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Ramadan 2019: How to maximize benefits of the last 10 days (Day 21)

In this day and age, we take numerous days off from our work and commitments to attend occasions and events that hold much importance to us. This night is, by far, infinitely more important than any worldly commitment we could have, so ensure you book the day off to worship, seek repentance and thank your Lord for the privilege itself.

Recite the Holy Qur’an

During the month of Ramadan and over the course of the year, many of us tend to recite the Holy Qur’an without knowing what it is we are actually reading. Take some time out to translate the meaning of Qur’an on this night; it is, after all, the night the very first verses of the guidance were revealed – ask yourself one simple question: would you read an English book from cover to cover if you did not understand what you were reading?

Supplications (Dua)

It is said that you may ask Allah SWT for whatever you wish for on this night (legitimate desires, of course) but in doing so, do not forget to make as much Dua as possible for others and seek repentance as much as possible to your Lord for your sins on this night.

Donate to Charity

The act of giving is an act that is greatly rewarded by Allah SWT and is greatly encouraged during the Holy month of Ramadan. If the rewards and blessings of giving in this month are so great, can you imagine what the rewards for giving on this night of Laylatul Qadr will be like?

Whether you choose to help someone in need by way of donating your time or contributing money; by giving towards sadaqah jaariyah on behalf of a deceased loved one, ensure you give as much as possible on this auspicious night.

Perform I’tikaaf

The Holy Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) used to spend the final ten days of this Holy month in I’tikaaf at the Masjid. I’tikaaf is the act of performing continuous prayer and Dhikr (devotional prayers/remembrance of Allah SWT) at the Masjid for a prolonged period of time, without leaving.

Ibaadah (Worship)

If you cannot perform I’tikaaf during the last ten nights it is strongly recommended to spend the actual night of Laylat-ul-Qadr in ibaadah, at the Masjid, reciting dua and seeking repentance as much as you can. As mentioned above, reciting the Holy Qur’an and supplications are recommended, along with reciting tasbih prayers during the course of the night.

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