Laylat al-Qadr (Islam)

On August 25, 2011

 

Laylat al-Qadr (or Shab-e-Qadr) most likely falls on one of the last 10 days of the Islamic month of Ramadan. This event, also known as the Night of Power, is one of the most blessed of all nights in the Islamic calendar year. It commemorates the night in 610 CE when Allah revealed the Qur’an (Islamic holy book) to the prophet Muhammad. The angel Gabriel first spoke to the prophet during that time, which marked the beginning of Muhammad’s mission. These revelations continued throughout the remainder of his life.

This "Night of Power" is considered the most appropriate time of the entire year to pray for salvation and blessings. It is believed that a Muslim’s past sins are forgiven if the person prays throughout this night.

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