the nighttime is the right time.

As narrated by Abu Huraira, the prophet, peace be upon him, said

يَنْزِلُ رَبُّنَا تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى كُلَّ لَيْلَةٍ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ الدُّنْيَا حِينَ يَبْقَى ثُلُثُ اللَّيْلِ الآخِرُ يَقُولُ مَنْ يَدْعُونِي فَأَسْتَجِيبَ لَهُ مَنْ يَسْأَلُنِي فَأُعْطِيَهُ مَنْ يَسْتَغْفِرُنِي فَأَغْفِرَ لَهُ

Our Lord, the Blessed, the Superior, comes every night down on the nearest Heaven to us when the last third of the night remains, saying: “Is there anyone to invoke Me, so that I may respond to invocation? Is there anyone to ask Me, so that I may grant him his request? Is there anyone seeking My forgiveness, so that I may forgive him?

In Ramadan, it’s pretty easy to get a little bit of extra time in front of Allah in the wee hours, so take advantage of it. Make a quick nafl before your suhoor, make some dua while preparing and eating your suhoor. If you go in early, like me, you’re probably not getting up at 2 or 3 to stand in prayer for 3 hours, so make the best of what time you’re (willing and) able to devote.

As always, this is a reminder to myself, first. I expect you’re much better at this than me. Astaghfirullah. Astaghfirullah. Astaghfirullah.

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