The night of Laylat-ul-Qadr falls within the last ten nights of Ramadan and is known as a night with reward better than that of a thousand months. This night – The Night of Power – is a night to be spent in the remembrance and worship of Allah SWT and practice. Any amaal, good deeds and prayer carried out on this night alone is equal to good deeds carried out over an average of 83 years of a person’s life.
The reason this night is so powerful is due to the fact that the first verses of the Holy Qur’an were bestowed upon the Holy Prophet (PBUH) as guidance for mankind.
There are many things we can do on this night in order to gain maximum reward and benefits; some of which are listed below:
Be at One with Your Lord
In our daily lives, we make time for those we love the most; family, friends, children and our significant others. This is one day you should dedicate to being at one with your Lord. Spend this day in worship and increase your taqwa.
Recite the Holy Qur’an
Given that this night is the night of revelation of the Holy Book, what better way to spend it than reciting the very words that were sent down to us? Not only this, attempt to learn the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and its meaning, too.
Give to Those in Need
Generosity is an act which is greatly loved by Allah SWT. The month of Ramadan itself is a month of giving to charity and giving on this night can multiply those blessings furthermore. There is so much we can do to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves.
Who knows if we will be blessed with the privilege of another Ramadan? This is, after all, the night our destiny is written – let’s act now and do what we can to help those in need.
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