Ramadan month is divided into 3 ashra.

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ramadan month is divided into 3 ashra. can you brief regarding 3 ashras and the dua to be said on all these 3 ashras, as per sunnah

 

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The Three ashara of Ramadhan Ten days

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person,  no grave, no prophet,  no imam,  no dai,  nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

There is a narration which records that the Messenger of Allah (saws) divided the month of Ramadan in three parts of ten days and said the first ten days represent the Mercy of Allah, the second ten represent the forgiveness of Allah, and the last ten days represent safety from the Hell Fire; but the majority of the scholars have declared this narration weak. 

 

There is absolutely no doubt that the whole month is a month of Mercy, Forgiveness, and an opportunity for the believers to save themselves from the torment of the Hell Fire.   One must strive the whole month in the sincere worship of their Lord Most Merciful, recite as much of the Glorious Quran as they can, offer as many voluntary ‘nafl’ prayers as they can, give as much ‘sadaqa’ and charity as possible, and spend as much of the nights of this blessed month seeking forgiveness and safety from the Hell Fire from their Lord Most Gracious.

 

Although the whole month is blessed and overflowing with Mercy and Grace, the climax and pinnacle of this month is that the Lord has graced the believers with a night in this blessed month which is better than a thousand months! 

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 97 Surah Al-Qadr verses 1-3:

1        We have indeed revealed this (Quran) in the Night of Power:

2        And what will explain to thee what the Night of Power is?

3        The Night of Power is better than a Thousand Months!

 

Aishah said: "I asked the Messenger of Allah (saws): 'O Messenger of Allah (saws), if I know what night is the Night of Qadr, what should I say during it?'  He (saws) said: 'Say: Allah humma innaka Afuwan, tohibull afwa, fahfo anna.  (O Allah, You are Pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me.)

Related by Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and by atTirmidhi.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

Burhan

 

 

 

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