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The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong) Al-Baqarah 2:185

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Monday, August 13, 2012

MWA's Jennifer Kabir shares her thoughts on the last ten nights of Ramadan

I can't believe that Ramadan is nearly over subhanallah. Tonight during tarawee I could feel the wave of the words of Quran passing through me. I was overcome with a feeling of gratitude to Allah for the sweetness of his mercy. Evoking his names, side-by-side with other believers and just giving all up to Allah is feeding the soul and lifting burdens away. Mind, body and spirit are in the complete act of submission to Allah.

"Allah's will-not mine."

I found the words come to me in a moment of understanding.  Prostrating to the creator of the heavens and the earth banishes the naffs.
"Less me (ego)-more Allah."
The words dug deep into my psyche.
Thank you Allah.
Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) is described in the Quran as, "better than a thousand months" (97:3). Any action done on this night such as reciting the Quran, remembering Allah, etc. is better than acting for one thousand months.

The Prophet said: Look for Laylatul Qadr on an odd-numbered night during the last ten nights of Ramadan (Bukhari).  Related by Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her.

The Prophet said: "Whoever prays during the night of Qadr with faith and hoping for its reward will have all of his previous sins forgiven." (Bukhari and Muslim recorded from Abu Huraira.)
Originally published here.
Jennifer Kabir is a journalist, wife, and mother of two. She came to Islam a little over ten years ago. Raised in a traditional American family, Jennifer lived in Southern California for the majority of her life and later moved with her husband to Michigan. The story of how Jennifer came to Islam can be read here.

1 comment:

  1. Great Blog. Your theme also Good.
    You people are showing for ramadan We can not only do the fasting but also can share the fasting experience.



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