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The Night of Power

Laylat-al-Qadr 2011: Friday, August 26th

The Muslim holiday of Laylat-al-Qadr (Laylatul-Qadr, Lailat ul Qadr), known in English as the Night of Power (ne: the Night of Honor, the Night of Dignity), falls during the month of Ramadan and marks one of the most significant historical events in all of Islam. Lailatul Qadr marks the night that the prophet Muhammad received his first Divine Revelation, which contained the first verses of the Quran.

Worshipping during this special night takes on intensified importance, as it is said that reward for prayer on this night is better than that of a thousand months worth of worship. Muslims believe that one's sins will be forgiven if he offers faithful prayers all night long.

The person who offered prayers to Allah in the night of Dignity with faith and with hope of reward from Allah, all his past sins have been forgiven. (Bukhaari)

One traditionally recites all of his evening prayers, in addition to reading through the entire Quran, on Lailat ul Qadr.

The date of this holy night is not fixed in the Quran, and therefore there are differing opinions on when it should be celebrated. In most communities, Lailat ul Qadr falls during the last 10 nights of Ramadan, and mostly likely on an odd-numbered day. In Morocco, the holiday is celebrated on the 27th day of Ramadan, but other areas mark it on the 21st, 23rd, 25th or 29th day.

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Abubakar from Senegal
21:49 08/26/2011
Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, said: I asked the Messenger of Allah: 'O Messenger of Allah, if I know what night is the night of Qadr, what should I say during it?' He said: 'Say: O Allah, You are pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me.' "(Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and Tirmidhi). The transliteration of this Dua is "Allahumma innaka `afuwwun tuhibbul `afwa fa`fu `annee"
Hafeda from Algeria
17:06 08/26/2011
Salam alaykoum laylat el kadr mubaraka incha'Allah to All muslim brothers and sisters
Mirsad from Romania
11:47 08/26/2011
Selam aleykum all my brothers and sisters! Have a wonderfull Laylat al Qadr! InshaAllah. Selam from Romania!
01:05 08/24/2011
AS SALAAMUALAIKUM Dear all musleem brothers and sisters,very happy lailat-ul-qadr.Hindu musleem bai bai.Thanking all for our great culture.
mohammad omar ansari from Saudi Arabia
22:29 08/21/2011
AS SALAAMUALAIKUM dear brothers and sisters i heartily wish u a very happy lailat-ul-qadr.may allah bless us on this auspicious occassion and answers our divine offerings aameem.
zulfiqhar ahamed beig
17:39 08/21/2011
assalamalaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu.ALLAHUMMA INNAKA AFFUWWUN TUHIBBUL AFWA FAFU ANNI.
Usman bukar from Nigeria
16:47 08/21/2011
Salam 2 all muslim n ramadan kareem,may Allah acept our fast,ibadat and good dids in this holy mouth expetially this remening last ten days of ramadan.ramadan mubarak
A.H.M.A.D from Mauritius
14:48 08/21/2011
Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakatuhu to all my muslim brothers and sisters. May Almighty ALLAH(swt) accept our fast, our prayers and our duas during this highly blessed month of Ramadan.Ameen Summa Ameen.
syed shoaib ahmed from Saudi Arabia
09:57 08/11/2011
salam on laylat-ul-qadr prophet [s.a.w] going with the sahaba and a hourse after some times shaba said muhammed [s.a.w] allah had called you not me then on the 4 cloude the hourse had stop and then prophet [s.a.w] had gone to allah and when he was comeing back adam [a.s] said allah said no one can make jannat beautiful only the muslim can make by saying [ subhanallah ] and ramzan karem to all of the muslims in the world and salam to there famliys
Kamruk from Bangladesh
10:19 08/04/2011

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