Faizel Patel – 03/05/2021
As the world enters the last ten nights of the blessed month of Ramadan, esteemed Islamic scholar Ml Ebrahim Bham has shared some important advices for the last third of this auspicious month.
Ml Bham says the blessed night of Laylatul Qadr,which is better and more spiritually beneficial than a 1000 months, has to be searched for in the last 10 nights of Ramadan, which is upon us in South Africa from Monday evening.
“As such, we should increase our worship and devotion during this period.
Ml Bham shared some tips for the last 10 nights
Although the last 10 days of Ramadan might be tiring, let us try and stay focussed and renew your intentions. remember how great the blessings and spiritual rewards are on these 10 holy nights,
“With the start of the last ten days of Ramadan, the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wassalaam, used to tighten his waist belt (i.e. work harder) and used to pray the whole night, and used to keep his family awake for the prayers.” – [Bukhari]
” Whoever stands (in the voluntary night prayer of) Ramadan out of faith and in the hope of reward, his previous sins will be forgiven” – [Sunan an-Nasa’i]
Subhan Allah! Such immense rewards are to be gained during these blessed 10 nights. How can we afford to miss out on them?
If we feel we have not done enough in Ramadhaan, The last 10 nights are still our opportunity to make amends. Approach this time with commitment and positivity.
THE REWARDS OF FAJR AND ESHA WITH JAMAAT
There should be no comprise on performing Esha, taraweeh and Fajr with Jamaat.
“One who performs `Isha’ prayer in congregation, is as if he has performed Salat for half of the night, and one who performs the Fajr prayer in congregation, is as if he has performed Salat the whole night ” – Hadith- Muslim
What greater time, to perform Tahajjud
Tahajjud is the best Salaat after the Faraaidh( obligatory prayers)
Tahajjud was the practice of the pious before you. It is a means of gaining proximity to Allah Ta’ala, expiation for transgressions and a barrier from sins_ .” (Tirmidhi)
It is also the best time make Duaa.
The Dua made at tahajjud is like an arrow that does not miss its target.”_ — Imaam Ash Shafi (ra)
Strive to read 8 Rakaats, if not at least 2 rakaats.
Reconnect with the speech of Allah
We should try to recite as much Quran as we can. There is so much benefit to reciting and reflecting upon the Quran on normal days(10 rewards for every letter). Can we imagine how much more reward ,if we are fortunate enough to find Laylat-ul-Qadr.
No time wasting
We must make a firm intention that during these blessed 10 nights, we will cut out unnecessary and trivial issues and concentrate on Ibadaat.The less time we waste, the more time we have for ibadaat (worship)
Use as many of Ramadan’s last minutes to make plenty of Dua. Pour your heart out, asking from the One Who knows our needs and has full ability of fulfilling them. Don’t forget to ask for not only the big things (e.g. Paradise, job security, good family life) but even the smaller ones, as nothing is small for us.
“Let one of you ask his Lord for his needs, all of them, even for a shoestring when his breaks.” Hadith – Tirmidhī 3973
May Allah grant us the rewards of Laylatul Qadr