Allah says in the Quran that, “The night of decree is better than the thousand months. The angles and the spirits descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.” (Quran: 97:3-5)

27th Ramzan is considered the night of power because the Quran was sent down from the Loh-e-Mahfooz (the preserved tablet) on earth; however Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) told his ummah to look for Laylat-ul-Qadr in the last 10 days of Ramzan. The Quran has a devoted a surah to make one value the importance of the night of Qadr, so one should strive to maximize the benefits of these holy nights. Whoever pray’s on these odd nights seeking the night of power with faith, and hope to receive Allah’s rewards will have his sins forgiven in this life and hereafter.

Since the night of power is upon us, so let’s see what we can and should do to make the most out of it.

BE THANKFUL

Thank Allah for giving you the opportunity to observe and live this night so you can seek His love and forgiveness.

PREPARE YOUR SELF

Prepare your heart and soul for these holy nights (and the night of power). Cleanse your mind of all the evils and wrong-doings, eat light during iftaar, wear breathable clothes and contemplate on what this night should mean to you.

REFLECT ON THE MEANING OF THE QURAN

While reading surah’s, read their translation as well and try to reflect on their meaning and what Allah means and how it affects you.

MAKE DUA FOR YOURSELF

Allah wants us to ask him to fulfill our needs and wishes. So make a personal list of dua’s and ask Him to give you those things.

REFRAIN FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

Switch off your phones and your TV, and refrain from posting statuses because this night is between you and Allah.

MIX IT UP

If you feel sleepy, vary your acts of worship. So, alternate between reciting the Quran, prayers and tasbih.

THE PROPHET’S DUA

Repeat and recite the Prophets dua Allaahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibb al-‘afwa fa’affu ‘anni” (O Allaah, You are forgiving and You love forgiveness, so forgive me).

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