Muslims to observe Lailat al Qadr

The Qur'an says that this night is better than a thousand months (97:3), and that on this night the angels descend to earth.

Muslims to observe Lailat al Qadr

Muslims across the world observe Lailat al Qadr, or the holy 'Night of Glory' marking the revelation of the holy Quran to Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

Lailat al Qadr is viewed as one of the most significant religious occasions for Muslims as special prayer rituals and services are held on the eves of the last ten odd days of the fasting month of Ramadan.

The Qur'an says that this night is better than a thousand months (97:3), and that on this night the angels descend to earth.

Muslims believe the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad on one of these nights and that it holds a special spiritual power for those who open their hearts. They hold vigils until dawn and recite the Quran, as well as a variety of supplications signifying the greatness of the Creator and pleading for his forgiveness and blessings.

Whoever establishes the prayers on the night of Qadr out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah's rewards (not to show off) then all his past sins will be forgiven.

Hadith, Bukhari Vol 1, Book 2:34


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