We are in the last ten days of Ramadan in which Layla tul-Qadr falls. What is special about it?
- Quran was sent down on this night (Quran 44:3)
- It is better than a thousand months (Quran 97:3)
- Allah described it as being blessed (Quran 44:3)
- Angels and the Spirit (Gibreel) descend on it (Quran 97:4)
- The night is “Salaam” (Quran 97:5)
- “Therein (that night) is decreed every matter of ordainments” (Quran 44:4)
- “Whoever stays up during Laylat al-Qadr out of faith and in the hope of earning reward, all his previous sins will be forgiven.” (Bukhari, Muslim)
Which Night Is It?
- Its exact date has been hidden from us
- It is an odd night of the last ten days of Ramadan, i.e. 21, 23, 25, 27, or 29th
Three signs of Layla tul-Qadr
- The Prophet ﷺ announced that one of its signs was that when the sun rose on the following morning, it had no (visible) rays (Muslim)
- The Prophet ﷺ said: “Laylat al-Qadr is a pleasant night, neither hot nor cold, and the following day the sun rises red and weak.” (Ibn Khuzaimah, Tayaalisi)
- The Prophet ﷺ said: “Laylat al-Qadr is a bright night, neither hot nor cold, in which no meteors are seen.” (Tabarani)
Worship of Layla tul-Qadr
- Pray qiyam and taraweeh
- Make du’a: best du’a is ‘Alla-humma inn-na-ka afu-wunn, tuhib ul-afwa, fa’fu anni’ [O Allah! You are the Pardoner, and you LOVE to pardon, so forgive me] (Musnad, Ibn Maja, Tirmidhi)
May Allah enable us to reach Layla tul-Qadr and reap it’s benefits, may Allah forgive us all our sins and accept our fasts, recitation, sadaqa, and other acts of worship.
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