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The Night of Destiny – Laylat’ul-Qadr


The Night of Destiny is better than a thousand months. (Al-Qadr, 97:4) It is the blessed night in which all affairs are wisely decided. (Ad-Dukhan, 44:5)

It falls in the last ten nights of Ramadan, and is more likely to fall in the odd-numbered ones. The believer should devote himself completely to God during every night of this month in the hope of coinciding with that night.

Chapter 44: Ad-Dukhan
Verses 1-8

بِّسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.

حمٓ
Ha Mim.

وَٱلْكِتَٰبِ ٱلْمُبِينِ
By this perspicuous Book.

إِنَّآ أَنزَلْنَٰهُ فِى لَيْلَةٍ مُّبَٰرَكَةٍ ۚ إِنَّا كُنَّا مُنذِرِينَ
Truly, We revealed it in a blessed Night. Truly, We have ever been warning against evil.

فِيهَا يُفْرَقُ كُلُّ أَمْرٍ حَكِيمٍ
In it all wise things are decided,

أَمْرًا مِّنْ عِندِنَآ ۚ إِنَّا كُنَّا مُرْسِلِينَ
By Our own command. Verily, We have ever been sending Messengers,

رَحْمَةً مِّن رَّبِّكَ ۚ إِنَّهُۥ هُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلْعَلِيمُ
As a mercy from thy Lord. Verily, He is the All-Hearing, the All-knowing,

رَبِّ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَآ ۖ إِن كُنتُم مُّوقِنِينَ
The Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, if you would only have faith.

Chapter 97: Al-Qadr

بِّسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.

إِنَّآ أَنزَلْنَٰهُ فِى لَيْلَةِ ٱلْقَدْرِ
Surely, We sent it down on the Night of Destiny.

وَمَآ أَدْرَىٰكَ مَا لَيْلَةُ ٱلْقَدْرِ
And what should make thee know what the Night of Destiny is?

لَيْلَةُ ٱلْقَدْرِ خَيْرٌ مِّنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ
The Night of Destiny is better than a thousand months.

تَنَزَّلُ ٱلْمَلَٰٓئِكَةُ وَٱلرُّوحُ فِيهَا بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِم مِّن كُلِّ أَمْرٍ
Therein descend angels and the Spirit by the command of their Lord — with every matter.

سَلَٰمٌ هِىَ حَتَّىٰ مَطْلَعِ ٱلْفَجْرِ
It is all peace till the rising of the dawn.

The Prayer of Laylat’ul-Qadr:

‘Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:

I asked: “O Messenger of Allah! If I realize Laylat’ul-Qadr (Night of Destiny), what should I supplicate in it?” He (صلى الله عليه وسلم) replied, “You should supplicate:

‏اَللّٰھُمَّ اِنَّکَ عَفُو تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّی
Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun, tuhibbul-‘afwa, fa’fu ‘anni

(O Allah, You are Most Forgiving, and You love forgiveness; so forgive me).”
[At-Tirmidhi].

A Comprehensive Sermon in regards to Laylatu’ul Qadr (the Night of Destiny) delivered by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IV (r.h)

The Sermon starts at 22 mins here (Huzoor talks about how the night of Destiny relates to one’s own destiny.) You can adjust the controls to play from the beginning to get a broader understanding of this topic.

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُوا۟ مَا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ 
Allah changes not the condition of a people until they change that which is in their hearts.
The Holy Qur’an – Surah Ar-Ra’d 13:12