We have entered upon the final 10 nights of Ramadan. These final 10 days are the most significant and important days of the entire year. As mentioned in the Quran: “The Night of Qadr (Decree) is better than a thousand month” (Quran: 97:3).
What is Laylat-ul-Qadr?
It is believed that the first revelation of the Holy Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (saw) during the final 10 nights of Ramadan. The exact night of the revelation is not known, but it is most commonly believed to be on 27th night. This is called ‘Laylatul Qadr’ or the ‘Night of Power’.
Though it is commonly accepted amongst Islamic communities that Laylatul Qadr usually occurs on ‘odd nights’, it was told from the original messenger that Laylatul Qadr can come on ‘any’ of the last ten nights of Ramadan.
On this night, we are encouraged to increase in worship and good needs. Power up your donations and increase your charitable giving across the last ten nights and never miss Laylat ul Qadr again. We have shortlisted some advice on tips and pointers that you can follow to make the most out of the last 10 nights.
Follow these few steps to make the most of the last 10 days
1. Recite the Special Dua
Aisha (ra) reported: I asked: “O Messenger of Allah! If I realise Laylat-ul-Qadr, what should I supplicate in it?” He replied, “Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun, tuhibbul-‘afwa, fa’fu ‘anni” (O Allah, You are Most Forgiving, and You love forgiveness; so forgive me). [Tirmidhi]
2. Give Charity
The reward for any righteous act performed during this night is equivalent to that of having performed the same act for over 83 years. Donating a small amount regularly in the final 10 nights of Ramadan is a great practice (see below for details on how you can set this up). By doing so, you are guaranteed to hit Laylatul Qadr. Remember charity burns our sins as fire burns wood.
3. Ibaadah (Worship)
Make a big effort to increase all your religious activities for the last ten days, such as extra prayers and more dhikr.
4. Recite the Quran
You have a choice to recite any surahs from the Qur’an or probably may have heard in Taraweeh.
5. Time for Self-Reflection
This night is a night for reflection, so take time to evaluate yourself as a person. Identify all the things you feel you could change or better about yourself; be your own worst critic as none of us are perfect and there is always room for improvement.May Allah help you find this blissful Night of Power and reward you for your fasting, prayers and recitation of the Quran.Don’t miss out on reaping the rewards of Laylutal Qadr, schedule your donations with Goreeb & Yateem by clicking the button below. Send your Zakat, Fitra, Fidyah and Sadaqah donations with Goreeb & Yateem Trust Fund this year and ensure your generosity goes towards those who need it the most.