A Series of Reminders About The Month of Ramaḍān – No.35

The Virtue Of The Second Half Of Ramaḍān

Ibn Rajab رحمه الله said: “Al-Ṭabarānī collected the Ḥadīth of ‘Abd Allāh bin Unays; that he asked the Prophet ﷺ about Laylatul Qadr and he said: “I saw it and I was made to forget it, so seek it in the last half of [meaning the end of Ramaḍān].”

Then he returned and asked again and he ﷺ said: “Seek it on the 23rd night.”

And for this reason, and Allah knows best, Ubay bin Kab used to perform Qunūt in al-Witr during the latter half (of Ramaḍān) because it is hoped to be found therein. And also because the latter half of all virtuous times are better than their beginnings: the end of the day of ‘Arafat and Jumu’ah as well as the night and the day in general are better than their beginnings.

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