The 27th Night of Ramadan

By on August 4, 2013
Young Woman Praying

The 27th Night of Ramadan

Laylat al-Qadr is believed by the muslims to be the night when the Quran was first revealed.

Muslims often pray extra prayers on this day, particularly Tahajud. They awake, pray, and hope God will give them anything they may desire on this night. Mostly, they reciting the Quran.

Laylat Al Qadr is described in the Quran as, “better than a thousand months” (97:3). Any action done on this night such as reciting the Quran, performing Azkar, etc. is better than acting for one thousand months.

Aisha – may Allah be pleased with her – said: “Allah’s Messenger used to exert himself in devotion during the last ten nights to a greater extent than at any other time.” (Muslim). Allah’s peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet.

Many of us spend a good portion of our Ramadan nights with our hands raised in du`a’ (supplication).

How to take full advantage and benefit from this day :

The holy month is flying by and what better time to get closer to God than Ramadan? The last 10 days of Ramadan have been known to be the most blessed of the whole month where good deeds are multiplied and bad deeds are forgiven. Here are a few things you can do to take full advantage of the last 10 days of the holy month:

1- Get in high gear for the next 10 nights and days and renew your intentions (niya).

2- Ietikaf is to stay at mosque and to be away from world’s temptations, Try to convince a friend/ relative/ sibling to join you.

4- Pray Taraweeh and Tahajud
Aisha – may Allah be pleased with her – said: I asked the Messenger of Allah: ‘O Messenger of Allah, if I know what night is Laylat Al Qadr, what should I say during it?’ He said: “Oh Allah you are forgiving, generous and love to forgive, forgive us”

5. Recite the Quran as often as you can . The last ten days of Ramadan that are even more blessed than the rest of Ramadan. In it is a night that Quran tells us is better than 1000 months.

6- Strive to gain forgiveness by performing Dua’a and tasbeeh.

7- Give charity to the poor.

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