The Night of Power – or Laylat-ul-Qadr – is considered to be the Holiest night in the Islamic calendar. This was the night when the first verses of the Holy Qur’an were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by Angel Jibrail. This night falls in the last 10 days of Ramadan, widely believed to be the 27th day of this Blessed month.
This is a night of great remembrance and worship to Allah (SWT) and ranks higher than that of 1,000 months.
"We have indeed revealed this in the 'Night of Power'. And what will explain to you 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!"
On this night, a single good deed brings the blessings of 1,000 months. Just some of the good deeds that we can carry out on this Holiest of nights include dedicating the day to worship to increase your taqwa, reciting the Holy Qur’an to familiarise yourself with its teachings and giving to those most in need, thus fulfilling one of the five Pillars of Islam.
The Night of Power (Laylat-ul-Qadr) falls in the final 10 days of Ramadan. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) advised Muslims to "Look for it in the odd nights of the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan." (Bukhari).
The Night of Power is a time for prayer and reflection; a time for good deeds and forgiveness - Laylat-ul-Qadr will see your prayers answered by Allah (SWT).
The Holy month of Ramadan encourages us to reflect, and it is this night where the significance is heightened. There is truly no better way to be thankful for all the good that Allah (SWT) brings than by reciting the Holy Qur’an – dedicating the entirety of the day to your faith.
You should also be encouraged to study the Holy Qur'an on Laylat-ul-Qadr. It is one thing to recite its message and teachings, but another to fully understand its meaning. By improving your understanding of the Qur’an and its message on the day when it was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), you will receive the blessings of a thousand months.
As well as praying for our loved ones, we also pray for those less fortunate than us and, as part of our faith, do what we can to help. Giving zakat is a big part of this and for many, the Night of Power is seen as the perfect moment to make this donation. You can pay your zakat through our donations page today here.