x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Praying with increased intensity

You know The 12 Days of Christmas? Well, there are no "maids a' milking" during the final 10 Days of Ramadan, but there is a chance God might allow your prayer through at any time.

You know The 12 Days of Christmas? Well, there are no "maids a' milking" during the final 10 Days of Ramadan, but there is a chance God might allow your prayer through at any time. It was during the Layali al Qadr (Nights of Power) that the Angel Gabriel revealed the holy Quran from Allah to the Prophet Mohammed, so Muslims increase the intensity of their religious activities in this period. Some opt to stay in their neighbourhood mosques because they feel more spiritually connected.

The devout recite the holy Quran and conduct extra late prayers referred to as Qiyam. The fortunate might be blessed with a heightened spiritual consciousness. As you can imagine, this is not a good time to ask your Muslim colleagues to make new decisions. We are usually quite tired from long evenings at the mosque, and don't go out as often.