Ramadan is fast coming to an end and here are the most blessed, most precious and most rewarding days of the Holy Month.
After almost twenty days of fasting, devoted worship, prayer, reading the Qur’an, and spiritual reflection comes the jewel in the crown of the spiritually-charged glorious month.
It is during this time the closeness to Allah approaches its peak with deep devotion, purposeful `ibadah (acts of worship), most heart-felt prayers and supplications.
The special status and blessings of the last ten days of Ramadan are manifested in both the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him).
“When the last ten days of Ramadan began, the Prophet would tighten his waist-wrapper (meaning he would stay away from marital relations), spend his nights in prayer, and wake his family.” (Muslim)
And the more intensive effort we exert during this time the greater rewards we reap.
So what is special about these days; why are they that blessed? What was the Prophet’s practices during these days? How do we come out of Ramadan refreshed mentally, spiritually and physically?
How can we focus on our relationship with God, feel His closeness, achieve His abundant rewards through the last ten days of Ramadan?