Catch Laylatul Qadr and make the last 10 the best 10!

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Alhamdulillah we have reached the last ten nights of Ramadan – the most sacred period of the whole year! It is during these days that many of us will dedicate more time to Dhikr, Salah and offering Sadaqah so we can increase our rewards and become closer to Allah (swt), especially if we catch the blessed Laylatul Qadr (The Night of Power). To ensure you have a blessed and productive end to Ramadan, we bring you our top tips to make the most of this time!

  1. Dedicate your time to dhikr

Offer lots of dhikr in remembrance of Allah (SWT) and reap the rewards! Here’s some of the ways you can reach out to Allah (SWT):

  • Allāhu Akbar (God is the Greatest)
  • SubḥānAllāh (Glory be to God)
  • Alḥamdulillāh (All praise is due to God)
  • Astaghfirullāh (I seek forgiveness from Allah)
  • Lā ilaha illAllāhu waḥdahoo lā sharikalahoo, lahul mulku wa lahul ḥamdu wa Huwa ‘alaa hulli shai’in qadeer (There is no god but Allah, alone, without partners. He is the Sovereign and His the praise, and He has power over everything)
  • SubhānAllāhi wa biḥamdihi, SubhānAllāhi al-‘Aẓeem (Glory be to Allah, and Praise Him, Glory be to Allah, the Supreme)
  • Lā ilaha illā Anta, subḥānaka inni kuntu min al-ẓālimeen (There is no God but Allah, Glory be to You, verily I was one of the wrongdoers)

With these sacred words, you can become closer to Allah (SWT) and feel the benefits, insha’Allah.

  1. Limit digital distractions

Ramadan is a special time, so limit your use of social media, TV and phones. Once the last ten nights are gone, they’re gone for a whole year! So make the most of these blessed nights and put your TV remote and phone down (unless you’re reading the Qur’an of course!).

  1. Give extra charity

Sadaqah – no matter how small – is such a blessing, so why not strive to offer extra charity during the last ten nights? You could donate money, feed those in need, commit to giving throughout the year or sponsor an orphan. No matter what it is, with a pure intention and kind heart, you’ll be able to support vulnerable people and worship Allah (SWT) at the same time, subhanAllah!

  1. Spend nights in worship

If you really want to take time out, then why not spend your days dedicated in worship at home? Follow the principle of i’tikaaf and spend as many hours as possible in isolation offering extra prayers and devoting yourself to worshipping Allah (SWT).

  1. Seek forgiveness from Allah (SWT)

Allah (SWT) loves those who ask for forgiveness. If guilt and past sins are holding you back, then make a fresh start. Perhaps you’d like to give up a bad habit and would like to “wipe the slate clean”? Well this is the perfect time to seek forgiveness and make ‘istighfar for the love of Allah (SWT). Try this du’a – especially in the early hours of the morning: Allāhumma innaka ‘Afuwwun tuḥibbul ‘afwa fa’fu ‘annii (‘O Allah, You are The Forgiver, You love to forgive, so forgive me’).

  1. Share the gift of knowledge

Ramadan was the period in which the Holy Qur’an was first revealed and many of us dedicate this month to reading the Holy Book. However, as well as ensuring that you’re reading as much as possible, why not share the blessings? Gift a Qur’an to a friend, family member or a neighbour and help them on their spiritual journey.

  1. Develop a yearly game-plan

Let Ramadan inspire you to make positive changes for the year ahead. Set yourself a challenge, create a Qur’an schedule, start a new charity project – whatever it is, let the positive energy of Ramadan push you to create even more blessed change, all for the love of Allah (SWT).

With these tips, you can make not only the most of the last holy nights of Ramadan must the most of the year ahead insha’Allah.

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