The Night of Power – Laylat-ul-Qadr

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The holy month of Ramadan is a time for reflection, prayer and absolving oneself of sin. While the focus of Ramadan is on fasting during the hours of sunrise and sunset, it is also about deepening personal connections with Allah (SWT) through prayer and worship. The entire month is an especially prominent time for Muslims, however, there is one night that holds extra meaning, and that night is Laylat-al-Qadr.

What is Laylat-al-Qadr?

The Night of Power – also referred to as Laylat-al-Qadr – is considered to be the Holiest night in the Islamic calendar. This was the night when the first verses of the Holy Qur’an were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), by Angel Jibrail. This night falls within the last 10 days of Ramadan, and although the exact date is unknown, it is widely believed to be the 27th day of the Holy month.

This is a night of great remembrance and worship to Allah (SWT) and ranks higher than that of 1,000 months.

"We have indeed revealed this in the 'Night of Power'. And what will explain to you 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 Al Qadr

On this night, a single good deed brings the blessings of 1,000 months. Just some of the good deeds that we can carry out on the Holiest of nights include dedicating the day to worship to increase your taqwa, reciting the Holy Qur’an to familiarise yourself with its teachings and giving to those most in need, thus fulfilling one of the Five Pillars of Islam. In fact, giving charity on Laylat-al-Qadr means that rewards for such a deed will come back manifold.

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