shab e qadr islam
By Faizan Mushtaq
Shab e Qadr, also known as the Night of Power, is a blessed night that occurs during the last ten nights of Ramadan. It is a night of great significance for Muslims as it is believed to be the night in which the first verses of the Holy Quran were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) by Allah. The importance of this night is emphasized in the Quran and the Hadiths, and it is a time for Muslims to seek forgiveness and blessings from Allah.
In the Quran, Allah says, “Indeed, We sent the Qur’an down during the Night of Decree. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.” (Quran 97:1-5)
This verse highlights the significance of the Night of Power, which is better than a thousand months. It is a night of peace and blessings, and the angels descend upon the earth to carry out the will of Allah.
In a Hadith narrated by Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her), the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Search for the Night of Power in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan.” (Sahih Bukhari)
This Hadith emphasizes the importance of seeking out the Night of Power during the last ten nights of Ramadan, particularly in the odd nights. Muslims are encouraged to perform extra acts of worship during these nights, such as reciting the Quran, making dua (supplication), and offering voluntary prayers.
Another Hadith narrated by Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) states that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever stands (in prayer) during the Night of Power with faith and expecting reward from Allah, his previous sins will be forgiven.” (Sahih Bukhari)
This Hadith highlights the great reward that is available for those who worship Allah during the Night of Power. It is an opportunity for Muslims to seek forgiveness for their sins and to strengthen their relationship with Allah.
On this blessed night, Muslims should strive to perform acts of worship and seek the mercy and blessings of Allah. They should reflect on the significance of the Quran and the blessings that have been bestowed upon them. They should also remember those who are less fortunate and strive to help those in need.
May Allah bless us all with the opportunity to witness the Night of Power and may He accept our worship and supplications. Ameen.
Hailing from a small village Sadurkoot Payeen of Bandipora district (Jammu and Kashmir), Faizan Mushtaq ‘Faiz’ is the youngest columnist, poet and writer from his region. Author of “When Love Lasts”, Faiz has co-authored more than 50 books. He is also the compiler of an international anthology “Broken Soul”. He has been nominated for ‘Rashtriya Prerna Award 2023’ and ‘Best Young Writer of India 2023’ which he will receive on the 16th of June, 2023 in Madhya Pradesh (inshaAllah).
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