The Blessed Last Third of The Night

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ يَتَنَزَّلُ رَبُّنَا تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى كُلَّ لَيْلَةٍ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ الدُّنْيَا حِينَ يَبْقَى ثُلُثُ اللَّيْلِ الْآخِرُ يَقُولُ مَنْ يَدْعُونِي فَأَسْتَجِيبَ لَهُ مَنْ يَسْأَلُنِي فَأُعْطِيَهُ مَنْ يَسْتَغْفِرُنِي فَأَغْفِرَ لَهُ

From Abu Hurairah RA who said: Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said, “When it is the last third of the night, our Lord, the Blessed, the Superior, descends every night to the heaven of the world and says, ‘Is there anyone who invokes Me (demand anything from Me), that I may respond to his invocation; Is there anyone who asks Me for something that I may give (it to) him; Is there anyone who asks My forgiveness that I may forgive him?’ ” (Sahih al-Bukhari 6321)

(Hadith translation taken from http://sunnah.com/bukhari/80/18)

Lessons:

1.  One of the most encouraged times to supplicate to Allah is during the last third of the night (which begins around 3 a.m.)

2.  Such are the benefits:  

a) For those who invoke Allah, He will respond to their invocation  

b) For those who ask something of Allah, He will provide

c) For those who ask for Allah’s forgiveness, He will forgive them

Let’s grab this special moment provided everyday -the last third of the night -which is one of the best times to ask for Allah’s forgiveness and recite other supplications.

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