Every moment of Ramdan is priceless and we should not let it go without earning reward from Allah SWT. The last 10 days of Ramdan are even more valuable than first twenty days due to many reasons. Allah’s Messenger used to exert himself in devotion during the last ten nights to a greater extent than at any other time.” (Muslim).
The Prophet said: “Whoever prays during the night of Qadr with faith and hoping for its reward will have all of his previous sins forgiven.” (Bukhari and Muslim recorded from Abu Huraira).
We take break from our work when we have some important events in our life. Ramadan is time for blessings and salvation so not we should take break from our jobs and focus on to focus on worshiping and thanking our Creator.
Our beloved prophet Mohammed peace be upon him used to spend the last ten days and nights of Ramadan in the mosque for Itikaf. Itekaf is cutting off your relations with the world and devoting all your time in zikr, salat, reading Quran etc. Its sunnah to do itekaf for last ten days of Ramadan but if you’re not able to spare time for sunnah itekaf you can also do it for few days or even one night.
Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, said: I asked the Messenger of Allah: ‘O Messenger of Allah, if I know what night is the night of Qadr, what should I say during it?’ He said: ‘Say: O Allah, You are pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me.’ “(Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and Tirmidhi).
Spend your time in reciting Quran because it’s a great deal and there are many virtues for reading Quran and following it. Try to increase the time for Quran recitation in ending days on Ramdan.
Ramadan is time when most us of get closer to Quran and read it more than any other part of year. So this is best time to go deeply into the meaning and understand Quran. You should follow and reflect what you learn from Quran.
Abu Huraira narrated that the Messenger said: Whoever stands (in prayer) in Laylatul Qadr while nourishing his faith with self-evaluation, expecting reward from Allah, will have all of his previous sins forgiven. [Bukhari and Muslim).
So, pray longer, deeper and meaningful in last days of Ramadan and carefully reflect what the meaning when you pray.
It is the time when you should ask the Question you need that need to be asked from yourself. It is the best time for self evaluation and knowing where you’re going. Feel happy for the good you have done and remorse for the bad you have done and seek forgives for you bad acts. Doing this will make you closer to Allah Subhan Wa Taala.
Quran reading is completed in lmost all masjids Quran in Tarawih prayers in Ramadan specially in last day of Ramdan. Make sure to attend the dua after the completion and try to take your family to this gathering.
The life of our beloved Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him is role model for us. We should know about his life as much as we can and follow his footsteps in every aspect of life. Try reading about the life of Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him. It will increase your love for him and Islam
The last but not least; make a “to do checklist” for each Night of Decree. This is the night better than a thousand months so pick the things from your checklist and perform them in expected laylatul Qadr. Also define the sequence you would like to do things in.
Marriage is one of the most important relationship in Islam. It is the first relationship Allah SWT made between Prophet Adam and Hawa (Eve) and all other relations ships are result of this relationship. Marriage is an act of Sunnah and is highly recommended in Islam. Islam also regards marriage as a way to acquire spiritual perfection.
Allah says in Qur’an:
“And among His signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in peace and tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts): Verily in that are signs for those who reflect” (Quran 30:21).
The above verse shows that it is very important to marry because Allah SWT has made us for each other and he places love and mercy in our hearts.
“And marry those among you who are single and those who are fit among your male slaves and your female slaves; if they are needy, Allah will make them free from want out of His grace; and Allah is Ample-giving, Knowing.” (Surah an-Nur, 24:32)
From the above verse it is imperative that Allah want us to live a social life instead of living in apostasy. Islam forbids apostasy and given us social responsibilities and marriage is one of most important responsibility one can have in social life. Allah SWT also mentions in Quran that don’t avoid marriage because of lack of financial sources. Most of people now a day spend most of life in building their career before marriage and marry in middle ages. This make them deprive of happiness of life and
bear the hardships of life alone. In Surah Nisa Allah SWT says:
“O Humans revere your Guardian Lord, Who created you from a single person created of like nature its mate, and from this scattered (like seeds) countless men and women. Reverence Allah through Whom you claim your mutual rights” (Quran 4:1).
Importance of marriage in Islam is also evident from the verse below:
“And Allah has made for you your mates of your own nature, and made for you, out of them, sons and daughters and grandchildren, and provided for you sustenance of the best.” [Noble Quran 16:72]
Importance of Marriage according to hadith:
Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him said:
“O you young men! Whoever is able to marry should marry, for that will help him to lower his gaze and guard his modesty.” [Al-Bukhari]
The above hadith shows that Islam wants its believers to live a life of modesty and chastity instead of vagrant relationships.
“Marriage is my sunnah. Whosoever keeps away from it is not from me.”
The hadith above shows dislike of prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him for a person who avoids marriage for no reason.
“Modesty was regarded as a great virtue by the Prophet. He said, “Modesty is part of faith.” [Al-Bukhari]
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “No previously-married woman (widow or divorcee) may be married until she has been asked about her wishes (i.e., she should state clearly her wishes), and no virgin should be married until her permission has been asked (i.e., until she has agreed either in words or by remaining silent).” They asked, “O Messenger of Allaah, how is her permission given (because she will feel very shy)?” He said: “By her silence.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 4741)
Islam regards marriage as a right of the individual and therefore others cannot make the decision for them This shows that permission of women is necessary in Islam for marriage. A widowed or divorced women must give verbal permission for their marriage and virgin girl’s permission must be asked. There is no forced marriage in Islam.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Announce marriages.” (Reported by Imaam Ahmad; classed as hasan in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 1027)
[Quran Al-Baqarah 2:2]
Quran was revealed for human beings to make their life smooth and . Allah Almighty has promised great rewards and vritues for reading and following Quran
“Had We sent down this Quran on a mountain, you would surely have seen it humbling itself and rending asunder by the fear of Allah. Such are the parables which We put forward to mankind that they may reflect.”
[Quran Al-Hashr 59:21]
In Quran and hadith countless rewards are promised for those who learn Quran and practice the teachings of Quran. Each word of Quran adds 10 virtues in your account. In different Hadiths the virtues of glorious Quran are discussed:
An authentic hadith in At-Tirmithee states:
“Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward. And that reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that “Alif, Laam, Meem” is a letter, rather I am saying that “Alif” is a letter, “laam” is a letter and “meem” is a letter.” So increase your recitation of the Qur’an to gain these merits, and to gain the following merit as well.”
When beginners start to learn Quran they are not fluent and smooth with Quran reading, because they are not well versed in Arabic language. But there is double reward for their effort to learn Quran. A hadith related by Ayesha Siddiqah states:
Verily the one who recites the Qur’an beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, he will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. And as for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, then he will have TWICE that reward.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
One of the countless benefits of Quran reading is that Quran will be given permission to intercede on day of judgment and it will be intercessor for its readers. Allah raises the status of Muslim by Quran in this world and hereafter. The more recitating, learning and practicing
Quran leads to higher status of Muslim. Those who learn Quran are also blessed with peace and happiness in their life and their prosperity and welfare is promoted by blessings of Allah. Many of their worries and regrets are often dispelled through blessing of Quran.
“Those who believe [in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism], and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah, verily, in the remembrance of f Allah do hearts find rest”.
(Qur ‘an 13: 28)