indeed missed a great amount of good. If an individual wants to obey his Lord,
increase the good deeds in his record and have all past sins forgiven,
they should take part in Laylatul Qadr.
Whoever stays up (in prayer and remembrance of Allah) on the Night of Qadr
fully believing (in Allah's promise of reward for that night) and
hoping to seek reward (from Allah alone and not from people),
he shall be forgiven for his past sins.
Sahih Hadith Bukhari / Muslim
We should strive to find this night, and then pass it in worship and obedience.
If this is done for the sake of Allah, with sincerity, then all past sins
will be forgiven. However, if a person misses out on worship during Laylatul Qadr
they truly are a deprived person.
This night is full of reward and blessing and is equivalent to a
thousand nights of worship. Anyone who takes part in Laylatul Qadr
will have worshiped an equivalent of eighty three years and three months.
It is as if a person has spent an entire lifetime in non-stop worship
The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.
"Allah's Messenger, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, looked back at the
previous communities and saw that his community lived for a much shorter period
in comparison to them. He was concerned about how his community would be able
to gain as many rewards as those of the previous communities.
So when Allah the Exalted saw the concerns in the heart of His Beloved,
sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, then he, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, was given
Laylatul-Qadr, which is more virtuous than a thousand months.
Worship during this night can take on many
Here are a few suggestions to help you through Laylatul Qadr:
Plan ahead if you are working. If you are going to spend a night awake in worship,
book the following day off.Take regular breaks during the night to avoid
getting over-exhausted. Try switching between different forms of worship instead
Perform Itikaaf (seclusion in a mosque for worship)
If possible, take a vacation for the last 10 days of Ramadhan
If you cannot stay at your local mosque ask family or friends to help out
during your Itikaaf at home. If you cannot spend all 10 days in Itikaaf
then do as many days as you can - even if it is only one day
Increase the recitation of the Qur'an, and reflect on the meaning of the verses,
especially the verses used in Salah. This will help you concentrate.
Increase Salah (prayer)Find out if there are any events organised, and
take your family along. Doing all of the above activities may be too much to do
throughout the night but is far better than social gatherings and meaningless talk
If your Arabic is not very strong then there are many good English translations
of Qur'an and Hadith, which can be used instead Other useful reading might
include books of tafsir (Quran commentary books on the lives of the Prophets PBUH
and books of fiqh Islamic jurisprudence) as well as DuA's books
The days of Laylatul-Qadr are an important time for worship, especially
the last 10 days. We should pray sincerely from our hearts in order to be saved
from the hellfire This is a good opportunity not only to pray for ourselves
but also for our fellow brothers and sisters, for if we can not do anything else
then our prayers will help
Ibn Abbas (RA) heard the Prophet (SAAWS) advising someone, saying
Take advantage of five before five:
2) your health before your sickness,
3) your wealth before your poverty,
and 5) your life before your death
May Allah help us to purify our hearts, strengthen our faith and enable us
to meet every challenge, and overcome every difficulty in our lives.
May Allah allow us to serve Him with sincerity in our work
study, professional, business, family and social lives
When the time comes for us finally to return to Him may Allah admit us to
the companionship of those whom He loves
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