Muslims have been for 18 days now and Ramadan is set to end in the coming weeks. Ramadan is the most important month in the Muslim calendar, but the ten last days of this holy month are the most meaningful in a Muslim's life. During those ten days, Muslims will be attending series of two prayers a day, one from 9:15pm to 10:30pm and another one from 12:00am to 3:30am. As cited in the Koran, Islam’s holy book, the late night prayers of these ten days are the equivalent to a thousand years of unstopped prayer to God. The late night prayers will start this Wednesday to the end of Ramadan, which is calculated to be around Saturday, August 18th.
As a practicing Muslim, I am also preparing myself to be able to attend those late night prayers during weekends, as you're excused from participating in prayers if you have to commit to a job in the morning. In majority Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia, working professionals stop working to be able to attend the prayer, or some even go as far as to stay in the mosque to avoid any worldly temptations.