Laylatul Qadr

The Night Of Power

Bismillaahir  Rahmaanir Rahiim.
Innaaa 'anzalnaahu fii Laylatil Qadr:
Wa maaa 'adraaka maa Laylatul Qadr?
Laylatul Qadri khayrum min alfi Shahr.
Tanazzalul malaaa 'ikatu war Ruuhu fihaa bi 'izni Rabbihim min kulli 'arm:
Salaamin hiya hatta matla il Fajr!

In The Name Of Allah, Most Gracious, Most  Merciful
We have indeed revealed  this message
In the Night of Power:
And what will explain
To thee what the Night of Power is?
The Night of Power is better than 
A thousand Months. Therein come down
The angels and the Spirit
By Allah's  permission,
On every errand:
Peace!...This until the rise of Morn!
Surah Qadr, 97:1-5

It should be known that most scholars believe Allah's commands and rules are not made on that night. It has already been decreed in the eternity what is known to Allah, but that knowledge is not known to anyone, including the angels, until He announces it to the angels on that night so that they will record it on the protective slate.

This is also the night of honour and prestige which may be awarded to the servant who devotes himself to special deeds, or to the deeds themselves for the higher value they contain on that night.

In report by Al-Bukhari, the Prophet of Allah (SAW) said: "Seek it on the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan."

In a Hadith by Ibn Umar some men among the companions saw the night in a dream occurring in the last seven nights. Responding to this, the Prophet of Allah (SAW) told them, "I see your dreams coincide on the last seven, whoever wants to seek it should do so in the last seven." (Agreed upon)

In Hadith by Ubayy bin Ka'ab (RA), he said "By Allah, I know which night it is. It is the night the Prophet commanded us to observe, the night of the 27th."


The Night of Power is better than a thousand months. This indicates that acts of worship such as prayer, charity, and recitation done on this night are better in reward than the same act done on other nights. The rewards (thawaab) are being multiplied several-fold.

Imam Malik reported that the Prophet of Allah (SAW) was shown the long life span of people of previous nations, so the Prophet (SAW) bemoaned the shortness of the life span of the Ummah, fearing that they might not be able to save many good deeds for the Hereafter. Therefore, Allah (SWT) gave him the Night of Power to compensate for their lack of longevity.

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