When is Laylatul Qadr ?
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: "Seek Laylatul Qadr in Ramadan in the last ten nights. Verily, it is during the odd nights, 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th, 29th or the last night of Ramadan." (Ahmad)
The night commences at Maghrib and last until the break of the dawn.
What is Laylatul Qadr ?
Amongst the many blessings of Ramadan is a precious and special night known as Laylatul Qadr - The Night of Power. This great and powerful night is better than a 1000 months (83 years and 4 months).
This night brings an abundance of mercies, forgiveness, spiritual progress and elevation for a Muslim. It is a night to earn Allah Ta'ala's pleasure and the ultimate prize of Jannah.
Allah Ta'ala says: "The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.” (Quran 97:3)
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:“Whosoever stands in ibadah – worship on this night, with sincere faith and with genuine hope of gaining reward, his previous sins will be forgiven." (Bukhari and Muslim)
Dua for Laylatul Qadr:
Aaisha (RA) reports: "I said: 'O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) should I find myself the "Laylatul Qadr", what shall I pray ? Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: say,
“Allaahumma innaka afuwwun tuhibbul afwa fa'fu anni” "O Allah, You are most forgiving, You love forgiveness, so forigve me." (Tirmizi)
What to do on this night:
Spend as much of this night in the Masjid, in seclusion or in the programmes of the pious.
Engage in worship with emphasis on Taubah (repentance)
This night is a great opportunity for dua. Beg from Allah to fulfil your needs and the needs of the Ummah both in this world and the hereafter.