The Importance Of The Last Ten Nights Of Ramadan - Lailatul Qadr (Night Of Decree)
Itikaf involves seclusion and staying in the Mosque without leaving for a period of time with the intention to strive harder in worship - praying, reciting the Qur'an and repeatedly reciting short statements exalting, praising and asking for forgiveness from ALLAH (Dikr).
He said.- "Say.- Allahumma innaka 'affuwwun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'annee."
Translation: "O ALLAH! You are The One Who pardons greatly, and loves to pardon, so pardon me.". [at-Tirmithi and Ibn Majah with a Sahih Isnad].
Zirr b. Habaish (May GOD be pleased with him) reported Ubayy b. Ka'b (May GOD be pleased with him) took oath (without making any exception, that is, without saying In sha ALLAH) that it was the twenty-seventh night. I said to him: Abu Mundhir, on what ground do you say that? Thereupon he said: By the indication or by the sign which the Messenger of ALLAH (Peace be upon him) gave us, and that is that on that day the sun would rise without having any ray in it.
Note: We (Modest Style Guide) witnessed this for a fact today - 22nd June 2017, the 27th day of Ramadan, the sun has no rays in it this morning.