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Seeking Laylatul Qadr

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We are now entering the last 10 days of Ramadan and we should be all focused on seeking Laylatul Qadr.

Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) is described in the Quran as, ''The night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is better than a thousand months (i.e. worshipping Allah in that night is better than worshipping Him a thousand months, i.e. 83 years and 4 months).'' [Al-Qadr 97:3]

{ لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ خَيْرٌ مِّنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ}
القدر:3

Transliteration: Laylatu alqadri khayrun min alfi shahrin

Any action done on this night such as reciting the Quran, remembering Allah, etc. is better than acting for one thousand months.

Although we've increased our worship to Allah so far this month, now we're entering the final stretch and it's imperative that our worship level is at the highest it's ever been. As Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:
''The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) used to strive more in worship during the last ten days than he strove in any other night.''

«كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يجتهد في العشر الأواخر ، ما لا يجتهد في غيره»
رواه مسلم


So if you haven't already planned your last ten days and have the sincerity and determination to free yourself from the hellfire, here are a few reminders to include in your schedule:

- Concentrate more on prayers and worship on the last ten nights of Ramadan than the first twenty nights.

- Persuade your family members to keep themselves awake for prayer and worship in the last ten nights of Ramadan.

- Itikaf: It was a practice of the Prophet (peace be upon him) to spend the last ten days and nights of Ramadan in the masjid for seclusion to increase in worship.

- Make long, sincere and deep Duas, especially this one: - Aisha, (May Allah be pleased with her), said: I asked the Messenger of Allah: 'O Messenger of Allah, if I know what night is the night of Qadr, what should I say during it?' He said: 'Say: O Allah, You are pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me.' " [Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and At-Tirmizi]

« قلت يا رسول الله أرأيت إن علمت أي ليلة ليلة القدر ما أقول فيها قال قولي اللهم إنك عفو كريم تحب العفو فاعف عني»
رواه الإمام أحمد والترمذي وابن ماجه

The transliteration of this Dua is: "Allahumma innaka 'afuwwun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'annee"

- Get your sins wiped out: Abu Huraira narrated that the Messenger said: Whoever stands (in prayer) in Laylatul Qadr while nourishing his faith with self-evaluation, expecting reward from Allah, will have all of his previous sins forgiven. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

«من قام ليلة القدر إيمانا واحتسابا ، غفر له ما تقدم من ذنبه»
رواه البخاري ومسلم

- Be Generous: Al-Nawawi says: "Generosity and open-handedness are strongly encouraged in Ramadan, especially during the last ten nights. By doing so, we emulate the example of Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) as well as that of our Pious Predecessors..."

Let's encourage each other to not waste any time and work hard these last ten days. Insha'Allah we see the fruits of our labour and are joyous on the Day of Judgement, happily forever abiding in Paradise.


Wa-Thak'ker (And Remind)
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