The holy day of Lylat al-Qadr, or Shab-e-Qadr, falls today. For Muslims, this is the holiest night of the year. Affirmatively, the term “laylatul” is Arabic for “night,” while the word “qadr” is Arabic for “honour” or “dignity.”
It is narrated on the authority of Ayesha (may Allah be pleased with her) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Seek the night of Qadr on the odd night of the last 10 days of Ramadan.” (Hadith No. 2018, Muslim, Hadith No. 1169)
In the Holy Qur’an, Allah Almighty says, “Surely, I have revealed the Qur’an on a lovely night.” And what do you think of the dazzling night? A magnificent night outweighs a thousand months in terms of value. (Qadr, verses 1-3 of Surah Qadr). Allah Almighty has decreed this night to be more respectable than a thousand months in the eyes of the universe. As a result, for Muslims, this night is particularly wonderful and sacred.
What to do in Shab-e-Qadr?
According to Islamic guidelines, one should perform supererogatory worship, recite the Qur’an, and recite Tasbeeh Tahlil in order to obtain the virtue of Qadr. The night of Lailatul Qadr is the most beautiful night of the year. The prayer of forgiveness is the most effective prayer of the night. According to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), on this night we should ask for forgiveness. It is impossible to live successfully if one does not get forgiveness from those around him. It is necessary to soften your heart and shed tears in order to beg Allah’s forgiveness on this particular night. However, to be able to ask Allah for forgiveness if one is truly sorry, one must first admit that they have done something wrong.