In less than a week from now, we will bid the Ramadan month farewell. How have you spent the last 23 days? Has it been fruitful, spiritually exciting and physically rewarding or have you wasted the time unknowingly?
Have you kept pace with your recitation of Quran, or have fallen behind? Have you missed Tarawih prayer? Are you observing Tahajud or you used the night to sleep all through? Did you keep your five daily prayers with outmost consciousness? Did you invite anyone over for Iftar or did you help any needy person, even a beggar, during this period of fasting? Did you regularly seek Allah’s forgiveness and mercy with sincerity and fear? Did you avoid backbiting and slander at home and offices? Did you constantly check your intentions to make sure that your good deeds were for the sake of Allah alone and not to impress others, gain their favour or to show off?
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Perhaps, the last few days could also make a difference. Whether you have an impressive record or not, you can still make the most of what is left of Ramadan this year, Insha Allah through Lailatul-Qadr.
Remember what Allah says on ‘one night better than a thousand night.’ Remember what Lailatul Qadr stands to offer. Explore the opportunity and increase your Ibadaah and Dua. It is a time when you can get the blessing of a thousand months; it is a time of possibilities.
Do Tahajud, and pray in the last few days of the month. Life is about taking advantage of available opportunities to win the love of Allah. Lailatul Qadr is a huge opportunity.