Monday, September 22, 2008

Tazkirah - Lailatul Qadr

Qadr means honor and dignity. Lailatul Qadr means the night of honor and dignity. It is this night in which the first Divine Revelation came to the Prophet SAW, when he was in prayer in the cave of Hira. Since this night enjoys the honor of having the first revelation brought to the Prophet SAW, it has been named Lailatul Qadr.

Lailatul Qadr is the Most Blessed Night and indeed a great amount of value. It falls on one the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadhan [21, 23, 25, 27, and 29]. The Night is better than a thousand months [worshiping Allah SWT in that night is better than worshiping Him a thousand months, 83 years and 4 months]. A believing person should strive to encounter the night with worship, if encountered all of the previous sins and misdeeds will be forgiven.

So what happens on this night? On this night, people who fast try and make even more ibadah (worship) than the other nights in Ramadan. It is better than a thousand months, and so is very special and unique. Muslims try to read more Qur'an and perform nafil salats. They make more Dhikr and remember Allah more. Many Muslims stay up all night in ibadah, so that they could take advantage of this special night, because it only comes once a year.

Allah SAW has explained how special Lailatul Qadr is in the Qur'an:

"Surely we have revealed the Qur'an on the Night of Al-Qadr, the Night of Al-Qadr is better than a thousand months, the Angels and the Spirit (Jibrael) Descend in it by their Lords permission, with every decree. Peace it is, until the break of Dawn."
[Surah Al-Qadr, 97: 1-5]

Dua recited on Lailatul Qadr:

Allahumma innaka 'affuwwun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'anni' "
Oh Allah You are The One Who pardons greatly, and loves to pardon, so pardon me.

It may be that you may leave the Masjid after Fajr one day without realizing that you have been forgiven by Allah the Most Merciful. A person who misses it has indeed missed a great amount of good. Take advantage of this night, from sunset till sunrise. Offer nawafil (prayers), recite Quran, do repent (Istaghfar) and pray for pardon, recite many Salawat and make benediction (Dua's). InsyaAllah.

*Walk slowly.. My kasih sleep.. shh..


Anonymous said...

Nice! Thanks...

Skullsplitter said...

Nurin : Dear, just want to share. Harap-harap kita dpt keberkatan malam lailatul qadr. InsyaAllah.

**"Seek help through Allah and be patient. Indeed, the earth belongs to Allah . He causes to inherit it whom He wills of His servants. And the [best] outcome is for the righteous." Quran 7:128

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Skullsplitter said...

Actually the idea to write about this is come from you. Remember 'Tazkirah'? Hehe.


Anonymous said...

Haha... Tazkirah yer... Alhamdulillah I can contribute some... which actually equal to none... huhuhu