Ramadan and the “Night of Power”

The last day of Ramadan this year is April 9, and to Muslims, the  last days are of this holy  holiday are traditionally a critical period.  According to Islamic theology, the last 10 days of Ramadan are considered to be the most significant of the month – essential in their journey of pleasing Allah (SWT).  Note:  When writing the name of Allah, Muslims often follow it with the abbreviation “SWT”, which stands for the Arabic words, “Subnanahu wo to Ala”, a way of glorifying Allah.

During the last 10 days of Ramadan, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH, “Peace Be Upon Him”,as Muslims say) would perform I’tikaf, where he would stay in the Mosque worshipping Allah (SWT) by doing dhikr, ( remembering God in the heart and mentioning him on the tongue), and reading the Qur’an. Performing I’tikaf is performed by many during the month and is encouraged.  Many remain in the mosque fasting and praying.

During these last 10 days, Muslims believe they will experience the “Night of Power” when they will experience Allah in a deeper way and their rewards will be multiplied. Eid al-Fitr is the end of the Ramadan holiday, and “Eid” literally means a “feast” or “Holiday of Breaking the Fast”.  This large meal is celebrated by Muslims worldwide.

How can we pray?  

  • Please continue to pray that during Ramadan, Muslims will continue to have dreams and visions of “the Man in White”….something that has happened multiple times, especially in the Middle East.
  • Pray that Muslims worldwide will have increasing dissatisfaction  with their own religion (already happening in places where there is extreme violence by radicals), and seek The Better Way.
  • Pray that Christians will reach out to Muslims when they immigrate to the West.  Far too many Muslim Background Believers (MBBs) report that few if any Christians ever reached out to them with with the love of Christ.

The Azeri’s of Azerbaijan are Muslim, and you can see their story from thewaitingworld.net

here by clicking on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t0JecyiZgY