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Laylat Al Qadr: The Night of Power

Laylat Al Qadr, also known as Layalul Qadr, and in English, the Night of Power, is considered the Holiest night in the Islamic Calendar. It was on this night that the first verses of the Qur’an were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by the Angel Jibrail.

Traditionally, the Night of Power is considered to fall in the last ten days of the month of Ramadan and is widely agreed to fall on the 27th day of Ramadan. This year, the Night of Power 2020 is expected to fall on the evening of Tuesday 19th May and, on this night, it is thought that every good deed receives higher reward than that of a thousand months.

Multiply your blessings on this holiest of nights and donate your Zakat with Orphans in Need, providing orphaned children in need around the world with life-supporting accommodation, education, healthcare and nutritious meals.


FAQs about Laylat Al Qadr

The Night of Power is a time of remembrance, when we should be praising and worshipping Allah (SWT) and giving thanks to the guidance He provides throughout our lives. To help you celebrate Laylat Al Qadr this year we have provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

What is the Night of Power, Laylat Al Qadr?

The Night of Power is widely believed to be the night on which the Angel Jibrail (the Angel Gabriel) first appeared to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to reveal the words of Allah (SWT) in the form of the first verses of the Holy Qur’an. While the Night of Power is officially only one day, it was recorded as falling in the last ten nights on one of the odd-numbered days of Ramadan. As a result, many communities believe these ten days should be spent worshipping and making supplications to receive the greatest rewards in this life and the next.

When is Laylat Al Qadr in 2020?

Although there is no official date for Laylat Al Qadr, it is widely agreed that the Night of Power falls on the 27th day in the month of Ramadan. In 2020, Laylat Al Qadr is expected to fall in the evening of Tuesday 19th May and it’s on this night you should dedicate yourself to reciting the Holy Qur’an and worshipping Allah (SWT).

How Long is Laylat Al Qadr?

Laylat Al Qadr is only one day but is said to fall in the last ten days of Ramadan on one of the odd-numbered nights. Consequently, these last ten days are considered to be the most divine in the Islamic Calendar and are a significant time for Muslims all over the world.

How Is Laylat Al Qadr Celebrated?

As mentioned in the Qur’an, the Night of Power ranks higher than any other night and it is on this night that Muslims can receive blessings equivalent to those received from a thousand months. During these last ten days of Ramadan, Muslims everywhere spend time studying and reciting the Qur’an, worshipping Allah (SWT) and asking supplications. It is also a night of great charity and many people choose to give charity on Laylat Al Qadr to receive the greatest reward.

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