Recommended Amal In Laylatul Qadr
During the holy month of Ramadan, believers will reflect, pray, and fast to strengthen their relationship with God. The month of Ramadan is a particularly important time for Muslims, but there is one evening in particular that is very significant, and that evening is Laylat Al Qadr.
But what is Laylat Al Qadr? Why are the Qadr nights so important? When is Laylat Al Qadr this year? What is the reward of worshipping on Qadr nights? And what acts of worship should be performed? These are all questions we’re going to look at in more detail in this article.
Why are the Qadr nights so important?
The Qadr nights are the last ten days of Ramadan, and they’re important to Muslims because the Night of Power (or Laylat Al Qadr) falls on one of these nights. This occasion is momentous in Islamic theology because it commemorates the night when the Holy Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Laylat Al Qadr represents a chance to change one’s fate (taqdeer) through prayer and supplication. It is also an opportunity to reap great blessings and rewards (thawab). That is why Muslims choose to spend these last ten nights of Ramadan in deep contemplation, prayer, and worship. It is also a time to broaden one’s religious knowledge in order to draw closer to Allah.
When is Laylat Al Qadr in 2022?
Muslims don’t know the exact night on which Laylat Al Qadr occurs; however, according to Islamic beliefs, it will occur on one of the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan, with odd-numbered days being more likely.
It is believed that Allah has kept the exact date of this night hidden because He wants worshippers to gain more rewards by performing more good deeds during all of these nights, since the more good deeds believers perform, the greater their rewards.
The rewards of the Qadr nights
The rewards believers reap on these nights are so great. In Surah Al Qadr, in the third verse, Allah has declared:
“Laylat Al Qadr is a night better than a thousand months,”
Worshipping Allah on Laylat Al Qadr is thought to be more rewarding than doing so for 1000 months. This is why some Muslims spend the entire night praying or reciting verses from the Holy Quran.
In another chapter of the Holy Quran, in verses 1-6 of Surah Ad Dukan, Allah has said:
“Hā, Meem. By the clear Book, verily, We revealed [the Qur’an] during a blessed night. Indeed, We have always forewarned humankind. On that night, every wise decree (amr hakeem) is specified, by Our command. Surely, We have always been sending [messengers] as a mercy from your Lord, indeed He is the All-Hearing, All-Knowing.”
The reward of these nights is not only multiplied a thousandfold but praying during this night can also change one’s decree. Allah has promised that heaven’s gates are destined to open during the Night of Power for the forgiveness of all previous sins committed by believers.
All of these spiritual rewards make the Qadr nights more special than any other nights of the Islamic calendar.
What acts of worship (or amaals) should I perform on the Qadr nights?
There are several (amaals) that are especially recommended during these holy nights, they include:
- I’tikaaf (solitude): Itikaf can earn you great rewards during this holy night. Many Muslims will spend the final ten days of Ramadan in solitude at the mosque, where they pray, read the Holy Quran and perform acts of worship. Going into solitude is thought to give you time to reflect on your actions and an opportunity to reconnect with Allah. Itikaf is also a time to disconnect from the material world and focus on performing good deeds.
- Give charity (zakat): Zakat or sadaqah is the practice of giving to charity, which is another central feature of Laylatul Qadr. While Muslims consider the entire month of Ramadan to be a time of charity, a good deed on Laylatul Qadr is rewarded tenfold.
- Ibaadah (acts of worship): During the last ten nights, it is recommended to read the Holy Quran and to read duas (supplications). Allah is merciful during the holy nights of Laylatul Qadr, and he accepts all sincere dua. On this night, one should pray to Allah for mercy and the well-being of the entire world.
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