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First Ashra of Ramadan The ten blessed days of mercy

By Laiba Khan (Faculty Member at MLRC)

The Prophet PBUH said, the first ten days of Ramadan are the greatest time to pursue this mercy:

And it is a month in which the first (part) is mercy, the second (part) is forgiveness, and the third (part) escapes from the Fire.’ (Bukhari)

Muslims all across the world observe Ramadan, a month of fasting, introspection, devotion, generosity, and sacrifice. Ramadan has preserved its deep spiritual meaning throughout the generations.

“Ramadan” is an Arabic word that means “parched thirst” or “sun-baked ground.” It is symbolic of the hunger and thirst experienced by those who fast for a month and reap the advantages of fasting. Ramadan is a month of sacrifice by its own nature.

Annually, Muslims observe a community-wide fast during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The fasting month of Ramadan is regarded one of Islam’s five pillars. Muslims who are entirely capable should indeed fast from dawn to sunset every day during the month of Ramadan.

Ramadan lasts 29 to 30 days, depending primarily on moon observations and context; Allah(swt)segregates the Blessed month of Ramadan into three different stages, known as Ashra of Ramadan.

Importance of 1st Ashra Of Ramadan

The entire blessed month of Ramadan is a gift, and so each Ashra has its own value and importance. Ramadan is without a certainty a month of abundance, compassion, generosity, and forgiveness. In terms of its history, the Qur’an had first been revealed during the Holy Month of Ramadan as a foundation of enlightenment and inspiration for all of humanity.

Ramadan’s first ten days feel like an Escalator that doesn’t seem to stop. One adjusts to a schedule that encompasses all of the obligatory and additional prayers, and also an opportunity to seek forgiveness for the past and desire Allah’s care and love in the future, the majority of Ramadan is automatically fulfilled. Experiencing such a lovely regularity is just unrealistic for any Muslim who aspires to devote his or her days in the worship of Allah.

The Graceful ten days of Ramadanare known to be days of Mercy which helpsprepare a Muslim for the upcoming two Ashras, that focuses on repentance & redemption from the fires of hell. Every Muslim should Practice the following in these 1st Ten days of Ramadan:

Seeking Forgiveness

• Throughout the month of Ramadan, Allah multiplies our good deeds, forgives our sins, and increases our ranks. The name of the month reflects the fact that it purifies us of our sins and enables us to do more good deeds during the holy month.

Increasing Taqwa

• During this beautiful month of Ramadan, Muslims should strive to cleanse their body, heart and soul together while increasing their “Taqwa.”

Managing Emotions

• One should understand how to manage their emotions and aggression, everyone should be treated with the utmost respect. After all, this is the essential meaning and purpose of Fasting as a whole.

Practicing Charity

• A Muslim should learn Tolerance and Present Decent Manners. To address the first Ashra’s requirements, we should practise charity by supporting individuals whenever and however feasible.

Recitation of Quran

• At first Completing the entire Qur’an may be dauntingbut dividing it down can be really beneficial. After each prayer, one can try reading 4.5 pages,  You’ll have finished the entire Qur’an by the end of Ramadan Insha’Allah !

Remembrance of Allah

• Reciting Du’as (supplications) and Dhikr (remembrance) imploring God’s mercy is a fantastic approach for Muslims to pray during the first ten days of mercy.

God never breaks His promise, and with the gates of Paradise thrown open and the gates of Hellfire locked, now is the best time to beseech God to rain mercy on His slaves.

(Allah said): Every good deed of Adam’s son is for him except fasting; it is for Me. And I shall reward (the fasting person) for it.’ Verily, the smell of the mouth of a fasting person is better to Allah than the smell of musk. (Al-Bukhari)

All of Allah’s mercy is manifested during Ramadan and a believer’s life until the Day of Judgment, when the fasting believer may be acknowledged as one of the righteous by God’s compassionate and loving decision.

The Dua Beneficial for First Ashra:

Translation: “O! My Lord forgives and have Mercy and You are the Best of Merciful” [Quran 23:118]

April 25, 2022

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