Tafseer of Layla-tul-Qadr

Laylatul Qadr is the crowning glory of the holy month of Ramadhaan. The worship and the vigil of the Night of Power are a treat to the soul. The heart tends to melt into tears of heartfelt gratitude. The body is in a state of angelic ecstasy The soul strives to reach nearer to Almighty Allah. In this holy month of Ramadhaan let us strive to seek the Night of Power and its bliss. May Allah reward us with His bountiful blessings. Aameen.

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Why is it called Layla-tul-Qadr?

It is called Layla-tul-Qadr for the following reasons as explained by various scholars:


One meaning of the word ‘Qadr’ is honor, ability, dignity or status. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala has the greatest Qadr. No one has the position of Allah.

إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَـهُ فِى لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ

“Verily, We have sent it down in the Night of Al-Qadr.” [97:1]

On this night of Qadr [or the night of nobility and dignity] Allah Who has the greatest Qadr [He is the Most Dignified] sends His Angel Jibreel [Gabriel] who has the greatest Qadr[ status among all angels] with the Book of Allah which has the greatest Qadr to Prophet Muhammad sallAllahu aalyhi wa sallam who has the greatest Qadr [he is the most noble and dignified human being]. Subhan’Allah!

Its status among all nights can be gauged from the ayah where Allah subhanahu wa…

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