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LAYLATUL QADR; A NIGHT WORTH MORE THAN 1000 MONTHS.
ABDULRASHEED MUBARAK

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Laylatul Qadr ( Night Of Power/Majesty ) incites a thousand months’ worth of rewards in a singular night.

If one executes any acts of worship or goodwill on this night, they reap the rewards of having performed the good deed for a thousand months (83 years and 4 months).

This is believed to be the night that Allah (SWT) revealed the Holy Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), linking the Night of Power (Laylat-ul-Qadr) and revelations to one another.

As a result, it’s during this night that our destiny is said to be written for the remaining year.

Consequently, everyone should make the most of this significant occasion by gaining as much reward as possible.

Remember, the Night of Power is better than a thousand months.

On that night every matter of significance was made plain and distinct; new values and standards were established; the fortunes of nations were determined; and values and standards were sorted out.  

He, Allah the most high said in Qur'an 97 vs 1-5 :

In the name of Allah, the gracious, the merciful.

1. Verily! We have sent it (this Qur'an) down in the night of Al-Qadr (Decree)

2. And what will make you know what the night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is?

3. The night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is better than a thousand months (i.e. worshipping Allah in that night is better than worshipping Him a thousand months, i.e. 83 years and 4 months).

4. Therein descend the angels and the Ruh [Jibrael (Gabriel)] by Allah's Permission with all Decrees,

5. Peace! (All that night, there is Peace and Goodness from Allah to His believing slaves) until the appearance of dawn.

In another verse He, Allah said,

"Therein (that night) is decreed every matter of ordainments." [The Qur’ân, (Verse 44:4)]

i.e., the matters of deaths, births, provisions, calamities for the whole (coming) year as decreed by Allâh.

Narrated ‘Âishah (raa): Allâh’s Messenger (SAW) said, "Search for the Night of Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten nights of Ramadan." (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 3, Hadith No.234).

The Prophet has taught us an easy and enjoyable way to commemorate it, so that our souls may always be in close communion with it and with the universal event which it witnessed.

He has urged us to seek the night of Qadr in the last odd nights of the last ten nights of Ramadan and we should spend this night of each year in devotion.

The odd nights of the last ten nights of Ramadan are 21, 23, 25, 27 and 29.

Take note that night comes first before day in Islam.

You would notice that we do pray Taraweeh  (Ashamu) first and then fast the next day.

Therefore, immediately after maghrib we have commence the night of the next day.

In another Narration, He (SAW) also said: “Whoever spends the Night of Power in worship, with a pure motive of faith and devotion, will have all his past sins forgiven.” [Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.]

Islam is not mere formalities. Hence, the Prophet specifies that the consecration of that night must be motivated by faith and devotion. This would make its consecration by any individual an indication of his or her full awareness of the far reaching effects of what took place on that night. .

There are plenty of things you can do on this auspicious night to maximise your blessings and reward. We have detailed some of these below:

• In an Hadith,

Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, said: I asked the Messenger of Allah: 
'O Messenger of Allah, if I know what night is the night of Qadr (Power), what should I say during it?'

He (The Prophet PBUH) said:

Allahumma innaka `afuwwun tuhibbul `afwa fa`fu `annee    

اللْهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي

'Say: O Allah, You are pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me."(Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and Tirmidhi).

Recite the Qur'an.

• Supplication (Dua).

• Donate to Charity (Sadaqah).

• Endeavour to always pray you salat in congregation.

Perform Naflah at night

Unite/Repent

Exhaust your last days of Ramadhan.

Wake up for tahajjud prayer and persistently recite the aforementioned beautiful Dua.

We thank Allah (SWT) for the beauty of this Holy night whilst praying that He accepts our good deeds on this world and hereafter.

May Allah Accept our ibadah as an act of worship, Pardon us and grant us goodness in this world and the hereafter.

Abdulrasheed Mubarak
Monday, 23rd April, 2022

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    Abdulrasheed Mubarak is a Muslim, student of knowledge, Writer, and Serial Volunteer. His works have been featured in highly reputable Magazines & Newspapers, such as Nigerian daily, Kogi reports, and Ohon Voice Magazine. He is currently a student of Common & Islamic Law at Bayero University, Kano

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