THE NIGHT OF POWER ( Laylatul Qadr )

The Night Of  Power is observed during one of the last 10 odd numbered days of the month of #Ramadan . It is the Crowning Glory of the Holy Month of Ramadan. It is interesting to note that the Torah( Tawrat) was bestowed on Moses (Musa) on the #2ramadan .. the Gospel (Injil) was bestowed on Jesus (Isa) on the #12ramadan .. the Psalms ( Zabur) were bestowed on David (Dawood) on the #18ramadan .

Laylat al-Qadr is believed to be the night when the Quran was first revealed. All Muslims believe that revelation of the Quran occurred in two phases, with the first phase being the revelation in its entirety on #LaylatalQadr to #AngelGabrielJabraeel in the lowest heaven, and then the subsequent verse-by-verse revelation to prophet #Mohammed (Pbuh) by Angel Gabriel (Jabraeel).

The revelation started in 610 CE at the #HiraCave on #MountNur in #Mecca . The first Surah (Chapter) that was revealed was Al-Alaq  which is also commonly referred to as #Iqra i.e. #Read
We have indeed revealed this (Message) in the Night of  Power. And what will explain to thee what the night of Value is ?
The Night of Value is better than a thousand months.
Therein come down the Angels and the Holy Spirit (Gabriel/ Jibraeel) by God´s permission, on every errand. Peace ! .. This until the rise of dawn !
#Quran(97: 1 - 5)

The Night of Power is the night of #SpiritualBliss . Prophet Mohammed (Pbuh) is reported to have said :
“Whosoever stands up (in prayer) at the Night of Power out of faith and hopeful of reward, all his past sins will be forgiven.”

Which Night is it?
Although there are different reports in different traditions regarding the exact night, it is almost unanimous that the blessed night occurs in one of the last ten nights of Ramadan and more probably in one of the last ten odd nights i.e. #2lst #23rd #25th #27th or #29th night.
The popular opinion is, however, in favour of the 27th Night of Ramadan but that is not absolutely certain. The traditions indicate that it is to be sought in one of the last ten nights and preferably in the last three odd nights. It was therefore the practice of the Prophet (Pbuh) and his companions to make I’tikaaf (Seclusion) in the Mosque for the whole time offering Divine service during the last ten days of Ramadan.

I’TIKAAF: To retire to a mosque from a little before sun-set on the 20th of Ramadan up to the sun-set of 29th or 30th i.e. till the appearance of new moon.

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