Ashra is an Arabic word which means “ten.” In Islam, the 1st Ashra refers to the first 10 days of the Holy month of Ramadan. The second Ashra refers to the middle 10 days (11-20), and the third Ashra refers to the last 10 days (21-30).
The Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) has said:
“It (Ramadhan) is the month whose beginning is mercy, middle,forgiveness and its end emancipation from the fire (of hell)”
The middle Ashra of Ramadan is the time for Maghfirah. Ramadan is the month to seek Forgiveness and repentance. second Ashra is the time when Allah’s forgiveness is at its peak, and it is best to ask Allah to forgive our sins.
The Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) has said:
“Do repent in this month to Allah for your sins, and supplicate with raised hands at the time
of prayer as these are the best times, during which Allah Al-Mighty looks at his servants with mercy.
Allah answers if they supplicate, responds if they call, grants if He is asked, and accepts if they
entreat. O People! You have made your conscience the slave of your desires. Make it free by invoking Allah for forgiveness. Your back may break from the
heavy load of your sins, so prostrate (sajda) yourself before Allah, for long intervals, and make this load lighter.”
So these are some acts we should do in the days of forgiveness:
1. Ask Allah for forgiveness in these days the most than any other days. Also make sure that do not repeat your sins once you have done Tauba.
2. Do Tauba many times as Allah loves Tauba, and especially during this Ashra Allah loves to forgive and loves that person who seeks forgiveness.
3. Forgive your beloved ones in these days of forgiveness as Allah loves Maghfirah.
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