Second Ashra Of Ramadan : ASTAGHFAR



میرے رب! میں اپنے گناہوں کی مغفرت چاہتا ہوں اور تیری جانب پلٹتا (توبہ کرتا) ہوں۔


The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.W) said:
 (Ramadhan) is the month, whose beginning is mercy, its middle, forgiveness and its end, emancipation from the fire (of hell) -- Bihar al-Anwar, Vol.: 93, Pg.: 342  


Ramadan (Arabic: رمضانRamaḍān, IPA: [rɑmɑˈdˤɑːn]; Persian: رمضانRamazān; Urdu: رمضانRamzān; Turkish: Ramazan) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar;Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the Hadiths. The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramiḍa or ar-ramaḍ, which means scorching heat or dryness & month of Ramadan is regarded as THE HOT MONTH .Fasting is fard "obligatory" for adult Muslims, except those who are ill, traveling, pregnant, diabetic or going through menstrual bleeding.

Ashra is an Arabic word which means “ten.” In Islamic terminology, the 1st Ashra refers to the first 10 days of Ramadan. The second Ashra refers to the middle 10 days (11-20), and the third Ashra refers to the last 9 or 10 days (21-30).

The middle Ashra of Ramadan is the time for Maghfirah; the time to wash off our sins:

Ramadan is the month to seek Forgiveness and repentance. Having witnessed the Mercy of Allah Almighty by thanking Him for all that He has granted to us, by being good to everyone and keeping ourselves at peace, we realize our relationship with our God, our Creator, and our role and duties towards Him. This is the time when Allah’s Mercy is at its peak, and it is best to utilize this opportunity by imploring Allah to forgive our sins. The Prophet is reported to have 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."  

This Ashra invite all the Muslims of the world to seek forgiveness, to apologies Allah for our every sin either done with our will or not. This is the high time when we all should pray & worship Allah in order to gain prosperity in our future world i.e Akhirah. May Almighty Allah forgive all of us and shower his blessings.
AMEEN

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