Ramadan is the ninth month as per the Islamic calendar that is exclusive of fasting to seek mercy and forgiveness from Allah by all means. Moreover, it is consequential for Muslims across the globe. Ramadan is estranged into three stages-first Ashra (Rehmat), second Ashra (Maghfirat), and the third Ashra (Nijaat). Additionally, Ramadan 2020 is impending to get into the second Ashra that is wholly to urge forgiveness for “Meghfirat”. Best time to Seek for Forgiveness in this Second Ashra Of Ramadan.
The word Ramadan instates from the Arabic root rameeḍa, which means intense heat. Fasting is imperative for adult Muslims, excluding those who are sick, wayfaring, aged, and other physical and religiously unhinged.
Asking for Mercy Instigates “Taqva”….. The Ultimate Path Towards “Hudayt”
When Muslims fast from dawn till dusk, they desist from meals, drink, smoking, carnal relations, and malicious behaviour that may quash the recompense of Ramadan (Sauum). Primarily, Ramadan is to endeavour to get abstemiousness that arouses “Taqwa” (God-consciousness), and it is the gist aim of Ramadan. Quran recitation and nafil are performed to ask forgiveness in the second Ashra of Ramadan.
The Ultimate Goals of Second Ashra of Ramadan
- Praying five times a day is obligatory for Muslims. Though, praying more than five times, (Nafl) can multiply your rewards and make you closer to Allah. One should perform nafli namaz also in second Ashra.
- Zakat comes under the five main pillars of Islam; it is paying of 2.5percent of your wealth to the deprived people. Paying Zakat is one of the ways of making most out of Ramadan to make Allah happy.
- Itikaf is the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W). Itikaf is a meditation in which Muslims go to mosques for the last 10 days of Ramadan to attain the blessing of Allah Almighty. Women sit in itkaf at homes.
- Recitation of the Holy Quran and reading it with translation to understand and comprehends Allah’s commandments is obligatory to get Allah’s closeness.
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said,
“It (Ramadan) is the month, whose beginning is mercy, its middle, forgiveness, and its end, release from the fire of hell.” In Ramadan, there are three Ashras, each one having a Dua. The initial stage (Ashra) of Ramadan starts from the 1st of Ramadan to the 10th of Ramadan. The second stage (Ashra) begins from 11 of Ramadan to the 20th of Ramadan, and the third stage (Ashra) starts from the 21st of Ramadan to the 30th of Ramadan. First Ashra indicates “Mercy of Allah” so it is comprehended as “Rehmat”. The Second stage (Ashra) exhibits “Forgiveness of Allah” it is also called as Ashra of “Maghfirah”. The third stage (Ashra) of Ramadan shows “protection from the Hell” it is the comprehended as “Nijat”.
Best time to Seek for Forgiveness in this Second Ashra Of Ramadan
Second Ashra of Ramadan commences from the 10th of Ramadan until the 20th of Ramadan. This Ashra is about seeking forgiveness from Allah. The Dua of the second stage (Ashra) is
“I ask forgiveness of my sins from Allah who is my Lord and I turn towards Him.”
In this Ashra the doors of forgiveness are open for any sinner, no matter what he has done, he can beg pardon of it from the Omnipotent, ALLAH. May Allah blessed us to get Allah’s pardon. (Ameen).