“The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.” (Quran 97:3). Allah ﷻ chose Ramadan to be the best month out of the year and He chose Laylatul Qadr to be the best night out of the entire year. A beautiful night in which the rewards of worship are equivalent to the rewards of worship performed during a thousand months, which is over eighty-three years. It’s an excellent opportunity for Muslims to earn immense blessings and forgiveness from Allah.
RasulAllah ﷺ said “Search for the Night of Power in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan.” (Bukhari) Also, He ﷺ said “Whoever prays during the Night of Power with faith and hoping for its reward will have all of his previous sins forgiven.” (Bukhari)
Allah gives us opportunities over and over again, and within the blessed month of Ramadan He gives us yet another golden opportunity to have our sins washed away and elevate our status in the eyes of Allah ﷻ with good deeds. When one begins to contemplate on how big a blessing it is that Allah ﷻ made it easy for us to do good and have our sins removed, we can’t help but to be in awe with the mercy of Allah ﷻ. Allah wants to see us try and that’s it. Allah ﷻ doesn’t expect perfection from us because there is no such thing, He ﷻ is perfect. We enter Ramadan to realize our imperfections and just how perfect Allah ﷻ is.
Laylatul Qadr is a significant night in the Islamic calendar that offers immense spiritual benefits to Muslims. It is a time for reflection, worship, and seeking forgiveness from Allah. Observing this night can result in the forgiveness of past sins, increased rewards, and spiritual upliftment. Muslims are encouraged to seek out this night during the last ten days of Ramadan and engage in worship to earn the blessings of Allah.
Forgiveness of Sins: As mentioned in the Hadith above, worshipping during this night can result in the forgiveness of all previous sins. Laylatul Qadr is a night of blessings, where Allah bestows His mercy and blessings upon His worshippers. Observing Laylatul Qadr can provide a sense of spiritual upliftment and closeness to Allah. The most important thing we must focus on when searching for this night is our closeness to Allah, the Quran, our prayers, especially qiyam, and our duaa. When we spread our worship across these nights, we won’t experience a “burn-out.”
The beautiful thing about not knowing when the actual night is, is that Allah ﷻ is teaching us that our faith is not a seasonal faith or one time faith, our faith is way of life, each and every waking moment we have, we are worshipping our Maker. Ramadan is the month of change, let us take these opportunities to change ourselves from within, and insha’Allah we will walk out of this blessed month successful.
By Sh Hassan Natour