Significance Of Each 10 Days Of The Holy Month Of Ramadan

Bismillahi, ar-rahmani, ar-raheem. We usually divide the month of Ramadan in different parts and reciting the Holy Quran, for example, to try and finish five, finish the Holy Quran five times in the month of Ramadan. So in the first six days, so everyday after every prayer you read one Juz, there are 30 Juz in the Holy Quran. So if you can, and then after every prayer you read one Juz, and that's five Juz a day and then in six days you will finish the Holy Quran.

So try and finish five Qurans, in the month of Ramadan, some traditions mentioned Imam al-Sadiq, alayhi assalam, used to finish 40 Qurans in the month of Ramadan. And if you can't, then some people try and finish one Quran every three days, so ten Juz everyday. If you can't, then five Juz everyday. And that will, you will finish the holy Quran in six days and five Qurans you will finish. If you read ten Juz everyday, then you'll finish 10 Qurans in 30 nights.

If you can't, then at least one Quran in every 10 nights. So the first 10 nights rahmah, you know the mercy of Allah Subhana wa ta'ala is with you. If you can't, then at least try and finish one Quran, even if you can't finish one Quran then at least recite as much as you can, everyday. So the first 10 nights is basically the mercy of Allah Subhana wa Ta'ala. And you try and attain as much as you can during the first ten nights.

And then it is for forgiveness. And you have two midnights in the first, in the next ten nights, and then the last and actually it is Laylat ul-Qadr, because all Muslims agree it is in the last 10 nights in the odd nights. And once you have been forgiven during those nights, you basically prepare for the life after the month of Ramadan, in those last ten nights and the first 10 nights, one should try and basically strengthen themselves spiritually.

In the next ten nights you should ask for forgiveness in the last ten nights. You should simply prepare yourself. We have so many things that we can learn from, but we don't learn many lessons. So the month of Ramadan is for teaching you lessons, for teaching you how to treat others. One of the most important things is to rid ourselves from selfishness. What happens is that we become very self-centered. We all just think about ourselves and we don't think of others.

So in the month of Ramadan, once you try and, and learn to think of others and the last ten nights teach you that. And the one who becomes closer to Allah Subhana wa Ta'ala will see changes, you should see going through a change from the first night up until the last night, just like the water goes through filters. And so the first filter takes away certain major things and then the color still remains murky. And then the second and the third filters basically make the water pure, completely pure.

That's how these different nights should be. The first ten nights, all of your major sins are taken away. You ask for forgiveness in the next ten nights, you change yourself. And in the last ten nights you are now purified. You become a pure person, and hence you should see a change in yourself that you have been through. Just as you go to a perfume shop and you stay there for a long time, half an hour, one hour, and you come out and everyone is asking you what perfume are you wearing. And you say, I'm not wearing a perfume. I only was visiting a perfume shop.

So likewise, once you've been in the presence of Allah Subhana wa Ta'ala for thirty days, twenty nine or thirty days, you have experienced the the guest who, you know, becoming a guest of Allah Subhana wa Ta'ala and you've had your sins forgiven. You've been through a change. It should reflect and everyone should notice that this person is a changed person.

And people should if they ask you why are you a changed person, you say I am fasting. I'm a guest of Allah Subhana wa Ta'ala in the month of Ramadan. And that has made me become a different person. And it should be reflected in your speech, in your words, and in your actions.

Thank you for listening.