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Laylatul Qadr

Laylatul Qadr: Qadr Night | Laylatul Qadr | The Night of Power | Laylatul Qadr Night! The Qadr Night or Laylat al-Qadr, variously rendered in English as the Night of Decree, Night of Power, Night of Value, Night of Destiny, or Night of Measures, is, in Islamic belief, , the night when the Quran was first sent down from Heaven to the world and also the night when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the prophet Muhammad.

When is Laylat-al-Qadr 2022?

The Night of Power occurs in Ramadan’s 10 final days. It was advised by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to “Look for it in the odd nights of the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan.” (Bukhari). However, it is typically thought to take place on the 27th night. Based on this, the Night of Power 2022 is expected to fall on Wednesday 27 April, although this is subject to the official sighting of the moon.

Laylatul Qadr
Laylatul Qadr

How Long is The Night of Power?

The Night of Power is no longer or shorter than any other night; however, during Ramadan, many Muslims prefer to sacrifice sleep on this Holy day in order to worship and pray to Allah (SWT). It is believed that giving up sleep for Allah (SWT) to pray and undertake good deeds will result in all prior sins being pardoned.
How is the Night of Power Observed and Celebrated?

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It is reported in Hadith that whoever keeps awake on the nights of Qadr shall have his/her sins forgiven, even if they equal the number of the stars in the heaven.

It is also recommended to recite hundred rak`aat (i.e. 50 namaz of 2 rak`aat each) on these nights. The practice of performing Qadha prayers on these nights has no origin in the books of Hadith. However, it is emphasized to fulfil the Qadha prayers as soon as it is possible, and some believers use this opportunity to perform Qadha prayers of six days ( 6 x 17 =102 rak`aat).

Open the Qur’an and say:

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In the name of Allah the Beneficent, the Merciful

O Allah bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad.

O Allah I ask You,

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for the sake of Your revealed Book,

and what is in it, and in it is Your greatest name,

and (all) Your beautiful names,

and what is feared and hoped for,

make me amongst those whom You have saved from the fire.

Place the Qur’an on the head and say:

O Allah,

for the sake of this Qur’an,

for the sake of the one You sent with it,

for the sake of every believer You have praised in it,

and for the sake of Your right over them,

for none is more aware of Your right over them than Yourself.

Common A’amal for all three nights of Qadr

On all three nights of Laylatul Qadr, i.e. the 19th, 21st, and 23rd of Ramadhan, the following acts are

recommended:

a) Ghusl before sunset.

b) Two rak`aat namaz; in each rak`ah after Sura al­Hamd recite Sura

al­Ikhlas 7 times.

c) After the namaz say 70 times:

Astaghfirullaaha wa­atoobu ilayh

استغفر الله وأتوب إليك

I seek forgiveness of Allah,and I turn (repentant) to Him.

d) recite the following Du`a.

Open the Qur’an and say:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

اللهم صل على محمد وال محمد

اللهم إني اسئلك بكتابك المُنزل

وما فيه وفيه اسمك الأكبر

واسمائك الحُسنى وما يُخاف ويُرجى

أن تجعلني مِن عُتقائك من النار

Place the Qur’an on the head and say:

اللهم بحق هذا القرءان

وبحق من ارسلته به

وبحق كل مؤمن مدحته فيه

وبحقك عليهم

فلا أحد اعرف بحقك منك

Repeat each of the following ten times.

For Your sake, O Allah,

for the sake of Muhammad (s),

for the sake of `’Ali (a),

for the sake of Fatima (a),

for the sake of Hasan (a),

for the sake of Husayn (a),

for the sake of `’Ali bin (son of) Husayn (a),

for the sake of Muhammad bin `’Ali (a),

for the sake of J`afar bin Muhammad (a),

for the sake of Musa bin J`afar (a),

for the sake of `’Ali bin Musa (a),

for the sake of Muhammad bin `’Ali (a)

for the sake of `’Ali bin Muhammad (a),

for the sake of Hasan bin `’Ali (a),

for the sake of Al Hujjat (the proof) (a)

d) Du’a no. 2 for the Night of Qadr

In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful.

O Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad.

O Allah, I am, on this night, a very humble servant of Yours.

I have no control over gains and losses for myself,

nor can I avert any evil from it.

I bear witness to that over myself,

I acknowledge to You my weakness and my lack of means.

Therefore, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad,

Repeat each of the following ten times.

بك يا الله ، بمحمد

بعليّ ، بفاطمة ، بالحسن ، بالحُسين

بعليّ بن الحُسين ، وبمحم\ بن عليّ

بجعفر بن محمد ، بموسى بن جعفر

بعليّ بن موسى ، بمحمد بن عليّ

بعليّ بن محمد ، بالحسن بن عليّ

بالحُجة..

d) Du’a no.2 for the night of Qadr

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

اللهم صل على محمد وال محمد

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَمْسَيتُ لَكَ عَبْداً داخِراً، لا أَمْلِكُ لِنَفْسِي نَفْعاً وَلا ضَرّاً، وَلا أَصْرِفُ عَنْها سُوءًا، أَشْهَدُ بِذلِكَ عَلى نَفْسِي، وَأَعْتَرِفُ لَكَ بِضَعْفِ قُوَّتِي وَقِلَّةَ حِيلَتِي، فَصَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ،

and fulfil for me what You have promised me,

and to all the believers, men and women,

the (promise of) forgiveness on this night.

And complete for me what You have given me.

Surely I am Your servant, poor, humble,

weak, needy and disgraced.

O Allah,

do not make me forgetful of Your remembrance,

in what You have entrusted me,

nor heedless of Your favours,

in what You have given me,

nor despairing of Your answer,

even if it was delayed for me.

[Let this be on all occasions]

in happiness or sorrow,

in difficulty or ease,

in health or sickness,

in misfortunes or blessings,

surely You listen to the Du’as (supplications).

e) Du’a no.3 for the Night of Qadr

In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful.

O Allah bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad.

O He who,

existed before everything else,

Then created everything,

Then He will remain while everything else perishes.

O He who has none similar to Him.

O He who,

there is none in the elevated heavens,

nor in the deep earth,

nor above them nor below them

وَأَنْجِزْ لِي ما وَعَدْتَنِي وَجَمِيعَ المُؤْمِنِينَ وَالمُؤْمِناتِ مِنَ المَغْفِرَةِ فِي هذِهِ اللَّيْلَة، وَأَتْمِمْ عَلَيَّ ما آتَيْتَنِي، فَإِنِّي عَبْدُكَ المِسْكِينُ المُسْتَكِينُ الضَّعِيفُ الفَقِيرُ المَهِينُ. اللَّهُمَّ لا تَجْعَلْنِي ناسِياً لِذِكْرِكَ فِيما أَوْلَيْتَنِي، وَلا لاِحْسانِكَ فِيما أَعْطَيْتَنِي، وَلا آيساً مِنْ إِجابَتِكَ وَإِنْ أَبْطَأْتَ عَنِّي فِي سَرَّاءَ أَوْ ضَرَّاءَ أَوْ شِدَّةٍ أَوْ رَخاءٍ أَوْ عافِيَةٍ أَوْ بَلاءٍ أَوْ بُؤْسٍ أَوْ نَعَماءَ، إِنَّكَ سَمِيعُ الدُّعاءِ.

e) Du’a no.3 for the Night of Qadr

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

اللهم صل على محمد وال محمد

يا ذا الذي كان قبل كل شيئ

ثم خلق كل شيئ ثم يبقى ويفنى كل شيئ

يا ذا الذي ليس كمثله شيئ

ويا ذا الذي ليس في السماوات العُلى

ولا في الأرضين السُفلى ولا فوقهُن ولا تحتهُن

nor between them,

A God who is worshipped besides Him.

For You is praise,

a praise which cannot be comprehended,

except by You.

Bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad,

blessings which none can comprehend except You.

f) Du’a no.4 for the Night of Qadr

The effect of the Du’as recited on the night of Qadr can have a tremendous impact on the coming year.

What we ask for on the night of decree can change our lives. That is why believers are told to be aware of

the significance of this night, and spend the entire night in worship and prayers. Allah has offered us a

chance to have a say in our fate, and such a chance will not come again until the following year.

In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful.

O Allah bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad.

O Allah,

let it be that when You decree and ordain

from the matters which are certain,

that when You distinguish in the matters which are wise

on the night of Qadr,

in the decree which cannot be reversed nor changed,

that You write me amongst those who will go

for pilgrimage (hajj) to Your holy House,

whose Hajj is approved,

whose efforts are appreciated,

whose sins are forgiven,

whose evil deeds have been pardoned.

And from what You decree and ordain,

let my life be lengthened,

and increase my sustenance,

and . . . (ask for your wishes)

ولا بينهُن إله يُعبد غيره

لك الحمد حمداً لا يقوى على احصائه إلا أنت

فصل على محمد وال مُحمد

صلوة لا يقوى على احصائها إلا أنت

f) Du’a no.4 for the Night of Qadr

This Du’a refers to Sura ad-­Dukhan, verse 4 which says : Therein You make distinct every wise affair.

Thus we pray for what we want Allah to place in our decree. The affairs which Allah will decree on Laylatul Qadr are described as wise. The word is also taken to mean strong, firm.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

اللهم صل على محمد وال محمد

اَللّـهُمَّ اْجْعَلْ فيـما تَقْضي وَتُقَدِّرُ مِنَ الاََمْرِ الَْمحْتُومِ، وَفيـما تَفْرُقُ مِنَ الاََمْرِ الحَكيمِ في لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ، وَفِي الْقَضاءِ الَّذي لا يُرَدُّ وَلا يُبَدَّلْ، اَنْ تَكْتُبَني مِنْ حُجّاجِ بَيْتِكَ الْحَرامِ، الْمَبْرُورِ حَجُّهُمُ، الْمَشْكُورِ سَعْيُهُمُ، الْمَغْفُورِ ذُنُوبُهُمُ الْمُكَفَّرِ عَنْهُمْ سَيِّئاتُهُمْ وَاجْعَلْ فيـما تَقْضي وَتُقَدِّرُ اَنْ تُطيلَ عُمْري وَتُوَسِّعَ عَلَيَّ في رِزْقي، وَتَفْعَلَ بي كَذا وَكَذا ويسأل حاجته عوض هذه الكلمة .

Laylat al-Qadr Rewards

When you complete good deeds on Laylat al-Qadr, your fasting is increased in reward. On this night, a single act of kindness gives the blessings of 1,000 months. Carrying out these deeds on the Holiest night and dedicating your day to worship will extend your taqwa. Be sure to recite the Holy Qur’an and engage with its teachings by assisting those most in need, thus fulfilling one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Performing a charitable deed on Laylat-al-Qadr promises many future rewards.

“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

Laylat-al-Qadr calls for much reflection and prayer. Whilst fulfilling good deeds and asking for forgiveness, Allah (SWT) is thought to see and answer your prayers during this night.

Read: Jumma tul Bidah: Jumma Tul Bida Namaz (Ramadan Last Friday Prayers)

Ramadan influences us to reflect, and it is this night where the significance is increased. Reciting the Holy Qur’an is the best way to appreciate everything that Allah (SWT) does – devoting the whole day to your faith.

You should also be encouraged to study the Holy Qur’an on the Night of Power. Understanding its meaning brings a whole new level to simply reciting its teachings. This deeper understanding can provide you with the blessings of 1,000 months.

Read: Jumatul Bidah: The Last Friday of Holy Ramadan in 2022

In addition to praying for our loved ones, we pray for those in less fortunate positions and do all that we can to help, in the name of our religious duties. Giving zakat is a significant factor of this and for many, the Laylat-al-Qadr is seen as the perfect moment to make this donation. You can pay your zakat via our donations page today.

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