Laylatul Qadr

What is Laylatul Qadr?

Laylatul Qadr, also known as the Night of Power or Night of Decree, is one of the most significant events in the islamic calendar.  It was on this blessed night that the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

(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.


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? When is Laylatul Qadr?

The exact date of Laylatul Qadr is not known to the Ummah and is one of the matters only Allah knows, with the wisdom people strive to seek 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).

What to do on Laylatul Qadr?

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:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي

Allaahum-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 for Laylatul Qadr 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.

Laylatul Qadr


  • Jalloh

    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!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mohammed

    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

  • Maryam

    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.

  • nadir

    Jazak Allah Khair brother i found this page very useful.

  • shahida

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

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

  • Azar

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

  • kashan

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


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

  • nurahayati

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

  • najma ali

    sorry for bad deeds i did please forgive allah thank you

  • tayyibah

    may Allah reward us and give us jannah

  • Fatima

    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 .

  • azra

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

  • farouk sallam

    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

  • Maheen Sultana

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

  • Aliyu Idris Yusuf

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

  • 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 !!!!

  • akhthar

    oh allah forgive our muslim brothers n sisters sins

  • Shaarba

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

  • Muhammad Kabir Mamman

    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.

  • syed Arslan ghouseullah

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

  • ramadhan shaaban nkunya

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

  • molly

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  • sitra tabassum

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

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

  • shakila parvin

    May Allah Bless the poor and needy in this beautiful month

  • Laya

    Mashaallah may Allah reward everyone who prayed on this night greatly

  • Zeynep

    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.

  • Alisha

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

  • Rizwan

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

  • Eman

    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

  • 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



    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

  • hayyan

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

  • Tariq

    this is page really useful. jazakallah

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

  • aliyu mukhtar

    Jazak ALLAH khair

  • Faisal

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

  • Uthman

    So reassuring!
    Masha Allah!

  • Zainab

    Mancha Allah… Jzk

  • Abujulaibid

    Alhamdulillah masha allah

  • Aisha

    Alhamdulillah for this well explained write up on Lailatul Quadr. I now know better. Subhana Ta Allah will bless the writer. Jadhakum lahukairoon.

  • OAllaha do my dream came true on this last 10 days of Ramadan,mashallah!!very useful page page may Allah forgives us and shower is blessings oupon us.


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