Every sincere muslim worshipper must increase his or her worship in the month of Ramadan especially in the last ten day, as the Messenger of Allah used to strive hard in worship during the last ten days of Ramadan. He never did at any other time, praying, reading Qur’aan and making du’aa’. Al-Bukhaari and Muslim narrated from ‘Aa’ishah (r) that when the last ten days of Ramadan came, the Prophet pbuh would stay up at night and would wake his family up, and would abstain from marital relations. Ahmad and Muslim narrated that he used to used to strive hard in worship during the last ten days of Ramadan as he never did at any other time.
Point of observation;
Three actions are very vital during the nights and they are mention below;
This is not specify to be certain numbers of rakats but whatever that is easier for us. However, it is sunnah to round it off with odd rakah to make it witr.
Recitation of Qur’an.
There should be no permanent surats to be recited every night. It is advisable to read with measure so that it will give us the advantage to comprehend the message. Allah said: “Or add to it, and recite the Qur’an with measured recitation.”
According to the above hadith wewould understand that He pbuh used the night to make du’aa. This is becauseSupplication is worship, as Allah says (what means): Indeed, those who disdain My worship will enter Hell [rendered] contemptible… Quran 40:60
Ibn Al-Qayyim said:
“This indicates that His pleasure is in asking Him and obeying Him, and if the Lord is pleased, then all goodness is in His pleasure, in the same manner that every affliction and calamity is in His anger.
The Prophet pbuh enjoined staying up and praying on Laylat al-Qadr out of faith and in the hope of reward. It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (r) that the Prophet (pbuh) 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.” Agreed upon. This hadeeth indicates that it is prescribed to observe Laylat al-Qadr by spending the night in prayer.
One of the best du’aa’s that may be recited on Laylat al-Qadr is that which the Prophet (pbuh) taught to ‘Aa’ishah (r). Al-Tirmidhi narrated, and classed the report as saheeh, that ‘Aa’ishah said: “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.
With regard to specifying which night of Ramadaan is Laylat al-Qadr, this needs specific evidence, but the odd-numbered nights during the last ten nights are more likely than others, and the night of the twenty-seventh is the most likely to be Laylat al-Qadr, because that is mentioned in the ahaadeeth.
With regard to innovations, they are not permissible during Ramadaan or at other times. It was proven that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever innovates anything in this matter of ours that is not part of it will have it rejected.” According to another report, “Whoever does any action that is not part of this matter of ours will have it rejected.”
List of innovation on the night of laylatul Qodeer;
Choosing a specific date in the last ten days without searching for the night in the rest nine nights.
Inviting someone to sing and call it adzar
Choosing people to come and donate for the special celebration.
Mandating people to wear a certain clothe or dress.
Singing and dancing.
We know of no basis for the celebrations that are held during some nights of Ramadan. The best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and the worst of matters are those which are innovated (bid’ah).
And Allah knows best.