1- Peaceful Night
It’s a pleasant night and we know it’s going to be a pleasant night from that same Quran verse:
Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.
So we’re looking for a night that is very calm, very peaceful.
Ibn Khuzaymah said that “it is a night that is neither hot nor cold.”
2- The Moon Looks Like a Piece of a Plate
Some say it looks like half a plate. (Muslim)
3- In the Last Odd Nights
The night is in the last ten nights on the odd nights: 21st ,23rd ,25th ,27th ,29th of Ramadan.
There are lot of people who try to seek the night of decree on the 27th of Ramadan simply because it did occur on the 27th before. There are narrations for it but there are also narrations for other nights.
The scholars said that this is something with wisdom otherwise if you know that is doing to be in the 27th why would you do the acts of worship on any other night.
So basically, Laylatul-Qadr changes from year to year but still in the last ten nights on the odd nights so that the Muslims actually keep working hard for the rewards.
4- There is a Possibility of Rain
So there are narrations where Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) where he did mention that he dreamed about Laylatul-Qadr and in that dream, he had prostrated and when he came up, his face was wet with rainwater and mud. (Al-Bukhari, 813)
5- The Sunrise for the Next Morning
Narrations say that it is going to be the sun with no rays. So that means it’s a very weak sun, you can look straight at it. But the explanation for why, imam An-Nawawi gave us two explanations:
- Allah just wants it that way. He wanted the sun to come up in a very special way after a special night.
- Because of the number of angels filling the sky, they’re actually blocking the sunbeams.