In Islamic belief, Laylat al-Qadr is the Night of Power, Night of Worth, Night of Destiny or Night of Measures. It was the night in which the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. It is one of the odd-numbered nights of Ramadan’s last ten days, a Monday evening, precisely the night between 23rd and 24th in 610 AD (14/15 December). Thus, these last ten days are thought to be particularly divine. Muslims believe that God’s blessings and grace prevail this night, sins are forgiven, supplications acknowledged and the annual decree announced. Our sincerest aim at www.miskshops.com is to spread the knowledge of Islam in hopes that everyone will benefit from it in the coming months since Ramadan will soon be among us.
Importance of Laylat al-Qadr
Muslims observe this occasion with study, devotional readings, and prayer, as the night’s holiness is believed to make it a very good time for prayers to be answered. The last ten days of Ramadan are considered a particularly spiritually important time, as any of the days may be Laylat Al Qadr, and thus worshippers strive to be especially observant during this period. Some Muslims participate in a spiritual retreat called itikaf, where they spend all ten days in the mosque reading the Quran and praying.
The importance of this night is also mentioned in hadith, which are the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad as remembered by his companions:
Whoever establishes the prayers on the night of Qadr out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards (not to show off) then all his past sins will be forgiven.
Whoever spends the nights of Ramadan in prayer out of faith and in the hope of reward, he will be forgiven his previous sins.
The companion Anas ibn Malik reported: Ramadan approached, so the Messenger of God said: ‘This month has come to you, and in it, there is a night that is better than a thousand months. Whoever is deprived of it is deprived of all goodness, and no one is deprived of its goodness except one who is truly deprived.
Islamic scholars vary in the interpretation behind the term ‘ Laylatul-Qadr’ as the word ‘ Qadr’ may have a number of meanings, each with its own religious significance.
In the context of this holy night, some scholars have identified’ Qadr’ as’ destiny/decree’ (qadar). This indicated to them that this was the night on which each person’s destiny had been determined. It would be this night in which a person’s sustenance, lifespan, and other critical matters would be sealed for the coming year.
Imam Al-Nawawi concluded his debate on Laylatul-Qadr by saying: “Laylatul-Qadr has been called, meaning: the night of judgment and discernment (in men’s affairs). It’s the sense which is true and common. Some scholars interpreted the sense of’ Qadr’ as’ power,’ which implies the importance of the honor and strength of the moon. The interpretation of’ Qadr’ as’ strength’ is similar to this view in that that the righteous deeds performed during this night are far more powerful than they would be on any other night.
The sense of’ Qadr’ in the Laylatul-Qadr context includes the concept of’ restriction.’ It is interpreted to suggest that the world is limited as angels on the holy night, occupying the world, descend to earth. The fall of the angels is mentioned in the Qur’an, and since angels are usually associated with things like light, advice and blessings, it is a sign of how majestic Laylatul-Qadr is.
Al-Qadr is the Qur’an’s 97th chapter, with 5 verses. It is a Meccan surah that honors the night when the first revelation was sent down of what will become the Qur’an. The surah in the first verse was so named after the term al-qadr. It is mainly about power
Laylat al-Qadr Dua
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفْوٌ تٌحِبٌّ العَفْوَ فَأَعْفَوْ عَنِّي
Allahumma Innaka Aafuwon Tuhibu AlAaffwa FAafu Anni
Things You Can Do On Last 10 Days Of Ramadan
The Quran defines Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Might) as “better than a thousand months”. Any action taken this evening, such as reciting the Quran, remembering Allah, etc. Is better than acting for a thousand months that do not include Qadr’s night. Here are some suggestions of things we should do:
To-do list for Power Night
Make a checklist for every Power Night. This will determine how you want your night to be used, that better than a thousand months. Pick things from this list and define the sequence you would like to do things in.
- Every night, memorize another Dua
They don’t have to be long. They could only be one line. And, at least, be sure to know what they usually say, even if you don’t know the exact English translation.
- Make long, sincere and intense Duas
The last part of the night is one of the best times to do this.
Ask the questions you need to ask yourself. Do an evaluation of where you are and where you are going. Let this appraisal lead you to feel grateful for the good you’ve done, and regret for the poor you’ve done.
- Focus on the Quran’s context
Pick the new Surah or Surahs you’ve learned in Tarawih and read their Tafseer and Translation. Then think deeply about their sense on a personal level, and how it affects you.
- Do Itikaf
Spending the last ten days and nights of Ramadan in the Itikaf masjid was a Prophet’s tradition. Those at Itikaf spend all this time in the masjid, performing different types of zikr (the remembrance of Allah). Including doing extra salads, reciting and learning the Quran. They do not go outside the masjid except in case of emergencies, therefore, they sleep in the masjid.
It is Allah(SWT) himself who has made this night the most important night in history. And it is greater than 1,000 months. Thus, Muslims believe the teachings of the Qur’an. They observe this night as the most important and merciful night of all time. In summary, Laylat Al-Qadr is considered the most precious night. It is because of the Qur’an revelation. Also because the night of redemption is better than a thousand nights.