Lailatul Jaiza – The Night of Eid

Courtesy of Seifeddine

It had been the practice of the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wasallam) that he would not sleep in the night preceding the day of Eid-ul-fitr. This night has been named in a Hadith as the Night of Reward (Lailatul Jaiza). Almighty bestows his rewards on those who have spent the month of Ramadan abiding by the dictates of Shari’ah, and all their prayers in this night are accepted. Therefore, it is desirable to perform nafl prayers in this night. The Prophet (salallahu alayhi wasallam) is reported to have said:

“Whoever stands up (in worship) in the nights preceding the two Eids expecting rewards from his Lord, his heart will not die when the other hearts will die.” (Ibn Majah)

To benefit from this opportunity, one should perform as much worship in this night as he can, and should pray for all his needs and desires.

Tonight is the night, but how unfortunate we are as we are all busy making preparations for tomorrow. 

We are all going through our “things to do” list. 

And what is that? Personal grooming, ironing, dusting, vacuumimg, all the household chores. 

In sha Allah, May Allah give us the ability to have all this done in advance so that we can for once take part in this Sunnah. 

Eid Mubarak.

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