First day of the month of Ramadhan

Dua by Imam Mohammad Taqi (AS) to be recited on the first day of the Holy month of Ramadhan

اللّهُمّ يَا مَنْ يَمْلِكُ التّدْبِيرَ
O Allah: O He Who controls the management of all affairs;
وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ،
and He has power over all things.
يَا مَنْ يَعْلَمُ خَائِنَةَ الأَعْيُنِ
O He Who knows the stealth of looks
وَمَا تُخْفِي الصّدُورُ وَتُجِنّ الضّمِيرُ
and that which breasts conceal and that which selves hide;
وَهُوَ اللّطِيفُ الخَبِيرُ.
and He is the Knower of subtleties, the Aware.
اللّهُمّ اجْعَلْنَا مِمّنْ نَوَى فَعَمِلَ،
O Allah: (please do) include us with those who intend and carried out their intentions;
وَلا تَجْعَلْنَا مِمّنْ شَقِيَ فَكَسِلَ،
and do not include us with those who are unhappy due to their laziness
وَلا مِمّنْ هُوَ عَلَى غَيْرِ عَمَلٍ يَتّكِلُ.
or with those who depend upon unreal hopes.
اللّهُمّ صَحّحْ أَبْدَانَنَا مِنَ العِلَلِ،
O Allah: (please do) cure our bodies from ailments
وَأَعِنَّا عَلَى مَا افْتَرَضْتَ عَلَيْنَا مِنَ العَمَلِ،
and help us carry out the deeds that You have made incumbent upon us to do
حَتَّى يَنْقَضِيَ عَنَّا شَهْرُكَ هذَا وَقَدْ أَدّيْنَا مَفْرُوضَكَ فِيهِ عَلَيْنَا.
so that when this month, which is Your month, elapses, we shall have carried out all the duties that You have made obligatory upon us to do.
اللّهُمّ أَعِنَّا عَلَى صِيَامِهِ،
O Allah: (please do) help us observe fasting in this month;
وَوَفّقْنَا لِقِيَامِهِ،
and guide us to practice the acts of worship (perfectly);
وَنَشّطْنَا فِيهِ لِلصّلاةِ،
and grant us vigor to offer prayers;
وَلا تَحْجُبْنَا مِنَ القِرَاءَةِ،
and do not preclude us from reciting (the Holy Qur’an);
وَسَهّلْ لَنَا فِيهِ إيتَاءَ الزّكَاةِ.
and make easy for us to give alms.
اللّهُمّ لا تُسَلّطْ عَلَيْنَا وَصَباً وَلا تَعَباً
O Allah: (please) do not inflict us with fatigue, tiredness,
وَلا سَقَماً وَلا عَطَباً.
ailment, or injury.
اللّهُمّ ارْزُقْنَا الإفْطَارَ مِنْ رِزْقِكَ الحَلالِ.
O Allah: (please do) grant us the food with which we break our fasting from Your sustenance that is legally gotten.
اللّهُمّ سَهّلْ لَنَا فِيهِ مَا قَسَمْتَهُ مِنْ رِزْقِكَ،
O Allah: (please do) make easy for us the gaining of Your sustenance that You decide for us;
وَيَسّرْ مَا قَدّرْتَهُ مِنْ أَمْرِكَ،
and facilitate for us Your act that You decide for us;
وَاجْعَلْهُ حَلالاً طَيّباً نَقِيّاً مِنَ الآثَامِ،
and make it pure, empty of sins,
خَالِصاً مِنَ الآصَارِ وَالأَجْرَامِ.
and free from offenses and flaws.
اللّهُمّ لا تُطْعِمْنَا إلاَّ طَيّباً غَيْرَ خَبِيثٍ وَلا حَرَامٍ،
O Allah: (please) do not feed us except the good that is neither bad nor forbidden;
وَاجْعَلْ رِزْقَكَ لَنَا حَلالاً لا يَشُوبُهُ دَنَسٌ وَلا أَسْقَامٌ،
and (please do) make the sustenance that You decide for us be legal, carrying neither filth nor diseases.
يَا مَنْ عِلْمُهُ بِالسّرّ كَعِلْمِهِ بِالإعْلانِ،
O He Who knows the secret in the same way as He knows the public;
يَا مُتَفَضّلاً عَلَى عِبَادِهِ بِالإحْسَانِ،
O He Who confers upon His servants with benevolence;
يَا مَنْ هُوَ عَلَى كُلّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ،
O He Who has power over all things
وَبِكُلّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ،
and has acquaintance with all things;
أَلْهِمْنَا ذِكْرَكَ،
(please do) bestow upon us with (ceaseless) reference to You;
وَجَنّبْنَا عُسْرَكَ،
and keep us away Your difficulty;
وَأَنِلْنَا يُسْرَكَ،
and make us obtain Your ease;
وَاهْدِنَا لِلرّشَادِ،
and guide us to the right path;
وَوَفّقْنَا لِلسّدَادِ،
and lead us to the righteousness;
وَاعْصِمْنَا مِنَ البَلايَا،
and protect us against misfortunes;
وَصُنَّا مِنَ الأَوْزَارِ وَالخَطَايَا،
and safeguard us against sins and faults.
يَا مَنْ لا يَغْفِرُ عَظِيمَ الذّنُوبِ غَيْرُهُ،
O He save Whom none forgives the grave sins
وَلا يَكْشِفُ السّوءَ إلاَّ هُوَ،
and He save Whom none can relieve from hardships;
يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ،
O the most Merciful of all those who show mercy
وَأَكْرَمَ الأَكْرَمِينَ،
and the most Generous of all those who show generosity;
صَلّ عَلَى مُحَمّدٍ وَأَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ الطّيّبِينَ،
(please do) send blessings upon Muhammad and his Household—the pure;
وَاجْعَلْ صِيَامَنَا مَقْبُولاً،
and decide our fasting as acceptable
وَبِالبِرّ وَالتّقْوَى مَوْصُولاً،
and as connected to piety and godliness.
