Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,
“Whoever stays up and prays on Laylat Al-Qadr out of faith and in the hope of reward, his previous sins will be forgiven.”
(Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
1. Do not give up
Maybe you are thinking that you could have done better this Ramadan. Do not worry because you still have time! Try not to let your performance so far, affect the most blessed days of this holy month. Be positive and have pure intention to make the last days the best.
2. Understand the meaning
Understand what the most important night of Ramadan is about. Read the translation of Surah al-Qadr, and hadiths related to the powerful night. Once you understand, you will start feeling the greatness of the night much more.
3. Do not wait for a particular night
Although we believe that Laylatul Qadr night falls on the 27th, it is not fixed. Do not wait for the 27th night to come along, who knows maybe you might even end up missing the actual night. Stay up each of the last ten nights and worship as much as you can, do not take any chance of missing out.
4. The best Dua
Memorize and recite the best dua taught by our beloved prophet (SAW) for the last ten days or Ramadan.
“Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibb al-‘afwa fa’affu ‘anni”
(O Allah, You are forgiving and You love forgiveness, so forgive me).
5. Make a Dua list
Make a list of Dua's to recite during the last ten nights of this blessed month. Remember, this is the most important days of Ramadan to make dua with the bottom of your heart.
6. Involve your family
Do not neglect your family. Wake them up, advise them so that they can earn the benefits of the last ten days as well. Even your children must be taught the importance of these days and the night of power, give them dua's or the quran to recite instead of letting them watch tv.
7. Avoid social media
Ignore the notifications or turn off your phone. Keep away from social networking sites such as facebook, twitter, instagram. Disconnect with this dunya and connect with Allah (SWT).
8. Feeling sleepy? Mix it up
If you are feeling sleepy, then constantly change your acts of worship. For instance, recite a bit of quran, then make dua, and go back to reciting quran once again.
9. Do Relax
If you are tired, then take a short nap. Try not to eat too much as this can exhaust your body after a long day of fasting. Take a brief nap to refresh yourself and continue worshipping throughout the night.
10. Be patient
Ramadan can be a tiring month when we are fasting and juggling our normal lives but we are rewarded for this. Especially the last ten days, when we must stay up at night to perform acts of worship. Have patience and do not get lazy in making the best use of these nights, as it might never come again.