The final days of Shahr Ramadan have been bestowed upon us.
The last ten days of this holy month consist of numerous Aamal and supplications to purify one’s soul and endure nearness to Allah (swt). Throughout those final days, seeking forgiveness and reciting dhikr should be maintained throughout this month and after Shahr Ramadan. Maintaining consistency in our Aamal increases our spirituality and establishes a God-consciousness state of mind. Developing a schedule for the last ten days may be beneficial to keep track of all the recommended Aamal and duas for each eve night until Eid al Fitr. Therefore, listing our Aamal, reciting dhikr, and maintaining our wajibat will keep us sustained spiritually and advance our relationship with Allah (swt).
Here are six special acts of Amaal that can be used in the last final days to sustain us spiritually and advance our relationship with Allah (swt).
1. Performing Ghusl
The first recommended act for this holy month includes performing Ghusl (prescribed bath). Maintaining Ghusl is recommended throughout this holy month while completing our daily Aamal and supplications. Whilst establishing ghusl, your body is purified from all impurities for your nafs (soul) to feel pure during Aamal and recitation.
“Ghusl is a major ablution as opposed to wudu which is a minor ablution. In Islamic laws, ghusl is considered an act of worship; it is an act of purifying oneself from the ritual impurity (najasat) caused by sexual intercourse, discharge of semen or blood, and by touching the dead body. The ritual bath is given to a dead Muslim before burial is also known as ghusl.”
2. Eight Raakat Namaaz & Recitation
It is recommended to perform 8 Rakaat of prayer which consists of reciting Surat al Fatiha and any other Sura ending with a salawaat recitation.
3. Daily Tasbih
It is recommended to say the following glorification every day in the month of Ramadan. It consists of ten parts; each part comprises ten phrases of glorification of Almighty Allah. The dua can be found here.
4. Dua abu Hamzah Al Thamali
Dua abu Hamza Al thamali is a dua that offers significant forgiveness and portrays nearness to Allah (swt). Through reciting this dua at the time of dawn (Suhoor), one can seek forgiveness and maintain spirituality.
In ‘Misbah al-Mutahajjid’, it has been narrated on the authority of Abu-Hamzah al-Thumali that Imam Zayn al-`Adibeen (as) used to offer prayers the whole nights of Ramadan. At the last hour of the Month of Ramadan nights, he used to say this supplication
5. Dua Nudba
Dua Nudba offers us an insight into the final days of Shahr Ramadan. The following dua can be recited on the last Friday, the final night of the month and on Eid. This dua concludes our final nights within this month by reciting words all praise to Allah and his generosity for all our blessings throughout this month.
6. Constant Zikr and seeking forgiveness.
Lastly, it is important to always maintain constant God-consciousness and dhikr throughout our final days and nights of this month. Reciting salwaat, tasbih, Quran memorization, and seeking forgiveness will help us obtain spirituality till the end of the month.
Specific Duas to recite include: Dua Kumayl to seek forgiveness, Dua al tawba and munajat e Taebeen.
Join us in these next few nights in sincere submission to Allah (swt) and May Allah accept all your duas and aamal for this holy month.