Laylatul Qadr, otherwise known as the night or power or decree, is believed to be” better than a thousand months” (97:3). Muslim all over the world does their best efforts to make supplications to Allah during this night. This night is believed to be in the last 10 days of Ramadan.The prophet’s wife, Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her reported on behalf of the prophet that he said: “Look for Laylatul Qadr on an odd-numbered night during the last ten nights of Ramadan,” (Bukhari)
Innaa Anzalnaahu Fiy Laylatil Qadr (1)
Wa Maa Adraaka Maa Laylatul Qadr (2)
Laylatul Qadri Khayrum Min Alfi Shahr (3)
Tanazzalul Malaaikatu War Ruuhu fiyhaa Bi Idhni Rabbihim Min Kulli Amr (4)
Salaamun Hiya Hattaa Matla’Il Fajr (5)
In The Name Of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful
(1) Surely We revealed it on the grand night.
(2) And what will make you comprehend what the grand night
(3) The grand night is better than a thousand months.
(4) The angels and Jibreel descend in it by the permission of their Lord for every affair,
(5) Peace! it is till the break of the morning.
Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him used to devote himself even more during this holy night.
Prophet Muhammad said: “Whoever prays during the night of Qadr with faith and hoping for its reward will have all of his previous sins forgiven.” (Bukhari and Muslim recorded from Abu Huraira).2
Let’s take a look at best things to do during the night of power…
#1. Take a break for Allah
We often get caught up in our daily lives with things like work and family, but during this night, we should totally dedicate ourselves to Allah and try to reap the blessings of it.
Take a few days of before the nigh so you’ll be able to stay up and do extra ibadah(worship).
#2. Do Itikaf
During the last 10 days of Ramadan, the prophet spent most of his time in the masjid for Itikaf as they offer various forms
Muslim normally stay in mosques offering prayers to Allah whilst offering various forms of zikr(the remembrance of Allah), for example performing extra Salat and reciting the holy Qur’an.
#3. Make this special Dua
The prophets wife, Aisha, Allah be pleased with her, said: I asked the Messenger1 of Allah: ‘O Messenger of Allah, if I know what night is the night of Qadr, what should I say during it?’ the Prophet responded by saying: ‘Say: O Allah, You are pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me.’ “(Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and Tirmidhi).
#4. Recite the Quran
You have a choice to recite any surahs from the Qur’an or probably may have heard in Tarawit.
If you’re part of a group or a class where the recitation of the Qur’an is taught, this is the best time to make those lessons count.
#5. Get your sins to be cleansed
On the authority of Abu Huraira, peace and blessing of Allah be upon him reported that the prophet said: Whoever stands (in prayer) in Laylatul Qadr while nourishing his faith with self-evaluation, expecting a reward from Allah, will have all of his previous sins forgiven. [Bukhari and Muslim).
Muslim are advised not to recite the short Surahs that are short. Try as much as possible to recite longer Surahs during prayer. If you happen to be familiar with longer Surahs, read the explanation and translation and then recite these Surahs whilst praying as you’ll be able to reflect on the meaning as well.
#6. Come up with of a personal Dua.
During the night of power, it’s believed that Allah is willing to accept any prayer offered by his worshippers. So try and make a list of anything you might possibly want. Allah told his worshippers to pray to him and our prayers will be answered.
#7. Have Iftar with the family
As we mentioned earlier, some of you may get caught up with work. So as a result, you’ll hardly find time to pray with you family as a congregation. Take this as an opportunity to pray together with them as a whole and also spend quality time with them.
Follow these recommendations listed above and be on the right track of reaping the blessingor the holy month.
Have a blessed Ramadan!