The superiority of the last ten nights of Ramadhaan & the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 763, Fatwa No.776
Majmoo’ Fataawa Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah – Volume 25, Pages 287

Question: Regarding the [first] ten [days and nights] of Dhul-Hijjah and the [last] ten [days and nights] of Ramadhaan, which of the two are superior?

Response: The [first] ten days of Dhul-Hijjah are superior to the [last] ten days of Ramadhaan and the last ten nights of Ramadhaan are superior to the [first] ten nights of Dhul-Hijjah. As for the [last] ten nights of Ramadhaan then they are the nights of activity (worship), which the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) used to spend them all awake [in worship]. And within them is Laylatul-Qadr which is better than a thousand months. So whoever responds with other than this explanation then it is not possible he has adduced with the correct proof.

Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

About Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.