How to Spend the Last Ten Days of Ramadan

Here at Muslim Aid we know that the last ten days of Ramadan are considered the most important and the most beneficial days of the holy month of Ramadan. The main reason for this is that the much coveted, much anticipated, and much blessed Night of Power is thought to lie within the last 10 days. The exact date of Lailat-ul-Qadr is not known. All that is said is that it lies within the last 10 days of Ramadan. Therefore, these ten days provide Muslims with even more opportunities to seek repentance for sins, seek guidance, ask for health and prosperity and to attain Allah’s (swt) endless blessings.

Although all the days of Ramadan are full of blessings and rewards, it is especially in these last ten days that blessings are at their peak. The importance of these last ten days is reflected by the actions and practices of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). We should make an effort to spend the last tend days of Ramadan similarly.

A narration in Sahih 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.”

Aisha (ra) reports that the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) would tighten his waist belt (work harder) and used to pray all the night along with his family in the last ten nights of Ramadan.

Making I’tikaf

Aitekaf means seclusion and here it implies staying in the mosque and secluding oneself from any worldly activity. This time is spent in prayer and meditation. Making I’tikaf was a major practice of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in the month of Ramadan, which is why Muslims are encouraged to follow in his steps and make I’tikaf during Ramadan and devote themselves to the path of Allah (swt). In these ten last days of Ramadan, Muslims stay away from the worldly activities and only perform religious activities by staying in the mosque with other Muslim brothers. Visit our webpage and discover how you can make a donation today and change people’s lives right now!

Seek Out the Night of Powera Muslim girl with a lantern

“Look for the Night of Qadr in the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan” [Bukhari]

Last but not the least is the practice of seeking Lailat-ul-Qadr. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) told the Muslims to make extensive efforts in order to find the blessed Lailat-ul-Qadr, which is regarded as the greatest night of the year. Lailat-ul-Qadr is the night when the Quran was revealed and there is an entire Surah named Al-Qadr dedicated to it. That Surah was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) during Ramadan as well.

There are a volumes of material attesting to the importance of Lailat-ul-Qadr. Allah (swt) says in the Qur’an:

“Verily! We have sent it (this Qur’an) down in the Night of Decree (Lailat-ul-Qadr). And what will make you know what the Night of Decree is? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. Therein descend the angels and the Rooh (ie. Jibreel [Gabriel]) by Allah’s Permission with all Decrees, Peace! until the appearance of dawn.” [97:1-5]

Make a Donation

There is more to Ramadan than obeying the commandments of Allah (SWT). The month also brings with it the opportunity to strengthen and improve the condition of the Muslim Ummah. By making a donation to charity or supporting an important relief aid campaign aimed at improving the lives of people living in poverty or to assist in helping Muslims who are the victims of conflict, Muslims can ensure that they capitalise on the message on Ramadan and make the last 10 days of this month productive both spiritually and materialistically.

Take a look around us and we will see the misery and suffering that has become all too common. A majority of the people of Syria are living as refugees in neighbour countries. And the people of Gaza are embroiled in bloody conflict that has claimed more than a hundred innocent lives. These are people displaced and damaged by war. They need assistance, medical, spiritual, and financial. Support our campaigns like our aid efforts for Syria or the Gaza Emergency Appeal. Lend a helping hand and do your part for the betterment of the Muslim Ummah.

As Muslims all over the world get ready to Eid festivities, they should look back upon this Ramadan as the month that changed them into good Muslims and even better human beings. Let’s make this the best Ramadan and not forget the best thing the last ten days of Ramadan bring once they are concluded. Eid-ul-Fitr! Happy Ramadan and Happy Eid-ul-Fitr to everyone from Muslim Aid!

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