The Last 10 Days of Ramadan

Last Ten Days of Ramadan

Though the entire month of Ramadan is full of blessings and rewards, its last ten days hold a special status reflected in the recommendations and practices of the Beloved Messenger of Allah, Salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam, and his Noble Companions. The focus here is on the three major practices of the Beloved Prophet, Salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam, and his noble Companions during these days.

1. Praying in the last ten nights of Ramadan

Al-Bukhari and Muslim record from Hadrat ‘Aishah Radi Allahu anha that during the last ten days of Ramadan, the Messenger of Allah Salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam would wake his wives up during the night and then remain apart from them (that is, being busy in acts of worship). A narration in Muslim states: “He would strive [to do acts of worship during the last ten days of Ramadan more than he would at any other time.” Hadrat ‘Aishah Radi Allahu anha reported that with the start of the last ten days of Ramadan, the Beloved Prophet Salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam used to tighten his waist belt (i.e. work hard) and used to pray throughout the night, and also used to keep his family awake for their prayers. [Bukhari]

2. Performing I’tikaaf in the Masjid (seclusion in the Mosque)

I’tikaaf is the seclusion and staying in the mosque with the intention of becoming closer to Allah. This was the practise of the Beloved Prophet Salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam, during the last ten days of Ramadan especially. He would do it during other months as well.

Hadrat ‘Aishah Radi Allahu anha reported that the Beloved Prophet Salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam, used to practise I’tikaaf 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 Ramadhan” [Bukhari]

3. Seeking Laylatul-Qadr (the Night of Decree)

It is the greatest night of the year like the Day of ‘Arafah is the greatest day of the year. It is a night about which Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala revealed a full Surah, Surat al-Qadr [97:1-5] and the 3rd to the 6th verses of Surat ad-Dukhan [44:3-6]

It is the night when the Qur’an al kareem was revealed. It is the night when the Message (the Final and Seal of all messages) sent to Hadrat Muhammad, Salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam, started; It is the night when the light, that would illuminate mankind to the end of life, started. It is the night when every matter of ordainment is decreed. A person who misses Laylat al-Qadr is really a deprived person!

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One Response to The Last 10 Days of Ramadan

  1. Md.Owais Iqbal says:

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