramadan
Ramadan is divided into three stages as it lasts for 29 to 30 days depending on the sighting of the new moon. The word Ashrah s derived from an Arabic word which means ‘ten’. So these Ashrahs are for ten days. First Ashrah starts from the 1st of Ramadan and goes till 10th of Ramadan. The second Ashrah gets to start from 11th Ramadan and remains till 20th Ramadan. And then the last Ashrah come that remains from 21st Ramadan to 29th or 30th Ramadan (depends on the crescent moon of Shawwal).
The month of Ramadan is full of blessings, no doubt Allah forgives the most in this holy month of Ramadan Allah opens his doors of Rehmat and Maghfirat not specifically for Muslims but for all Humans and Humanity.
The First Ashrah of Ramadan and Duas
The first Ashrah is the period of mercy, it reflects the Karam of Allah. Every Muslim must seek his mercy and blessings. It is the golden period and Holy Prophet PBUH recommended everyone to collect as much Rehmat as he can. There are many small Duas for oneself and for others. A common and most recommended dua is asking mercy for parents.
“Ay Allah have some mercy on my parents as they were merciful to me in my childhood”
Objectives of 1st Ashrah:
The objective of the month is not just about getting mercy from Allah but Allah asked everyone to have mercy on others. This Ashrah reminds us that Allah is so merciful so we should practice his Sunnah as well by giving charities and treating them (other fellows) well by controlling the temperament. This phase guides all to help others, whatever or wherever the help is required because Allah helps those who help themselves. It is the moral responsibility of every Muslims to practice the objectives of first Ashrah (of mercy).
- Help others
- Have mercy on others
- Give charity
Duas of 1st Ashrah
Here is some Duas that everyone should recite daily in the first Ashrah of Ramadan.
The Second Ashrah of Ramadan and Duas
The second Ashrah of Ramadan is the reflection of Forgiveness. After bestowing the mercy Allah Subhanatallah give opportunities to everyone to repent. Forgiveness is the option of asking Astaghfaar from all the sins that are got committed by the Muslims in the past life. This shows how merciful Allah is that he forgives all the previous sins and bad doings, not just this but also give this opportunity every year. In this phase, Muslims pray and ask God “Ya Allah forgive my all sins that I committed I life”
Objectives of the 2nd Ashrah
This is the best time in the whole year where forgiveness of Allah Almighty is at its peak. It is the common practice to ask forgiveness. Muslims offer prayers seeking forgiveness. It is recommended by Holy prophet PBUH and written in Quran as well to recite Astaghfaar as much as you can. But as Ramadan is the month of guidance, it teaches to forgive other fellows even if they do something wrong.
- Recite Astaghfaar
- Forgive others
- A promise to not repeat the sin again
Duas of 2nd Ashrah
The Duas that everyone should recite daily in the second Ashrah of Ramadan is as fellows. Have a look below and try to practice the following amals to gather as much forgiveness as you can in this holy month.
The Third Ashrah of Ramadan and Duas
The third and last ashrah of Ramadan starts from the 21st Ramadan and ends at 29th or 30th Ramadan depending on the moon sight. This Ashrah is known as the Ashrah e Nijat which means saving oneself from the fire of hell (jahanum) which is the place for sinners and kuffar. In this ashrah Allah bless the humans with multiple blessings he forgives, he put on mercy, he accepts repentance, he guides and he fulfills wishes the most.
The last ashrah has its own worth and is important than the other two ashrahs. In this ashrah, Allah subhanatallah revealed the holy Quran. This is the superior phase as Lailat Ul Qadar falls in this period.
What is Lailat-Ul-Qadar?
Lailat ul qadar is the night that is a thousand times better than the nights of hundred and thousands of months. the noble deeds and prayers Muslims make in these days- mother of all days- days of Lailat ul qadar, gets the maximum reward. This is the specialty of this phase.
Allah almighty talk about this night in his Holy Book, Quran as:
We sent it (Quran) down on a blessed Night. Verily, We are ever warning. Therein (in that Night) is decreed every matter of ordainment. Amran (i.e. a command or this Quran or His Decree of every matter) from Us. Verily, We are ever sending (the Messenger) (As) a Mercy from your Lord.” (Quran, 44: 3-6)
Practices of third Ashrah
The very common practice of third Ashrah is Aiteqaf. Muslim sits in a separate room or in masajid to maximize their Ibadat and seek repentance. They try to connect themselves with Allah Almighty and ask forgiveness from him. they recite Quran and try to learn from the verses of the Holy Quran. They try to learn and seek knowledge from Allah’s Book.
Objectives of third Ashrah
As it is the combination of all the blessings Allah grant in the whole month, so a Muslim should practice more mercy and he should seek forgiveness more and more. With all this, he should adopt a positive attitude towards other fellows to please the Allah almighty
- Sit in aiteqaf
- Recite the Quran more
- Seek forgiveness
- Learn from the Quran
- Please Allah
Duas of 3rd Ashrah
The special nawafil and tasbeeh of this ashrah are mentioned below. O practice these duas and stable a connection between you and your Allah SubhantaAllah.
Jummah Duas and Importance of Ramadan Jummahs
Jumah is the best day of the week, and in special phases, its importance reaches the top. We are talking about the special and most blessed month of Ramadan and here we have four blessed Friday in the month of Ramadan this year. we have many related quotes, hadith and holy verses that enlightens the significance of this day, Friday.
On Friday people gather in the congregation for prayers, before namaz Muslim listen to the Khutba which Imam of masjid delivers (in most cases). This prayer gets emphasized the most in the religion of Islam. It is recommended to do a good deed this day and seek forgiveness. It is said that the reward and punishment of good and bad deeds, respectively, become double.
Importance of Jummah
In chapter 9 Allah Subhanallah describes the importance of Friday as:
“O ye who believe! When the call is proclaimed to prayer on Friday (the Day of Assembly), hasten earnestly to the Remembrance of Allah, and leave off business (and trade): That is best for you if you only knew!” (Quran, 62:9).
This carries most of the blessing because of the fact Allah created Adam on Friday, he got entered in the Jannah (paradise) and then on the same day he was sent on earth.
If we continue talking about the importance and blessings of this day, one article will not be enough. Cutting the long story short, Friday is the most blessed day of the whole week so in order to observe it in right manner Muslim men and women should make proper arrangements and preparations. Such practices will make the day apart from the rest of the day of the week. It is a day of forgiveness, celebration, supplications and good deeds.
Duas of Jummah
To get all the blessings of Friday in a righteous way here we have added the best duas and doings for you. Have a look below!
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