The Night Prayer
Nu’aim bin Ziyad Abu Talhah (RA) said: “I heard An-Nu’man bin Bashir on the minbar in Hims saying: “We prayed Qiyam with the Messenger of Allah (SAW) during Ramadan on the night of the 23rd until one-third of the night had passed, then we prayed Qiyam with him on the night of the25th until one-half of the night had passed, then we prayed Qiyam with him on the night of the 217th until we thought that we would miss Al-Falah- that is what they used to call suhur.”
(Sunan an-Nasa’i 1606, Book 20, Hadith 9)The last 10 nights of Ramadan are precious and as we are seeing right in front of us and in our own communities, nobody is promised another Ramadan. There are people who have lost family members in the last year who have had their final Ramadans. We should avail the opportunity presented to us to ask for forgiveness, ask for His Mercy and spend the nights in worship, for none of us know if we will see another.
Tonight is the 23rd night of Ramadan and a candidate for Laylat-ul-Qadr. To ensure you don’t miss the immense benefits of this blessed night which is equivalent to 1000 months and 83 years, aim to give something small on each of the last odd nights.