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Question By : nilofer

It is in Hadees that find Lailatul Qadr
at odd nights of Ramzaan on 21st, 23rd, 25th , 27th & 29th .But a lady who has come from Australia says that Lailatul Qadr is on 27th definitely as people say so there.Please comment to explain to her.


Reply By : Mohd. Shihabuddin Qasmi
Designation : Mufti, ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

In the name of Allah, All Gracious, All Merciful
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu
Dear Sister in Islam,
The answer to your question is as follows:

Lailatul-Qadr (literally means the night of power) refers to a particular night, falls in one of the odd night amongst the last ten nights of Ramadhaan.

Different Ahadeeth are reported regarding the blessed night. But it is almost unanimous that the night occurs in the last ten nights of Ramadhaan and more probably in one of the five odd nights. Some commentators, on the basis of the Hadeeth narrated by Zira Bin Hubaish, believe that the 27th night of Ramadhaan is the night of power. This view is also supported by the experiences of many men of spiritual vision and comprehension. But the Prophet of Islam (SAW) never fixed a particular night. It was therefore, the practice of the Prophet (SAW) and his companions (RA) to observe I¡¯tikaaf and confine themselves in the mosque for the whole last Asharah of Ramadhaan.

Had the night of power been fixed people would have devoted themselves to prayer and worship only at that night. But Allah Almighty, by keeping it secrete, wants to test the bondsmen. The eager one will spend all the nights of the last ten days of Ramadhaan in prayer and supplication. The gaining of Lailatul-Qadr in that case is certain. It is narrated on the authority of Hazrat Anas (RA) that the Prophet of Islam (SAW) said, ¡°When Lailatul-Qadr comes, Gabriel descends in the company of angels and prays for mercy of the bondsman who is engaged in the worship and remembrance of Allah, standing or sleeping¡±. (Baihaqi)

The Ahadeeth abound with the virtues of this night. This is better than a thousand months in spiritual worth and blessing. The Glorious Qur¡¯aan says, ¡°We have indeed revealed this (message) in the night of power: and what will explain to thee 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!¡± (Suratul Qadr: 97 V: 1-5)

And Allah knows the best, <

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