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    The Night of Qadr is a very great night in the blessed month of Ramadan.. Learn more

    I would like to advice everyone to spen his time in the most proper and best way that is through increasing his worship to Allah. Make Salat at-Taraweeh everyday, make du^a every night, ask Allah for your needs, make thikr as much as you can, make salat on Prophet Muhammad as much as you can, obstain form Gunna (Haram) as much as you could throughout Ramadan and throughout the year, but especially on the Night of Qadr which is usually occurs the last 10 days of Ramadan.

    The Night of Qadr is a very great night in the blessed month of Ramadan. It is the Night of Greatness. In it, Allah brought down a great Book- the Quran. Each year, when the Night of Qadr occurs, great angels and great mercies come down to earth. This night is not a night specific to the nation of Muhammad which occurred after the revelation to Prophet Muhammad, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, so I urge everyone to acqurie the good deeds as much as he could.
    It is known that the Night of Qadr occurred during Ramadan in the eras of the previous prophets. However, what is a specific for the nation of Prophet Muhammad is that Allah guided them to know that the month of Ramadan would be their fasting month. In Surat al -Qadr, Allah, ta^ala, said:




    The first verse of this Surah:




    means: [The whole Quran was brought down in its entirety during the Night of Qadr]. The Quran was copied from the Guarded Tablet and Jibril brought it down as a complete book to Baytul-^Izzah in the first sky. This occurred on the Night of Qadr in the month of Ramadan in the year Jibril first brought the revelation to the Prophet. Then, on the next day, Jibril came with the first five verses of Suratul-^Alaq. This was the beginning of the prophethood of Prophet Muhammad.

    Ibn Hibban narrated from Wathilah Ibn al-Asqa^ that he said the Prophet, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, said:




    which means: <<The Torah was revealed on the sixth (6th) night of Ramadan, the Injil on the thirteenth (13th) night, the Zabur on the eighteenth (18th) night, and the Quran on the twenty-fourth (24th) night of Ramadan.>> From this hadith it is known that it is not a condition that the Night of Qadr happens on the 27th or the 29th of the month of Ramadan, although from other hadiths we know that this is most likely the case. Since the Night of Qadr might occur on any of the nights of Ramadan, the Muslims should put forth effort to pray each night of Ramadan, seeking the promised reward for the one who prays (the optional prayers) during that night. Making the extra effort in worshipping Allah especially during the last ten days of Ramadan is recommended, because in most of the cases, the Night of Qadr occurs during one of those nights.

    The second verse: literally means: [How would you know what the Night of Qadr is ?,] This means that before Allah informed you, you did not know what the merit of that Night was. This ayah truly is a question which emphasizes the high status of this night and encourages the person to seek its goodness.

    The third verse:




    is the answer to the previous question It means: [The reward one receives for praying during this night is greater than the reward he receives for praying one thousand (1000) months [which do not have the Night of Qadr in them.]]

    The fourth verse: means: [The angels (in great numbers), including Jibril, descend from the sky to the earth during that night, and Allah gives them the knowledge of what is going to happen during the coming year.] It was narrated from Abu-Hurayrah that the number of angels who would descend to earth during that night may be more than the number of pebbles on earth. Jibril, referred to as ar-Ruh in this verse, will be among them.

    Al-Hakim narrated from the Prophet that during the Night of Qadr Jibril comes down to earth with a group of angels, and they make supplication (du^a) for every slave standing up or sitting down mentioning Allah. In another narration it is mentioned that these angels descend to earth at sunset and remain until the appearance of the dawn.

    During the Night of Qadr, Allah, tabaraka wa ta^ala, gives the angels the knowledge of what is going to happen during the coming year in what pertains to the sustenance (rizq), the changes in the situation of the slaves, and the like. This is the meaning of min kulli amr (of all the matters) in the verse. Allah informs the angels about the details of the matters which will happen in the next year including what they are ordered to do that year. The angels copy matters from the Guarded Tablet which will happen during the coming year including the births, deaths, sustenance, calamities, enjoyments, and the like.

    The fifth verse: means: [The night is full of safety, goodness, and blessings (for the obedient believer) until the appearance of dawn.]

    Subhanallah, it is surely beatiful.
    Ahmad G
    Islamic Studies Teacher/Student.

    #2
    Mashallah, jazakallah for posting this.

    I've always wondered something. If this night is during the odd nights of Ramadhan, what if all the muslims start ramadhan at different times, i.e. one day apart? Does the special night change, or could we miss it?

