Enclosed are 30 beautiful Praises, for 30 precious days of Ramadan.
Plan ahead of Ramadan, by identify which option works for you.
The compilation aims to build on a simple, yet strong foundation; and over the days and weeks builds on depths of Praise and Glory.
Below are some options you may like to consider.
1 A DAY
LITTLE BUT REGULAR
This method is ideal for those who have small bursts of time for devotion, where a new Praise is introduced to you each day, over the course of Ramadan. We are reminded not to be disheartened, or to underestimate small but regular deeds. The Prophet ﷺ reminds us, “…and that the most beloved deed to Allah is the most regular and constant even if it were little.”
BUILD UP MOMENTUM
This method allows you to build up momentum through the course of Ramadan, leading up to the last 10 nights. The cumulative method is where each day you use a new praise and continue to use previous days. Thereby, slowly increasing the collection of your praises used, equipping you to optimise reward over the last 10 nights of Ramadan.
5 PRAISES PER SALAAH
This option encourages you to use 5 different Praises with each salaah, including Tahajjud, making a total of 30 Praises per day. For example, Praise #1 to #5 at Fajr, Praise #6 to #10 at Dhuhr etc. concluding with Tahajjud Prasie #25 to #30. This option allows all 30 Praises to be used in a single day. This option is split evenly and consistently over your day and night; throughout Ramadan and beyond, insha Allah.
Asking Allah through His Oneness (Tawhid)
Calling upon Allah through His Oneness is one of the most powerful ways to make du‘ā’. The grief-stricken Prophet, Yunus (‘alayhis-salām) cried out to his Lord:
لَا إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ أَنتَ سُبْحَـنَكَ إِنِّى كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّـلِمِينَ
The Prophet ﷺ said that no one supplicates with this du‘ā’ except that his supplication is accepted. And nobody supplicates with it except that Allah removes his difficulties. (Tirmidhī)
In this du‘ā’, Yunus (‘alayhis-salām) asked Allah through the following steps (known as tawassul in Arabic):
- Invoking the Oneness of Allah and affirming that no one deserves to be worshipped except Him.
- Declaring Allah’s absolute perfection and negating any faults from Him.
- Acknowledging one’s own wrongdoing.