Ummul Momineen Sayyidina Aaisha
(May Allah be pleased with her) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)
used to strive more in worship during Ramadan
than he (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) strove in any
other time of the year; and he (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)
would devote himself more
(in the worship of ALLAH, Subhanahu wa ta’ala,) in the last
ten nights of Ramadan than he (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)
strove in earlier part of the month.
We learn from this Hadith that:
1. One should concentrate more on prayers and worship on the last
ten nights of Ramadan than the first twenty nights, in the same way
as one should do more worship in Ramadan than in the other months.
2. One should keep oneself awake for prayer, worship and glorification
of ALLAH, Subhanahu wa ta’ala, in the last ten nights of Ramadan
so that one can attain the blessings of Lailat-ul-Qadr.
3. One should also persuade his family members to keep themselves awake
for prayer and worship in the last ten odd nights of Ramadan so that
they can also make efforts to please ALLAH, Subhanahu wa ta’ala,.
4. I`tikaf (seclusion in the mosque for prayers) in the last ten days
of Ramadan is also a meritorious act for its being a practice
of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).