Laylatul Qadr

Allah SWT has adorned and blessed Ramadan with Laylatul Qadr – The Night of Decree – and worship on this night outdoes worshiping for a thousand months. This night marked the beginning of the Revelation of the Qur’an. It was sent down from al-Lawh al-Mahfooz (the Preserved Tablet) to the first heaven on Laylat al-Qadr all at once, after which it was sent down in stages over twenty-three years.

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “Whoever spends Laylat al-Qadr in prayer out of faith and in the hope of reward, will be forgiven his previous sins.”

This night is referenced twice in the Qur’an – Surah Al Qadr and in Surah Ad-Dukhan. Allah describes this blessed night as the night on which every matter and command will be decided.

One of the fundamentals of Iman is to believe in Qadr. We do not try to unravel the mystery of Qadr because that amounts to rejecting our faith.

Allah announces to the angels about the aspects regarding Qadr:

Allah wrote the Qadr 50000 years.

When Allah extracted the Arwah of Adam AS, it was decided by Him who is going to Heaven and Hell.

When Allah blows the Ruh into a zygote, his fate is decided – his gender and his Rizq.

Nothing changes Qadr other than Dua and hence, it is absolutely essential that we stand in prayers and make Dua for the best Qadr on Laylatul Qadr.

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