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Laylatul Qadr

(The Night of Power)

Crowning Glory

Laylatul Qadr is the crowning glory of the holy month of Ramadhaan. It is associated with the sending down of the Qur’an Majeed, the last Book of Allah on His last Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam), for the guidance of mankind. The Qur’an Majeed describes this Night.

إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ ٱلْقَدْرِ
وَمَآ أَدْرَاكَ مَا لَيْلَةُ ٱلْقَدْرِ
لَيْلَةُ ٱلْقَدْرِ خَيْرٌ مِّنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ
تَنَزَّلُ ٱلْمَلاَئِكَةُ وَٱلرُّوحُ فِيهَا بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِم مِّن كُلِّ أَمْرٍ
سَلاَمٌ هِيَ حَتَّىٰ مَطْلَعِ ٱلْفَجْرِ
“We have indeed revealed this (message) in the Night of Power: And what will explain to you what the Night of Power is? The Night of Power is better than a thousand months. Therein come down the Angels and the Spirit (Jibraeel) by Allah’s permission, on every errand: Peace! This until the rise of Morn!” (Surah 97)

The Night of Power is the night of spiritual bliss. Our Nabi (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) is reported to have said concerning Ramadhaan:

“Verily this month has come to you; and therein is a night which is better than a thousand Months. Whosoever is deprived of it, is deprived of all good; and none is deprived of its good except a totally unfortunate person”. (Ibn Majah)
“Whosoever stands up (in prayer) at the Night of Power out of faith and hopeful of reward, all his past sins will be forgiven.”
(Targhib)

Better than a thousand months

A thousand months are equivalent to 83 years and 4 months. Fortunate is the person who spends this night in prayer. The man or woman, who prays for the whole night during this Night, will deserve blessings and reward for the period as if he or she had been praying for eighty three years and four months consecutively. Since the Night of Power is better than one thousand months no one can actually measure the extent as to how much better it is.

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The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Laylatul Qadr has been bestowed by Allah to my Ummah (People). It was not given to any people before this.” (Dur-Mansoor).

How manifest and replete the special bounties and mercies of Allah Ta’ala are upon this Ummat is quite really beyond imagination. It will therefore be extremely foolish to allow ourselves to be deprived of these great blessings at the expense of sheer laziness and a few hours of extra sleep.

Which Night is it?

Although there are different reports in different traditions regarding the exact night, it is almost unanimous that the blessed night occurs in one of the last ten nights of Ramadhaan and more probably in one of the last ten odd nights i.e. 2lst, 23rd, 25th 27th or 29th night.

The popular opinion is, however, in favour of the 27th Night of Ramadhaan but that is not absolutely certain. The traditions indicate that it is to be sought in one of the last ten nights and preferably in the last three odd nights. It was therefore the practice of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) and his companions to make I’tikaaf in the Mosque for the whole time offering Divine service during the last ten days of Ramadhaan.

Hazrath Aisha (Radhiallaahu Anha) reported that the Apostle of Allah said: “Search for the Blessed Night in the odd (nights) from the last ten (nights) of Ramadhaan” (Bukhari).

Hazrath Aisha has narrated another saying:
“I asked: O Messenger of Allah! Tell me if I were to find a Night of Power, what should I recite therein?” Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) advised her to recite:

Al-laa-hum-ma in-na-ka ‘afoow-wan tu-hib-bul-‘af wa fa-fu ‘an-ni.
O Allah! You are Forgiving, You love forgiveness, so forgive me. (Bukhari).

Special attention should therefore be given to the excessive recitation of this dua on the blessed night. Furthermore one may engage in lengthy rakaats of Tahajjud salaat, Tilaawat of the Qur’an, Dua, Zikr, etc.

The worship and the vigil of the Night of Power are a treat to the soul. The heart tends to melt into tears of heartfelt gratitude. The body is in a state of angelic ecstasy The soul strives to reach nearer to Almighty Allah. In this holy month of Ramadhaan let us strive to seek the Night of Power and its bliss. May Allah reward us with His bountiful blessings. Aameen.

Source: Jamiatul Ulama

43 Comments

  1. Jalloh says:

    May ALLAH forgive us and give us jannah. May HE take us back from this life as muslim, the best religion in the sight of ALLAH!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. mohammed says:

    may allah not only give me strength to act upon this information but also the entire ummah of the prophet (saw) to act upon it too! age 12

  3. Maryam says:

    I think, God is the honestiest in the world. And God gave us mind and it is our duty choossing the best way in life.
    God never forgot us. But we should do our duties well.

  4. nadir says:

    Jazak Allah Khair brother i found this page very useful.

  5. shahida says:

    thnx for the ma3lumat
    inshaAllah may alot of muslim expirience this holy night yarrab
    i love you Allah ♥

  6. Seyfullah says:

    SubhanALLAH everything is written,
    YAA Rab Forgive us IN this HOLLY MONTH,and give us a muhabbat between muslim brothers and SIsters.

