Ramadan, the last decade
We just entered the last decade of the holy month of Ramadan.
Traditionally, the first ten days of the holy month of Ramadan is a time of mercy (Rahma), the second decade of forgiveness (maghfirah) and purification in which it is good to recite many salawat, the praises of the Prophet (s.a.w.s.), and the third decade is a period of perfection dedicated to retreat, ‘the freedom from hell fire’ (‘itqun mina an-nar).
Some people like to retreat at home or in the mosque in this special time, or at least to limit the movements outside, trying to stay at home in prayer, recollection and remembrance as much as possible. If this is not possible it is always good to limit the unnecessary talking.
Soon Ramadan will come to an end and we try to get the best of the last blessings raining on Earth. After the celebration of Eid it is traditionally observed a period of a 6 days fasting in the following Shawal month.
(see Post: ‘Ramadan Mubarak’ for details)