The first Ashra of Ramadan is denoted as “Mercy” (Rahmat) and 1st Ashra ki Dua helps collect the blessings, mercy, and grace of Allah Almighty. The first Ashra of Ramadan starts with the sighting of the crescent moon and lasts for ten days. In this Ashra, Allah Almighty grants Muslims special blessings, mercy, and grace. Following supplication for first 10 days of Ramadan (1st Ashra ki Dua) is prescribed to be recited during the first Ashra of Ramadan:
The dua for 1st Ashra (Pehla Ashra) of Ramdan
رَبِّ اغْفِرْ وَارْحَمْ وَأَنْتَ خَيْرُ الرَّاحِمِينَ
اے میرے رب! تو بخش اور رحم کر اور تو سب مہربانوں سے بہتر مہربانی کرنے والا ہے۔
O! My Allah, forgive and have mercy, and you are the best of the merciful. (Al-Mu’minun:118)
The word ‘Ashra’ means 10 days, and the holy month Ramadan is based on 30 days which is divided into three Ashras with specific names, features, and qualities respectively. These Ashras or stages of the holy month Ramadan is divided by Allah Almighty and told by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم). The Muslims fast in the month of Ramadan and there are specific prayers for fasting: (Roza rakhne ki dua), and (Roza kholne ki dua).
The holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) defined that Ramadan is the holy month carrying:
- first Ashra of mercy (pehla Ashra Rehmat)
Importance of Dua for Ashra in Ramadan
Besides the rewards attached, these Duas are the gifted opportunities to gain forgiveness, blessings, and the mercy of Allah Almighty. The significance of these Ashras of Ramadan is crystal clear with the description by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) who taught Muslims these worthy Duas.
Please recite/read this due most often especially after every Prayer/Namaz.