The month of Ramadan is a blessed month, during which the Qur’an was revealed. The du’a in Ramadan is therefore a blessed du’a. The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, told us:
“When Ramadan comes, the Doors of Mercy are opened, and the Doors of Hell are closed, and the Shayatin are chained up.” (Recorded in al-Bukhari)
We can infer from this that any du’a made during Ramadan has a greater chance of being accepted.
During Ramadan we also find the blessed night, the Night of Decree, during which the angels descend down to earth with the angel Jibreel, and the earth is covered in peace and security until the break of dawn. With the doors of Paradise open, and during this most blessed of nights, the believer is encouraged to turn to Allah and ask Him for their needs in this world and the next.
Allah tells us:
“We have revealed it (the Qur’an) on the Night of Decree. And what will make you know what the Night of Decree is? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels come down, and the Ruh (Jibreel), by Allah’s Permission with all Decrees. (All that night), there is peace until the appearance of dawn.” (Surah al-Qadr)
Aishah, may Allah be pleased with her, narrated that she asked the Prophet, peace be upon him, ‘O Messenger of Allah! What du’a should I make during Laylat al-Qdr (the Night of Decree)?’ He answered:
“Say: ‘O Allah! You are Forgiving, and love to forgive, so forgive me! (Allahumma innaka affawun tuhibbul afwa fa fu annee” (Recorded in al-Tirmidhi)