The night of Laylat-ul-Qadr is better than a thousand months which is over 83 years. Any act of worship during that night will be equal that of 83 years. With the end of Ramadan (last Ashraa) comes our efforts of gaining as many rewards as possible.
“Allah’s Messenger used to exert himself in devotion during the last ten nights to a greater extent than at any other time.” (Muslim)
If you want to earn those extra rewards, here are some tips:
1. I’tikaaf in Masjid
Dedicating 10 days solely to Allah (SWT). Itikaaf was a practice done by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and he used to spend his spend time doing Zikr, Tilawat, asking for forgiveness.
2. Recitation of the Holy Quran (Tilawat)
This means reciting the Quran abundantly. Laylatul Qadr is the night the Qur’an was revealed. By reciting the Quran, one can gain 700 hasanah or more by reciting each letter.
3. Give charity
The reward of giving charity during this night will be equal to giving charity for 83 years!
4. Strive to gain forgiveness
Allah has made this night to forgive mankind. Ask for mercy, ask for forgiveness, for he shall listen to you and forgive you.
5. Praying Nafil
For every Nafil you pray, you will gain the reward of a Fard Salaah and every Fard Salah will earn you a reward of 70 Fard salaah.
6. Increase Dhikr
We, as Muslims, should always glorify Allah (SWT) day and night especially during the odd nights. The more Dhikr you do, the more rewards you will earn.
7. Make more duas and supplications
Devoting yourself to Allah (SWT) on Laylat ul Qadr is one of the best things you can do on this night. Steps to make a dua: Praise Allah, praise Muhammad (PBUH), make dua for yourself, make dua for your family and Ummah.
“Lailatul Qadr is better than a thousand months” [97:3]
This precious Night of Power which comes ones a year, has a lot of rewards to offer you. If you can just take out some time to remember Allah (SWT) and see how spiritually beautiful this night is, youf’ll wait every year to experience the power. May Allah accept our Ibadah and guide us on the right path. Ameen!