Posted on: 03 Aug 2013
Tagged by: Lailatul Jaiza | The Night Preceding Eid
The Night Preceding 'Eid-ul-Fitr'
It had been the practice of the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam,
that he would not sleep in the night preceding the day of Eid-ul-fitr.
This night has been named in a Hadith as the Night of Reward (Lailatul
Jaiza). Almighty bestows his rewards on those who have spent the month
of Ramadan abiding by the dictates of Shari'ah, and all their prayers in
this night are accepted. Therefore, it is desirable to perform nafl
prayers in this night. The Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, is
reported to have said:
Whoever stands up (in worship) in the nights preceding the two Eids
expecting rewards from his Lord, his heart will not die when the other
hearts will die. (Ibn Majah)
To benefit from this opportunity, one should perform as much worship in
this night as he can, and should pray for all his needs and desires.