Lailatul Qadr and Last 10 Days of Ramadan
The month of Ramadan is a beautiful and precious gift of Allah ﷻ for Muslims. In this month Allah ﷻ showers His countless blessings and rewards. It is said that if a person can see the blessings of Allah ﷻ in the month of Ramadan for who fasting, he will wish Ramadan will remain for the whole year and they will avail these round the year. There is no doubt that every single day of Ramadan is precious but LailatulQadr and Last 10 Days of Ramadan are amazing because it has one night which is better than 1000 months and that night is called Lailatul Qadr.
The Mercy of Allah ﷻ in this month is on high level. He forgives and grants freedom to thousands of people in Hell (جہنم) every single day of the week except Friday. And on Friday He does releases the people from hell which is equal to the total of 6 days and this process of forgiveness continue till the end of this month.
Due to the importance of these last 10 days, Muslim around the world makes special arrangements for LailatulQadr and Last 10 Days of Ramadan. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ do more Ibadah in the last 10 days of Ramadan as said by Hazrat Aisha رضی اللہ عنہا
In the light of the above Hadiths of Holy Prophet ﷺ the importance of last 10 days of Ramadan is very clear. Here I will try to write more word about the last 10 days of Ramadan.
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It is a type of isolation where a Muslim can solely worship Allah ﷻ. Doing Itikaf in the last 10 days of Ramadan is Sunnat (Al Muaqidah).
Motakif starts Itikaf before the Iftar of 19th day of Ramadan till the moon for Eid (Shawal) is sighted.
For Men, it is compulsory to do Itikaf in the Masjid. Women can also do Itikaf in Masjid if there are facilities available for them otherwise it is better for them to do Itikaf in some corner of their houses where there is no disturbance for them.
Here I will share some more Hadiths of Holy Prophet ﷺ.
Laila-tul-Qadr is the most sacred night in the Islamic calendar. Allah ﷻ revealed Qur’an in this month. Allah ﷻ said in the Qur’an that his night is better than 1000 months. For example, if you will pray once in this night, that’s mean you prayed more than 1000 times. Allah knows the exact reward. But the important thing is that the exact date of this night is unknown, but it occurs on one of Ramadan’s last ten odd nights (21, 23, 25, 27, or 29). That’s why we were advised to search for this night.
There are some signs that are available in different books.
- A peaceful night with moderate temperatures
- No shooting stars
- The moon shines without rays
- The sun will appear as a disk with no light coming out of it when it rises.
Recite this dua in Lailatul Qadr as much as possible.
اَللَّهُمَّ اِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ ، تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
O Allah You are The One Who forgives greatly and loves to forgive, so forgive me
Ibn Majah: 3850, At-Tirmidhi: 3513
Here I will share some Qur’ani Ayats and Hadiths
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Zakat al Fitr
It is also termed as Fitra or Fitrana. It is obligatory for Muslims before the day of Eid or Eid Al Fitr Prayer. According to Islamic Scholar, it can be paid any day of Ramadan but normally people pay in the last days of Ramadan or on the day of Eid when Imam reminds them before the Eid Prayer.
Islam always remembers those who cannot have enough money to feed their families or can provide a good life for their families. Islam always gives importance to the Muslims who are financially strong to take care of those who are financially weak, in the name of Zakat, Zakat-ul-Fitr, Charity, Hadiya, Sadaqa, etc. This is the beauty of Islam.
Zakat ul Fitr is different from the Zakat that is obligatory on wealthy Muslims annually. Zakat ul Fitr is the compensation for the mistakes that we did in the month of Ramadan during prayers and fasting.
It is compulsory for every individual whether is man, women, child, young, old, healthy or sick. Head of the family is responsible to pay on the behalf of each his dependent.
Fitrana for 2019 has been set at Rs.100 per head in Pakistan accordance with the price of 2.25kg of wheat. Muslims can pay according to the price of barley, dates, raisins, and cheese which is Rs.400, Rs.1600, Rs.1920 and Rs.2940 per head respectively. Fitrana as per the price of oats will be Rs.240.
May Allah accept our good deeds in the holy month of Ramadan and give us the strength and opportunity to avail his blessings in the LailatulQadr and Last 10 Days of Ramadan. Ameen
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Note: All translations for Quranic Verses and Hadiths are taken from Islam360.