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The Last 10 Nights of Ramadan… Laylat Ul-Qadr

by | May 2, 2021

As we have mentioned earlier this month, Ramadan is the holiest month. And the last 10 nights of the month are the best nights of the year. And Laylat Ul-Qadr is the most important night of them all. Laylat Ul-Qadr is worth more than 1000 months. That’s like over 80 years!

Imagine, your actions on that night are of 80 years worth: 80 years of praying, 80 years of Dua (supplication), 80 years of reading the Quran… and this is just on the individual level. Imagine funding the digging of a well in Africa, or clothing a refugee family on the border of Syria, or sponsoring an Afghan orphan, or feeding a homeless person… giving ensures help and warrants reward. Imagine receiving the Dua of a person in need that doesn’t even know of your existence till the day of judgment. Do you even know how much that is worth in the balance?!? Only Allah knows.

On that front:

“Indeed charity extinguishes the Lord’s anger and it protects against the evil death.”

Jami’ at-Tirmidhi, Vol. 2, Book 2, Hadith 664.

Imagine how merciful Allah will be when you give during the last 10 nights of Ramadan, and one of those occasions falls on Laylat Ul-Qadr

May Allah Accept our offering, for Allah only accepts from the pious.

Ameen

Probability, you won’t Get the Best of Me! – Scientific Proofs in the Quran

Probability, you won’t Get the Best of Me! – Scientific Proofs in the Quran

If anyone is a betting man, he knows that most of the time he will lose; it is a question of numbers. Winning every time is improbable and practically impossible. When flipping a coin, you have one chance out of two of getting it right. 50%, not bad; but repeat it four times straight; not too confident, are you?

Let’s transpose that example to the prophet Muhammad; he got every single verifiable (with our limited knowledge to date) phenomenon right. Not only he got them right, but most of them are also explained; not just enunciated or left for interpretation. Let’s say there are about 20 scientific/natural phenomenon (Actually, more have been mentioned and others left out since a multitude of authors have done a better job than me explaining them. Plus, 20 seems like a pretty round number, and we don’t want to sound boastful either) that were elucidated 1400 years ago, by an illiterate Arab that had no aspirations to science whatsoever… When you do the math: ½ at the power 20 is ½ x ½ x½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½. That gives you the possibility of 1/1 048 576 of getting it right. That is less than one in a million probability; becoming less and less a betting man…Keep in mind, considering that the questioning is in a yes or no format; true or false to a given question (without formulating the solution and adding all the explanation that comes with it in the Quran and Hadith).

The thing is, it is not because the prophet Muhammad was an expert in astronomy, geology, chemistry, nuclear physics, biology, botany, entomology, oceanology, or even historical science that he got it right all the time. It is because the only thing he got right out of all of this is that he wholeheartedly believed in Allah. All these, verses, signs, scientific phenomenon were not explained or tackled by the prophet Muhammad; they were brought forth by Allah, the All-Knowing.

And with Him are the keys of the unseen; none knows them except Him. And He knows what is on the land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but that He knows it. And no grain is there within the darknesses of the earth and no moist or dry [thing] but that it is [written] in a clear record.

Surah Al-Anam (6 – 59)

Faith

the process of belief