What is Laylatul Qadr or Night of Power therefore?
all aware of its importance so I will just briefly re-run through it. In surah
Al-Qadr Allah (SWT) clearly states:
"Surely We revealed it (the Holy Quran)
on the grand night. And what will make you comprehend what the grand night.
The grand night is better than a thousand months. The angels and Gabriel descend
in it by the permission of their Lord for every affair, Peace! It is till
the break of the morning." Holy Quran (97:1-5)
Allah (SWT) is inviting all the believers
for a Divine feast; the invitation which has been brought by the messengers.
Allah (SWT) is the host, his most favorite angels are the servants and the
believers are the guests. The table is spread with Divine blessings containing
all sorts of rewards and favors. Though the eyes cannot see them nor the ears
hear them not the human hearts imagine them, yet the bounties are all kept
in readiness to be awarded to the guests in accordance to her actions.
Laylatul Qadr is a blessed night because
the Almighty brings down during it goodness, bliss, and forgiveness for His
servants. It is a feast which has come with a message that shows one the way
to achieve happiness in both the worlds. Laylatul Qadr is a feast for the
spirit, a feast of worship and prayers.
Ahadith indicate that the fate of every believer
for the coming year is decreed on this night. When our Prophet Mohammad (saw)
was asked how man could enjoy the favors and good grace of proximity to, and
mercy of, Allah (SWT) he quoted Prophet Moosa / Musa / Moses (peace be upon
My God, I seek proximity to You;
He (Allah) said: Proximity to Me is for him who stays awake on Laylatul
My God, I am in need of Your Mercy;
He (Allah) said: My Mercy is for him who shows mercy to the poor on Laylatul
My God, I am in need of the passport to cross the bridge;
He (Allah) said: that is for him who give alms on Laylatul Qadr.
My God, I am in need of the trees in Paradise and their fruits;
He (Allah) said: that is for him who seeks forgiveness on Laylatul Qadr.
My God, I seek deliverance from fire;
He (Allah) said: that is for him who remembers Allah on Laylatul Qadr.
My God, I seek Your good pleasure;
He (Allah) said: that is for him who says a two Rakat prayer on Laylatul
occasion Prophet Moosa / Musa / Moses (peace be upon him) said: "Oh My
God, are You far away that I shout at You, or are You near that I whisper
to You?" He (Allah) said: "O Musa, I am sitting together with you!"
Preparing for Laylatul Qadr! Is there a need to prepare for Laylatul Qadr?
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