Friday, September 11, 2009

The Final Days

The Prophet’s wife ‘Aisyah (may Allah be pleased with her) said, “With the start of the last ten days of Ramadhan, the Prophet used to tighten his waist belt (i.e. work hard) and used to pray all night, and used to keep his family awake for prayers.” (Reported by Bukhari).

For Muslims, the last ten days of Ramadhan should be a time to perfect one’s fast and avoid anything that may damage it. It is a time to give more charity and to settle disputes and forgive one another. It is also a time for soul searching, evaluating one’s life, supplicating, and asking forgiveness. This should be done sincerely because if Allah were to accept the supplications, the reward is the remission of one’s sins.

Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “When the last one third of the night remains, our Lord, the Glorious One, descends towards the lower heaven and proclaims: Is there anyone begging Me for anything so that I grant him his wish? Is there anyone who seeks My forgiveness, so I forgive him?” (Reported by Bukhari and Muslim).

We pray that Allah gives us strength to perform ‘ibadah during these last ten days of Ramadhan and forgives all our mistakes and misdeeds…

1 comment:

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