Fasting and Its Rulings

Author: Shaykh Abu Haatim Usaamah Ibn ‘Abdil-Lateef Al-Qoosee

Source: Al-Manhaj
Translator: Abu Maryam Isma'eel Alarcon

Published: Monday 3rd August, 2015

The Last Ten Nights Of Ramadaan

The Night Prayer in Ramadaan is a cause for attaining the forgiveness of sins. The Prophet, said:

‘Aa’ishah clarified the number of rak’aat for the Night Prayer, as the Prophet, used to pray it.



One of the most important reasons why the last ten nights are so honorable is because Laylat-ul-Qadr (The Night of Decree) falls in it. Allaah says:

And He says:

The Prophet, said:

And he, said:

This was the sign one of the Companions used to determine that Laylat-ul-Qadr was the twenty-seventh night of Ramadaan and Allaah knows best.


Commonly known as Salaat-ut-Taraweeh.

The report that the Prophet prayed twenty rak'aat is not authentic, nor the report that 'Umar (radi-Allaahu anhu) did it.

Based on this, the start of 'Itikaaf should begin on the morning of the twentieth day, immediately after Salaat-ul-Fajr. This is because Al-Bukhaaree reported a hadeeth that indicates that one should leave 'Itikaaf in the morning also – meaning the morning of the thirtieth day. And he (Al-Bukhaaree) named this chapter: "The one who leaves his 'Itikaaf during the morning."

It appears round like the moon.

He is Ubay Bin Ka'ab .


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