Virtues of the Last 10 days of Ramadhan
Ramadhan is a special month whereas Islam ummat are doing the mandatory worship which is fasting Ramadhan. It is also a month whereas Al-Qur’an is being revealed as the guidance to all ummat in the world especially muslim in doing his daily activities.
Here, Jibril –the angel- is get down to earth to listen the reading of Al-Qur’an from Rasulullah SAW. Thus, we should not be surprise when we heard that Rasulullah SAW is spend more time to read Al-Qur’an.
Imam Az-Zuhri stated that:
” When Ramadhan is coming, the best primary activity we can do beside shaum is reading Al-Qur’an.”
In Ramadhan each of all kind muslim worship will be recorded and get doubled rewards by Allah SWT. In fact, we will get intercession if we are doing our worship in a heartfelt and hoping to get His blessed as below hadidh:
“Fasting and Al-Qur’an will give intercession to someone at the doomsday. His fasting will say,
” Dear God, I have been resisting him from eating and lust, so please allowed me to give him intercession.’ Al-Qur’an will also say,” I had prohibited him to sleep at night, then allowed me to give him intercession.’ He answered,” Please give your intercession to him.” (HR. Ahmad, Hakim, Thabrani).
Last 10 night of Ramadhan
Ramadhan is divided into three categories which are the first 10 days of Ramadhan, the second 10 days of Ramadhan and the third of 10 days of Ramadhan. Read more about Virtue of Doing Taraweeh Prayer in 1st Ramadan Fasting
At the last 10 days of Ramadhan, Allah Ta’ala will release all His ummat from the Hades, in the term His ummat is doing his entire obligation during Ramadhan and avoiding all of His forbidden. As Rasulullah SAW said,”
“This is a month of the beginning (the first 10 days) with full of graceful, the middle (the second of 10 days) full with merciful and the last one (the last 10 days) whereas Allah SWT is releasing all His ummat from the Hades.”
After passing the 20 nights previously, muslim ummat will enter the last 10 days of Ramadhan. At the last 10 days of Ramadhan, Rasulullah SAW is suggesting to increase our worship and charities.
كَانَ رسولُ اللهِ – صلى الله عليه وسلم – يَجْتَهِدُ في رَمَضَانَ مَا لاَ يَجْتَهِدُ في غَيْرِهِ ، وَفِي العَشْرِ الأوَاخِرِ مِنْهُ مَا لا يَجْتَهِدُ في غَيْرِهِ
“Rasulullah SAW is very enthusiastic doing worship in Ramadhan beyond the other months. At the last 10 days, he looks more excited than the other days.”(HR. Muslim).
As it is explained previously, Rasulullah SAW is increasing his worship at the last 10 days of Ramadhan. Here, we should look at of the prophet of Muhammad SAW actions and made it as our guidance because we are only human which does many mistakes and sins. Read more about Benefits of Donation in Islam
Thus, we are also recommended to increase our worship at the last 10 days of Ramadhan such as sunnah prayers, reading Al-Qur’an, dhizkr, praying and other good deeds.
The virtues of the last 10 days of Ramadhan
Ramadhan is very special month and it has many virtues (read: the virtues of Ramadhan) especially at the last 10 days of Ramadhan. Based on the explanation previously, it should motivate us to increase our worship to Allah SWT. Below are some virtues of the last 10 days Ramadhan.
- Be forgiven for all sins
Those who are fasting and doing worship like tarawih prayer, night prayer like Tahajud at Ramadhan will be forgiven to all his sins at the past.
Human is full of sins and mistakes so it make the last 10 days of Ramadhan is very special because it is our chances to erase all the sins. Read more about Law of Doing Prayer with Non-Mahram
2. Granted of his prayer
We are recommended not to skip the last night of Ramadhan without praying. All of prayers will be granted by Allah SWT especially for those who are prayed for the goodness in the world and for the day after.
3. Away from the Hades
Those who are doing worship at the last 10 days of Ramadhan and engage all his family with him to do worship, he shall be away from the Hades and will get a heaven. Thus, we should increase our worship at the last 10 days of Ramadhan.
4. Get a 1000 months rewards
Those who are praying at night in Ramadhan and he gets a lailatul qadr (read: signs of Lailatul Qadr night), he shall getting many rewards or goodness as equal as do 1000 months good deeds and be forgiven to all his sins at the past.
مَنْ قَامَ لَيْلَةَ الْقَدْرِإِيْمَاناًوَاحْتِسَاباً،غُفِرَلَهُ مَاتَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ
“Those who are doing night prayer at the night of Lailatul Qadr in Godly condition and expecting rewards from Allah SWT, he will be forgiven to all his sins at the past.” (HR. Al Bukhari)
Deeds at the last 10 days of Ramadhan which are recommended
Below are some deeds that we can do at the last 10 days of Ramadhan:
Means that keep silence at the mosque at the night to do other worship like Tahajjud, read Al-Qur’an, dhizkr, and praying to Allah SWT. Rasulullah SAW habitual is doing I’tikaf at the last 10 days to get the lailatul qadr night.
2. Shower in between of Magrib and Isya’
Before doing I’tikaf or other worships, we are recommended to take a shower before doing it so we are in saint condition. Read more about How to Avoid Arrogance in Islam
3. Do not intercourse with spouse
We are recommended not to do ijma or do intercourse with our spouse at the last 10 days of ramadhan. Here, we are advisable to increase our worship and do I’tikaf at the mosque.
4. Eat a little when breakfasting time
We are advisable not eating too much when breakfasting time at the last 10 days of Ramadhan to avoid feel sleepy and still have spirit to do worship at the mosque and do I’tikaf.
5. Do pilgrim prayer at the mosque
We are suggested not to leave a mandatory pilgrim prayer at the last 10 days of Ramadhan because it has twenty seven times bigger rewards than praying alone.
6. Completing the mandatory prayer with sunnah prayer
It is better to completing our mandatory prayer at the last 10 days of Ramadhan with sunnah prayer Rawatib and nawafil.
7. Reading Al-Qur’an
We are recommended to spend more time to read Al-Qur’an at the last 10 days of Ramadhan. Read more about Importance of The Qur’an in Ramadan
8. Do charity
Those who are give charity at the last 10 days of Ramadhan will get abundant rewards and get the virtues of the charity itself.
9. Do good deeds and continue hospitality
As Islam ummat, we need also to do good deed to others people, helping those who are poor and having difficulties, attending da’wah assemblies and visiting our relatives etc. Here, aside of increasing our worship to Allah Ta’ala we also advisable to do such the above actions so that our rewards will be multiply. Read more about Law of Blow Out Food in Islam
As conclusion, here we are expected to still steadfastness at the last 10 days of Ramadan and get the virtues of the last 10 days of Ramadan itself and avoiding from the Hades. Amiiin.