What is Laylatul Qadr?

Laylatul Qadr is one of the significant nights in the month of Ramadan on which the Holy Quran was revealed to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). In English, it is called “Night of Power”, “Night of Destiny”, “Night of Glory”, and or “Night of Decree”. Although the exact date of the night is uncertain, it is believed to occur on one of the last 10 odd days (21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th, and 29th) of the holy month of Ramadan.

Muslims are encouraged to seek out the Night of Power during the last 10 nights of Ramadan by engaging in acts of worship such as reciting the Quran, offering extra prayers, making dua (supplication), and engaging in acts of charity. Many Muslims spend the entire night in prayer and reflection, seeking to deepen their connection with Allah and to receive His blessings.

Laylatul Qadr’s benefits and importance

In the Surah Al-Qadr it is mentioned that this night is better than a thousand months and that the angels and angel Jibril (Gabriel) descend from heaven to the earth with myriads of tasks, leading to a night of peace, blessings, and divine guidance till dawn. However, Muslims around the world observe the last 10 odd days of Ramadan in supplication, prayers, and dua until dawn. Any good deed on this single night is rewarded with 83 years of continuous worship. Indeed, this is a huge blessing that Allah the Almighty has bestowed upon the Muslims.

Laylatul Qadr A’amal

There are many A’amal/deeds on this holy night but the following are the most 4 common things you can do in the Night of Power;

  • Recitation of the Holy Quran: Ramadan is considered the month in which the Holy Quran is revealed, so reciting the Holy Quran during this month and especially in the last 10 odd days of Ramadan is highly considered.
  • Attending Duas in the Masjid: There are many duas and supplications for this special night, if you cannot do it alone at home, it is highly recommended to join other worshipers in the Masjid and perform duas in the congregational till dawn.
  • Give Sadaqah: In the month of Ramadan, the reward for every good deed and charity multiplies 70 times, and the reward for the good deed on this special night (Laylatul Qadr) is as performing it continuously for 83 years. However, giving sadaqah at any time of the year is applicable and rewarded especially in the month of Ramadan.
  • Perform Itikaaf (solitude): Laylatul Qadr is considered to be one of the last 10 odd days in the Holy month of Ramadan, so in order not to miss that special night, Itikaaf, which means staying inside the Masjid for 10 consecutive days and nights in praying, and supplication in the presence of Allah. During this period, the person is disconnected from the materialistic world, having no mobile phones, no contact with family and business, and merely focusing on his/her worship. This is the best opportunity to seek Allah’s pleasure and seek forgiveness for all the bad deeds one has done during the year(s).

Surah Laylatul Qadr

إِنَّآ أَنزَلْنَـٰهُ فِى لَيْلَةِ ٱلْقَدْرِ (١) وَمَآ أَدْرَىٰكَ مَا لَيْلَةُ ٱلْقَدْرِ (٢) لَيْلَةُ ٱلْقَدْرِ خَيْرٌۭ مِّنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍۢ (٣) تَنَزَّلُ ٱلْمَلَـٰٓئِكَةُ وَٱلرُّوحُ فِيهَا بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِم مِّن كُلِّ أَمْرٍۢ (٤) سَلَـٰمٌ هِىَ حَتَّىٰ مَطْلَعِ ٱلْفَجْرِ (٥)

Indeed, it is We ˹Who˺ sent this ˹Quran˺ down on the Night of Glory (1) And what will make you realize what the Night of Glory is? (2) The Night of Glory is better than a thousand months. (3) That night the angels and the ˹holy˺ spirit1 descend, by the permission of their Lord, for every ˹decreed˺ matter. (4) It is all peace until the break of dawn. (5)

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