Last Ashra of Ramadan: Laylatul Qadar
The last Ashra of Ramadan comprises the blessed most nights of the Islamic year. Ashr is numeric for ten in Arabic, and by the last Ashra of Ramadan, we mean the last ten days of the holy month of Ramadan. Why are these last ten days of Ramadan so special? Because of the Laylatul Qadar. Laylatul Qadr is very important. Allah asks His creatures, who is asking for forgiveness?? I forgive him.
Hazrat Aisha Radiallah Anha stated that Rasool Allah peace be upon him said,
“Look for Lailat-Ul-Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadhan.” (Bukhari)
Laylatul Qadar is the holiest night:
We, as Muslims, are advised by Prophet Muhammad to make the best possible effort to find this night. How to identify Laylatul Qadar is a separate question. To be on the safer side, Muslims search for it on all the odd nights of the last Ashra of Ramadan. Now, many of us are aware of the significance of the night, but since it comes yearly, most of us are often unaware of what to do on Laylatul Qadar.
What to do on Laylatul Qadar:
Make Laylatul Qadr Dua. We have come up with a bit of timetable you can follow during the last Ashra of Ramadan.
So, Offer your maghrib salah and have your Iftaar as we have to fasten ourselves for Ibadah after Isha prayer.
Pray Ishaa salah with khushoo and Khudhu and a clean heart
8:30 – 9:00
Recite Allahumma innaka afuwun tuhibbul afwwa fa aafu anni . Recite this dua as many times as possible because It is one of the most recommended Duas for Laylatul Qadar.
9:00 – 9:30
First 15 mins for reciting regular Surah Mulk, next 15 mins for reciting 4th kalima
9:30 – 10:00
Read the Quran. And if possible, ponder upon its meanings too.
10:00 – 10:30
Recite the Quranic Duas and make lots of dua for your family, friends, sick, and all ummah. So, Cry to your lord and repent for your sins.
10:30 – 11:00
? Allahu Akbar
? La Illaha ill Allah
11:00 – 11:30
Recite Durood / Durood-e-Ibraheem (as many time as possible)
11:30 – 11:45
_take a break_
11:45 – 12:00
Recite Allahumma innaka afuwun Kareemun tuhibbul afwa fa afu Anni ya Kareem
Starting ten mins, Recite quranic Duas and recite Astagfaar
Next ten mins Recite Durood e Shareef / Durood-e-Ibraheem.
Another ten mins Recite Subhanallah wa bihamdihi subhanallahil Azeem
12:30 – 1:00
Read the Quran and, if possible, ponder upon its meaning.
1:00 – 2:30
Pray Taraweeh. Do longer Qiyaams and sujoods. And Pray with khushoo(devotion). And Take a Quran and read it in salah.
2:30 – 2:45
Recite Allahumma innaka afuwun kareemun tuhibbul afwa fa afu anni ya Kareem.
2:45 – 3:20
For Ist 10 mins recite Surah Ikhlaas and Quranic Duas.
In the remaining time, Make lots of dua.
And Repent for your sins. Indeed Allah is Oft-forgiving, and Allah loves those who repent and make Taubah.
And now it’s time to do suhoor. So, Please note that this timetable has been devised keeping in mind the average time off after and suhoor. So, You can adjust the timing for each section, or even skip a part or two if you live at a place like Iceland, where fasting is 21-22 hours.
Have a blessed Ramadan 🙂