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Archive for the day “October 15, 2006”

What to do in the Last Ten Days of Ramadan?

Courtesy of: meccaone.org

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

We can provide some useful advice on how one could spend the last ten days of Ramadan, especially as these days are very special in the life of every Muslim. In fact, every day is special for Muslim, as long as he is always mindful of Allah in all what he does; every day Muslim gets increased in piety and draws closer to Almighty Allah. But these days of Ramadan are highly special in the sense of their falling in one of the most blessed months of the year; the month of Ramadan, the month of the Qur’anic revelation. May Allah Almighty help us get closer to Him in this month and may strengthen our faith in Him in a way that Satan will not be able to drive us away from His Path, Ameen.

Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) is described in the Qur’an as, {better than a thousand months}. [Surah Al-Qadr: 3] Any action done on this night such as reciting the Qur’an, remembering Allah, etc. is better than acting for one thousand months which do not contain the night of Qadr.

Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) used to exert himself in devotion during the last ten nights to a greater extent than at any other time.

The Prophet (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever prays during the night of Qadr with faith and hoping for its reward will have all of his previous sins forgiven.”
[Sahih al-Bukhari and Muslim on the authority of Abu Hurairah].

Here are some tips of things we can do on the Night of Power and the time before and after it: Read more…

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