The last ten nights of Ramadan are the most blessed, with one of odd nights being Laylat-ul-Qadr. That means we should try to step up our worship each of these last few nights. These nights are a wonderful time to role model behavior for your children, showcasing the importance of the evenings through your own worship.
One activity that we recommend is to introduce small duas to children, with the hopes that they will use them as constant reminders as they continue to grow. Each of the next five nights, focus on memorizing one of these duas as a family.
And, if you can, make dua for us as well :-)
1. Dua Before Going to Sleep
With sleep being an essential part of all of our daily routines, this dua is crucial to memorize. This dua should allow us to rejuvenate our faith in Allah and our conviction in His decree for us.
بِاسْمِكَ اللَّهُمَّ أَمُوتُوَأَحْيَا
2. Dua after Waking Up
Sleeping is a form a death, and therefore waking up is a blessing bestowed upon us from the Almighty. Expressing our gratitude to Allah for this great blessing is the best way we can begin our day.
الحَْمْدُاللهِ الَّذِي أَحْيَانَابَعْدَمَاأَمَاتَنَاوَإِلَيْهِ النُّشُور
3. Dua when Traveling in a Vehicle
By driving or riding in a vehicle, we take upon ourselves the risk of many different types of harm. Praising Allah for allowing us to control (to the best of our ability) the vehicle is one of the best ways to express our gratitude and refresh our faith in Him and His decree.
سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي سَخَّرَ لَنَا هَذَا، وَمَا كُنَّا لَهُ مُقْرِنِي وَإِنَّا إِلَى رَبِّنَا لمَُنْقَلِبُون
4. Dua to Ask for Good in this Life and the Next
Meaning exactly what it’s titled, this dua is a very powerful one. No matter what age, making this dua part of our routine can do wonders for us in this dunya and the Hereafter.
رَبَّنَآ ءَاتِنَا فِى ٱلدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِى ٱلأَْخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ
5. Dua for Thanking Parents
For all that we invest into our children, it feels nice to be noticed and thanked by them. Even better, it would mean the world to us if they remembered us with this dua.
رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَوْمَ يَقُومُ الحِْسَابُ