As the days of Ramadan go by, the Mercy of Allah (SWT) only increases. The believer is given opportunity after opportunity to mend ties with The Creator. And as the final 10 days approach, we remind ourselves of another opportunity to gain proximity to Allah: performing the iʾtikāf. The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) performed iʾtikāf every year in Madinah except for two due to certain difficulties. It has been narrated by Husain (RA) that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:
“Whoever performs the ten days of iʿtikāf in Ramadan it is as if ‘he has performed’ two Ḥajj and two ʿUmrah.” (al-Targhīb)
SubḥānAllah! Let us try our utmost to maximize our rewards this month.