The last 10 nights of Ramadan 2021 are expected to be a time when Muslims give much charity, with the promised rewards that come with giving on the Night of Power – known as Laylat al-Qadr.
Believed by many to fall on the 27th night of Ramadan, Laylat al-Qadr is accepted to fall on any of the odd numbers in the last 10 nights of the holy month. This is the night that Allah (SWT) first revealed the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and, because of this, it is said that this night is better than a thousand months.
The Rewards of Paying Zakat ul-Fitr in the Last 10 Nights
Any good act performed in the Night of Power is equivalent to if you had performed it for 1,000 months (83 years) and thus the rewards of giving charity during this time are greatly multiplied.
“Surely, we have revealed to you the Grand Night, and what will make you comprehend what the Grand Night is? The Grand Night is better than a thousand months. The Angels and the Spirit descend in it by the permission of their Lord for every affair. Peace! It is till the break of the morning.” – The Holy Qur’an (97:5)
Zakat ul-Fitr (Fitrana) is an obligatory payment that every qualifying adult must give before the end of the month of Ramadan. This can be paid at any point during Ramadan, with many choosing to wait until the last 10 nights to give their charity – the 27th night especially being a popular time for such donations.