The Importance of the Last Ten Days of Ramadan

Muslims all over the world fast in the Holy of Ramadan. The world Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ‘ramad’, which means scorching heat. This root signifies the burning desire of a seeker to connect with his or her Creator. The real purpose of fasting is spiritual cleansing and becoming a good human being. It is a month dedicated to burning sins. The previous sins made by man can easily be burned during the last ten days of Ramadan, as it termed as the most important days.

Muslims are recommended to take the month of Ramadan and especially its last ten days as a period to ask Allah to safeguard the m from entering the hell fire. It is a period in which a repentant person has an opportunity for their sins to be erased by Allah.

Below we take a look at the forms of worship that carry a lot of reward during the month of fasting.

#1.Night prayers

Waking up in the middle of the night for prayer is mentioned in the Qur’an. The Qur’an says anyone who sacrifices his or her sleep to get up and worship the Almighty Allah will be rewarded specially by Him. Completing the entire recitation of the Qur’an during the month of Ramadan, especially the last ten days was a regular practice of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu ‘Alayhi wa Salam that Muslims follow.

#2.Alms giving

It is said that the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu ‘Alayhi wa Salam would increase alms giving in the last ten days of Ramadan. Following this example, Muslims all over the world give away a lot of charity in the last ten days.

#3.Retreating to Mosques

The Prophet Sallallahu ‘Alayhi wa Salam spent the last ten days of Ramadan in the Mosque. Many Muslims do also retreat in the Mosque during the last ten days of Ramadan, putting all work and family aside.

#4.The Night of Destiny

Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) is a night among the last ten nights of Ramadan and the most important as it is the particular night the Qur’an as revealed. Muslims do spend the whole night worshipping Allah Subhanahu and asking for forgiveness as well.

Engaging in these acts of worship in the last ten days of Ramadan is the most important thing a Muslim can do in the month of Ramadan.  The last ten days of Ramadan provides an opportunity for Muslims to practice these virtues.


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