Why Laylat Al Qadr Is One Of The Holiest Nights Of Ramadan

Moroccan faithful pray on the esplanade of the Hassan II Mosque on Laylat al-Qadr during the holy month of Ramadan, in Casablanca

Moroccan faithful pray on the esplanade of the Hassan II Mosque on Laylat al-Qadr during the holy month of Ramadan, in Casablanca August 15, 2012. Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Decree) is the anniversary of the night Muslims believe the Koran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad by the angel Gabriel. Picture taken August 15, 2012. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (MOROCCO – Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)

Source: Huffington Post

What Is Laylat Al Qadr?

Laylat Al Qadr is considered the holiest night of the year for Muslims, and is traditionally celebrated on the 27th day of Ramadan. It is known as the “Night of Power,” and commemorates the night that the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, beginning with the exhortation, “Read! In the Name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists),” in Surat Al-Alaq (Muhsin Khan translation).
When Is Laylat Al Qadr?

The Prophet Muhammad did not mention exactly when the Night of Power would be, although most scholars believe it falls on one of the odd-numbered nights of the final ten days of Ramadan, such as the 19th, 21st, 23rd, 25th or 27th days of Ramadan. It is most widely believed to fall on the 27th day of Ramadan.

In 2016, Laylat Al Qadr is expected to fall on Saturday, July 2, in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Bosnian Muslim women pray in the front of the Begova Mosque during the 27th night of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Laylat al-Qadr in downtown Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Tuesday, August 14, 2012.

Scripture

The Quran says in Surat Al-Qadr:

We have indeed revealed this (Message) in the Night of Power:

And what will explain to thee what the night of power is?

The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.

Therein come down the angels and the Spirit by Allah’s permission, on every errand:

Peace!… This until the rise of morn!

Hadith

The importance of this night is also mentioned in hadith, which are the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad as remembered by his companions:

Whoever establishes the prayers on the night of Qadr out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards (not to show off) then all his past sins will be forgiven.

Hadith, Bukhari Vol 1, Book 2:34.

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