GETTING READY FOR LAYLATUL QADR

Known as the Night of Power, this is a very special night and definitely needs a very special treatment and attention from each one of us. 

Whoever establishes the prayers on the night of Qadr out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards (not to show off) then all his past sins will be forgiven.

And this information provided by our beloved prophet, tells us that this is a life event. It is a night when we should really consider adding effort more than ever before and take advantage of the greatness of this night. To pray more, to connect more with Allah(swt), ask from Him to forgive us and make our life better. Staying organised would be a good idea in order not to miss any of the rewards of this special night. Here’s our list of suggestions:

Make a list of duas

Think of what you want to ask from Allah and write it down. It is important in order not to get distracted and forget about your desires. Allah loves to listen to your voice asking from Him, so don’t feel ashamed to ask. Ask what you need the most, but always start your prayer by thanking Him for what you already have. We often become so ungrateful and take most of our good things, for granted. Make sure you also ask for forgiveness and seek Allah’s guidance about reaching the best in the next Dunya, and that is what truly is worth it. 

Put your effort tonight

First feed your mind with the idea that this night is not as every other night. It is rare and living it, means so great. Once you feed that mindset, work on your To Do List and stick to it.Make every moment counted, because we never know if we will be able to reach this night again. Rather do we know that we will be alive even the next coming day. It is worth it so much, to give your all, this night!

Pray longer

Take some more time when praying. Talk to Allah and pass some more time with Him. Stay longer, and feel it deeper. Strengthen your connection with Almighty and really important – take some time before starting your prayers. Take a moment and reflect more about Who is Allah, in front of Whom you’re staying during salat? It is something that we often forget about and it turns into a speedy salat for most of us. If you really follow this approach during the whole Ramadan, not just during the Night of Power, it can become a habit and it is definitely worth it.

Make this dua

Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, said: I asked the Messenger of Allah: ‘O Messenger of Allah, if I know what night is the night of Qadr, what should I say during it?’ He said: ‘Say: O Allah, You are pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me.’ “(Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and Tirmidhi).

The transliteration of this Dua is “Allahumma innaka `afuwwun tuhibbul `afwa fa`fu `annee”. Make it part of your list of duas and train your tongue to often repeat Istighfar. It will open to you many doors.

Valbona Brahaj

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