The Night of Power - Laylatul Qadr - 2013 Dates - UK
So valuable is Laylatul Qadr (The Night of Power) that the Quran devotes a special surah to it “Lailatul Qadr is better than a thousand months” [97:3]
Abu Huraira (RA) narrated that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever stands (in prayer) in Laylatul Qadr while nourishing his faith with self-evaluation, expecting reward from Allah, will have all of his previous sins forgiven.” (Bukhari and Muslim).
Not only does the worship of this one night surpass the value of 30,000 nights which is over 83 YEARS OF WORSHIP but an entire lifetime of sins wiped out in this unique and blessed night!Subhanallah!
There is no way we can afford to miss out on such a blessed night!
According to authentic narrations Laylatul Qadr can be found in any of the last ten nights of Ramadan. Therefore we should try our utmost to worship in all of the last ten nights of Ramadan.
If one cannot worship the whole of the last ten nights then one should strive to worship in as many of the last ten nights as is possible in order to gain these immense rewards. Surely to miss out on such rewards will be a source of huge regret on the day of Judgement..
It is also said that Laylatul Qadr moves around the last ten nights of Ramadan and that it is more likely to be found in the odd numbered nights of the last 10 nights of Ramadan: 21st night, 23rd, 25th, 27th & 29th nights.
So if we cannot worship the whole of the last ten nights of Ramadan then we should at least worship the last odd nights. If we still cannot do that then we should worship the 27th night but there is no guarantee that this will be the auspicious night of Power. So in order to catch this night then we must worship all the last 10 nights or as many as we can possibly manage.
The Dates for the last ten nights of Ramadan In the Uk for 2013 are as follows:
21st Night - Monday 29th of July - From Maghrib until Fajr
22nd Night - Tuesday 30th of July 8th - From Maghrib until Fajr
23rd Night - Wednesday 31st of July - From Maghrib until Fajr
24th Night - Thursday 1st of August - From Maghrib until Fajr
25th Night - Friday 2nd of August - From Maghrib until Fajr
26th Night - Saturday 3rd of August - From Maghrib until Fajr
27th Night - Sunday 4th of August - From Maghrib until Fajr
28th Night - Monday 5th of August - From Maghrib until Fajr.
29th Night - Tuesday 6th of August - From Maghrib until Fajr
30th Night - Wednesday 7th August - From Maghrib until Fajr.
If Ramadan is 29 days then Eid Ul Fitr will be on - Thursday 8th of August. If it is 30 days then Eid ul Fitr will be on Friday the 9th of August Insha'Allah
We can gain 83 years of worship reward and forgiveness for an entire lifetime of sins for worshipping on this one special night. So we CANNOT afford to miss out. If we are working on the days after those nights and we can take those days or go work later on that day then we should try to, even if it means we to work go tired on those days, so be it as it is only once a year whre this opportunity comes and we may NEVER get such an opportunity again as we may not be alive next year!
So make the commitment!
So we should all make a firm commitment to devote ourselves in worship on all of the last 10 nights, if not then on the odd numbered nights, if not then at least on as many nights as we can. If we still cannot do that then at least on the 27th night. We should worship Allah with full sincerity, hope for immense reward, forgiveness and mercy from Allah for an entire lifetime of sins.
We should also make a firm commitment to Allah that we will change ourselves for the better for the rest of the year as Ramadan is for life not just for one month.
We must remember that our time is very short and that this may well be our very last Ramadan as it was the last Ramadan for so many who thought they would make it!
So let us grab this opportunity with both hands! If we walk towards Allah then he will run towards us!
These threads will help to make the best of the last ten days & nights of Ramadan:
Worship Plan to Maximise Laylatul Qadr
10 ways to Maximize the Last 10 Days of Ramadan
5 things to do on Laylatul Qadr
May Allah enable us to make the best of the last 10 days & nights of Ramadan and enable us to gain the maximum rewards from this special, unique and auspicious night. Ameen