Assalam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Hope you’re all in best state of health and Eman, and pulling together the blessings of Ramandan Inshallah.
This post is based on my mere knowledge which I acquired in my life, thus far. I’m an evildoer but at least I know that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala is the Most Merciful, the Most Forgiving, and I’m also aware that in one of our beloved Prophet’s(SAW) [Sahih] Hadith, he said, Kullu Ma’aroofin Sadaqa (Every good deed is an act of charity) which really compelled me to share some good stuff here, may be if anyone makes something good of it, Allah Al Mighty be pleased with us and reward us from His uncounted treasures. Before I proceed, I pray Allah that He help me and everyone of you, to understand and act accordingly.
We’ve almost approached last 10 days of Ramadan, and now is time that we assess ourselves from every level and see how well we’ve done thus far. Be it in a sense of how much we’ve read and understood Quran, be it how much we followed the sunnah of our beloved Prophet(PBUH), be it how much time did we spend remembering Allah(SAW), be it how much time we heard Quran in Taraweeh, be it how much we controlled our tougue, our Nafs(Self), and our body, be it how many times did we consider praying Sunnah and Nawafil prayers, and be it whatever productive you can think of. In order to make most of last 10 days, we HAVE TO consider all these matters. Here, you need to consider at least 2 things. One, try to remember what good deeds you’ve done during past 20 fastings, once you remember them, you should try to repeat them in last 10 fastings. Second, remember things which you think were trivial or you consider them as waste of time, now please avoid repeating them and substitute them with some good deeds.
We’re all aware that the last A’shra or 10days of Ramadan, are most important to seek Allah’s refuge from Hell Fire and witnessing Laytatul Qadr in odd nights. Therefore, during these 10day blessed days, we should try to make as many Dua’s or supplications as we can. Before I share a few great supplications with you, I would like to mention a couple of Ahadith here:
A person who misses Laylatul Qadr is deprived:
Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet, salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam, said ” The blessed month has come to you. Allah has made fasting during it obligatory upon you. During it the gates to Paradise are opened and the gates of Hellfire are locked, and the devils are chained. There is a night [during this month] which is better than a thousand months. Whoever is deprived of its good is really deprived [of something great]. [Ahmad, an-Nisa’i and al-Bayhaqi] (Reference: http://www.qss.org/articles/ramadan/8.html)
A person who witnesses Laylatul Qadr:
Abu Hurairah Radhiya Allahu `anhu reported that the Messenger of Allah, salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam, said : “Whoever stands (in prayer) in Laylatul-Qadr out of Eemaan (faith and sincerity) and seeking reward then his previous sins are forgiven”. [Bukhari](Reference: http://www.qss.org/articles/ramadan/8.html)
Allah Al Mighty said in Quran
Wa Qaalud’oonee Astajib Lakum (Surah Ghafir – Verse 60)
“And your Lord said: Supplicate to Me, I shall answer you.”
So make as many supplications as you can for He’ll answer to all of them Inshallah, here are a few great supplications to make in last 10days of Ramadan.
It is reported from our mother A’ishah (RA), that she said: “O Messenger of Allah! What if I knew which night Laylatul Qadr was, then what should I say in it?” He(SAW) said: Say
للّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ كَرِيْمٌ تُحِبُّ العَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنّيْ
O Allah! You’re The Pardoner, The Generous, You love to pardon, pardon me.
Allahumma Ajirni Minannaar
“O Allah! Save me from the Fire.”
Allahuma Haasibni Hisaaban Yaseera
“O Allah! Make the assessment (on the Day of Judgement) easy for me” (Here, making assessment easy refers to “no assessment/no Hisaab”)
That’s all I wanted to share. Lets pray now, Ya Arham Arrahimeen!! We are all evildoers but we know that you are the Most Merciful, the Most Generous. O Allah!! You said in Quran that if we call upon You, You’ll answer to us, for Your *Asma Al Husna’s* sake, we ask Your forgiveness, please don’t deprive us and please listen to our supplications, and accept this from us for You’re The All Hearing.
Thanks a lot for your patience 🙂
Note: You can also consider reading this awesome article: Maximize the last 10 days of Ramadan