Laylatu Al-Qadr

Laylatu Al-Qadr is also known as the Night of Power or the Night of Destiny. It is the most blessed night of the month Ramzan or the whole year. Its significance also lies in the fact that Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)in this night. The Quran’s first verses were reveled to him.

“Indeed, We sent the Qur’an down during the Night of Decree.”  [Quran 97:1]

Laylatu Al-Qadr falls during the last ten days of Ramzan. The Prophet (Allah bless him & give him peace) also said, “Seek it in the last ten days, on the odd nights.” [Bukhari and Muslim]

The importance of this night can be judged by the reward of worship, deliverance of prayers and blessings in it. The Allah Almighty himself says in the Holy Quran: “The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months,” [Quran 97:3]. The spiritual and religious works performed in this night are better than hundred thousand times more than any other night of the month. Furthermore it is believed that Muslim’s past sins are forgiven if the person prays throughout this night. People usually assemble at the mosques or at homes of friends or relatives and carry out prayers from Isha until the Fajr prayer. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, “Whoever prays on Laylatu al-Qadr out of faith and sincerity shall have all their past sins forgiven.” [Bukhari and Muslim]

As it is said that this holy night occurs during the last ten days of Ramzan, the actual appearance is quite unknown except Allah. However, the odd days are more likely to be marked. Imam Shafi`i said that it is most likely to be the 21st, then the 23rd, then the 27th. Imam Nawawi followed the position of Imam Muzani and Imam Ibn Khuzayma that it moves around within the last ten nights. [Nawawi, al-Majmu` Sharh al-Muhadhdhab, 6.488]

 May Allah give every Muslim the success of following in the footsteps of the inheritors of the Prophet (Allah bless him & give him peace), outwardly and inwardly, and may He make us of those whom He loves.

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