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The Night of Power

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As we have now entered the last 10 days of the holy month of Ramadhan, devout Muslims worldwide have embarked on vigorous prayers and worship in all the remaining 10 days, one of which is the Lailatul Qadr, or the Night of Decree or the Night of Power.

During the last 10 days of Ramadhan, Muslims pray the whole night and trust that Allah will listen to their prayers and forgive them for all their mistakes. Muslims dedicate the last ten nights of Ramadhan to devotional reciting of the Quran, as they believe Night of Power could be any of the last ten days of the holy month.

While Ramadhan commemorates the month Allah revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) the contents of the Quran, the Night of Power marks the exact night on which the revelation is thought to have happened.

The Night of Power is better than a thousand months and worshipping Allah in that night is better than worshipping Him for a thousand months. It is a night that every living Muslim wishes to stand before his Creator, supplicates Him and seeks better days ahead.

Since Allah decrees whatever is ahead of his servants on that night, it is, therefore, apparent that whoever is fortunate to be alive on that night and be in prayers crying to Allah in submissiveness with sincere heart, and being repentant as well as remorseful of his sins, Allah would surely listen to him and decrees better life for him.

Because of the special nature and importance of the night, Allah has intentionally concealed the exact day from Muslims. This is because Allah in His wisdom wants people to strive in achieving something better in life.

He has concealed the exact day of the night so that people may double their efforts at least in the last 10 days.

The true believer will search for the night at late night and in the early hours until he or she attains it, regardless of the hardship.


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