You need to know: Laylat Al Qadr

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Salam dear friends,

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Laylat Al Qadr is a very important night in Ramadan… It is considered the holiest night of the year for Muslims. Today, I want to share with you 10 things you need to know about Laylat Al Qadr.

1)_  It is traditionally celebrated on the 27th day of Ramadan.

2)_ The Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon Him) did not mention exactly when it would be.

3)_ This night is told to be around the last ten days on Ramadan, mostly in on one of the odd nights (21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th).

4)_ It is variously rendered in English as the Night of Destiny, Night of Power, Night of Value, the Night of Decree or Night of Measures.

5)_  It is the  night when the Quran was revealed to Muhammad (peace be upon Him)  from ALLAH.

6)_ Laylat Al Qadr is a good time for prayers to be answered. Muslims welcome this occasion with study, devotional readings, and prayer.

7)_ Good deeds performed on that single night are equal to those performed over a thousand months.

8)_ It is the holiest night of the year, so believers are encouraged to stay awake the entire night, and pray for blessings and forgiveness.

9)_ Muslims will take advantage from this night in different ways. Some will pray as much as they can, others  will read the Quran all night, while some people will sit with their hands raised, and with  their tears falling from their eyes as they ask ALLAH forgiveness… If you want my opinion, do all those things: pray, read Quran, and ask forgiveness 😉

10)_ Some Muslims participate in a spiritual retreat called itikaf, where they spend all ten days in the mosque reading the Quran and praying.

For us, Muslims, the month of Ramadan is a  particularly spiritually important time. I think one of the reasons why we don’t have a specific time for Laylat Al Qadr is to make the whole month of Ramadan a time for forgiveness, changing, and caring.

Hope what I just said or wrote was useful… Talk to you soon Insha’ALLAH 🙂 🙂 🙂

 

 

 

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