Dua before Ramadhan
The month of Ramadhan is fast approaching. Preparation should commence in earnest. Indeed every second of Ramadhan is precious and irretrievable.
Ubaadah bin Saamit Radhiyallahu Anhu reports, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam used to teach us these words (dua) when Ramadhan approached:
اَللَّهُمَّ سَلِّمْنِيْ لِرَمَضَانَ وَسَلِّمْ رَمَضَانَ لِيْ وَسَلِّمْهُ لِيْ مُتَقَبَّلاً
Allahumma Sallimnee Li Ramadhaan Wa Sallim Ramadhaana Lee Wa Sallimhu Lee Mutaqabbala
“O Allah! Safeguard me for the Month of Ramadhaan (by making me see the Month of Ramadhan healthy and fit), and safeguard the Month of Ramadhan for me (by making the conditions in it such that I can take maximum benefit from it) and accept it from me.” (Kanz-ul-ummal)