Laylat Al Qadr - The three holy nights of Islam


"A Muslim is called to a spiritual festival for one month every year. They are called to be reborn, to elevate themselves and to be healed..." Fasting is a spiritual festival in which a believer partakes for one month every year.  "It is a supernatural feast, a celestial table to which distinguished people are invited," says Sezai Karakoç about the month of Ramadan, the final stop on the year-long spiritual journey. This month, in which those who have put the blessings of this world aside are awarded at celestial tables, is host to Lailat'ul Qadr, the Night of Power; a night that is more beneficial than a thousand nights.

Lailaat'ul Qadr or Night of the Power occurs during the last third of the Holy Month of Ramadan. Lailat'ul Qadr is the Holy Night on which the Qur’an was revealed to the Holy Prophet ﷺ. It is the Holiest of Holy Nights and was the night that Allah Almighty ordered the Holy Prophet ﷺ to spend most of the night in worship to prepare his heart for the tremendous revelation of the Qur’an. It says in the noble Qur’an, “In the name of God the Beneficent the Merciful

Indeed we sent it [the Qur’an] down on the Night of Power. What will convey to you what the Night of power is like! Better is the Night of Power than a thousand months in that Night the angels and the Spirit descend by permission of their Lord for every affair. Peace it is, till the break of dawn”.

This Surah is titled Surah al-Qadr meaning 'The night of Power'. It is the 97th Surah in the Qur'an al Karim.


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