And The Messenger Performs I’tikaf, Toward the End of Ramadhan
For members Quranic Enlightenment
Nur Arif Hidayatmo 09 September 2009 at 6:17
Only in a matter of days, the days of this blessed will be over. The period in which qira’ah voices on earth, will rise through the gates of heaven. Or the time where just because of his Lord, so many people who left the eating and drinking permitted, on a hot day. And that’s real Devotion.
Like the seasons ever changing, or the days went on, this Ramadan would be approaching the end. He is the same as us, the same servant who wants to obey Allah. He has an outstanding time. And the circulation is now nearly complete.
Worship circuits we have passed. But still there is nothing left. And the Messenger of Allah often did during the last ten days of the month like this.
“Verily the Prophet used to perform I’tikaf last ten days of Ramadan till he died, then his wives did I’tikaf after his death.” [In the history of Bukhari and Muslim]
And at the beginning of the last ten days, finished the dawn prayer, he began the I’tikaf:
“It is the prophet if you want to I’tikaf, Subuh prayer first, then goes to the place of I’tikaf.” [In the history of Bukhari and Muslim]
All forms of worship that we can do, whether it’s sunnah prayers, reading Qur’an, remembrance, self-contemplating, seek forgiveness, memorizing the Qur’an, teach the Qur’an, and prayed to God, can we do in I ‘tikaf.
Ibn al-Qayyim al Jauziyah said, “I’tikaf is focusing one’s heart and mind only to God and Cleanse his heart from all distractions and obstacles that may weaken, Distort, or closing of streets that God approves.” [Drs. M. Talib, 160 Amaliah FAQ Ramadan]
What is Laylat al-Qadr?
“Seek Laylat al-Qadr on an odd date in the last ten days of Ramadan.” [In the history of Bukhari]
“Whoever wanted to look for (Laylat al-Qadr), seek him on the last seven days.” [In the history of Bukhari and Muslim]
“Find him on the night of the ninth, seventh, or fifth (in the last ten days of Ramadan).” [In the history of Bukhari]
When we met that night, what should we do?
“He who stands on the night of Laylat al-Qadr, because of faith and expect God’s pleasure, his sins in the past will be forgiven. [In the history of Seven expert in Hadith, except Ibn Majah]
“Read: ‘Allahumma innaka’ afuwwun tuhibbul ‘afwa wa’fu’annii (O Allah, You are Forgiving, liked to forgive, so forgive me)’.” [In the history of Tirmidhi]