Laylat al-Qadr

The Muslim holiday of Laylat-al-Qadr (Laylatul-Qadr, Lailat ul Qadr), known in English as the Night of Power (ne: the Night of Honor, the Night of Dignity), falls during the month of Ramadan and marks one of the most significant historical events in all of Islam. Lailatul Qadr marks the night that the prophet Muhammad received his first Divine Revelation, which contained the first verses of the Quran.

Worshipping during this special night takes on intensified importance, as it is said that reward for prayer on this night is better than that of a thousand months worth of worship. Muslims believe that one’s sins will be forgiven if he offers faithful prayers all night long.

The person who offered prayers to Allah in the night of Dignity with faith and with hope of reward from Allah, all his past sins have been forgiven. (Bukhaari) One traditionally recites all of his evening prayers, in addition to reading through the entire Quran, on Lailat ul Qadr.  Ultimately this holiday “It is only about reciting the Qur’an and feeding the poor.”

This important holiday is named in the Holy Q’ran (Surat 97:3),  which states “The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months.”  Below is the stamp for this Holy Day and next to it is the verse is from the Noble Q’ran

Laylat                                  97_3




For reflection:Perhaps you can find a way to give to feed the poor today.  Donate to a food pantry, or support your local faith community that days


wa alaikumu el salaamu  (peace be with you)  for Laylat at Qadr


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