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      #3
      Ameen.
      I know that the night of Qadr is on the date that only Allah knows when it is, there are signs for it, by it you will know if you saw the night or not.

      Among the signs that show the person that he saw (witnessed) the Night of Qadr are:

      1. To see a great, clear light during the night other than the light of the sun, the moon, or electricity;

      2. To see the trees prostrating;

      3. To hear the voices of angels;

      4. To see the angels in their original form with two (2), three (3), four (4) or more wings, or to see them in the shape of a human being, i.e. the shape of a man (however, without genitalia).

      Also, the way the sun rises the next morning is an indication that the previous night was the Night of Qadr. When the sun is rising its light and heat are not intense.

      It is a very good sign for the person who sees the Night of Qadr and makes supplication (du^a) during it, and I hope that whomever sees it makes to du^a' for me . A very great goodness is hoped for this person, and, in sha Allah, the supplication would be answered. At-Tirmidhiyy narrated from ^Aishah that she said: O Prophet of Allah, if I encounter the Night of Qadr, then what should I say? (What supplication should I make during it?). The Prophet answered her: Say: which means: <<O Allah, You are the One who forgives a great amount and You love forgiveness, so forgive me.>> May Allah bless us with seeing this great Night and making supplication in it.

      There is wisdom in hiding from the slaves exactly which night is the Night of Qadr. This is so they put forth effort during all the nights of Ramadan hoping that by that they would acquire the reward of praying during the Night of Qadr. One would get the aforementioned multiplication of the reward, promised in the verses of the Quran, by praying during that night whether one prays many optional rak^ahs or a feweven two (2) rak^ahs. Reciting for a long time during the prayer is better than reciting for a short time. If one has the choice between praying a few number of rak^ahs with a longer recitation in each and praying more (many) rak^ahs but reciting for a short time during each rak^ah, then the first is better. It is not a condition that one actually witnesses the signs of the Night of Qadr to get the promised reward of praying in that night.

      It is certainly a beatiful thing in Islam.
      Ahmad G
      Islamic Studies Teacher/Student.

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        #4
        Great lady ^Aishah. The scholars of Islam have narated about her ahadith. As Al-Bukhariyy and Muslim also narrated from Lady ^Aishah that the Prophet, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, urged the Muslims to take very special care to pray during the last ten nights of Ramadan, because most of the time the Night of Qadr is one of those nights. Likewise, they both narrated from ^Aishah that she said: When the last ten nights of Ramadan started, the Prophet used to put a forth great endeavor in worshipping during these nights. He used to pray the whole night and also wake his wives to pray. They also related from ^Aishah that the Prophet used to make I^tikaf (stay in the mosque during the last ten (10) nights of Ramadan) each year until he died.

        Praying during all the nights of Ramadan has a great reward. Prophet Muhammad, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, urged us to do that. Imam Muslim narrated from the Prophet that Allah forgives the previous sins of the one who prays all the nights of Ramadan out of believing in Allah and for His sake.

        We are now in the month of Ramadan. The blessings are coming down to earth to us. Many opportunities are open for us to acquire these blessings and the gate of repentance is open for those who want to repent. May Allah guide us. Let us take this great opportunity before we lose it.

        O Allah, You are the One who forgives a great amount and You love forgiveness so forgive me.
        Ahmad G
        Islamic Studies Teacher/Student.

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          #5
          Ahmed G..
          finally.. I found someone else who says that Lailatul Qadr can be any night in Ramadhan.. (and this time supported by the reference which I had heard but could not remember)

          anyways.. with regards to trees prostrating?.. how do you propose that happens?.. Hurricane? Tornado?
          Trees are not meant to prostrate.. cause if that is the sign.. then I haven't seen a single tree that has prostrated in any of the nights of Ramadhan.. and there are a number of them around my house.

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            #6
            Subhanallah.. I think you did not read properly.

            That happens only on the night of Qadr only! And only the one who Allah granted him to see the night of Qadr will be able to see that by Allah's will. Subhanallah.
            Ahmad G
            Islamic Studies Teacher/Student.

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              #7
              RAISING ARTICLE FOR BENEFIT.


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              Ahmad G
              Islamic Studies Teacher/Student.

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                #8
                wow thanks for sharing guys..
                keep up the good work.

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                  #9
                  Pleasure.
                  Ahmad G
                  Islamic Studies Teacher/Student.

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