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What’s the importance of the last days of Ramadan

A few days, and we’re welcoming the last days of Ramadan. As we head into those graceful days, Muslim people worldwide increase their worship deeds, whether prayer or charity out of a belief that rewards are multiplied in those days.

For their immense importance for mankind, a hadith of prophet mohammed described the days in the last third  of Ramadan as salvation from fire

The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “The earliest time of prayer is what pleases Allah, the midtime is for the mercy of Allah and the latest time is what Allah pardons.”

In this article, we delve into the profound importance of the last days of Ramadan, exploring the unique opportunities for spiritual growth, forgiveness, and connection.

Why are the last ten nights important?

The last tens of Ramadan hold great significance as one of the hadiths of the prophet mohammed assumes that the Quran was revealed on one of its nights., known as Laylat al-Qadr or the night of decree.

‘Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to observe I’tikaf in the last ten days of Ramadan and say, “Seek Lailat-ul-Qadr (Night of Decree) on the odd nights out of the last ten nights of Ramadan.” [Al-Bukhari].

While no authentic hadith bluntly mentions the exact date of this night, many Muslim scholars claim it to be on the 27th.

As Muslims, we must worship Allah on all nights of the year, however, we increase glorifying Allah in the last ten days of Ramadan due to Laylat al-Qadr. The reason? there are i numerous hadith and verses describing the significance of this night and why Allah distinguished it among all nights.

The story behind Laylat al-Qadr  

According to Islamic theology, Allah sent Jabril to reveal the Quran to his prophet mohammed on a distinct night. It’s “It’s called ‘Qadr’ because Allah dictates the fate of the person for the next year on this night” says Sheikh Al-Azhari.

Allah described this night in surah al Qadar, saying it’s equivalent to 1000 months.

The Night of the decree is better than a thousand months. That night the angels and the ˹holy˺ spirit descend, by the permission of their Lord, for every ˹decreed˺ matter. It is all peace until the break of dawn.

Also, in surah al Dukhan, there is another description for this night in the first verses, as Allah said:

Indeed, We sent it down on a blessed night, for We always warn against evil˺.

Tips to make the most of the night of Laylat al-Qadr

For the immense significance of  Laylat al-Qadr, many Muslims increase their great deeds to grow closer to Allah and seek paradise, in this article, we give you some tips on how to make the best out of this night.

1. Increasing prayers and reciting the Quran

.While Muslims are encouraged to intensify their prayers, including Qiamallil during the holy month of Ramadan, the rewards for doing so are maximized in the last days as Increasing prayers and reciting the holy book of the Quran are among the beautiful acts of worship Muslims can do to grow closer to Allah and seek laylat al Qadar.

A hadith explains the beauty of Laylat al-Qadr and how it offers an opportunity for forgiveness for those seeking salvation.

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Whosoever performs Qiyam during Lailat-ul-Qadr (Night of Decree), with Faith and being hopeful of Allah’s reward, will have his former sins forgiven.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

2. Make the best dua

The nights of the last ten days of Ramadan offer a great opportunity for those seeking forgiveness from Allah as Muslims believe that Allah is most merciful and accepting of repent during this period of the year. Even the prophet Mohammed taught us to seek dua as explained in this hadith below.

‘A’isha (RAA) narrated, ‘I asked the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) ‘O Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), if I know what night the night of Qadr is, what should I say during it?’ He said, “Say:

O Allah, You are the Pardoner and You love to pardon, so pardon me.” Related by the five Imams except for Abu Dawud. At-Tirmidhi and Al-Hakim reported it as Sahih.

3. Performing i’tikaf

Performing i’tikaf during the last ten days of Ramadan is a deeply spiritual act observed by many devout Muslims seeking to draw closer to Allah and engage in intensive worship and reflection.  During this period of seclusion in the mosque, Muslims disconnect from the distractions of the world to focus solely on their relationship with the Allah. It is a time for increased prayer, recitation of the Quran, and seeking forgiveness for past transgressions.

 By immersing themselves in prayer and contemplation, those observing i’tikaf strive to attain spiritual purification, deepen their connection with Allah, and gain a heightened sense of inner peace and tranquillity.

4. Giving sadaqah/ charity

Giving Sadaqa is among the good deeds that drive Muslims to transcend worldly indulgences and seek purification from Allah. Allah said in the Quran:

Take from their wealth ˹O Prophet˺ charity to purify and bless them, and pray for them—surely your prayer is a source of comfort for them. And Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (at-tawbah/103).

While Muslims are encouraged to pay sadaqah during the year, many Muslims love to multiply their share of charity during the last ten days of Ramadan, believing that they’d grow closer to Allah through this noble act of worship.

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