Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Virtues of Laylatul Qadr

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful,

Imaam Ahmad recorded that Abu Hurayrah said, “When Ramadan would come, the Messenger of Allaah (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم) would say,

“Verily, the month of Ramadaan has come to you all. It is a blessed month, which Allaah has obligated you all to fast. During it the gates of Paradise are opened, the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are shackled. In it there is a night that is better than one thousand months. Whoever is deprived of its good, then he has truly been deprived.” (Ahmad 2:230. There is a witness for this narration from the Hadeeth of Anas bin Maalik in the books of the Sunan.)

An-Nasaa’ee recorded this same Hadeeth. Aside from the fact that worship during the Night of Al-Qadr is equivalent to worship performed for a period of one thousand months, it is also confirmed in the Two Saheehs from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said,

“Whoever stands (in prayer) during the Night of Al-Qadr with faith and expecting reward (from Allaah), he will be forgiven for his previous sins.”

Allaah (SWT) says in the Quran:

تَنَزَّلُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ وَالرُّوحُ فِيهَا بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِم مِّن كُلِّ أَمْرٍ
“Therein descend the angels and the Ruh by their Lord’s permission with every matter.” (Surah Al Qadr 97:4)

Meaning, the angels descend in abundance during the Night of Al-Qadr due to its abundant blessings.

Allaah (SWT) also says in the Quran:

سَلَامٌ هِيَ حَتَّىٰ مَطْلَعِ الْفَجْرِ
“There is peace until the appearance of the dawn.” (Surah Al Qadr 97:5)

Sa’eed bin Masoor said, “Hushaym narrated to us on the authority of Abu Ishaaq, who narrated that Ash-Sha’bi said concerning Allaah’s statement:

“With every matter, there is a peace until the appearance of dawn.”

The angels are giving the greetings of peace during the Night of Al-Qadr to the people in the Masaajid until the coming of Fajr (dawn).

Source: Tafseer Ibn Kathir


ireminisces said...

Eid Mubarak!

Unknown said...

Ramadan brings countless blessings and our forgiveness. May Allah help us to take maximum benefit from Ramadan and offer Prayers. Thanks for sharing this valuable information. Jazak Allah :)

Author Prayatna said...

"The world talks about worldly talks as far as they could do. However, it is Imam Mahdi who knows the secrets of Lail-tul-qadr (the night of honor). And without unraveling Lail-tul-qadr, why and how will the Koran be demystified? [Holy Sanandh 20:50]"
(Author’s Note: Keep in mind that Lail-tul-qadr or the night of honor is not exactly an Earthly night. Actually, it is the time period that started right from the advent of Ruh Allah and continued till the completion of the revelation of the words of Marifaat by Imam Mahdi himself and continued on for some more years. And the time period which is Lail-tul-qadr is 120 years.
And the night of honor is said to be better than thousand months because 120 years is greater than 83 years and 4 months!! To be precise, the night of honor is simply the time period between 990 Hijri years and 120 Gregorian years following 990 Hijri year. And it is to be noted that millions of Muslims around the world are still searching for the night of honor out of ignorance of the fact of the arrival of the listed following during the period of those 120 years as: –
1. Rasul Muhammed
2. Isa Ruh Allah
3. Imam Mahdi
4. Israfil angel
5. Jibril angel
6. Satan
7. Mummins (the spirits of Lahut) and
8. Muttaqins (who are referred to as the angelic spirits according to the noble Quran)
There is a belief in the Islamic community that the 27th night of Ramdan is generally Lail-tul-qadr or the night of honor. But it is not so!)

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