Supplication in Ramadan: Tafsir ibn Kathir

In part of his explanation of surah al-Qadr, al-Haafidh ibn Kathir mentioned the following:

والمستحب الإكثار من الدعاء في جميع الأوقات ، وفي شهر رمضان أكثر ، وفي العشر الأخير منه ، ثم في أوتاره أكثر . والمستحب أن يكثر من هذا الدعاء : ” اللهم ، إنك عفو تحب العفو ، فاعف عني ” ; لما رواه الإمام أحمد : حدثنا يزيد – هو ابن هارون – ، حدثنا الجريري – وهو سعيد بن إياس – ، عن عبد الله بن بريدة ، أن عائشة قالت : يا رسول الله ، إن وافقت ليلة القدر فما أدعو ؟ قال : ” قولي : اللهم إنك عفو تحب العفو ، فاعف عني ” .ـ

It is encouraged to engage in an abundance of supplication during all times, and to increase beyond that during the month of Ramadan, and then to increase therein during its last ten days, and then to increase even further in the odd-numbered ones.

And it is encouraged to be prolific in making the following supplication:

 اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي

Allaahumma innaka ‘Afuwwun

tuhibbu’l-‘afwa

f’afu ‘anee

O Allah, Indeed You are Pardoning and love pardoning, so pardon me!

This is in accordance with what Imam Ahmad narrated … that ‘Aa’ishah said, “O Messenger of Allah, what should I say in my supplication if I come upon Laylah al-Qadr?” He replied, “Say:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي

Allaahumma innaka ‘Afuwwun tuhibbu’l-‘afwa f’afu ‘anee

O Allah, Indeed You are Pardoning and love pardoning, so pardon me!

[Tafsir ibn Kathir 8/452]

See also: The Relationship between Supplication and Fasting: Tafsir ibn Kathir

See also: The date of Laylatu’l-Qadr being unknown – “Perhaps that is better for you”: Ibn Kathir

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For a detailed discussion of the ayaat of fasting, please visit sheikh ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Sa’di’s explanation of them here.

See also: “When My slaves ask you about Me, Indeed I am near”: Tafsir al-Sa’di

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2 thoughts on “Supplication in Ramadan: Tafsir ibn Kathir

  1. Pingback: The Relationship between Supplication and Fasting: Tafsir ibn Kathir | Tulayhah

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