Wednesday, 13 May 2020

What Duaa to Make on Laylat Al-Qadr?


As we approach the last 10 nights of Ramadan, we search the sky for the most blessed night of them all: Laylat Al-Qadr.

What is so special about this night? This was the night in which the Quran revelation started (over a time span of 23 years) to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).

Allah says what means:

{Verily! We have sent it [the Quran] down on the Night of Decree (Laylat Al-Qadr). And what will make you know what the Night of Decree is? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. Therein descend the angels and the ruh [Gabriel] by Allah’s Permission with all decrees. Peace […] until the break of dawn.} (Quran 97:1-7)


The best duaa to make on Laylat Al-Qadr is that which the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) taught Lady Aishah.

It was narrated that Aishah (may Allah Almighty be pleased with her) said, “I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, if I know which night is Laylat Al-Qadr, what should I say on that night?’ He said, ‘Say: Allaahumma innaka `afuwwun tuhibb al-`afwa fa`affu `anni (O Allah, You are forgiving and You love forgiveness, so forgive me).’” (At-Tirmidhi)

Feel free to make other duaa as well. You can prepare a list of things that have been lingering on your mind. Open up your heart to Almighty and ease your chest of that load.


Allah says what means:

{The Night of Decree (Laylat Al-Qadr) is better than a thousand months.} (Quran 97:3)

Worshipping Allah on Laylat al-Qadr is better than 1000 months! This means that all the hard work you will do on this night of qiyam, reading the Quran, duaa, charity, etc. would be worthy of more than “83 years” of worship! O Allah your blessings are endless.

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever stays up and prays on Laylat Al-Qadr out of faith and in the hope of reward, his previous sins will be forgiven.”(Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Don’t miss out on getting your sins erased and the abundant rewards that await you from this blessed night.


Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Seek Lailat Al-Qadr (Night of Decree) in the odd nights out of the last ten nights of Ramadan.” (Al-Bukhari).

Laylat Al-Qadr is most likely to be sought in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan: the night of the twenty-first, the twenty-third, the twenty-fifth, the twenty-seventh, and the twenty-ninth.

Specifically, the night of the 27th. An-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

The hadith of Ubayy ibn Ka‘b says that he used to swear that it was the night of the twenty-seventh, but this is one of several opinions concerning it.

May Allah bestow upon us the honor to be amongst those who witness Laylat Al-Qadr. Ameen.

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