By Salisu Sani-Idris
An Abuja-based Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Yahya Al-Yolawi, has urged Muslims to seek the “Night of Destiny” as it is hidden in one of the last 10 nights in the month of Ramadan.
Al-Yolawi, who is also the Chief Imam of Area 10 Jumma’at Mosque, Garki, Abuja, gave the advice while delivering sermon titled “ Last 10 Days of Ramadan” on Friday in Abuja.
He explained that the last 10 days of Ramadan were special days in the life of every Muslim, adding that they were the most blessed days in the Holy month of Ramadan.
According to him, Muhammad, the Holy Prophet of Islam used to devote himself in worship during the last 10 days of the month, hoping to be closer to Allah.
He said the Prophet used to pray all night and used to keep his family awake for prayers, stressing that “for Muslims, the last 10 days in the month of Ramadan should be a period to perfect one’s fast and avoid anything that may break it.
“It is a time to give more charity, settle disputes and forgive one another. It is also a time for soul searching, evaluating one’s life, supplicating, and asking for forgiveness.
“This should be done sincerely because if Allah accepts one’s supplications, the reward is the expiration of one’s sins.
“We must not miss this great opportunity, otherwise, we will regret it forever.”
Al-Yolawi said witnessing the night of destiny in worship was better than 1000 months or 83 years of worship and admonished Muslims to rededicate to Allah during the days.
Also known as Shab-e-Qadr — Night of Decree, Night of Measures, Night of Destiny marks the anniversary of the night Prophet Muhammad received the first set of verses of the Holy Qurán.