Every good deed you perform in Ramadan will be rewarded seventy times more. Infinite good fortune and rewards await for every Muslim during this month. There is even more to gain and be blessed by in the final 10 days and nights. We do not know if we will be blessed with another Ramadan, therefore we should make the most of this one. Here is how you should spend the last 10 days of Ramadan.
Significance of LAYLATUL QADR in the last 10 days of Ramadan
One of the holiest nights in the Islamic calendar is Laylatul Qadr, also known as the Night of Decree or the Night of Power. When the Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), it was one of the last 10 nights of the holy month of Ramadan. We also believe that our destinies were decided upon this night since Allah displays great mercy to His creation.
The Night of Decision is superior to a thousand months, as Allah proclaims in the Qur’an (97:3). If you do a good deed tonight, you’ll get the same reward as if you’d done it every day for a year! On Laylatul Qadr, a tenner given to charity will have the same effect as giving three hundred thousand pounds.
Calling For Laylatul Qadr
Although the exact date of Laylatul Qadr is unknown, it is generally accepted that it takes place on a non-consecutive night during the final week of Ramadan (e.g. the 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27 or 29th night). Seek it on the last 10 days, on the odd nights, as the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) instructed (Bukhari). Although the exact date of Laylatul Qadr varies from year to year, the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) would devote himself to extra worship on each of the final ten nights of the month to make sure we didn’t miss it.
“The Prophet (pbuh) would exert his best (in devotion) during the last ten days (of Ramadan) more than at previous times,” Lady A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) remarked. [Muslim]
PRAYER AND RECITAL OF THE HOLY QUR’AN MORE OFTEN
On these nights, it is desirable to pray for forgiveness, recite the Qur’an, send salawat (blessings upon the Prophet), and perform the optional (nafl) prayers.
During the last 10 days of Ramadan, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) would spend much of his time standing in prayer and asking for pardon. Whoever prays on Laylatul Qadr in trust and sincerity shall have all their past sins forgiven, said the Prophet (peace be upon him) (Hadith, Bukhari and Muslim).
Practice Exceptional Duaa
The end of Ramadan coincides with the spiritually significant time of Laylatul Qadr. Making as much dua as possible in these last days of Ramadan is crucial for maximizing the benefits of this holy month.
If it is Laylatul Qadr, O Messenger of Allah, what should I supplicate with? inquired Lady Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) to the Prophet (peace be upon him). Famously, he prayed, “O Allah, certainly You are Pardoning and Generous; You love to pardon, therefore pardon us” (Allahumma innaka Afuwwun Karimun, tu’ibbu al-afwa fa’afu anna).
During the last 10 days of Ramadan, many Muslims choose to go into seclusion (i’tikaf), where they devote themselves completely to worshipping Allah and withdraw from the world. For Muslims, Ramadan is a time to become closer to Allah through introspection, increased worship, and the study of religion. You can create a private sanctuary in which you can worship Allah.
Donate Every Year in the Last Days of Ramadan So You Never Forget!
During the last ten days of Ramadan, you can earn a multiplicity of benefits by helping the poor through acts of Sadaqah and Zakat. Giving Sadaqah or Zakat during Ramadan is rewarded 70 times over, while doing a good deed on Laylatul Qadr is rewarded as if it had been done every day for over 83 years. Thus you should maximize giving sadqah during the last days of Ramadan to reap the maximum Ajar from Allah (SWT).
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