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The 21st of Ramadan

The 21st of Ramadan is the 21st day of the ninth month in the Islamic Calendar. Since this date falls within the last 10 nights of Ramadan, it could be the Night of Power, otherwise known as Laylat al-Qadr. This is the night on which Allah (SWT) revealed the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), meaning the rewards that can be attained this night have the value of a thousand months of worshipping.

The exact date of the Night of Power is unknown; however, it’s thought to fall within the last 10 days of Ramadan, with greater emphasis on the odd-numbered nights. As a result, Muslims should be making the most of the 21st to reap the blessings, mercy, and forgiveness of the Night of Power.

Learn more about the significance of the 21st of Ramadan with UKIM.

The 21st of Ramadan Dua

Devoted Muslims should be reciting Dua on a regular basis; however, it’s of particular importance to do so within the last 10 nights of Ramadan. Written below is a Dua that’s commonly recited on the 21st of the month:

O Allah: (please) bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,And decide for me forbearance that blocks the door to ignorance against me, And guidance that You confer upon me against any item of straying off, And affluence that blocks the door to all poverty against me, And power due to which You repel any weakness from me, And might with which You honour me against all humiliation, And sublimity through which You exalt me against all humbleness, And security through which You protect me against any fear, And well-being by which You cover me against any ailment, And knowledge due to which You open before me all certitude, And certitude due to which You remove from me any dubiosity, And prayer through which You expand Your response to me at this very night and at this very hour, This very hour, this very hour, this very hour, O the All-generous, And apprehension due to which You spread over me all items of mercy, And shelter due to which You intervene between my sins and me, So that I shall succeed in the view of the Infallible ones with You, Out of Your mercy, O the most Merciful of all those who show mercy.

The 21st of Ramadan Rewards

As previously mentioned, the 21st of Ramadan may well be the Night of Power, meaning it holds the potential to deliver the rewards of Laylat al-Qadr.

The 21st of Ramadan Deaths

There are multiple notable deaths that fall on the 21st of Ramadan. These include the following:

  • The fourth Caliph of Sunnis and the first Imam of Shiites, Ali ibn Abi Talib.
  • The Ottoman dynasty’s founder, Osman I.
  • Author of Wasa’il al-Shia, Faqih, and Shia scholar, Al-Hurr al-Amili.
  • Poet, Faqih, and Shia scholar, Seyyed Majed Hosseini Bahrani.
  • The Prophet of the Israelites, Musa (AS).
  • Musa’s assistant and successor, Yusha.

The 21st of Ramadan Events

In addition to notable deaths, the 21st of Ramadan is also a day on which many significant events occurred. These include the following:

  • The start of the caliphate of Hasan ibn Ali (RA), the eldest son of Ali (RA) and Fatimah (RA) and grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
  • The loyalty of the community to the people of Kufa to Hasan ibn Ali for the caliphate.
  • The vengeance of the killer of Ali (RA), Abd al-Rahman ibn Muljam.
  • Potentially, the revelation of the Qur’an.

The 21st of Ramadan Holidays and Observances

Aside from the fact that the 21st of Ramadan could be the Night of Power, there is one other observance that falls on this day. That is the day of the martyrdom of Imam Ali (RA), which is an official holiday in Iran.

The 21st of Ramadan Charity

Since it has the potential to be the Night of Power, the 21st of Ramadan donations are incredibly important. Muslims should be striving to give more on the 21st of Ramadan, as these good deeds could reap rewards that are equivalent to a thousand months of worshipping.

The 21st of Ramadan is a special night of charity that sits within the last 10 days of Ramadan. As a result, we ask our donors to increase their 21st of Ramadan giving.

Similarly, in order to ensure you reap the rewards associated with the last 10 nights of Ramadan, we suggest donating on each of the last 10 days of Ramadan. No matter how big or small your contribution may be, Allah (SWT) will recognise your efforts and reward you for such.

Here at UKIM, we work to eradicate pain and hardship across the globe; however, we require your donations to do so. So please, donate this Ramadan to help ease the suffering of those in poverty globally.

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