Day 29 Ramadhan - Step 31 - Sufi Secrets & Gems of Ramadhan by ~Sajad Ali~
Ramadhan has 29/30 and the Eve of Eid is called Layla Jai'za-Night of Reward. 'This night is referred to Layla tul Ja'iza (night of prize giving).' The night of Eid is a night, which invocation (dua) is not turned back. Its an opportunity that should be utilized fully to fulfil one's material and spiritual needs. 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." Hadith
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 (Laylatul 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.
The Prophet, peace and mercy be upon him, said, “There are five nights in which du’a (supplication) is not rejected and the Night Jum'ah (Thursday Tonight) is one of those Powerful nights full of blessing.
The Prophet, peace and mercy be upon him, said,“There are five nights in which du’a (supplication)
is not rejected";
1. the eve of Rajab - Layla Ragha'ib-Night of Wishes
2. the 14th night of Sha’aban - Layla Bara'ah-Night Of Salvation
3. the eve of Friday - Layla Jummah-Night of Friday Jum'ah (Thursday Nights)
4-5. on the eve of Eid Al-Fitr, and on the eve of Eid Al-Adha.” Layla Jaiza - Night of (Al-Suyuti in his Al-Jami').
Every Thursday is Holy, and you'll find most if not all Sufi Tariqahs gather on Thursday Nights around the world. Due to the fact its (Islamically Friday Night)
Note about deeds: "One's deeds are shown to Allah on Monday and Thursday, and they are shown to Prophets as well as fathers and mothers on Fridays, at which time they rejoice for the good deeds, and the latter increase the brightness and light of their faces. Therefore be wary of Allah and do not harm your dead." It is mentioned in a Hadith that the person who fasts on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays of every sacred month, he will receive the reward of making ibadah for 700 years.
Get your wages the night before Eid from Allah
“When it is the last night (of Ramadan), they are forgiven, all of them.” So a man from the people said, “(Laylatul Qadr - Is it the Night of Power?” And the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) replied, “No, do you not see that if labourers work, when they finish their tasks, they are given their wages?”
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. But here is a guide that you can follow.