The Methodology of the Muslim: Sheikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan speaks about Laylatul Qadr (The Night of Decree)


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Sheikh Saalih ibn Fawzaan Al-Fawzaan
said:

All praise is due to Allah, and may the peace and salutations of Allah be upon his Messenger, his family and companions

To proceed:

Certainly, the last 10 days of Ramadhaan are blessed. From their virtues, is that Laylatul Qadr (The Night of Decree) is most likely to fall within them. It is the night that Allah has emphasized its affair in his Book and the Prophet -may the peace and salutations of Allah be upon him-  encouraged standing in prayer on it.

He -may the peace and salutations of Allah be upon him- said, “Whoever stands and prays on Laylat al-Qadr out of faith and in the hope of reward, his previous sins will be forgiven.”

 

Allah said about it in the Quran:

 

}لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ خَيْرٌ مِنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ{
“The Night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is better than a thousand months.”
[Surat Al-Qadr: 3]

Performing good deeds on this night is better than performing good deeds for a thousand months. This is for he whom Allah makes successful.  The Prophet said “Whoever stays up and prays on Laylat al-Qadr out of faith and in the hope of reward…” Meaning, faith in its virtues and hope in seeking its reward which has been promised for it.

The Prophet -may the peace and salutations of Allah be upon him- said “Whoever stays up and prays on Laylat al-Qadr out of faith and in the hope of reward, his previous sins will be forgiven.”

Allah has hidden this night in this month, however it is most correctly viewed that it would fall in the odd last 10 nights, on the 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th, and the 29th. However, the more correctly according to the people of knowledge is it will fall on the 27th night of Ramadhaan (there are strong proofs that point towards the 27th and the 29th). Nevertheless, whoever stands in prayer on these nights, while believing in its virtue and seeking its reward has obtain great goodness. Indeed Allah grants it to whomsoever he wills.

As for the one who stands to pray on some nights and leaves other nights then he may not have attained Laylatul-Qadr because it may have fallen on a day that he abandoned praying.

This night has many virtues.

Firstly: It is the night which the Qur’aan was revealed down. Allah said,

  إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ

“Verily! We have sent it (this Qur’aan) down in the night of Al-Qadr.” [Surat Al-Qadr: 1]

 

Secondly: It is better than a thousand months.

 

Thirdly: It is the night that yearly actions and fates are decreed. Actions, fates and lifespans are decreed in the Preserved Tablets fifty thousand years before the creation of the heavens.

 

However that is a general decree, whereas on this night specific decrees are made. Allah decrees what will happen in the year. This is why it is called ‘the Night of Decree’ Allah said,
فِيهَا يُفْرَقُ كُلُّ أَمْرٍ حَكِيمٍ

“Therein (that night) is decreed every matter of ordainment.” [Surat Ad-Dukhaan 4]

 

Fourthly: Whoever stays up and prays on Laylat al-Qadr out of faith and in hope of reward, his previous sins will be forgiven.”

Great virtues are gathered in this night. It is a blessed and virtuous night. It is a night of Decree and its (true) value is only known by Allah. This night reappears for us every Ramadhaan. Every Ramadhaan that arrives, it has a Laylat al-Qadr in it. This is from the blessing of Allah. So what do you think about the one who Allah has been blessed to attain Laylat al-Qadr every year? The one who Allah has made successful to attain it every year! This is a great and generous reward.

Posted on July 22, 2014, in Ramadan Resources and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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