The time does not only offer reasons to reflect on all areas of our lives, it also offers opportunity for changes. It is time to connect with Allah, feel His presence and tap His blessings. With the Laylatul Qadr, we have the opportunity to be cleansed of our sins. A man is deprived of provision because of the sins that he commits.’” (Narrated by Ibn Maajah, 4022)

In fact, in another hadith, the Prophet (s.a.w) said woe unto anyone who passes through Ramadan and was not able to be cleansed of his sins.

Also, Abu Hurayrah reported that the Prophet said: “Whoever spends the night of Laylat al-Qadr in prayer out of faith and in the hope of reward, will be forgiven his previous sins.”

What other better time are we waiting for to cleanse ourselves, to beseech Allah for all our wants. The time is now. Don’t wait till tomorrow. The hour we are waiting for may now just tonight. The fact that there is no specific date for the Laylatul Qadr makes it very necessary for us to approach every night of the last ten as if it were the Night of Majesty.

Prayers at this time should be at the center of our every activity especially after Iftar. The prayers you make today can change your destiny for good. So, change your destiny with the power in Laylatul Qadr.

In accordance with Islamic traditions, some of the signs of the Night of Power every year include i) A moderate temperature, ii) a night of peace, iii) the moon will shine without rays, iv) no shooting stars; and v) when the sun rises, it will appear as a disk and no beams of light can be seen from the sun. These are the blessings of Allah upon us.

As you stand in prayers, remember me, and other Muslim brothers in your prayers especially those distant away. Remember the country and our leaders.

Note that “The supplication that gets the quickest answer is the one made by one Muslim for another in his absence.”




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