O you who have believed, decreed for you is fasting as it was decreed for those before you that you may become righteous.

Qur’aan 2:138

The Intention for Fasting (Niyyah)

The intention’s place is the heart, not the lips. Neither the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam), nor any of his companions, ever pronounced the intention verbally. The intention to fast must be present before Fajr at the latest.

Du‘aa during Breaking the Fast

The Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) used to say this du’aa at the time of iftaar:

“ ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ وَابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوقُ وَثَبَتَ الأَجْرُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّه ”

Dhahabaz-zama’, wabtallat-il-‘urooq, wa thabat-al-ajru in shaa’ Allaah.”

(The thirst has gone, the veins are moist and the reward is confirmed, Allaah-willing.)

[Sunan Abee Daawood (2357) – graded authentic by Ibn Hajar & al-Albaanee]

A person may supplicate with any other good words along with the above. However, it is not correct to specify any particular du‘aa for iftaar that was not specified by the Prophet ﷺ.

Ramadan Advice in Brief

  • Read more Qur’aan and offer more units of prayer with reflection, humility and attentiveness.
  • Share and provide food for fasting people to gain a reward similar to theirs, especially the poor and needy.
  • Perform your five prayers on time in congregation to gain the reward and Allaah’s protection.
  • Do your best to attend the taraaweeh prayers.
  • Give plenty of charity.
  • Break your fast as soon as the sun sets — don’t delay.
  • Avoid overeating.
  • Cut down on food waste.
  • Maintain ties with family and relatives.
  • Safeguard your tongue from lying, cursing, backbiting and slander for they decrease the reward of fasting.
  • Learn about the rulings of fasting, salaah and zalaah and most importantly, about the correct ‘aqeedah.
  • Resolve important Islamic issues in your life.
  • Volunteer at the masjid.
  • Share the message of Islam with others.
  • Support the masjid campaign to build a mothers’/toddlers’ room and renovate the sisters’ section: LaunchGood.com/Auckland.



Fajr beginning time is Suhoor end time and Maghrib beginning time is iftaar (breaking fast) time. Actual begin and end date for Ramadaan will depend on moon sighting. Please check the website for announcements.