5 Tips to Make the Most of the Last 10 Nights in Ramadan

These blessed nights hold immense significance, as one of them is Laylat al-Qadr (the Night of Decree), which is better than a thousand months.
Here are five practical tips to help you make the most of these blessed nights:

1. Increase Nightly Worship

The essence of the last 10 nights is seeking Laylat al-Qadr through increased worship. Dedicate more time to Salah (prayer), especially Taraweeh and Tahajjud, and immerse yourself in the recitation and understanding of the Qur'an. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to exert himself in devotion during these nights more than at any other time.

2. Engage in I'tikaf

Consider performing I'tikaf, a spiritual retreat in the mosque (or a dedicated space at home, given current circumstances) aimed at isolating oneself from worldly affairs to focus solely on worshipping Allah. Even if you cannot do it for all 10 nights, try to dedicate as many days and nights as possible to this practice.

3. Make Sincere Dua

The last 10 nights are a golden opportunity to ask Allah for forgiveness, guidance, and all your heart's desires. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) taught us a special dua to recite during these nights: "Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibbul ‘afwa fa’fu ‘anni" (O Allah, You are Forgiving and love forgiveness, so forgive me).

4. Give in Charity

Charity (Sadaqah) and paying the obligatory Zakat (if due) during these nights can multiply your rewards manifold. Automate your donations to ensure you don't miss giving on Laylat al-Qadr. Even small acts of kindness can have a huge impact.

5. Reflect and Repent

Use these nights for deep reflection and repentance. Assess your actions over the past year and make a sincere intention to improve. Seek Allah's forgiveness for past sins and make a plan for maintaining your spiritual gains beyond Ramadan.By following these tips, you can hope to catch Laylat al-Qadr and maximise the blessings and rewards of the last 10 nights of Ramadan. May Allah accept all our worship, forgive our sins, and grant us the strength to continue our spiritual journey beyond Ramadan.