The month of Ramadan is an important time for Muslims all around the world. It is the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset and engage in various acts of
worship, including reading the Quran. The Quran, the holy book of Islam, holds immense significance in the last ten days of Ramadan. In this article, we will explore why the Quran is so important during this
time and how it can impact the lives of Muslims.
Firstly, it is important to understand the significance of the last ten days of Ramadan. These are the most sacred days of the month and are known as Laylatul Qadr or the Night of Power. It is believed that during
this night, the Quran was first revealed to mankind. Muslims believe that this night is more significant than a thousand months, as this fact is mentioned in Surah Al- Qadr and that any good deeds done during this time are multiplied in reward.
It is during these last ten days of Ramadan that Muslims engage in more intense acts of worship, such as reciting the Quran and offering voluntary prayers. This is because Muslims believe that Laylatul Qadr
falls within one of these nights, and they want to make the most of the opportunity to earn blessings and rewards from Allah.
Mother of the Believers, Hazrat Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, narrates that the Holy Prophet (P. B.U.H) said, “Search for Laylat ul-Qadr (Night of Power) in the odd-numbered nights during the last ten
nights of Ramadan.” (Bukhari)
And Hazrat Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) said that when the month of Ramadan arrived, the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “This month has come for you, in which there is one night (i.e. Laylatul Qadr) that is better than a thousand months. So whoever is deprived (of the blessings) of this night (by not staying up for worship and being engaged in the worship of Allah), then he has been deprived of all goodness and blessings. (And remember) being deprived of the blessings of Laylatul Qadr is itself a great misfortune.” (Ibn Majah)
The Quran is an essential part of Muslim worship, and Muslims are encouraged to read it regularly throughout the year. However, during the last ten days of Ramadan, the significance of the Quran is
heightened. Muslims believe that the Quran is the word of Allah, and reciting it brings blessings and rewards.
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “The best of you is the one who learns the Quran and teaches it.” (Bukhari)
Reading the Quran during Ramadan is an act of worship that Muslims engage in to seek the pleasure of Allah. Muslims believe that reciting the Quran during Ramadan brings a special kind of reward. It is said
that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to recite the entire Quran during Ramadan, and Muslims strive to follow in his footsteps.
As Sheikh Muhammad Ali Sabouni writes in his book “Al-Tibyan fi Ulum al-Quran.” “Jibreel used to teach Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) the Quran in Ramadan. Jibreel would come down to the Prophet and listen to him recite the Quran. The Prophet would recite while
Jibreel listened and then Jibreel would recite it back to the Prophet. They would study the Quran in this way every Ramadan, going over what had been revealed once. Before his death, Jibreel came down to
him twice in Ramadan to teach him the Quran. The Prophet continued to study the Quran until he felt his time was near. He said to Aisha, “Jibreel used to come to me and teach me the Quran once every
Ramadan, but this year he has come twice and I feel that my time has come.” And so it was.”
The Quran is not just a book of religious guidance, but it is also a source of comfort and inspiration for Muslims. During Ramadan, Muslims spend more time reading and reflecting on the Quran, seeking guidance and solace. The Quran is a book that can be read and understood by anyone, regardless of background or level of education. It contains teachings on all aspects of life, including morals, ethics, and spirituality. The Quran also plays a significant role in the spiritual development of Muslims. Reading and reflecting on the Quran can help Muslims strengthen their faith and increase their connection with Allah. The
Quran contains verses that inspire Muslims to be kind, compassionate, and just towards others, and to be mindful of their actions and intentions. It also contains stories of the prophets and their struggles,
which can serve as a source of inspiration and motivation for Muslims. In addition to reciting the Quran, Muslims also engage in other acts of worship during the last ten days of Ramadan, such as offering voluntary prayers, giving charity, and seeking forgiveness. These acts of worship are all part of the spiritual journey that Muslims embark on during Ramadan. The aim is to purify the soul and seek the pleasure of Allah.
The Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, used to give great importance to worship and self-discipline in the last ten days of Ramadan. As Hazrat Aisha Siddiqa (may Allah be pleased with her) said
that the Prophet (peace be upon him) exerted himself in worship and striving during the last ten nights of Ramadan to an extent that he did not do in any other month. (Muslim)
In conclusion, the Quran holds immense significance in the last ten days of Ramadan. It is a time when Muslims engage in more intense acts of worship, including reciting the Quran, to seek the blessings and rewards of Allah. The Quran is a source of guidance, inspiration, and comfort for Muslims, and reading it during Ramadan can help strengthen their faith and increase their connection with Allah. It is a book that can be read and understood by anyone, and it contains teachings on all aspects of life. Muslims strive to follow in the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad.
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