Five signs of Laylatul Qadr

By: News Desk
Published: 03:04 AM, 6 May, 2021
Five signs of Laylatul Qadr
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Laylatul Qadr, the Night of Decree or Night of Power, is one of the most sacred nights in the Islamic calendar. It takes place in the last 10 days of Ramazan and was the night in which the Quran was revealled to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

 Here are five signs that may help in finding the sacred night.

1- A Peaceful Night

 It’s a pleasant night and we know it’s going to be a pleasant night from that same Quran verse:

Peace it is until the emergence of dawn. (97:5)

So we’re looking for a night that is very calm, very peaceful.

Ibn Khuzaymah said, “It is a night that is neither hot nor cold.”

2- The Moon Looks Like a Piece of a Plate

Some say it looks like half a plate. (Muslim)

3- In the Last Odd Nights

The night is in the last ten nights on the odd nights: 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th, 29th of Ramazan. There are a lot of people who try to seek the night of decree on the 27th of Ramazan simply because it did occur on the 27th before. There are narrations for it but there are also narrations for other nights.

The scholars said that this is something with wisdom otherwise if you know that is doing to be in the 27th why would you do the acts of worship on any other night. So basically, Laylatul Qadr changes from year to year but still in the last ten nights on the odd nights so that the Muslims actually keep working hard for the rewards.

4- There is the Possibility of Rain.

 So there are narrations where Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) did mention that he dreamed of Laylatul Qadr and in that dream, he had prostrated and when he came up, his face was wet with rainwater and mud. (Al-Bukhari, 813)

5- The Sunrise for the Next Morning

Narrations say that it is going to be a sun with no rays. So that means it’s a very weak sun, you can look straight at it. But the explanation for why, imam An-Nawawi gave two explanations:

Allah just wants it that way. He wanted the sun to come up in a very special way after a special night. Because, the number of angels filling the sky, they’re actually blocking the sunbeams.