The Last 'Ashrah
The month of Ramadhan enjoys and intrinsic superiority over all the other months of the year. Likewise, its last Ashra or ten days are superior to the two earlier Ashras, and lailatul Qadr or the Night of Power, generally, falls in it. That is why, the sacred Prophet (SAW) devoted himself more intensively to prayer and other forms of worship during it and urged others, also, to do the same.
Ayesha (RA) related to us that "the Apostle of God (saw)strove harder and took greater pains to observe prayer etc., during the last ten days of Ramadhan than during the other days."
It is related by Ayesha that "when the last ten days of Ramadhan began the Apostle of God would gird up the loins and keep awake in the nights (i.e., he used to spend the whole of the nights in prayer and worship), and, also, wakened the members of his family (so that they, too, could partake of the blessings of the nights of that month)."
FROM MEANING AND MESSAGES OF THE TRADITIONS
BY SHAYKH MOHAMMAD MANZOOR