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Dua for the Lailatul Qadr (Night of Decree).

Lailatul Qadr is such a night that the Glorious Qur'an has declared it to be better than a thousand months. [Qur'an 97:3]


Narrated Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) asked Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) to tell her what prayers to say on Laylat al-Qadr if she knew which night it was, and he told her to say:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي

"O Allah, Thou art forgiving and lovest forgiveness, so forgive me." [Tirmidhi, Hadith no. 641]


Ibn Umar and Abdullah ibn Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: Some of the Companions of the Prophet saw Lailat-ul-Qadr (Night of Decree) in their dreams in the last seven nights of Ramadan, whereupon the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "I see that your dreams all agree upon the last seven nights. Whosoever seeks it, let him seek it in the last seven nights.''
[Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 3 (Tarawih Prayers), Hadith no. 232 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith no. 567]


Narrated Aisha (May Allah be pleased with her): The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) used to observe I`tikaf in the last ten nights of Ramadan and say, "Seek Lailat-ul-Qadr (Night of Decree) in the odd nights out of the last ten nights of Ramadan.'' [Al-Bukhari, Volume 3 (Tarawih Prayers), Hadith no. 234 and 237]


Commentary:  We learn from these Hadith that Lailat-ul-Qadr occurs in any of the five odd nights - 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th and 29th - of the last ten nights of Ramadan. Its exact date has not been revealed for the reason that people keep themselves awake for prayer for a larger number of nights. Had its date been fixed, people would have kept awake for prayer only on that night. There is a general belief among the scholars that it is fixed, on the 27th night of Ramadan. But this is not correct. Ahadith do not confirm this view.


* Its sign

Allah’s Messenger gave indication and signs of Lailatul-Qadr, so that the Muslim may know which night it is.

Narrated Ubayy ibn Ka'b (RA), Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “On the morning following Lailatul-Qadr the sun rises not having any rays.” [Sahih Muslim, Hadith no. 570]

Narrated Abu Hurairah (RA), who said: “We were talking about laylat al-Qadr in the presence of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) and he said: He who amongst you remembers (the night) when the moon arose and it was like a piece of plate (at the fag end of the month in a state of waning).” [Sahih Muslim, Hadith no. 571]


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah's Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

May Allah enable us to be the recipients of Lailatul Qadr that we truly benefit from the coming month of Ramadhan. May Allah accept our prayers. Aameen.

  • The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an, 11th edition 1429 AH / 2008 C.E with Revised English Translation, Commentary and Index by ‘Abdullah Yusuf ‘Ali.
  • Sahih Al-Bukhari translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan, Islamic University Al-Medina Al-Munawwara, Published: 1980, Publisher: Dar Al Arabia, Beirut, Lebanon.


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