  7. Azar says:

    Jazak Allah Khair may Allah forgive us and give us janntul firdaus

  8. kashan says:

    May Allah Subhan Wa Talah bless upon this page maker (Ameen)….!

  9. MRS ABDUL LATIF says:

    May allah Forgive our sins and make us all go on the the right path the path of Islam…ameen

  10. nurahayati says:

    i love u Allah. thanks for giving us everything especially Laylat-ul-qadr.

  11. najma ali says:

    sorry for bad deeds i did please forgive allah thank you

  12. tayyibah says:

    may Allah reward us and give us jannah

  13. Fatima says:

    May Allah forgive our sins on this great night insha Allah and give us trough to act on and pray for forgiveness insha Allah
    Jazak Allah Khair for posting this brother may Allah reword us Jannah Insha Allah Amiin .

  14. azra says:

    mashallah!! very usefull page. may allah forgive us and shower his blessings upon us.

  15. farouk sallam says:

    may ALLAH’s peace n blessings b n all of us during n after diz RAMADAN period.
    May we as Muslims receive d blessings in d night of power….ameeeeen

  16. Maheen Sultana says:

    O Allah! You are Forgiving, You love forgiveness, so forgive me.

  17. Aliyu Idris Yusuf says:

    Ya Allah forgive our sins and grant us Aljanna Firdaus amin.May Allah reward you for this important page

  18. marwan says:

    yaa rabi for give us and grant our biger and guide the straight path of religion slam we ar afraid ur hell and we proud of to ur Paradise subhaanalaah !!!!

  19. akhthar says:

    oh allah forgive our muslim brothers n sisters sins

  20. Shaarba says:

    Oh Allah Bless all muslims….
    Forgive our sins n inculcate mercy in our heart…..
    love islam

  21. Muhammad Kabir Mamman says:

    Alhamdulillah for being created by Allah as a Muslim. I pray that he makes us successful muslims in this world and hereafter and that he accepts all our virtuous acts of Ibadah and modify them for us wherever we err, Amin.

  22. syed Arslan ghouseullah says:

    MashaAllah very nice page, i prey for my forgiveness and praying to have many more laytal qadr For me:-)

  23. ramadhan shaaban nkunya says:

    thanks for establishing a beautiful link may Allah be with u . Am Tanzania from Dar Es Salaam

  24. molly says:

    this is some good information may allah take you to heven

  25. sitra tabassum says:

    this is page really useful. jazakallah
    may allah take everyone to jannatul firdows. Ameen. age 11

  26. Ishaq Lawal says:

    May Allah accept our ibadah and reward us with Aljanah Fridaus. Ma salaam.

  27. shakila parvin says:

    May Allah Bless the poor and needy in this beautiful month

  28. Laya says:

    Mashaallah may Allah reward everyone who prayed on this night greatly

  29. Zeynep says:

    I am so pleased to read this information. I wasn’t sure about what this night actually meant, even tough I’ve always known that it is a very special night. I am a muslim but I want to be a better muslim, this is what I am searching for. I will inshallah go to the mosque tomorrow evening and pray all night and ask for forgiveness.

  30. Alisha says:

    May Allah reward the Muslim ummah and accept everyone’s duaa’s!
    Eid Mubarak:D

  31. Farihah says:

    Ohh Allah forgive everything I havedone to upset anyone may Allah reward those who read all night long for those who do will be truly blessed I hope everyone will be doing laylatul qadr inshallah

    Alhamdulilalah who ever made this site is a person to look up to he/she has shown us what the true meaning of laylatul qadr 😃

  32. Rizwan says:

    Allah for gives all our sins on this blessed night and shower his blessing to the entire ummah, Ameen

  33. Eman says:

    May Allah forgive all Muslim…….. We all brother n sisters n we should all love each other Allah is the best in the world…. Allah is always here for us

  34. Ya Allaah, Rabul Arsh Alazeem, The Lord of Glory and Mercy, we ( everyone of us) ask that You guide Ummat Muhammad to a straight and beautiful path. Allah humaa Ameen, and ya Rasool Allaah greetings of peace and blessings be upon you from all of us 1.8 bi says:

    Wassalam

  35. AHMED ALLI says:

    Shukran for this oppurtunity . May Allah accept all your duas and grant us the ummah of Rassool S.A.W. the best in this world and the hereafter. Please also lets make dua for all our muslim brothers and sisters that have problems of what ever nature. Allah make shifaa
    Ameen

  36. hayyan says:

    Shukran great essay. just a few pointers but you should have gotten more verses from the QURAN

  37. Tariq says:

    this is page really useful. jazakallah

  38. naima says:

    mashallah!!! may Allah forgive us for our sins and may Allah give us jannah!.
    La illaha ilal allah!!

  39. aliyu mukhtar says:

    Jazak ALLAH khair

  40. Faisal says:

    MASHALLA!!!! The great things that Allah has given us like the internet and food and water .inshALLAH we shall go to jannah

  41. Uthman says:

    So reassuring!
    Masha Allah!

  42. Zainab says:

    Mancha Allah… Jzk

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