Introduction

Really! The time flies in Ramadan. As we are in the last 10 days of Ramadan, reaching the end of the month. Ramadan is an entirely prominent time in Islam, although, the last 10 days are very precious because they include laylat-al-Qadr.

Indeed, ˹it is˺ We ˹Who˺ sent this ˹Quran˺ down on the Night of Glory. And what will make you realize what the Night of Glory is? The Night of Glory is better than a thousand months. That night the angels and the ˹holy˺ spirit1 descend, by the permission of their Lord, for every ˹decreed˺ matter. It is all peace until the break of dawn.

Surah al Qadr

What is laylat- al- Qadr?

Laylat-al-Qadr is also known as the night of power and is considered to be the Islamic calendar’s Holiest and sacred eve. It takes place in the last ten days of the blessed month of Ramadan. although the exact date is unidentified.

It has also the meaning of the night during which destinies are decided which Allah shows great mercy to his creation and the night in which one’s fate is decreed. It is also believed it is the night in which Qur’an was first revealed to the prophet Mohamed (peace be upon him).

According to the Islamic religion, Laylat Al-Qadr is the night when the gates of heaven are wide open and Allah will listen to the lucky ones who faithfully dedicate their time, mind, and soul to fully worship Allah for their goodness in this life and hereafter.

Luckily in Islam regarding worshiping Allah. it doesn’t matter where you live or how much money you have Allah listens and sends his mercies to those who are faithful and honest. All you need to do is raise your hand and ask Allah while believing in answering your prayers. In your heart, you have to believe know nobody can take away anything Allah has meant for you or give you anything Allah has denied you

When My servants ask you ˹O Prophet˺ about Me: I am truly near. I respond to one’s prayer when they call upon Me. So let them respond ˹with obedience˺ to Me and believe in Me, perhaps they will be guided ˹to the Right Way˺.

Surah Al-baqarah; 186

When and how long is Laylat Al-Qadr?

As we already know the exact time of Laylat Al- Qadr is unknown, we are advised to observe it in Ramadan’s 10 final days. And we are urged to look for it on the odd nights of the last ten days (e.g. the 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27, or 29th night). However, it is typically thought to take place on the 27th night. It lasts until al fajr call for prayer. This night is better than a thousand months of our life, and worshiping on that one night is better than 84 years of our worship.

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) used to practice I`tikaf in the last ten nights of Ramadan and used to say, “Look for the Night of Qadr in the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan.”

Narrated `Aisha

What Muslims should do on Laylat- Al-Qadr?

1-Praying the night (Qiyam, night prayer)

Our beloved Prophet Mohamed peace be upon him used to stay up all night praying and worshipping Allah. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Whoever stands (in prayer) in Lailatul Qadr out of Iman (faith) and seeking reward then his previous sins are forgiven” (Bukhari). So, you have to exert yourself greatly in worship during Laylat- Al – Qadr.

2- Making supplications (Dua’)

Sincerely praying for forgiveness, ask whatever you want from Allah almighty. Perform Dhikr (the remembrance of Allah). When Lady Aisha (may Allah be well pleased with her) asked the Prophet (peace be upon him) “O Messenger of Allah if it is Laylatul Qadr, then what should I supplicate with?” he replied with the famous dua: “Allahumma, innaka Afuwwun Karimun, tuḥibbu al-afwa fa ‘afu anna”

3- Reciting the Qur’an

Ramadan is known as the month of the Qur’an. The pious and righteous used to recite, memorize and understand the meaning of the Holy Qur’an during the blessed month.  The holy Qur’an is Allah’s words to humanity and the guide for our life and hereafter.

With the start of the last ten days of Ramadan, the Prophet (ﷺ) used to tighten his waist belt (i.e. work hard) and used to pray all the night, and used to keep his family awake for the prayers.

Narrated Aisha

4– Performing i’tikaf

We are seeking salvation from our all sins during this Holy month. seclusion (i’tikaf) is preferably in the last ten days of Ramadan when Muslims focus on worshiping Allah and refrain from engaging in any materialistic affair in life. It is the time to stand lonely with yourself to show your vulnerability to Allah, to be closer to Allah. I find seclusion (i’tikaf) is one of the most spiritual feeds for our souls. This seclusion usually takes place at the mosque. To keep yourself away from distractions or you can do it at home if possible.  

5- giving charity (Sadaqah)

With every little good deed, we could do in the last ten days, we could gain multiple rewards. Try to donate money and give generously for Allah’s sake.  The Prophet (SAW) said, “Sadaqah extinguishes sin as water extinguishes fire,”

He also said that Allah offers relief on the Day of Judgement for those who give sadaqah: “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be their charity,”

Conclusion

Ramadan is a month of spiritual cleansing and purification for Muslims in which we try to increase our worship, good deeds, and acts of charity. The last ten days and nights hold even more significance as Allah shows great mercy to us. For Muslims, it is a glorious night in which angels ascend while others descend. May Allah bless us all with an accepted Laylatl Al- Qadr! Ameen

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