The last 10 days of Ramadan: A time for reflection, worship, and giving

March 22, 2024

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The last ten days of Ramadan hold immense significance for Muslims worldwide. This period is marked by increased devotion, seeking forgiveness, and striving for spiritual growth. It is a time when the Night of Power, or Laylat al-Qadr, occurs – a night better than a thousand months, according to Islamic belief.

In 2024, the last ten days of Ramadan will likely be the nights of 31 March 2024 – 9 April 2024 [depending on moon sightings].

During these days, engaging in additional prayers, recitation of the Quran, and acts of charity are highly encouraged.

Engaging in Worship and Seeking Forgiveness

During the last ten days of Ramadan, Muslims worldwide emphasize maximizing acts of worship and seeking Allah’s forgiveness. It is recommended to increase the recitation of the Quran, perform extra prayers (Taraweeh and Tahajjud), and make abundant dua, especially at night. 

Seeking Laylat al-Qadr through earnest prayer and supplication can lead to immense rewards, as deeds are magnified in this blessed time.

What is Laylat al-Qadr, and why is it important?

Laylat al-Qadr – also known as the Night of Power or Night of Decree – is understood to be one of the odd nights in the last 10 days of Ramadan. 

During this night, the Holy Quran’s first verses were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The Quran further states that for believers, the Night of Power is better than a thousand months. 

In Surah Al-Qadr, the Holy Quran says:

Indeed, We sent this [Quran] down on the Night of Glory.

And what will make you realize what the Night of Glory is?

The Night of Glory is better than a thousand months.

That night the angels and the spirit [angel Jibrail / Gabriel] descend, by the permission of their Lord, for every [decreed] matter.

It is all peace until the break of dawn.

Muslims worldwide try to maximize their acts of worship during this night – seeking rewards equal to that of a thousand months!

While the exact date for the Night of Power is unidentified, it is known to be among the odd nights in the last ten nights of Ramadan. Many believe the 27th night of Ramadan to be the Night of Power; however, the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) advised his followers to “seek Laylat al-Qadr in the last ten days of Ramadan” (Bukhari and Muslim).

Acts of Charity: Making a Difference with IF Charity

Charity, or Sadaqah, plays a pivotal role in Ramadan, with its importance magnified during the last ten days. Giving voluntary charity out of your wealth, is itself a form of worship, as it is given for the sake of Allah.

Donating to causes that aid those in need not only fulfills a spiritual duty but also embodies the essence of Ramadan. 

IF Charity, focusing solely on Gaza, provides a direct channel to support the most vulnerable people in Gaza. Your donations can transform lives, providing essential food, medical aid, and support to those facing dire circumstances.

A donation of £50 can deliver a food parcel to a family in Gaza, ensuring they have the basic sustenance needed for a month. £100 can contribute to life-saving medical assistance, supporting healthcare services that are on the brink. Even a small contribution of £5 can provide a hot iftar meal to a displaced family, offering them a moment of joy and community.

Why Donate to IF Charity?

Choosing to donate to IF Charity ensures that your contributions directly support the people of Gaza. 

With a focused mission and deep understanding of the region’s needs, IF Charity ensures that every donation makes a tangible difference. 

Your support during these last ten days can provide not just physical nourishment but also hope and relief to those living in challenging conditions.

Explore how you can contribute: IF Charity Ramadan 2024.

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