Benefit from These Ten Nights

18 June by Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil Ar-Rabbani

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

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Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm:

وَٱلۡفَجۡرِ (١) وَلَيَالٍ عَشۡرٖ”,

Wa Al-Fajri (1) Wa Layālin `Ashr”, “By the dawn (1) By the ten nights” (Qur’an 89:1-2). Ṣadaqa Llāhu l-‘Aẓīm. The ten holy nights [of Dhu l-Hijjah] are starting tonight insha’Allah. Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla swears by them. These nights are among the most blessed nights of the year. Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla is warning Muslims so that they benefit from them.

There are holy nights. There are holy days. There are holy people. All of them are beloved by Allah ﷻ. They are the gifts to Ummati Muhammad ﷺ, to the Ummah of our Holy Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. The Ummah of our Holy Prophet ﷺ is the last nation and the best nation. Appreciating this is for the benefit of Muslims. Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla is generous, Al-Kareem. His ﷻ generosity has no boundaries or limits.

So these nights are a favor of His ﷻ. The ten nights start tonight until the night of Eid. They are holy. Whoever wants to fast these days, there is a lot of Thawab. Especially, fasting on the 8th and 9th days – a day before ‘Arafah and on the Day of ‘Arafah. Whoever can should certainly fast. To those who cannot fast, fasting at least on the 9th day, the Day of ‘Arafah is a great win. They shouldn’t miss it.

People go through many things and do so many things for the benefits of this world. You get surprised by it. When it comes to Akhirah, they have no idea about it. If they are aware of it, they are so lazy that they can’t do anything. But this is not something to miss. The benefit of this world – this world is too short anyways. It will be finished in a moment. But Akhirah is eternal. It is a great win for believers. They will have its benefits forever.

May Allah ﷻ give us strength so that we defeat our egos insha’Allah, because the ego wants easiness. It doesn’t wake up from the sleep and doesn’t move when on the way of Allah ﷻ. When it is on another way, it stomps and dances until the morning. It does all kinds of dirtiness. And before the Fajr Adhan, it goes to bed. It doesn’t care about Fajr prayer. The things that the ego thinks are easy are difficult for Akhirah.

Don’t obey your ego. Make sure to benefit from these nights and days. Qiyamu l-Layl means making ablution before going to bed and praying two Rakā’at, and then getting up before Fajr prayer which is Tahajjud, and praying two Rakā’at, or four or eight Rakā’at, or how much you want. It is like spending the whole night in worship then, says our Holy Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. There is no difficulty in it. It is easy.

May Allah ﷻ help us. Insha’Allah may these good nights be blessed for us. May they be of goodness for Ummati Muhammad ﷺ. May they be for the safety of the Ummah insha’Allah.

Wa min Allah at-Tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.


Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani

18 June 2023/ 29 Dhul Qa’dah 1444

Akbaba Dergah, Istanbul

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