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LAHORE- Laylat al-Qadr, translated as in the Night of Decree, Night of Power, Night of Value,  in Islamic belief the night when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

Allah Tallah recites in Holy Quran:

“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 dawn!” — Surah 97 (Al-Qadr), āyāt 1–5[18]

This holy night is one of the nights of the last ten days of Ramadan. Muslims believe that on this night the blessings and mercy of God are abundant, sins are forgiven, supplications are accepted, and that the annual decree is revealed to the angels who also descend to earth, especially the Angel Gabriel, referred to as “the Spirit”, to perform every and any errand decreed by God.

Importance of ‘Laylat al-Qadr’:

This night is more blissful than 1000 nights worship and during this night can’t be equaled even by worshipping throughout an entire lifetime. The reward of acts of worship done in this one single night is more than the reward of around 83 years (1000 months) of worship.

The verses above regard the night as better than one thousand months. The whole month of Ramadan is a period of spiritual training wherein believers devote much of their time to fasting, praying, reciting the Quran, engaging in the remembrance of God(dhikr) and giving charity.

Muslims all over the world harder in the last ten days of Ramadan since the Laylat al-Qadr could be one of the odd-numbered days in these last ten (the first, third, fifth, seventh or ninth).

Special DU’AA of ‘Laylat al-Qadr’ :
“ALLAH HUMMA INNAKA A’FUVUN TOHIB BUL AFVA FA’AFU ANNI” (Tirmidhi)
Translation: “O Allah! You are the Forgiver and You like forgiving so forgive me”