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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Night of Power



Laylatul-Qadr is an extremely special night and missing it would be devastating. I mean just look at the photo above and all the pros this ONE night could offer us ??
And, I read an article on muslimworlds.com and thought I'd share it here on my blog so that all of us could benefit from these tips to make these last 10 nights our best ones yet :)


14 Short Tips for the Last 10 Nights of Ramadan

1. Do not let your ‘performance’ until now affect your last 10 days. The moment of forgiveness could be today or anytime in the coming days! It is not all lost! If you sincerely wish it could have been better – Chin up and get ready to make it your best yet! Start with a positive, sincere intention!


2. Today, take a little time to read the Tafseer of Surah al-Qadr to understand what actually happens this night! You will feel its power & greatness so much more!

3. Do not wait for the 27th Night to give it your “all”. The entire last 10 days should be your target. Stay up each night! Would you want to miss Laylatul Qadr even “by chance”?

4. Do not fall into any innovations/celebrations any Masjid or culture might try to promote. Follow the Sunnah! The Prophet (ﷺ) guided us simply: “Whoever stays up and prays on Laylat al-Qadr out of faith and in the hope of reward, his previous sins will be forgiven.”

5. Memorise and keep asking the dua’ taught by Rasulullah (ﷺ): Allaahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibb al-‘afwa fa’affu ‘anni (O Allaah, You are forgiving and You love forgiveness, so forgive me).

6. Prepare a short dua’ list. Remember this is as awesome as it ever gets for a servant of Allah! The Night of Qadr, of Destiny! Consciously pick each and everything you crucially wish for in this dunya, in your deen, family, and in your aakhirah! Don’t forget to include the brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering and in grief!

7. Take brief naps during the day, if possible. Keep your stomach light and sleep as soon as you have prayed ‘isha. Do not delay! After a brief nap, refresh yourself and get ready for worship.

8. Don’t neglect your family! Rasulullah (ﷺ) made it a point to wake up his wives throughout these nights! And yes, your children are not too young to stay up some part of the night – if they can be allowed to play video games or watch TV, they can be inspired to be up at least for some time! Prepare them, make them excited, plan some activities for them to do!

9. Look the Part: The way we dress and prepare has a big effect on our psychology. Wear your best, perfume yourself, and feel the energy!

10. Choose a spot, whether in the Masjid or in your home, where you can have peace and solitude. Keep your mushaf, praying mat, and water at hand so that you are not distracted by constantly getting up for this or that.

11. This is not the night to tweet pics or update FB statuses about how amazing the night is and how you are feeling & worshipping Allah! Let that be a secret between you & your Rabb! So switch off those phones, WiFi, laptops and computers. Disconnect with the world, and connect with al-‘Afuww!

12. If you find yourself feeling sleepy, vary your acts of worship. Alternate between qiyaam, heartfelt dua’a, reading the Qur’an. Do not spend the night listening to lectures or recitations. Or do it only for a short while when you feel the sleep coming on!

13. Patience is the Key: The last 10 days might be tiring. You might still have work or school. This is the time to bear all that hardship, and keep firm sabr. Think how Allah has blessed you with this tremendous opportunity that might NEVER come again in your life again. If you knew for sure that this was your last Ramadan, if you knew certainly that Jannah was up for grabs, wouldn’t you sprint for it no matter what it takes?

14. This is most important: Keep husn adh-dhann bi Allāh (good expectations from Allah). When you ask, remember you are asking the Most Generous King. If you hope for the best, He will give you the best. Don’t hold back. Trust in Him, pour out your heart in front of Him, and let no doubt, no barrier, no evil thoughts keep you away from ar-Rahman, ar-Raheem!

JazakAllah Khair. 


15 comments:

  1. I really want to beribadah as much as i can during the last 10 days. But unfortunately im on period:( how sad

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    1. Don't let your period stop you ! You can still beribadah by listening to lectures or reading tafsirs of the Quran. You can also do a lot of zikir and dua ! :)

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    2. Same but my situation lain. Ive been so coped up with assignments and tests that i dont even hv the time for myself. I rly rly want to kejar lailatul qadar but god knows how busy i am as you said, we cant run from responsibilities. I know this may sound like an excuse but sigh do you hv any advice izza? :-(

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    3. I see, yeah studies can be overwhelming right. I know what you can do, just set an alarm every night at around 3AM and take 5 minutes to just face the kiblat and dua. Like really, really sincerely talk to Allah and ask Him for whatever you want in this life and the hereafter. It can be 2 minutes it can be 10 minutes, just take a little bit of time to dua every night and if that night happens to be Laylatul Qadr, masyaAllah it's as though you've been praying for the same thing for 1000 months. I hope this gives you motivation ! Good luck with everything xx

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  2. Izza i know this isnt related to yr post but do you know that bourjois is under chanel? I just found out today and i was like whuuuut

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    1. Haha it used to be ! It's under Coty Inc. now since April if I'm not mistaken. Coty Inc. bought it off from Chanel.

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  3. Hi there,

    Pretty random question but where are you getting your baju raya from this year? :) Raya is THIS WEEK and I don't have anything to wear!

    x

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    1. Hi ! Haha okay so first you should know that every year, I never put into any thought of what I wanna wear for raya. I'm not the type to have my baju tailor made months before, nor am I the type who would scour designers to purchase their Ready-To-Wear pieces.

      My baju raya(s) are always budget friendly (I don't believe in spending hundreds and hundreds on something I'm just gonna wear two or three times), so this year I decided to pair this batik I already have at home with a plain white blouse, and I got another top from an online store to pair with a batik skirt I already have :)

      I don't know your budget, but if you wanna spend, go to the mimpikita boutique in Bangsar, I love their collection this year ! For cheaper alternatives, try looking at Subang Parade or Sungei Wang / BB plaze. They usually sell pretty reasonable baju kurung(s) on the ground floor. Wouldn't recommend getting anything online now cause Poslaju can't guarantee that they could deliver on time. Good luck ! x

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  4. Omg izzaaaa i went to pop up store fb yesterday and it was awesome!!!! :D..the bajus all are simple but so nice

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    1. Aww ! I still haven't gotten a chance to masuk yet, must check it out soon !

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  5. Does your family have a theme for Raya? Do you all wear matching colours? :)

    I'm so excited for your Raya post, mostly the pics!

    Btw I love love Mimpi kitas collection too! Which is your favourite?!

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    1. Not usually but this year we're wearing pink haha. Aww you're even more excited than I am ! Hahaha

      I wish I knew the names of each of the bajus's... but I really loved the plain kaftan and this pink lace peplum top with the kain. Ugh so beautssss

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  6. Hi Izza! Is tudungpeople really good? Wanted to buy one so i wanna ask ur opinion :)

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    1. Hi ! TudungPeople is good, my cousins ONLY wear TudungPeople and they never fail to look amazing (search @izyanirdina and @anildanylzi). Unfortunately for me, I find their kain to be a bit too licin for my liking (I bought the NUMA Luxe). I think it's because I yang tak reti hahaha but they are made of such good quality no doubt.

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  7. Izzaaa! Do you have a photo of you wearing hazelnut latte mixed crepe? Andddd is the colour kinda same w espresso?

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