Lailatul Qadr Also( written as Lailatul Qadr) is one of the greatest significances of Muslim. AAccording to a verse of Quran the night is better/greater than thousand months. That’s why the night is also known as Night of Decree or Night of Power. May Allah bless us all to do good things at the time of Lailatul Qadr.
Lailatul Qadr Meaning
A question frequently asked by different people what is the meaning of Laylatul Qadr. Lailat al-Qadr is an Arabic word which consists of two words. Laylah and Qadr. The word Layla means night. Then the word Qadr has several meanings. In the Holy Quran, the word Al-Qadr is used for different context. I have listed the several meaning of Qadr which are commonly used in English.
The Night of Power
Allah(SWT) says in at versus 45 in Surah An-Nur ( إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ) which means “Indeed, Allah is over all things competent”. This indicates the power of Allah. Here the Word Qadir ( قَدِيرٌ) refers to Almighty. Qadr is rooted from the same word. that’s why A group of the Islamic historian says, The word Qadr means Power. The complete meaning of the word is The Night of Power
The Night of Decree
In the Holy Quran, there are several verses where the word Qadr refers to the decree. The ultimate fate of all living souls is Death. Allah(SWT) says in Surah Al-Waqi’a verses 60 (نَحْنُ قَدَّرْنَا بَيْنَكُمُ الْمَوْتَ) that refers that, We have decreed death among you. Here the Word (قَدَّرْنَا ) Qadirun refers to have decreed.
The Blessed Night
The Holy Quran first revealed in Laylatul Qadr. I have discussed it in my later section. In Surah Ad-Dukhan verses 3 Allah (SWT) says, (إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةٍ مُبَارَكَةٍ ). According to this verses, Allah(SWT) says, “Indeed, We sent it down during a blessed night”. Here, It refers to the Holy Quran. That’s why another group of people says, Lailatul Qadr refers to the blessed night.
The Night of Beauty / The Night of Quran / The Night of Significance
While reciting the Holy Quran Surah Al Qadr Verses 3 We have found that Allah (SWT) says,(وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ) “And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree?” This Ayah refers the beauty of the night. Some Islamic scholar provides an opinion that the verses are an exclamatory sentence which describes the beauty/greatness of the night.
In another verse of Surah Al Qadr Allah(SWT) says that (إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ), We have revealed it in the night of Lailatul Qadr. That’s why some says that Laialatul Qadr means The night of Quran
Allah SWT knows better than all others. May Allah help us to understand the significance of the meaning of Lailatul Qadr.
What is the difference between Laylatul Qadr & Shab E Qadr
Both are referred to same night. Laylatul Qadr is an Arabic word where the Shab is a Persian word. Shab refers to Night.
When is Laylatul Qadr?
Lailatul Qadr is not specified. In the Surah Qadr Allah(SWT) said that (إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ) The Holy Quran was sent down during Lailatul Qadr.
In the Second Surah of Quran, Surah Al-Bakarah Verse no 185 Allah (SWT) says that( شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنْزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِلنَّاسِ) The Quran was revealed in The month of Ramadan.
But Lailatul Qadr has not specified anywhere. According to the most common beliefs, Laylatul Qadr lies is in the month of Ramadan.Laylatul Qadr is one the nights of last ten days of holy month Ramadan. Generally, it lies odd nights of last ten days of Ramadan. The possible date is 27th Ramadan night. Most of the Islamic scholar & historian provides their opinion about this.
when is Laylat al Qadr 2017?
Most of the Islamic scholar says it is about 27th night of Ramadan. Most of the Muslim in India (Check Also: Festival of India), Uk, USA observes this day in 27th Night of Ramadan.According to them, Laylat al Qadr 2017 will be observed on June 23. It is the 27th Day of Ramadan.
Shab e Qadr 2017 date is June 23, 2017.
Lailatul Qadr Story & Facts
According to the Hadith Rasulullah (PBUH) said that The Night of Decree is granted for the Ummah of Rasulullah (PBUH). No other Ummah gets this night before. This hadith is reported by Anas(RA). An acquisition raised different people how the Lailatul Qadr came to us. I have come to know some stories and fact about Lailatul Qadr.
Fact-1:The previous Ummahs got the lengthy life. Therefore, they could do the righteous job more than Rasulullah (SAW) ummah. This made Rasulullah(PUBH) saddened. The last Prophet (SAW) Ummahs would not able to compete through their righteous deed. Therefore, Allah the most merciful granted the Lailatul Qadr which is greater than thousand months.
Fact-2:Another report stated that Once Rasulullah (SAW) told about a pious man of Bani Israel who had spent thousand months in Jihaad. Hearing this, A Sahaba (PUBH) felt upset. He would not able to attain it because of his shorter life. Then, Rasulullah (SAW) told him about the Shab E Qadr.
Fact-3: Rasulullah(SAW) once mentioned the four pious men of Bani Israel. They were Nabi Zakariyya, Ayyub, Ezekiel and Yu’sha (Alayhimus salaam). They had spent more than eighty years on the way to Allah, never spent a single moment except for righteous deeds. At that time, Angel Jibraaeel (PUBH) came to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and revealed the Surah Al- Qadr.
These are the story and facts of Laylatul Qadr. It is confirmed that the person who is lucky enough to get the night of Lailatul Qadr, pray to Allah will get special rewards for this night.