6 Things you need to do in Laylatul Qadr

6 Things you have to do in Laylatul Qadr

Laylatul Qadr is described in the Quran as, “better than a thousand months” (97:3).

Any action done on this night is better than acting for one thousand months which do not contain Laylatul Qadr. see more virtues of this night here.

Allah says in the Qur’an: “The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.” [97:3-5]

Abu Hurayrah relates that the Prophet  said: “Whoever stands (in the voluntary night prayer of) Ramadan out of faith and in the hope of reward, his previous sins will be forgiven. And whoever spends the night of Lailat Al-Qadr in prayer out of faith and in the hope of reward. His previous sins will be forgiven.” [Sunan an-Nasa’i]

Aisha related that the Prophet said:

Look for Laylatul Qadr on an odd-numbered night during the last ten nights of Ramadan (Bukhari).

Aisha reported: With the start of the last ten days of Ramadan, the Prophet used to tighten his waist belt (i.e. work harder) and used to pray the whole night, and used to keep his family awake for the prayers. [Bukhari]

We have made a simple worship plan. This will allow us to help each other to make the best of these nights, to maximize our gain. But keep in mind that you have to do this plan for all of the last ten days because no one will be able to catch laylatul Qadr without exerting effort in the last ten days.

1. Take a vacation and do Itikaf:

We take a break from our jobs or take at least a few days off and try to finish your tasks as much as you can to help you stay awake at night and be able to focus on worshiping and do Itikaf. Find a corner in your Masjid or in your own room to spend your time in. Do as much acts of worship as you can.

It was a practice of the Prophet to spend the last ten days and nights of Ramadan in the masjid for Itikaf.

Itikaf of a shorter period of time, like one night, a day or a couple of days is encouraged as well.

  1. Increase your Duaa in Laylatul Qadr:

Especially during Sujood and make your Duaa with concentration and dont forget to pray for your Ummah. Make a list of each and everything you want, no matter how small or how big it is. The best Duaa for these blessed days: Aisha reported: I asked: “O Messenger of Allah! If I realize Lailat-ul-Qadr (Night of Decree), what should I supplicate in it?” He  replied, “You should supplicate: Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun, tuhibbul-‘afwa, fa’fu ‘anni (O Allah, You are Most Forgiving, and You love forgiveness; so forgive me).” [At-Tirmidhi].

  1. Make extra efforts to the Quraan:

Try to stay away from any kind of disturbance, think deeply about the meaning and how it affects you on a personal level, reflect upon the Quraan and try for example to double your daily werd, make your prayers longer, deeper and meaningful.

  1. Limit your social interaction:

Avoid too much texting or swiping through your social media activities.

  1. Try to be sincere during these blessed days

Love Allah and fear Him in private and do your worships and do as much charity as you can without letting anyone know. Try to forgive and remember that Allah forgives you for all the sins you have done

  1. Stay healthy:

In order to stay active and productive and to avoid laziness, try to have a healthy plan for these ten nights. And remember that you are getting your sins wiped out Abu Huraira narrated that the Messenger said: “Whoever stands (in prayer) in Laylatul Qadr while nourishing his faith with self-evaluation, expecting reward from Allah, will have all of his previous sins forgiven. [Bukhari and Muslim].

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