Shab-e-Qadar or Laylat-al-Qadar commonly referred to as the blessed night, is one such night that is better than all the nights.
This night befalls on any odd day of the last ten days of Ramazan which are 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th, 29th. Islam gives high significance to this night. Quran was sent down on this very night.
The Quran is peace itself. It is the last holy book that has been given to the ummah of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him). All other nations were given physical miracles but the ummah of the last Prophet (PBUH) was given the Quran. Quran is a miracle for all those who ponder and reflect on it.
This night is so significant that Allah Almighty has dedicated an entire surah on it, and not just that the first paragraph of one another surah is entirely on the blessings of this night.
““Laylat-al Qadr is better than a thousand months” [97:3].”
The word Qadar has got many meanings, one of them which is commonly known by all is “important”. Besides that, Qadar also means decree—which if related to this night means that on this very night Allah Almighty assigns tasks to the angels so that they may execute them.
It is said that on this night angels descend on Earth with nothing but mercy and whoever is found sincerely engaged in the act of worship for pleasing Allah Almighty is given utmost inner peace for that night and for the next year to come.
It is mentioned in Sahi Muslim and Bukhari that Abu Huraira
(RA) narrated that the Prophet (PBUH) said that:
” Whoever stands (in prayer) in Laylat al-Qadr while nourishing his faith with self-evaluation, expecting reward from Allah, will have all of his previous sins forgiven.”
Angels and the greatest of all angels—Hazrat Gibrael AS descends on earth. This nearness of the angels to earth imparts a spiritual peace to the hearts of the believers.
Ramazan is ending soon, so it is advised that we all roll our sleeves for doubling our worships especially during the nights. It is known from the life of our last Messenger (PBUH) that he used to strive extra during the last 10 nights of Ramazan.
May Allah SWT makes us among the ones who make most of this night and be written among those who get blessed on the night of Shab-e-Qadar.