The Night of Power - also referred to as Laylat ul-Qadr - falls within the final ten days of the month of Ramadan. It is believed to be the night when the first verses of the Holy Qur’an were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), as guidance for all of mankind.
It is also known as the night in which your fate is decided for the following year, and as such is a time to reflect and repent for your sins and pray for forgiveness and Allah’s (SWT) mercy.
It is said that during this holy and prosperous month, the gates of hell are closed, and the Shaytan (Satan – Devil) is locked away. Therefore, you have the advantage and opportunity to have an even clearer mind and purer soul. It is solely a night of extended worship, prayer, recitation of the Holy Qur’an and visiting the Mosque.
The blessings of praying on the night of Laylat ul-Qadr is believed to be better than that of a thousand months of worship and devotion. There are many amongst us with diverse opinions on many Islamic subjects but, Insha’Allah, Allah (SWT) see’s the sincerity of all the genuine intentions.
This also means that any good deeds sincerely performed on this Night of Power are equal to those accomplished over a thousand months.
“You cannot attain righteousness until you give to charity from the possessions that you love. All that you give to charity, Allah (SWT) is fully aware of.”
The Holy Qur’an [3:92]
When we give to charities, we should be thankful for the work that they tirelessly carry out in our names. We may be doing something for them temporarily in this world, but they are doing far much more for our Hereafter. For details on how to contribute or donate your Zakat with Human Relief Foundation, click here.
“Those who share their wealth in the name of Allah SWT then do not follow their charity with insult or harm, will receive their recompense from their Lord; they have nothing to fear, and neither will they grieve.”
The Holy Qur’an [2:262]
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