Hadith: Laylatul Qadr – The Night of Power and Dua for Laylatul Qadr


Narrated ‘Aisha (Radi Allah Anhu) :


With the start of the last ten days of Ramazan, Allah’s Messenger (sal-allahu- alleihi-wasallam ) used to tighten his waist-belt (i.e. hard work) and used to offer Salat (Prayer) all the night, and used to keep his family awake for the Salat (prayers).
[Sahih Muslim : Book 6 “Kitab Al-Sawm”, Number 2632]


Brothers and sisters, as the mother of all believers, Aisha (raziALLAHu anha) have narrated that:
“With the start of the last 10 days of Ramadan, the Prophet used to tighten his waist belt and used to pray all the night, and used to keep his family awake for the prayers.”

The reason for being that this night is too great and majestic as ALLAH (SWT) HAS Stated it in Quran that: [097:003] ” The Night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is better than a thousand months” (i.e. worshipping Allâh in that night is better than worshipping Him a thousand months, i.e. 83 years and 4 months).

Hence, we should atleast search it in odd nights of the last ten nights of Ramadhan, if we cannot search it on all the nights consecutively.

We pray to Allah All Mighty Most Merciful to bless us this Ramadan by making us witness the Laylatul-Qadr and to get all it’s rewards.

Recommended Dua of This night: It is recommended to pray, read Quran with understanding and reflecting on each verses, and supplicate a lot during this night, it is reported from our mother ‘Aishah radhiya Allahu `anha, that she said: “O Messenger of Allah! What if I knew which night Lailatul-Qadr was, then what should I say in it?” He (s) said.- “Say.-

(Allahumma innaka ‘affuwwun tuhibbul ‘afwa fa’fu ‘annee.)

“O Allaah You are The One Who pardons greatly, and loves to pardon, so pardon me.”. [at-Tirmithi and Ibn Majah with a Sahih Isnad]

Final Take:


The Night of Al-Qadr is not specified to one fixed night throughout all the years. Rather, it constantly changes. So one year it could occur on the twenty-seventh night for example and on another year it could occur on the twenty-fifth night, according to Allah’s Will and Wisdom.


What directs us to this is the Prophet’s :saw: saying: “Look for it (i.e. the Night of Al-Qadr) when there remain nine nights, when there remains seven nights, or when there remains five nights (i.e. 21st, 23 rd, 25th, 27th and 29th).”


[This is taken from the book of Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaimin in his book Majaalis Shahr Ramadan (pg.106 -107). Reported by Muslim and others and it is referenced in Sahih Abu Dawud (1247)]

According to a authentic ahadeeth, the following signs are evident.

1. The sun rises early in the morning without rays.

2. Rain may fall either during the night or during the day of that night.

3. During night the sky will be lightly foggy.

4. The sky will be slightly lighted without reflections and without rays and moon seems like half plate.

5. Night will be very comforting and soothing with no cause of trouble from either high or low temperatures.

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