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Importance of Laylat al-Qadr(The Night of Power)

by I Need Allah

Laylat al-Qadr(The Night of Power)

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger

The night of Qadr is the most virtuous night of the year. Allah says in the Qur’an: “We revealed it on the night of power [that is,

qadr]. What will tell you what the night of power is? It is better than a thousand month (chapter 97: verse3). Any action

therein, for example, reciting the Qur’an, making remembrance of Allah, praying extra nafil and so on, is better than acting for

one thousand months which do not contain the night of Qadr. Imagine getting the reward of approx. 84 years of worship in just

one night.

It is preferred to seek this night during the last ten nights of Ramadan, as the Prophet,peace be upon him, strove his best in

seeking it during that time.

Scholars hold different opinions as to the night which is the night of Qadr. Some are of the opinion that it is the 21st, some say

the 23rd, others say the 25th and still others say it is the 29th. Some say that it varies from year to year, but it is always

among the last ten nights of Ramadan. Most scholars, though, vouch for the 27th(the night between the 26th and the 27th of

Ramadan)

Ahmad recorded, with a sahih chain, from Ibn ‘Umar that the Prophet said: “He who likes to seek that night should do so on the

27th. Ubayy ibn K’ab said: By Allah, and there is no God but Him, it is during Ramadan–and He swore to that–and by Allah, I

know what night it is. It is the night during which the Prophet ordered us to make prayers, the night of the 27th. Its sign is that

the sun rises in the morning white and without any rays.”

Al-Bukhari and Muslim record from Abu Hurairah that the Prophet, peace be upon him , said:

“Whoever prays during the night of Qadr with faith and hoping for its reward will have all of his previous sins forgiven.”

As to the supplication during the night of Qadr, ‘Aishah(May Allah be pleased with her) said: “I asked the Messenger of Allah: O’

Messenger of Allah, if I know what night is the night of Qadr, what should I say during it?’ He peace be upon him said: ‘Say:

“Allahumma innaka `afuwwun tuhibbul `afwa fa`fu `annee (O’ Allah, You are forgiving and You love to forgive,

so forgive me)

I hope, knowing the benefits of Laylat al-Qadr, you’ll try your best to observe this night, because you don’t know if you’ll

ever see another night like this again.

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