We are now entering the final days and nights of this blessed month of Ramadan.
Among these last few nights is Laylatul Qadr, the night in which the Qur’an was revealed. Laylatul Qadr is also a night that is greater than a 1,000 months in its blessing and reward.
(Surah Qadr: Verse 3)
As you already know this night is very special and we should all do our best to maximize this amazing opportunity.
Here are 4 ways you can take advantage of these nights and reap the reward:
(1) Make Plenty of Dua to Allah
Allah tells us in the Qur’an that He will respond to our dua.
“Call upon me; I will respond to you.” (Chapter 40, Verse 60)Holy Qur'an
If our Lord has promised us that He will respond to our dua, then we should strive to make as much dua as we can!
The Companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) made it a habit to regularly make dua to Allah. They would make dua for even the smallest things.
Best dua of the last 10 nights: اَللَّهُمَّ اِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ ، تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
Aisha reported: I asked: “O Messenger of Allah! If I realize Lailat-ul-Qadr (Night of Decree), what should I supplicate in it?” He replied, “You should supplicate: O Allah, You are Most Forgiving, and You love forgiveness; so forgive me.” [At-Tirmidhi].
(2) Increase Your Time with the Holy Qur’an
Unfortunately for many of us our relationship with the Qur’an is not as strong as we would like it to be. However, these last few nights of Ramadan are an opportunity to make a change.
There are many ways to immerse yourself with the Qur’an during these last few days. You can recite the Qur’an, read the tafsir (explanation of the meaning), and take part in the Taraweeh and Qiyam prayers at the masjid.
With the current pandemic and mosques around the world being impacted with closures or limited capacity, you can always pray Taraweeh & Qiyam in your own home.
(3) Show Exemplary Character
The Prophet said: “Nothing will be heavier on the Day of Resurrection in the Scale of the believer than good manners. Allah hates one who utters foul or coarse language.” [At- Tirmidhi].
We must aim to be the best in character during these blessed nights and continue to do so for the rest of the year. We must not argue, swear, backbite, slander or gossip.
(4) Spend in Charity
Performing worship on Laylatul Qadr is equal to worshiping Allah for 1,000 months (83 years).
Now imagine if you donated on Laylatul Qadr?
Imagine getting the reward of donating the same amount of money every day for 1,000 months in a row?
How great would your reward with Allah be?
As you may already know, the month of Ramadan is when we receive a large percentage of our annual revenue.
If you are interested in supporting Masjid ar-Rahmah then please visit our donate page to support our work.
The uncertainty about which night Lailatul Qadr falls on creates within our psychology a yearning to seek out this unique opportunity in order to come closer to Allah.
That yearning brings about several positive spiritual emotions: awe, reverence, wonder, anticipation, eagerness, excitement, hope, and longing, all of which are encompassed in the eagerness to please Allah.
herefore, a smart Muslim may want to perform similar worship on each of the last 10 nights. This method will guarantee you’ll catch Laylatul Qadr.
- Make plenty of dua
- Spend more time with the Qur’an
- Show good character when interacting with others
- Give in charity
May Allah accept our good deeds and enable us to witness Laylatul Qadr.