Are we looking for laylat al Qadr in these last ten days? Tradition says that we should look for it on the odd nights during the last ten days.
Remember that a wife of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) asked him what prayers she should say on Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Power) if she knew which night it was. The Prophet told her to say: “O God, Thou art forgiving and love forgiveness, so forgive me.”
Allahumma innaka `afuwwun tuhibbul `afwa fa`fu `annee
And Allah (SWT) says in Quran Sharif:
إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةٍ مُّبَارَكَةٍ ۚ إِنَّا كُنَّا مُنذِرِينَ – 44:3
Inna anzalnaa -hu fe laylah mubaarakah Inna kunnaa mundhiren
We revealed this Quran in a blessed night (Laylat al-Qadr); for We wanted to forewarn mankind.
فِيهَا يُفْرَقُ كُلُّ أَمْرٍ حَكِيمٍ – 44:4
fe -haa yufraq kull ‘amr h.akem
In that night every matter is decided wisely
The Holy Quran, 44:3-4
The Prophet Muhammad (saw) said:
“Every action is based on the intention (behind it), and everyone shall have what he intended.”
What is our intention for our life? Are we not servants of Allah (swt)? Do we not have as our deepest intention to worship him and to follow the sunnah of our beloved prophet (saw)?
Are we taking advantage of this night? What is our intention? Is our intention to gain in our knowledge and our wisdom? What are we doing in our lives to achieve this?
Remember that Ramadan is so essential to our deen it is one of the most basic parts. One of the pillars that holds up the whole rest of the deen. Without the pillars there is nothing. But without our own intention we cannot benefit from this holy time.