Dua For Starting and Ending Fast

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Q: assalam O alaikum…when keeping a nafil fast, what is the dua to recite when commencing and ending the fast?

A: Wa alaikum As Salaam,

While commencing the fast, one can say: ‘Nawaitu Sawma Ghadin Lillahi Ta’ala’ ‘I intend to fast for this coming day for the sake of Allah’

While ending the fast, one can say: ‘Allahumma laka sumtu wa ala rizqika aftartu’ ‘O Allah! I have fasted for your sake and with your sustenance do I break my fast’

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.


This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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