2 Lailat-ul-Qadr: The Night of Power Lailat-ul-Qadr means the night of honor and dignity. In this night the first Divine Revelation came to the Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasallam, when he was in prayer in the cave of Hira. Since this night enjoys the honor of having the first revelation brought to the Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasallam, it has been named Lailatul Qadr.In this night (27th of Ramadan), the Holy Quran was sent down from LOH-E-MEHFOOZ (the Preserved Tablet) to the earth. Messenger of ALLAH (Blessings of Allah and peace be on him) told us to search for Lailatul Qadr in the odd numbered nights, in the last ten days of Ramadan. So, the 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th night of Ramadan could be Lailatul Qadr.This is one of the holiest and most blessed nights, which is likely to occur on one of the odd nights on the last ten days of Ramadan and most likely to be the 27th. The reward of worship on this night is better than the worship of a thousand months of worship, equivalent to a person's lifetime. So, on this night we should pray nafil namaz, recite the Quran, do Tasbih, Zikr, Duas, etc as much as possible.Hazrat Aisha Radiallah Anha stated that Rasool Allah peace be upon him said, "Look for Lailat-Ul-Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan." (Bukhari)
3 Hazrat Aisha Radiallah Anha stated that as much Rasool Allah peace be upon him tried (Ibadat) in the last Ashra (ten days) of Ramadan, did not try in any of the Ashra." (Muslim)Hazrat Aisha Radiallah Anha stated that I asked Rasool Allah peace be upon him, "If I find Lailatul Qadar then what should I do? HE peace be upon him said, recite this Dua."ALLAH HUMMA INNAKA A’FUVUN TOHIB BUL AFVA FA’AFU ANNI" (Tirmidhi)Dear all, please take advantage of this night, from sunset till sunrise.Offer nawafil (prayers), recite QUR'AAN, do repent (Istaghfar), and Pray for pardon, recite many-many Salawat (Darood Sharif & Salaam) and make benediction (Dua'as).
4 Some special prayers and Zikr for Lailat-ul-Qadr: 1. Seeking Forgiveness. Hazrat Aa'ishah radhiyallahu anhaa asked the Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasallam that if she happened to get the night sublime what prayer should she say. The Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasallam replied that she should say the following prayer :"Allahumma innaka afuwwun kareemun tuhib-bul af-wa fa-afo anni"(O Allah, You are the one who grants pardon for sins, loves forgiving, so forgive me.)2. Reciting Astaghfar. The following should be recited as much as possible:"Astaghfirullah hallazi la-ila-ha illa huwal Hayyul Qayyumo wa atu-bu ilaihe"(I seek forgiveness from Allah, the Almighty; there is no God but Him. He is self-Existent, the Eternal and I return to Him)3. Reciting Surah `Inna anzalnahu...'"Inna anzalnahu fee lailatul Qadr, Wa maa adraka maa lailatul Qadr.Lailatul Qadri khairum min alfi shahr. Tanazzalul malai-katu var-roohufee ha bi izni Rabbihim min kulle amr. Salaamun heya hatta matla-il fajr."4. Do Salatul Tasbih.5. Do Afzul Zikr i.e. La ilaha illallah
5 Please remember me in your duas, specially in this holy month of Ramadan-ul-kareem as well as Lailat-ul-QadrMohammed FaisalKuwait