Thursday, August 9, 2012

Laylatul Qadar | Mark your calendar


Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah.

The Ustaz who gave tausiyah at Masjid Khalid Al-Walid tonight talked about the virtues of Laylatul Qadar and the dos and don'ts. And most importantly, the reliable tip given by Imam Al-Ghazali on the tentative dates for Laylatul Qadar. He said, for those who had started fasting on Friday, Laylatul Qadar would most likely fall on 27th of Ramadhan. For those who began fasting on Saturday (as in the case of Malaysia) the blessed night might fall on 23rd of Ramadhan, which is 2 nights away because tonight is the eve of 21st Ramadhan.

However, we are supposed to be istiqamah on all 10 nights. And we are encouraged to make as many salawat as possible so that by the blessings of Rasulullah s.a.w we would be granted the precious gift of Laylatul Qadar. We are also encouraged to eat half of our usual portion so that we will not be too heavy and sleepy. The men are strongly urged to sleep away from their wives, for obvious reasons. But if you are stubborn you can sleep with your 'Layla' until the morning comes, said the ustaz, not me [heh heh...]

O Allah, we ask for Your great bounties, not on account of our worship because our ibadah is tainted and tarnished all over, but we ask on account of Your Generosity. 

Allahumma salli wa salim wa baarik alaih.

p/s But I thought that Layla joke was kinda sexist. People should know that there are many Laylas out there who are more like Rabia. Sorry, devout worshiping is not just for men only.

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