Laylatul Qadr: Your donations multiplied by a 1000 months!
Imagine catching Laylatul Qadr? Imagine donating on Laylatul Qadr? Whatever good deeds you and I perform on this night are multiplied by a 1000 months. SubhanAllah, just as quickly as these last ten nights have come upon us, they will as easily fly by – so make the most of them!
Ramadan can be an exhausting month, so if you feel like you haven’t done your best yet, these last ten nights are the perfect time to re-energise and try harder.
What do we know about Laylatul Qadr?
We know Allah swt has dedicated the whole 97th chapter in the Qur’an to this night. Although Allah has concealed the exact night Laylatul Qadr falls upon, we know to seek Laylatul Qadr on the odd nights of Ramadan.
“Indeed, We revealed [the Qur’an] during the Night of Decree. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.” (Qur’an 97:1-5)
Tips for catching Laylatul Qadr:
1. Set goals
Write down some realistic goals you want to achieve, whether that’s reading more Qur’an
or praying extra voluntary prayers each night. Split your time amongst the different acts of
worship. Make a schedule and stick it up, upon seeing this every night it will remind you of
your goals and keep you motivated.
2. Make a duas list
Create a list of duas for yourself, your loved ones and for the entire Muslim ummah. Remember no dua is too big or too small, so use this time to converse with Allah swt for all your wants and needs.
You could also recite this dua, which was narrated by Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her):
“O Messenger of Allah, what do you think I should say in my supplication, if I come upon Laylatul-Qadr?” He said: “Say: Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibbul-‘afwa, fa’fu ‘anni”
“O Allah, you are forgiving and love forgiveness, so forgive me”. (At-Tirmidhi)
3. Limit distractions
Often, we get distracted by social media and our ongoing messages, during quarantine these distractions could also be your children. The best way to stay focussed is to turn off your notifications or even better turn off your phone, TV and laptop to protect yourself from getting distracted. Put the younger children to bed early and encourage the older ones to join you in prayer.
4. Seek forgiveness
“O my servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.” (Qur’an 39:53)
Throughout the Qur’an Allah swt reminds us of his mercy. Use these last 10 nights to seek His forgiveness. Allah also loves those who show mercy and forgive others, so don’t forget to seek forgiveness from friends and family members too.
5. Increase in charity
Make sure to distribute your charity across the last ten nights, you never know which night you’ll catch Laylatul Qadr.
Allah swt says in the Qur’an: “The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months.” (Qur’an 97:3)
If you give £1 on Laylatul Qadr, it’s as if you’ve given in charity for a 1000 months.
Here at the International Waqf Fund we invest your donations and use the profits to support our life-changing projects around the world. Each year some of the profits accrued from your donations are used to transform communities, with some profits re-entered back into the fund.
A donation with us is an ongoing donations for years to come, so imagine catching Laylatul Qadr with the International Waqf Fund?
Donate a Waqf share today! It could be worth a 1000 months.