American Muslim Women Reflect on Last 10 Nights of Ramadan

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“I am reading more Qur’an, reciting more duaa and listening to a few lectures on occasion. I am doing a lot more reflection and trying to remember to not only make duaa for myself, but also add other people in my prayers as well,” Saudia Shabazz shared with

“We all pick from our “good deeds” jar daily, I’m making sure now that everyone definitely completes their deed. I’m also reminding my children of how important and powerful duas are (can be), especially during these last 10 days,” Jannah Hakim told

“I’m trying to really hone in on meaningful short lectures that will impact me every night. I discuss them with my spouse and we reflect on how we can apply these things to our lives as Muslims,” Sakinah Hunafaa told

“I’m also helping with the Madinah Food Pantry, as we work on the `Eid Toy Drive and continue to deliver cooked food to families.

“Alhamdullillah,  I want to get more Qur’an time in, but I’m struggling to increase this act. It’s not over yet though,  so I’m still trying. May Allah accept my intentions and forgive us all.”

Final Tips for observing The Last 10 Nights of Ramadan

American Muslim Women Reflect on Last 10 Nights of Ramadan - About Islam

Lady Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) reported: With the start of the last ten days of Ramadan, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to tighten his waist belt (i.e. work harder) and used to pray the whole night, and used to keep his family awake for the prayers. [Bukhari]

Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever stands (in the voluntary night prayer of) Ramadan out of faith and in the hope of reward, his previous sins will be forgiven. And whoever spends the night of Lailat Al-Qadr in prayer out of faith and in the hope of reward, his previous sins will be forgiven.” [Sunan an-Nasa’i]

“O Allah, I seek Your forgiveness for every sin that calls to deviance; for every sin that leads from the path of guidance; for every sin that diminishes abundant wealth; for every sin that obliterates long-possessed property and inherited family wealth; for every sin that deprives me of honorable repute; and for every sin that drives away my friends and family. So forgive me of this Lord for You are The Best of those Who Forgive,” an excerpt shared from Latifa Ihsan Ali’s book, Dua Audiobooks for Women

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Sabria Mills is the Co-founder and Executive Director of MACE - Muslims Advocates of Children with Exceptionalities. She is an Educational Leader and Social Advocate, who partners with educators, community leaders, and activists to advocate for inclusive spaces for people of all abilities. After spending nearly a decade working in education and addressing the needs of non-profit organizations, Sabria knows what truly drives social reform, equality, and education—and it’s not mastering the social advocacy flavor of the week. It’s how well you connect with the heart-beating people you’re trying to help and communicate your understanding back to them.