- This was the practice of Rasoolullah (sa). He was consistent in praying the last Ashrah of Ramadan. It did not matter whether it was an odd night or even. The point is that one should not worship the bare minimum like dipping your toes in a pond; rather, the idea is to deep dive and indulge in worship fully. If it’s a Sunnah, it should be sufficient for us to embrace it heartily.
- Mohammed Faris, founder of Productive Muslim, makes a valid point: “According to some scholarly opinion, the Night of Power (Laylatul Qadr) could occur on any of the last ten nights (even though the odd nights have a higher chance).”
- Due to differences in calculations and moon sightings, sometimes there’s a risk that even though we assume that we are taking it easy on an even night, it’s actually an odd night – so why take a chance? If we miss out on it, we have lost the worship of a thousand nights. That estimates to our worship of nearly 83.3 years.
- Imagine the value of your sacrifice. As Eid-ul-Fitr nears, there will be people thronging the malls, dining at cafes, screening movies, or simply loitering about in these precious hours. And you choose to take a retreat either into the Masjid or at home for your Lord: you are reciting the Quran, offering Taraweeh, and invoking Allah (swt). Can the two be the same in the eyes of Allah (swt)?
- Ramadan should be transformational. Each year it should reform us for the next eleven months, when our real battle wages on against Shaitan. If sacrificing sleep and food and overcoming our desires has been challenging for us up till now, despair not. Train yourself at the boot camp. The last Ashrah can reap enough rewards for you and bring the desired change in you by Allah’s (swt) will, if you have been heedless.
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