وَكَذلِكَ فَاجْعَلْ سَعْيَنَا مَشْكُوراً،
And, similarly, (please do) decide our efforts as praiseworthy,
وَقِيَامَنَا مَبْرُوراً،
our acts of worship as admissible,
وَقُرْآنَنَا مَرْفُوعاً،
our reciting of the Qur’an as raised (to the heavens),
وَدُعَاءَنَا مَسْمُوعاً،
and our supplications as responded.
وَاهْدِنَا لِلْحُسْنَى،
And (please do) guide us to the most excellent way;
وَجَنّبْنَا العُسْرَى،
and save us from difficulties;
وَيَسّرْنَا لِلْيُسْرَى،
and facilitate for us the easy end;
وَأَعْلِ لَنَا الدّرَجَاتِ،
and elevate our ranks;
وَضَاعِفْ لَنَا الحَسَنَاتِ،
and double the rewards for our good deeds;
وَاقْبَلْ مِنَّا الصّوْمَ وَالصّلاةَ،
and accept our fasting and prayers;
وَاسْمَعْ مِنَّا الدّعَوَاتِ،
and react to our supplications;
وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا الخَطِيئَاتِ،
and forgive our sins;
وَتَجَاوَزْ عَنَّا السّيّئَاتِ،
And overlook our wrongdoings
وَاجْعَلْنَا مِنَ العَامِلِينَ الفَائِزِينَ،
and make us of the successful worshippers;
وَلا تَجْعَلْنَا مِنَ المَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلا الضَّالّينَ،
and do not include us with those who earn Your anger nor of those who go astray,
حَتَّى يَنْقَضِيَ شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ عَنَّا
so that when the month of Ramadhan elapses,
وَقَدْ قَبِلْتَ فِيهِ صِيَامَنَا وَقِيَامَنَا،
You shall have accepted our fasting and acts of worship,
وَزَكّيْتَ فِيهِ أَعْمَالَنَا،
blessed our deeds,
وَغَفَرْتَ فِيهِ ذُنُوبَنَا،
forgiven our sins,
وَأَجْزَلْتَ فِيهِ مِنْ كُلّ خَيْرٍ نَصِيبَنَا،
and doubled our shares from all good things.
فَإنّكَ الإلهُ المُجِيبُ،
Verily, You are the God Who responds,
وَالرّبّ القَرِيبُ،
the Lord Who is Nigh,
وَأَنْتَ بِكُلّ شَيْءٍ مُحِيطٌ.
and You encompass all things.
It is recommended to say the following supplication reported from Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (a.s) as is mentioned in the book of ‘al-Iqbal’:
اللّهُمّ رَبّ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ،
O Allah, the Lord of the month of Ramadhan,
مُنَزّلَ القُرْآنِ،
the Revealer of the Qur’an
هذَا شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ
This is the month of Ramadhan
الّذِي أَنْزَلْتَ فِيهِ القُرْآنَ
in which You revealed the Qur’an
وَأَنْزَلْتَ فِيهِ آيَاتٍ بَيّنَاتٍ مِنَ الهُدَى وَالفُرْقَانِ.
And revealed therein chapters of true guidance and distinction (between the right and the wrong).
اللّهُمّ ارْزُقْنَا صِيَامَهُ،
O Allah: make us observe fast in its days
وَأَعِنَّا عَلَى قِيَامِهِ.
and remain awake in its nights to pray.
اللّهُمّ سَلّمْهُ لَنَا،
O Allah: let it be peaceful for us,
وَسَلّمْنَا فِيهِ،
keep us in sound condition for it,
وَتَسَلّمْهُ مِنَّا فِي يُسْرٍ مِنْكَ وَمُعَافَاةٍ،
let it take upon itself the supervision of our affairs to give us ease and well-being
وَاجْعَلْ فِيمَا تَقْضِي وَتُقَدّرُ
and while taking decisions,
مِنَ الأَمْرِ المَحْتُومِ
From among Your inevitable decisions
وَفِيمَا تَفْرُقُ مِنَ الأَمْرِ الحَكِيمِ
And from among that which You decide from the wise affairs,
فِي لَيْلَةِ القَدْرِ
At the Grand Night
مِنَ القَضَاءِ الّذِي لا يُرَدّ وَلا يُبَدّلُ
From the act that is neither rejected nor altered,
أَنْ تَكْتُبَنِي مِنْ حُجَّاجِ بَيْتِكَ الحَرَامِ،
write my name in the list of those pilgrims of Your Sacred House
المَبْرُورِ حَجّهُمُ،
whose pilgrimage receives Your approval,
المَشْكُورِ سَعْيُهُمُ،
whose efforts are appreciated,
المَغْفُورِ ذُنُوبُهُمُ،
whose sins are forgiven,
المُكَفّرِ عَنْهُمْ سَيّئَاتُهُمْ،
whose wrongdoings are overlooked,
وَاجْعَلْ فِيمَا تَقْضِي وَتُقَدّرُ
and while making decisions and rendering possible things and events
أَنْ تُطِيلَ لِي فِي عُمْرِي،
make possible for me long life,
وَتُوَسّعَ عَلَيّ مِنَ الرّزْقِ الحَلالِ.
and enough lawful means of livelihood.