It is said that both Iftar and Sehr timings are one of the most blessed timings of Ramadan Karim. Apart from the daily five prayers, one has the privilege of reciting these two Duas or prayers which enhance the blessings shed upon the one who fasts. Prayers always bring one closer to God and at the time of keeping and breaking your fast, one must recite these two Duas respectively.
The Dua or prayer necessary to recite at the time of keeping your fast is a beautiful one which clearly proves that whatever one is doing, he or she is doing it to achieve the willingness of ALLAH. In order to obey his divine injunctions, one is keeping the fast and making sure that he follows all the rules that have been laid down for him in the form of worship. The translation of the Sehr dua goes as follows:
“I intend to keep the fast for the month of Ramadan”.
When the one who has kept a fast, woke up at the designated times, has not eaten all day long and indulged in all kinds of rightful activities which bring him Closer to ALLAH, there comes a time when the rozadar breaks his fast but, only with the will of ALLAH. The Iftari Dua is equally important and it is necessary to open or break your fast in the blissful manner by reciting the dua and its translation is as follows:
“O ALLAH! I fasted for You and I believe in You (and I put my trust in you) and I break my fast with your sustenance”.
There is very thin chance these days of not reciting the above mentioned duas as both the duas are very religiously recited on the television at the designated timings of Iftar and Sehr. However, if one is not in range of televisions or other source of informative device then the best idea is to make sure you have reminder alarms set up for this dua.
There are many applications now available in smart phones that help you remind these two duas along with many others during the month of Ramadan. Even if there is no available application in reach you can keep alarms for the Sehr and Iftar timings and keep a mind check so that you do not forget the recitation of both the important prayers at the time of Sehr and Iftar.
Best way of recitation of both the Ramadan Karim sehr and Iftar prayers is that you recite Durud Sharif before and after them. Durud Sharif helps gain more and more blessings and what more does one need in life especially in the month of Ramadan Karim. Enhance the daily recitation of prayers and duas all year long but especially in the holy month of Ramadan. It is also important that you recite as much Quran as possible as it is one of the greatest ways of gaining ALLAH’s will.
Enjoy the blessings of this month of Ramadan Karim and pray more and more. Make your daily routine of this month and focus on praying and ibadah as much as possible. Do not forget the health aspect of your life in the month of Ramadan and keep your mind and body healthy and fresh by keeping a good check on both of them too.