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Ramadhan: Tips for Businessmen/women

3 September 2010 Leave a comment

  • Care for abundance and plentiful profits?
  • Care for precious and priceless treasure?
  • Care for the Mercy and Blessing of Allah SWT?Go seek the  Night. In which, Ibadah is better than a thousand months.

“The Night of Al-Qadr is better than a thousand months.” (Surah al-Qadr:3)

A thousand months! Subhaan Allaah!
Equal to 30,000 nights or 83 years and 4 months!
Could there be a better chance for us than this?
Could there be a more Merciful Lord than this?
Subhaan Allaah wal Hamdulillaah!

Here is our chance to repent, to come back to the Most Merciful, to change our life for the better.
This is our chance to have ALL our previous sins forgiven.

“Whoever established prayers on the night of Qadr out of sincere faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven” (Bukhaari)

This is a perfect opportunity to earn Allahs pleasure, being saved from Hellfire and entering Jannah. A time when your doa will surely be accepted.

What to do on Laylatul Qadr?

1. Search for this night in the LAST TEN nights of Ramadaan (not just the 27th)

Dont just single out one night for Ibadat. Make sure to do it ALL TEN NIGHTS or at least on 21st , 23rd , 25th , 27th 29th nights , because the EXACT date for Lailatul Qadr is hidden from us.

What if Lailatul Qadr is some other night and not on the 27th?  Then we would have no one to blame but ourself if we miss this great Night. This perfect opportunity of goodness and blessings.

“Seek Laylat al-Qadr among the odd numbered nights of the last ten nights of Ramadaan.” (Bukhaari, Muslim)

2. Strive HARD in your search, worshiping Allah sincerely and diligently

This is our chance to earn Jannah. So give it ALL.

“The Prophet (pbuh)used to used to strive hard in worship during the last ten days of Ramadaan as he never did at any other time.” (Muslim, Ahmad)

3. Prepare for it mentally and physically

Take off work,let’s go for Umrah or make Itikaaf in the Masjid. Dont overtire ourself during the day, such that you dont have any energy left to worship the Almighty.

Plan out your worship schedule for the night, Take a nap during the day, if possible and do not overeat!

4. Shun worldly pleasures

Don’t waste A SINGLE MOMENT of our time, such as spending this precious time in the mall, shopping for Eid or  extravagant Iftaar. Stay away from anything and everything that might distract you from remembering Allah (TV, movies, music, unnecessary phone calls, gossip, etc.)

“When the last ten days of Ramadaan began, the Prophet (pbuh) would tighten his waist-wrapper (meaning he would stay away from marital relations), spend his nights in prayer, and wake his family.” (Muslim)

5. Spend these nights in prayer, reciting Quraan, making doa, doing istighfaar.

Stay long in qiyaam, Hands fold obediently, Your head low, in shame, Humbly
Eyes downcast, Hearts trembling, Tears rolling
Tears of regret and sorrow, Tears of repentance and shame
Spread out our hands, like a beggar, begging for his life
Ask Allah to forgive you and He will forgive you.
Beg for his Mercy and He will give it to you.
Beseech Him to guide you and save you from the torments of Hell.
Be determined that you will rectify your mistakes and improve your shortcomings
Resolve to be steadfast in your Commitment and be firm in your Deen, Read Quraan, Tasbeeh, glorify Allah, praise Him and thank Him. Make lots of doa for yourself, your family, your friends and the Muslim Ummah.

6. DONT BE THE ONE WHO SLEEPS and misses out on immeasurable goodness

One who misses this blessed night has indeed missed much goodness, for no one misses it except for the one from whom it is withheld.

“ In it (i e. Ramadaan) is a night better than a thousand months, whoever loses the benefit of it has lost something irreplaceable.” (Ahmad, an-Nasaa’i)

There are many chances to sleep, but a chance like this is rare to come by, only once a year. And that also if we are lucky to be alive next year.
Are we going to miss a golden chance like this one.. sleeping?
Or are you going to be like the one who maybe just prays a few rakaat and thinks he’s done enough and is eager to go back to sleep?
Think about it, Isn’t there plenty of time to sleep?
Havent we been sleeping all this while, anyway?  Havent we “SLEPT”  enough?

Life is about opportunities. They say the wise man is the one who makes the most of his opportunities. Here is an opportunity to buy a piece of Jannah.

The Doa to make on Lailatul Qadr

A hadith from Aisya (RA) when she asked the Prophet (SAW):

“I said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, if I know which night is Laylat al-Qadr, what should I say on that night?’ He said, ‘Say: Allaahumma innaka afuwwun tuhibb al-afwa fa affu anni (O Allaah, You are forgiving and You love forgiveness, so forgive me).”


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