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Post by muslimah-mom-friend on Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:44 am

As-salaamu aleikum Dear Sisters,

The following was forwarded to me and I wanted to share it with you. I couldn't find the 'original' source when I searched online, but the name of the author is mentioned:

A Piece of Jannat is up for sale !
Are there any buyers ??


By Asma bint Shameem


Subhaan Allaah! The beautiful month of Ramadaan is flying by! Its
blessed days and fragrant nights are soon about to leave. And it
breaks our hearts to let it go.


Yet, O Muslim, Rejoice! For there is good news for you!
A great opportunity is about to dawn upon you......


A once-in -a -lifetime chance !


Its an offer that you cannot pass by!


Allah Subhaanahu wa Taala, in his Infinite Mercy, has bestowed upon
you a Great and Noble night.....
Its the Night of Power…. the Night of Divine Decree.
A Night in which angels descend and send salutations to the believers…
A Night of innumerable blessings…..full of PEACE and tranquility….
A Night…… in which, Ibadah is better than a thousand months.


“The Night of Al-Qadr is better than a thousand months.”


(Surah al-Qadr:3)


A thousand months! Subhaan Allaah!
That is equal to 30,000 nights or 83 years and 4 months!
Could there be a better chance for you than this??!!
Could there be a more Merciful Lord than this??!!
Subhaan Allaah wal Hamdulillaah!


Here is your chance to repent….to come back to the Most Merciful….to
change your life for the better.
This is your chance to have ALL your previous sins forgiven!


"Whoever established prayers on the night of Qadr out of sincere faith
and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be
forgiven" (Bukhaari)


This is a perfect opportunity to earn Allaahs pleasure…..being saved
from Hellfire and entering Jannah.


A time when your dua will surely be accepted.


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What to do on Laylatul Qadr?


1) Search for this night in the LAST TEN nights of Ramadaan (not just
the 27th)


Dont just single out one night for Ibadaat. Make sure to do it ALL TEN
NIGHTS or atleast on 21st , 23rd , 25th , 27th ,29th nights , because
the EXACT date for Lailatul Qadr is hidden from us.


What if Lailatul Qadr is some other night and not on the 27th ?? Have
you ever thought about that? Then you would have no one to blame but
yourself if you miss this great Night….this perfect opportunity of
goodness and blessings.


“Seek Laylat al-Qadr among the odd numbered nights of the last ten
nights of Ramadaan.” (Bukhaari, Muslim)


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2) Strive HARD in your search, worshiping Allaah sincerely and
diligently


This your chance to earn Jannah. So give it ALL you got…. everything
you have.


“The Prophet (pbuh)used to used to strive hard in worship during the
last ten days of Ramadaan as he never did at any other time.” (Muslim,
Ahmad)


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3) Prepare for it mentally and physically


Take off work, if you can and go for Umrah or make Itikaaf in the
Masjid.


Dont overtire yourself during the day, such that you dont have any
energy left to worship the Almighty.


Plan out your worship schedule for the night
Take a nap during the day, if possible and remember…do not overeat!


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4) Shun worldly pleasures


Dont waste A SINGLE MOMENT of your time, such as spending this
precious time in the mall, shopping for Eid or in extravagant ‘Iftaar-
cum-fashion show’ parties.


Stay away from anything and everything that might distract you from
remembering Allaah (TV, movies, music, unnecessary phone calls,
gossip, etc.)


“When the last ten days of Ramadaan began, the Prophet (pbuh) would
tighten his waist-wrapper (meaning he would stay away from marital
relations), spend his nights in prayer, and wake his family.” (Muslim)


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5) Spend these nights in prayer, reciting Quraan, making dua, doing
istighfaar.


Stand LONG in Qiyaam….hands folded obediently…your head low, in shame…
humbly
Eyes downcast….hearts trembling…tears rolling…..
Tears of regret and sorrow…..tears of repentance and shame
Spread out your hands….like a beggar, begging for his life….
Ask Allaah to forgive you and He will forgive you.
Beg for his Mercy and He will give it to you.
Beseech Him to guide you and save you from the torments of Hell.
Be determined that you will rectify your mistakes and improve your
shortcomings
Resolve to be steadfast in your Commitment and be firm in your Deen


Read Quraan, do much Tasbeeh, glorify Allaah, praise Him and thank
Him.


Make lots of dua for yourself, your family, your friends and the
Muslim Ummah.


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6) DONT BE THE ONE WHO SLEEPS and misses out on immeasurable goodness


One who misses this blessed night has indeed missed much goodness, for
no one misses it except for the one from whom it is withheld.


“ In it (i e. Ramadaan) is a night better than a thousand months,
whoever loses the benefit of it has lost something
irreplaceable.” (Ahmad, an-Nasaa’i)


There are many chances to sleep, but a chance like this is rare to
come by ….only once a year. And that also if you are lucky to be alive
next year.


Are you going to miss a golden chance like this one…..sleeping??
Or are you going to be like the one who maybe just prays a few rakaat
and thinks he's done enough and is eager to go back to sleep??
Think about it......Isn't there plenty of time to sleep??
Havent we been sleeping all this while, anyway?? Havent we “SLEPT”
enough, O Muslim??!!


Actually…….ISNT IT ABOUT TIME WE WOKE UP???!!


Life is about opportunities. They say the wise man is the one who
makes the most of his opportunities. Here is an opportunity to buy a
piece of Jannah.
A piece of Jannah is up for sale! Are there any buyers??


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The Duaa to make on Lailatul Qadr


Note: There is nothing that is narrated in the Quraan or Sunnah
regarding Ibaadat such as prayer , duas, etc. that is to be
specifically read on Lailatul Qadr EXCEPT just one hadeeth from Aisha
(RA) when she asked the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alayhi wa Sallam):


“I said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, if I know which night is Laylat al-
Qadr, what should I say on that night?’ He said, ‘Say:


Allaahumma innaka afuwwun tuhibb al-afwa fa affu anni


(O Allaah, You are forgiving and You love forgiveness, so forgive
me).”


(Tirmidhi)


All the other duas and formulas for prayers that you see in some books
and papers that are to be read a certain number of times or to be read
in a specific order, or to be read in Salaah in a specific way, are
ALL bidah. There is NO PROOF in the Qur’aan or Sunnah for their
validity. Stay away from that.


Remember, Allaah will accept your Ibaadah only and only if it is:
a) done sincerely for Him alone
b) if it is done according to what the Prophet (sal Allaahu Alayhi wa
sallam) himself did or said or approved of.
Otherwise it will be thrown back on the person who did it, without
being accepted, no matter what it is.


He (sal Allaahu Alayhi wa sallam) said: “Every action that is not in
accordance with this matter of ours [i.e. Islam] will be
rejected.” (Muslim)


May Allaah save us from that. Ameen.


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