O Allah give me all the good that there is O Allah save me from all the evil that is there O Allah at the time of my death take me away as one of the highest believers O Allah put my soul in the place of the ‘Illiyeen’ among all the good souls O Allah when I wake up on the day of judgement, raise me amongst the Prophets, when they enter into Jannah do not separate me from them, and make me enter Jannah with the Prophets. O Allah I ask the same for all my loved ones, my family and friends.
When breaking the fast – Iftar اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّى لَكَ صُمْتُ وَبِكَ امنْتُ [وَعَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ] وَعَلَى رِزْقِكَ اَفْطَرْتُ
O Allah! I fasted for You and I believe in You [and I put my trust in You] and I break my fast with Your sustenance.
[“wa ‘alayka tawakkaltu” is quoted in some books of knowledge – but not all, hence it is in brackets]
Allahumma Inni laka sumtu wa bika amantu [wa alayka tawakkalto] wa ‘ala rizqika aftartu
When beginning the fast – Suhur (sehri) بِصَوْمِ غَدٍ نَوَيْتُ مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ
I intend to keep the fast for tomorrow in the month of Ramadan.
Bi-sawmi ghadin nawaytu min shahri ramadan
There is no special Du’aa to begin the fast. You can make the Niyyat in your own language e.g. O Allah I am fasting tomorrow for you. So make it easy for me and accept it from me. The du’aa provided here is an example.
Niyyat means the intention of heart and one eats sehri with the intention of fasting. Then eating sehri is tantamount to intention. There is no need of intention in words separately but if one reads the said du’aa in sehri then it is lawful and better. [Darul Ifta, Darul Uloom Deoband, India]