Laylatul Qadr - the one night of the year better than a thousand months, a night to dedicate to quality worship and subsequently reap the rewards of devoting yourself – it’s important to make the most of these last blessed days. Thought to offer the most imperative opportunity for worship during the outright best month of the year, here are our thoughts here at MBCO. on how to get the best out of the ten days preceding the famed Night of Decree:
Spend time at masjid
It’s a given for sure, but we all have commitments – be it to family, work or otherwise – which sometimes mean we don’t get to spend as much time at the mosque as we’d like. Make it a priority during the final ten days of Ramadan to maximise your hours spent at the masjid; this allows for the most pure and focused worship.
Recite the Quran and worship
On this very night, the Quran is said to have been revealed to the Prophet ﷺ; in the days and nights preceding Laylatul Qadr, recite from the Book of Allah and give worship – make profound du’a, for goodness, for mercy and for forgiveness – not just for yourself or your loved ones, but for those less fortunate too.
Whilst we should all reflect year-round, take the time during this period to really focus your energies inwards as well as outwards – your achievements, your charity, your growth this year. Reflect on where you began and where you are now, and use this time to appreciate the positives and admit to the negatives. If there was ever a time to worship and ask for mercy, forgiveness or guidance from Allah, this is it.
Plan for the year ahead
On the flip side, it’s important to look ahead – think about your intentions and goals for the coming months, spend time visualising and praying on this during the final ten days of Ramadan.
Keeping in line with tradition, this is an important time to commit to charity – whether helping those less fortunate, the poor or the sick, or simply procuring thoughtful gifts to show those you love that you appreciate them, during this time you’re open to more reward for your charity; give selflessly and demonstrate altruism throughout the lead up to the Night of Power.
We all know the drill.
A special occasion is coming up for your husband, your wife, your sister, your friend and you scramble to find a suitable gift.
You spend hours on the high street and in malls browsing for something that will really make them feel special and appreciated only to come home with nothing. If you do get something, it's something you're not too proud to give them. Something generic, unsuitable or tasteless.