Ramadan Salary- Laylatul Jai’zah- ‘The Night of Rewards’

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Laylatul Jai’zah- ‘The Night of Rewards’ or night of Prize Giving
– The night of Eid is a night, which invocation (du`a) is not turned back

Hazrat Ibn `Abd al-Razzaq narrates in his Musannaf (4:317) that Hazrat Ibn `Umar said:
There are five nights in which invocation (du`a) is not turned back: the night of Jum`a, the first night of Rajab, the night of mid-Sha`ban, and the two nights of `Eid.

1. The night of Jumma,-Laylatul Jummah – The Night of Jummah
2. The first night of Rajab, – Laylatul ar-Ragh’ib – The Night of Wishes
3. The night of mid-Sha`ban, Laylatul bara’ah – The Night Of Salvation – Freedom from Fire-(Urdu Shab-E-Baraat)
4/5. The two nights of `Eid,- Laylatul Ja’zah The Night of Prize Giving or the Night of Reward.

Thus Every Thursday is Holy, and you’ll find most if not all Sufi Tariqahs gather on Thursday Nights around the world. Due to the fact its (Islamically Friday Night)

Note about deeds: “One’s deeds are shown to Allah on Monday and Thursday, and they are shown to Prophets as well as fathers and mothers on Fridays, at which time they rejoice for the good deeds, and the latter increase the brightness and light of their faces. Therefore be wary of Allah and do not harm your dead.” It is mentioned in a Hadith that the person who fasts on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays of every sacred month, he will receive the reward of making ibaadah for 700 years.

In “maraqil falah” the Sharh of “Nurul Idaah” in the chapter of “ihya’ul layali” (keeping vigil at night for ibadah), in which nights wherein it is mustahab to keep vigil for ibadah are mentioned, Ash-Shurunbulaali (may Allah have mercy on him) mentions the following hadith, “There are five nights in which du’a (supplication) is not rejected: the eve of Rajab, the 15th night of Sha’aban, the eve of Friday, on the eve of Eid Al-Fitr, and on the eve of Eid Al-Adha.” (Maraqil Falah with Tahtawi pg. 401 Darul kutub al-ilmiyyah). This hadith, apart from being mentioned in the Al- Jami’ of Suyuti, is also mentioned in the Shu’abul Iman of Baihaqi (hadith no. 3558 chapter: fee lailatil eidain wa yaumihimaa).

The Prophet, peace and mercy be upon him, said, “There are five nights in which du’a (supplication) is not rejected: the eve of Rajab, the 15th night of Sha’aban, the eve of Friday, on the eve of Eid Al-Fitr, and on the eve of Eid Al-Adha.” [Al-Suyuti in his Al-Jami’]

Get your wages the night before Eid from Allah
The Prophet (salla’Allahu ‘alayhi wasalam) 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)

“It had been the practice of the Prophet (salla’Allahu ‘alayhi wasalam) 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). The 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. 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.”

When it is the last night [of Ramadan], they are forgiven, all of them.”
So a man from the people said, “(Laylatul Qadr – Is it the Night of Power?” And the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) replied, “No, do you not see that if laborers work, when they finish their tasks, they are given their wages?” – Bayhaqi

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.

 

The night preceding  the day of Eid Ul-Fitr is a very auspicious night in which Almighty Allah rewards those who have  fasted in the month of Ramadan.If one Fasted in Ramadan as one should, stayed up at nights for the night prayer etc,  then it is time to reap the fruits of your farming. This night should be spent in worship and seeking reward from Allah. 

But, unfortunately many people can be seen spending this night in heedlessness.

Whilst mentioning the favours, bounties, mercy and forgiveness from Allah, one day the beloved and blessed Prophet (peace be upon him) said, ‘On the first night of Ramadan, Allah has a merciful sight at His creation and if Allah has a merciful sight at  any of His servants He  will not punish that servant. He frees one million (sinners) from Hell every day, and on the 29th night He sets free  as many as were freed throughout the month.

On the night of Eid-ul-Fitr, the angels rejoice and Allah reveals the specific attribute of His Nur and says to them, ‘O group of angels! What is the reward for a labourer that has completed his work?’

They reply that he be given his complete recompense.

 Almighty Allah then says, ‘Be witness that I have forgiven each one of them.’

►{Kanz-ul-’Ummal, pp. 219, vol. 8, Hadith #23702}

 

Hazrat Abu Hurairah  (may Allah be well pleased with him) reported that the Prophet  (Peace be upon him) said:

 ‘On the last night of Ramadan, my nation is forgiven’.

 He was asked if that meant on Laylatul-Qadr and he said, ‘No’(Meaning: This merit is for the last night, the merits of  Laylatul-Qadr are quite apart.)‘The truth is that full wages are paid to the worker when the work is over and the work is completed 

in the last night. Hence, they are forgiven.‘

{Reported by Imam Ahmad}

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