- Sitting I’tikaf in the last ten nights of Ramadan:
“Used to perform i’tikaf in the last ten days of Ramadan until Allah the Mighty & Majestic, took him.” (Bukhari & Muslim)Ali Ibn Hussain (RA) narrates from his father that Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:
“He who observes the ten days I’tikaf during Ramadhan will obtain the reward of two Hajj & two Umrah.” (Bayhaqi).
- Seeking out Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Power) in the last ten nights of Ramadan:
“Seek out Laylat al-Qadr in the odd nights during the last ten nights of Ramadan.” (Al-Bukhari & Muslim)Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad(SAW) said:
“Look for it in the last ten nights. If one of you falls weak or unable to do so, then he should at least try on the seven remaining nights.” (Muslim)
- Excessive remembrance of Allah and making Excessive Dua in the last ten nights of Ramadan:
“When my servants ask you concerning me, (tell them) I am indeed close (to them). I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calls on me.” [2:186]The times when Dua’s are most accepted during the last ten days are: 1. The third portion of the night is shortly before sehri ends. 2. Whilst fasting. 3. Between Asr & Maghrib. 4. Just before fast opens. 5. On Jumma before & after khutba. 6. Between Adhan & Iqamah. 7. After Qur’an recitation. 8. The Night of Qadr 9. Whilst it is raining. The last ten nights of Ramadan are the blessed night over the whole month. May Allah empower us to roll out the necessary improvements in this Ramadan and for us to proceed with that route as the year progressed. Ameen.