Whoever spends the night of Laylat al-Qadr in prayer out of faith and in the hope of reward, will be forgiven his previous sins – Hadith, Narrated by Abu Hurooirah.
Making use of the concluding part of the month of Ramadan, you should have a checklist that contains what you can do your advantage (in continuation).
The last ten days of Ramadan afford us the opportunity to set lifetime goals, change our lifetime from bad to good, good to better and better to the best we can become.
To achieve this, you need to have a checklist, an outline to help your I’tikaf story. Aim to earn the favour of Allah as you have succumb to His will. The checklist will be a guide for you during the last ten days of Ramadan.
You might have something much than what I would want you to have in your checklist, but my opinions here, I think will help to some extent, by His grace.
I would suggest that: –
One, have it in mind that you are going for the maximum favour of Allah. Make a resolve that you are going to earn the favours through constant Nawafil, Dhikr and As-salat. One can amass the favour through this and blessed his soul.
Two, make it an habit to read the Holy Book often time. Try to read in pages after every prayers, you can have the chance to finish more than once or at least one.
Three, there should be Tafseer in that very mosque you are staying, if so, don’t be counted out. Be part of the lecture with an open mind, listen to the word of God and be cautious to make it a guide you follow. At your private moments, you can have your private study of the meaning of the Qur’an, reflect on them and act them.
Four, you have to keep yourself cleanse, sure ‘for to be cleaned is part of faith. So must you consider your environment too. The mosque surrounding need to be cleansed, tidying-up the within and outside the mosque should be your duty.
Five, try as much as possible to be the ‘Muezzin’. Be the one to call people to prayers. It is a part of efforts to amass these bounties you are after.
Brothers/Sisters, can have more than these on your list what should be your main focus is the number one on the checklist. All others will only help in achieving your aim – May Allah bless every one with acceptance of prayers – aamin.