Do you know what your Prophet ﷺ was doing on this night?
Do you know about his struggles, his tears, his concern, his care, his compassion on the night of the 17th Ramadan? It was on this night that the Beloved of Allah ﷺ stood in his tent in the area of Badr all night long weeping profusely and calling upon Allah with extreme humility and humbleness. Whilst all of his companions rested, he stood and cried in-front of His Lord asking Him for victory, openings, success, felicity, mercy, blessings and protection for his entire ummah. He lifted his blessed arms high in supplication, tears left his beautiful eyes, and he made du'a after du'a. What did he ask for? What did he say? 'O Allah, if you destroy this small group of men (313 men) then no one will worship You ever again!' -Look at the powerful nature of that du'a!
Sayyiduna Abu Bakr stood and guarded the tent all night long and when he saw the Prophet ﷺ in this state, he embraced him and hugged him and told him that Allah will surely accept his du'as. That supplication was made 1400 years ago and it is only because of it that we are Muslim today. How much do we owe such a merciful master who stood for us? How much do we call unto Allah? Many of us have one million problems - Some of us have marriage problems, family problems, some of us are in debt, we can't find a job and others of us don't have children- The night of Badr teaches us that nothing is impossible. Cry in front of your Lord with brokenness, faith, iman and with certitude and Allah will give you solutions, gift you with openings and grant you everything that you need.