Alhamdullilah, we are now officially entering into the last ten days of Ramadan. One of these nights is Laylat al Qadr, a night better than a thousand months. A night that we should all try to seek out and fill with Rememberance of Allah (SWT).
The question is will the tv, telephone, computer, or blackberry monopolize your time during the last ten days of Ramadan? Spending our time uselessly is discouraged any time of the year but especially during these last ten days of Ramadan with all the potential benefits they offer us if we will just make a little effort on our part to seek that benefit. But that is the key: effort. Can we skip the season premiere of our favorite show to instead spend the time with the Qur’an? That is a question unfortunatley many Muslims can’t answer. That is a question that I used to have a hard time answering myself.
I remember my first Ramadan I was so enthusiastic that I began asking around to other Muslims what they will do during the last ten days of Ramadan. Most of the time I got a shrug as the answer. Looking back, that saddens me. To miss such an opportunity.
Sometimes we have to just unplug the tv and shut down the computer around here to keep from falling into wasting our time. It also helps to have other Muslims around you who are as enthusiastic or more enthusiastic about earning the rewards of the last ten days as you are. When we use ourselves as a support system things go much more smoothly. It reminds me of the hadith when the Prophet (Saw) said that the most powerful weapon the believers have against Shaytan are each other. Alhamdullilah
I’m also really excited about a webinar being held next weekend (September 27 and 28) . Insh’Allah Sheikh Ahmed Kobeisy will be joining www.sunnahfollowers.net next weekend to give special webinars on “Introduction to the Sunnah” and “Fiqh of Worship.” And the best part is that it’s FREE OF CHARGE! Insh’Allah I hope some of you will be able to attend. 😀 Insh’Allah I will give another announcement closer to the dates confirming the time.
Also, Insh’Allah check out these past posts on Laylat al Qadr and the Last Ten Days of Ramadan to give an explanation, motivation and instructions on how we should be spending this time.
Description of the Night of Power (Laylat Al Qadr) And The Last Ten Days of Ramadan, The Virtues and Explanation:
Signs of Laylat Al Qadr (The Night of Power):
16 Things You Can Do On The Night Of Power (suggested actions that you can do):
Video Lecture: Night of Forgiveness!
Brother Arshad Khan gives a khutbah and explains what is the Night of Qadr (The Night of Decree), how so you look for it, what do you do if you find it and what are the rulings regarding the date on which it appears and the rulings for women on the Laylat ul Qadr.
Ramadan-Are You Ready? Part 4/5-The Last Ten Days By Brother Masood Chowdhury
May we catch the Night of Power and May Allah accept from us and forgive us our sins! ameen