Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Start of last 10 nights of Ramadan

Today at dusk will mark the last 10 nights of Ramadan; the portion of Ramadan in which Muslims beg to be spared from the Fire. In is recommended that in the last third of Ramadan, Muslims increase the length of night prayers, read more of the Qur'an and give more in charity.

The last third of Ramadan contains a night called the Night of Power - a night that the Qur'an states is better than a thousand months. The Night of Power is the night in which the Qur'an was revealed as well as the night that Prophet Muhammad (SAAS) was commissioned to be the last prophet of G'd after The Messiah Jesus, son of Mary (AS).

For the rest of Ramadan, G'd willing, I will post a short saying of the Prophet Muhammad (SAAS) daily for reflection.

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النبي - صلى الله عليه وسلم - قال خير شبابكم الذين يتشبهون بشيوخكم وشر شيوخكم الذين يتشبهون بشبابكم وشر رجالكم الذين يتشبهون بسائكم وشر نسائكم الذين يتشبهون برجالكم

The Prophet (SAAS) said, "The best of your youth are those who imitate your elders [in wisdom and rigtheousness], and the worst of your elders are those who imitate your youth. The worst of your men are those who imitate your women, and the worst of your women are those who imitate your men."

[Narrated in Kitab Al-Athar - Abu Yusuf]

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