How to spend the last 10 days of Ramadan

The last third of Ramadan is the time for the release from Hell-fire, as the Prophet Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam said "O people, a great and a blessed month is approaching you. In this month there is a night that is better than one thousand months. Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala has made fasting during its daytime obligatory and prayers at night commendable during this month. Whosoever will do a voluntary good deed during this month, it is as if he performed an obligatory good deed at another time and whosoever will perform an obligatory good deed, it is as if he performed seventy obligatory good deeds at another time.

The duties of the Muslim in this last third of Ramadan are to try his best to perfect his fasting, to avoid any shortcomings or sins that can harm his fasting, to offer more prayers, preferably in congregation, to advance in reading the Qur'an, making dhikr, reciting of Darood shareef and helping others to be more committed to religion, to enter itikaf (seclusion) if it is possible for him/her, and to remember that the Prophet Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam used to give extra attention to the last ten days of Ramadan. He Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam could hardly sleep, and his family used also to stay in vigilance with him. The Prophet Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam's generosity in this month and particularly in the last ten days was compared to a fast wind.

We should not miss to remind you and all Muslims to try to settle disputes. It is the best occasion to forgive one another and forget about all enmities and grudges. We should come out of Ramadan in a better shape, understanding, and moral behavior. The Prophet Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam made it clear that "If any Muslim comes out of Ramadan without gaining forgiveness and goodness, he/she is a real loser."

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