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Laylat al Kadr * - Islam

Islamic Night of Destiny.  First revelation of Qur'an to Prophet Mohammed.  Observed during the last ten days of Ramadan.  Prayers to Allah for a good destiny. 

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Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny) in Australia

Many Muslims in Australia celebrate Laylat al-Qadr, also spelled as Laylat al-Qadr or Shab-e-Qadr, which most likely falls on one of the last 10 days of the Islamic month of Ramadan. Also called the Night of Power or the Night of Destiny, it commemorates the night when God (Allah) revealed the Qur’an (or Koran), which is the Islamic holy book, to the prophet Muhammad (also known as Mohammad).

What Do People Do?

Many Muslims in Australia believe that Laylat al-Qadr marks the time when the Qur’an’s first verses were revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammed. It is also believed that this night marks their fate in the following year. Therefore, many Muslims pray in the night to God for mercy, forgiveness, and salvation. This practice is also called Ehyaa.

This "Night of Power" is considered the most appropriate time of the entire year to pray for salvation and blessings. It is believed that a Muslim’s past sins are forgiven if the person prays throughout this night. Many Muslims spend this time of the year studying and praying. Some Muslims spend the whole night praying or reciting the Qur'an.

Public Life

Laylat al-Qadr is not a public holiday in Australia. However, many Islamic organizations and businesses may alter their opening hours and there may be some congestion around mosques, particularly in the evening and at night.

Background

Laylat al-Qadr commemorates the night in 610 CE when Allah revealed the Qur’an (Islamic holy book) to the prophet Muhammad. The angel Gabriel first spoke to the prophet during that time, which marked the beginning of Muhammed’s mission. These revelations continued throughout the remainder of his life, according to Islamic belief.

Children begin studying the Qur’an from an early age and they celebrate the moment when they have read all the chapters for the first time. Many adults try to memorize the Qur’an. The common belief that this day occurred on the 26th or 27th day of Ramadan has no Islamic base. It seems to have originated in Manichaeism where the death of Mani is celebrated on the 27th day of the fasting month. This day is also known as the Night of Power or the Night of Destiny.

There is a difference of opinion about the date for Laylat al-Qadr but, in general, it is agreed that it is most likely to be in the last 10 nights of Ramadan, with the odd nights being more likely. Of the odd nights, the night of the 27th (which is the night before the 27th of Ramadan, as the Islamic day starts with nightfall) is most likely, according to many Muslim scholars.

About Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny) in other countries

Read more about Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny).

Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny) Observances

 

Note: Regional customs or moon sightings may cause a variation of the date for Islamic holidays, which begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen.

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Most Muslims believe that Laylat al-Qadr was the night when the Quran.  was revealed to Muhammad from Allah.  Most Muslims believe that revelation of the Quran occurred in two phases, with the first phase being the revelation in its entirety on Laylat al-Qadr to the angel Gabriel (Jibril in Arabic) in the lowest heaven, and then the subsequent verse-by-verse revelation to Muhammad by Gabriel, across 23 years.  The revelation started in 610 CE at the Hira cave on Mount Nur in Mecca.  The first Sura that was revealed was Sūrat al-ʿAlaq (in Arabic) العلق .  During the first revelation the first five verses of this Sura, or chapter, were revealed. 

Sunnah 

Muslims often offer extra prayers on this day, particularly the night prayer.  They awake, pray, and hope Allah will give them anything they may desire on this night.  Mostly, they perform tilawat (reading the Quran). 

Those who can afford to devote their time in the remembrance of Allah stay in the mosque for the final ten days of Ramadan.  This worship is called Iʿtikāf (retreat).  They observe a fast during the day and occupy themselves with the remembrance of Allah, performing voluntary prayers and studying the Quran, day and night, apart from the obligatory prayers which they perform with the congregation.  Food and other necessities of life are provided for them during their stay in the mosque.  Devoting time to remember Allah, Muslims also hope to receive divine favors and blessings connected with Lailat ul-Qadr. 

As per the Quran (Sura Qadr), Angels come down on the earth with all things (destiny of the people for the coming year).  “The angels and Jibreel descend in it by the permission of their Lord for every affair” (97:4) 

Sunni Islam 

Laylat al-Qadr is to be found in the last five odd nights occurring during the final 10 days of Ramadan.  There is no mention in the Quran as to when the specific date is.  Therefore in Islamic countries and Sunni communities all over the world, Laylat al-Qadar is found to be on the last nights of Ramadan, mostly in on one of the odd nights (21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th) whereby night precedes day.  Many traditions insist particularly on the night before the 27th of Ramadan. 

Shia Islam 

Similarly Lailatul Qadr' is to be found in the last ten odd nights of Ramadan but mostly on the 19th or 21st or 23rd or 27th night of Ramadan.  The 19th, according to the Shia belief coincides with the night Ali was attacked in the Mihrab while worshipping in the Great Mosque of Kufa, and died on the 21st of Ramadhan.  Shia Muslims worship and regard these four nights as greatly rewarding. 

Many Shia Muslims, who make up the largest minority of Islamic followers — including the Ismailis and especially Dawoodi Bohra's — observe Laylat al-Qadr on the night of the 23rd, in keeping with traditions received through Ali and his wife Fatimah, Muhammad's daughter and Fatimid Imams.  The tradition is also said to have been articulated by Ja'far al-Sadiq and other Shia Imams. 

Religious importance 

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! 

Sura 97 (Al-Qadr), āyāt 1-5 

The verses above regard the Night as better than hundred years .  The whole month of Ramadan is a period of spiritual training wherein believers devote much of their time to fasting, praying, reciting the Quran, remembering Allah, and giving charity.  However because of the revealed importance of this night, Muslims strive [give more effort]  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).  Normally, some Muslims from each community perform iʿtikāf in the mosque: they remain in the mosque for the last ten days of the month for prayers and recitation.  Women also observe i'tikaf.  They remain in prayer and meditation mostly, although they are allowed to do the minimum domestic work to run the family .When Muhammed observed i'tikaf in a tent, he saw a few tents around his.  His wives joined him by pitching tents. 

Islamic event marking the close of Ramadan.  It is a festival of thanksgiving to Allah for enjoying the month of Ramadan.  It involves wearing finest clothing, saying prayers, and fostering understanding with other religions.

 

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