Lailatul Qadar- The Night of Power
Lailatul Qadar is the evening, which is the most endowed and exceptional of all evenings. A prayer during this evening is exceptional to the prayer of a million several weeks. The fate for the year is decided on this evening. The actual time frame of this evening is unidentified, but happens on one of the last ten odd evenings of Ramadan (21st, Twenty third, Twenty fifth, 27th, or 29th). According to Islamic custom, Muslims who remain conscious on this sacred evening worshipping God will have all their sins pardoned. Furthermore, they will be provided as many excellent actions as though they had worshipped consistently for one million several weeks (83.3 years).
Lailatul Qadr (also known as Shab-e-Qadr,), variously taken in English as the Night of Destiny, Night of Power, Night of Value, the Night of Decree, prominent night or Night of Measures.
Lailatul Qadr is one of the significant dates in Islam that took place in the month of Ramadan.It is a gifted night because the Almighty brings down during it goodness, bliss, and forgiveness for His servants. It is a feast which has come with a meaning that shows one the way to achieve happiness in the two the worlds.
Lailatul Qadr is a night for the spirit, a feast of praise and prayers. It is also the night on which Muslims believe that the first verses of the Quran were unveiled to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Some Muslims have a faith that Lailatul Qadr is to be the night when the Quran was first disclosed to Prophet Muhammad from Allah Almighty. A few Muslims believe that revelation of the Quran took place in two stages, with the first stage being the revelation in its whole on Lailatul Qadr to the angel Gabriel (Jibril in Arabic) in the lowest heaven, and then the next verse-by-verse revelation to Prophet Muhammad by Angel Gabriel, across 23 years. The revelation started in 610 CE at the Hira cave on Mount Nur in Mecca.
The very first Sura that was uncovered was Sura Al-Alaq (in Arabic) .In the course of the first revelation the first five verses of this Sura(96-1 to 5), chapter, were revealed, which are as follows:-
Read, with the name of your Lord, who created all (Quran 96:1)
Created (man) from blood clot, small (Quran 96:2)
Read, and (remember) your Lord is the most Generous (Quran 96:3)
Taught by pen, (Quran 96:4)
Taught man of what he was not conscious (Quran 96:5)
HOLY QURAN ABOUT THIS SACRED NIGHT:
Quranic chapter (97-1 to 5) states:
Behold! We sent it down on the distinguished night (Quran 97:1)
And what shall explain you, what is the distinguished night (Quran 97:2)
Better than thousand months is the distinguished night (Quran 97:3)
In it, the angels and the spirit come down from height
With Lord’s permission
Are all their action (Quran 97:4)
It is peace throughout
Till the dawn is about (Quran 97:5)
The verses previously mentioned reverence the Night as superior than one thousand months. The entire month of Ramadan is a time of religious exercising wherein followers dedicate much of their time to fasting, praying, reciting the Quran, recalling God, and giving charity. However due to the fact of the unveiled importance of this night, Muslims strive [give more effort] more challenging in the last ten days of Ramadan since the Lailatul Qadr could be one of the odd-numbered days in these last ten (the first, third, fifth, seventh or ninth).
Lailatul Qadr is a gift of Allah
Normally, some Muslims from each area perform iʿtikāf in the mosque: they stay in the mosque for the last ten days of the month for prayers and recitation. Women too notice i’tikaf . They stay in prayer and meditation mostly, although they are permitted to stay inside their homes and are permitted do the lowest domestic work to run the family .When Prophet Muhammed observed i’tikaf in a tent, he saw a few tents around, his wives joined him by pitching tents.
ALLAH SAID IN THE QUR’AN IN SURAH AL BAQARAH (THE COW): “RAMADAN IS THE (MONTH) IN WHICH WAS SENT DOWN THE QUR’AN, AS A GUIDE TO MANKIND, ALSO CLEAR (SIGNS) FOR GUIDANCE AND JUDGMENT (BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG).“(2:185)