Now that we’re halfway through Ramadan, we’re entering the most significant part of the holy month.
These final 10 days, known as the Ashra of Nijaat, represent salvation. According to Islamic theology, the final ten days of Ramadan are the most important and form the cornerstone of our efforts to please Allah (SWT).
Not least because among them is Laylatul Qadr, also known as the Night of Power, the most blessed night of the year, during which we can gain an abundance of the virtues that elevate our character and help us grow spiritually.
The Night of Decree, or Laylatul Qadr, is a time of great mercy and favor from Allah (SWT) during Ramadan in which prayers are heard and sins are pardoned.
Therefore, we too feel compelled to devote more time to prayer in these final ten days, knowing that Allah (SWT) is always listening and ready to bestow upon us His most cherished bounties if we make an extra effort. Due to the emphasis on finding safety from the inferno of Purgatory, this time of the month has another name: the Days of Seeking Refuge.
The last ten days and nights are especially crucial because they mark a turning point in our journey to please Allah (SWT), and because Allah (SWT) offers immense mercy to His creation during this time.
Better than a thousand months of waiting, “The Night of Decree” (Qur’an, 97:3)
Did you know that performing any virtuous act on Laylatul Qadr is like performing the identical act for almost 83 years, and that the rewards for providing charity during Ramadan are doubled by 70?
Lalat al Qadar has special significance in Ramadan
Knowing that one of these days will fall on the night of Laylat al-Qadr, Muslims around the world increase their generosity and spiritual fervor during these days and nights, praying and reading the Quran in the hopes of reaping especially great spiritual blessings.
Anyone who prays during Laylat al-Qadr with sincerity and expectation of reward will have their sins forgiven, as declared by the Prophet.
Knowing this, it makes sense to make an extra effort to donate to good causes over the final ten days of the year.
Your generosity, no matter how modest, is always appreciated. You may sponsor an orphan, provide money, feed the hungry, provide clean water to the impoverished, or make a yearly commitment to charity. Whatever it is, if you do it with a good heart and a sincere desire to help people, you will succeed in the name of Allah (SWT).
To read our article about “How to make the most of the last 10 Ramadan nights” click here.