Muslims in Ramadan 22
The last ten days of Ramadan are considered highly blessed, especially the 27th night which is also called the ‘Night of Power’, or the ‘Night of Destiny’. It is believed that on this night the prophet Muhammad received the first revelation of the Qur’an. For many Muslims, this period is marked by a heightened spiritual intensity and they may spend these nights praying and reciting the Qur’an.
We are right now in the most spiritually important last 10 days of Ramadan. Islamic tradition has it that the ‘Night of Power’ falls within this period. It is most widely considered it will be the night of the 27th day of Ramadan. Muslims believe that the angel Gabriel first spoke to Mohammed on that night and that every year on its anniversary the gates of heaven are opened wide, angels come to earth and Allah is especially merciful and attentive to prayers. Millions of Muslims around the world stay awake through the Night of Power, seeking his mercy.
So please pray through this week, especially towards the Night of Power – that as Muslims seek God’s mercy, God will indeed graciously and mercifully answer their prayers. ‘I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me. To a nation not called by my name, I said “Here am I, here am I.”‘ (Isaiah 65:1)