The month of blessings Ramadan is divided into three stages (Ashras). Every Ashra of Ramadan has its particular significance associated with it. The second Ashra of Ramadan refers to the middle 10 days (11-20) of Ramadan. It is the time of forgiveness in which Muslims must seek forgiveness from Allah Almighty. With seeking forgiveness Muslims should also repent of all sins that they had done before.
The second Ashra of Ramadan is specific to seeking of forgiveness; therefore, in addition to seeking forgiveness throughout the month, a Muslim must also make sure that the second Ashra is specifically utilized for this purpose and in this Ashra all those deeds that invoke the Forgiving quality of Allah are undertaken.
The second Ashra or the middle of Ramadan is a time where the forgiveness of Allah (SWT) is at its peak, and this is the best time for asking about forgiveness for all the sins from Almighty Allah. Do make sure to not repeat the sins after you have done Tauba. Seek forgiveness as many times as possible, because Allah Almighty loves Tauba during this period and forgives the one who seeks his forgiveness. If you seek forgiveness from Allah (SWT) then also try to forgive all your beloved in these days as Allah Almighty loves Maghfirah.
Ramadan Dua for Day 11:
Translation: “O Allah, on this day, make me love goodness, and dislike corruption and disobedience, bar me from anger and the fire [of Hell], by Your help, O the helper of those who seeks help.”
Ramadan Dua for Day 12:
Translation: “O Allah, on this day, beautify me with covering and chastity, cover me with the clothes of contentment and chastity, let me adhere to justice and fairness, and keep me safe from all that I fear, by Your protection, O the protector of the frightened.”
Ramadan Dua for Day 13:
Translation: “O Allah, on this day, purifies me from un-cleanliness and dirt, make me patient over events that are decreed, grant me the ability to be pious, and keep company with the good, by Your help, O the beloved of the destitute.”
Ramadan Dua for Day 14:
Translation: “O Allah, on this day, do not condemn me for slips, make me decrease mistakes and errors, do not make me a target for afflictions and troubles, by Your honor, O the honor of the Muslims.”
Ramadan Dua for Day 15:
Translation: “O Allah, on this day, grants me the obedience of the humble expand my chest through the repentance of the humble, by Your security, O the shelter of the fearful.”
Ramadan Dua for Day 16:
Translation: “O Allah, on this day, grant me compatibility with the good, keep me away from patching up with the evil, lead me in it, by Your mercy, to the permanent abode, by Your Godship, O the God of the worlds.”
Ramadan Dua for Day 17:
Translation: “O Allah, on this day, guide me towards righteous actions, fulfill my needs and hopes, O One who does not need explanations nor questions, O One who knows what is in the chests of the (people of the) world. Bless Muhammad and his family, the Pure.”
Ramadan Dua for Day 18:
Translation: “O Allah, on this day, awaken me with the blessings of its early mornings, Illuminate my heart with the brightness of its rays, let every part of my body follow its effects, by Your light, O the illuminator of the hearts of those who know.”
Ramadan Dua for Day 19:
Translation: “O Allah, on this day, multiply for me its blessings, and ease my path towards its bounties, do not deprive me of the acceptance of its good deeds, O the Guide towards the clear truth.”
Ramadan Dua for Day 20:
Translation: “O Allah, on this day, open for me the doors of the heavens, and lock the doors of Hell from me, help me to recite the Qur’an, O the One who sends down tranquility into the hearts of believers.”
In short, seeking forgiveness is associated with the second Ashra of Ramadan and a Muslim must indulge in acts of virtues and after every act seek forgiveness from Allah Almighty for all the previous sins. May Allah (SWT) give us the strength to seek forgiveness in this Ramadan in abundant! Ameen