Laylatul Qadr is in the last 10 nights of Ramadaan and the correct view is that it changes each year and Allah Knows Best. So strive hard in each of these nights.
It starts from Maghrib until Fajr time so busy yourself with acts of worship!
It’s better than 1,000 months as in your action will be multiplied by 1,000 months reward.
Ibn Abbas (ra) said on this night, everything that is going to be decreed for the next year will be written such as rizq, lives, deaths.
The best of actions are to pray Salaah, read Qur’an and make du’a. One can also do dhikr, give sadaqa and other good actions.
There is a difference of opinion if the multiplication is for all actions or just Salaah.
- Pray tarawih with the imam and stay with him until he leaves and do not leave half way through! Make the intention that you’re standing with firm belief and expecting reward from Allah and your (minor) sins will all be forgiven! Major sins require tawbah so repent too!
- Some musjids do another qiyam shortly after tarawih, go to that too in order to maximise reward.
- Pray Fajr and Esha in the Musjid as it will be a whole night’s reward.
- Keep your family awake as the Prophet (saw) would.
- The Hadith which mentions the Prophet (saw) would tie his belt means to work hard or not having intercourse as mentioned by some scholars.
- Pay your zakat ul fitr before Eid by a day or two! Ask your local Musjid how much it is.
- Read this du’a a lot as mentioned by the Prophet (saw) to A’aisha (ra) – اللهم انك تحب العفو فافع عني
- Remember, as some of the scholars said, if a person can’t strive for 10 nights out of an entire year, then they really need to question themselves!
Additional points of benefit:
Ibn Rajab (rh) mentions some of the people of the past would have a shower after Maghrib so they are at their most beautiful for these more beautiful nights and some would wear their best clothes and look their best, buying special clothes for these nights! So make an effort for Allah, insha’Allah!