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Unveiling Laylatul Qadr: The Night of Power in Islam

The Quran describes Laylatul Qadr as a night of great significance and power, during which divine decrees are made, blessings are bestowed, and destinies are determined.

Believers seek to tap into the spiritual power and blessings of this special night, seeking forgiveness, guidance, and blessings from Allah.

Learn more about laylatul Qadr in this article laylatul Qadr meaning, when is laylatul Qadr 2024, its benefits and what you should do in laylatul Qadr. Keep reading 

laylat al qadr meaning

Laylatul Qadr, also known as the Night of Decree or the Night of Power, is a significant night in the Islamic faith. 

As we know that Ramadan is the month when the Quran was revealed

and it is believed that laylatul Qadr is the exact night when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by Allah through the Angel Gabriel. 

This night is considered to be more powerful and spiritually rewarding than a thousand months and it falls during the last ten nights of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. 

Prayers and good deeds performed on Laylatul Qadr are multiplied in their reward and that it is a time for seeking forgiveness and blessings from Allah.

When is laylatul alqadr? 

Laylatul Qadr falls on one of the odd-numbered nights during the last ten nights of Ramadan

but the exact date of Laylatul Qadr is not known as the Prophet Muhammad (God’s blessing and peace be upon him) said that: “Look for it in the odd nights of the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan”. (Bukhari and Muslim)

There is common belief that laylatul Qadr occurs usually on 27th of Ramadan but it’s recommended to focus on the all last 10 nights

of Ramadan especially the odd ones and follow the previous Hadith. 

it is commonly observed on the 5 odd nights of Ramadan which in 2024 are :

  • 21st night falls on 31th march 
  • 23rd night falls on 2nd April 2024
  • 25th night falls on 4th April 2024
  • 27th night falls on 6th April 2024
  • 29th night falls on 8th April 2024

As muslims will never know the exact date of Laylatul Qadr, they are encouraged to seek out this special night by engaging in extra prayers,

recitation of the Quran, and seeking forgiveness during the all last ten nights of Ramadan to increase their chances of catching Laylatul Qadr.

Why is Laylatul ElQadr called the night of power? 

Laylatul Qadr is considered a night of great importance and blessings and the term “power” in the name Laylatul Qadr signifies the immense spiritual power and significance of this night.

Allah describes the purpose of this night in Quran as the following:

“Ha, Meem. By the clear Book, Indeed, We sent it down during a blessed night.

Indeed, We were to warn [mankind]. On that night every precise matter – Every matter [proceeding] from Us. Indeed, We were to send (a messenger).”

Qur’an | 44:1-5

laylatul qadr dua signs

As we mentioned before that the exact date of laylatul Qadr is unknown but there are some signs which can tell us which one of the odd-numbered nights is laylatul Qadr.

The most important 2 signs of laylatul Qadr is:

1.The sunset is in the early morning and without rays 

Ubayy, (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

“The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “On the morning following Laylatul-Qadr, the sun rises without any rays, as if it were a brass dish, until it rises up.” (Hadith | Muslim)

2.laylatul Qadr is calm and pleasant night

Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with him), said:

“Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him), said: “Laylatul-Qadr is calm and pleasant, neither hot nor cold, the sun rises on its morning being feeble and red.” (Hadith | Ibn Khuzaimah)

Do your best to catch laylatul Qadr and focus on worship as it is a very precious and powerful night and consistently

make Dua for Allah to help you to catch laylatul Qadr and earn its rewards, Ameen!. 

Laylatul Qadr surah 

Due to the importance of laylatul Qadr in Islam, it’s mentioned in the Quran in surah Al-Qadr. In the whole surah, Allah describe how this night is important in 5 verses as the following:

بِّسۡمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

إِنَّآ أَنزَلۡنَٰهُ فِي لَيۡلَةِ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ ١ وَمَآ أَدۡرَىٰكَ مَا لَيۡلَةُ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ ٢ لَيۡلَةُ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ خَيۡرٞ مِّنۡ أَلۡفِ شَهۡرٖ ٣ تَنَزَّلُ ٱلۡمَلَٰٓئِكَةُ وَٱلرُّوحُ فِيهَا بِإِذۡنِ رَبِّهِم مِّن كُلِّ أَمۡرٖ ٤ سَلَٰمٌ هِيَ حَتَّىٰ مَطۡلَعِ ٱلۡفَجۡرِ ٥

In English 

“Indeed, We sent the Qur’an down during the Night of Decree And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.

Qur’an | 97:1-5”


In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.We sent it down on the Night of Destiny.But how would you know what the Night of Destiny is?. The Night of Destiny is better than a thousand months. In it descend the angels and the Spirit, by their Lord’s permission, with every command. Peace it is—until the break of dawn.

What should we do in laylatul Qadr? 

Good deeds are recommended in laylatul Qadr as rewards are multiplied manifold so Muslims around the world hope catching laylatul Qadr.

There are many things you can do in laylatul qadr dua to maximize your rewards and blessings such as:

  • Giving Sadaqah
  • Dhikr (remembrance of Allah)
  • Give blessings on the Prophet (God’s blessing and peace be upon him)
  • Nafl (voluntary prayers)
  • Laylatul Qadr dua

laylatul qadr dua

One of the most recommended good deeds in Ramadan is the last ten days ramadan dua especially laylatul Qadr dua and the most famous laylatul Qadr dua is:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ كَرِيمٌ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي”

laylatul qadr dua
laylatul qadr dua

Aisha (RA) said, “I asked the Messenger of Allah: ‘O Messenger of Allah, if I know what night is the night of Qadr, what should I say during it?’ He said: ‘Say: 

Allahumma innaka Afuwwun [Karimun ] tuhibbul `afwa fa`fu `annee

O Allah, indeed You are Pardoning, [Generous,] You love pardon, so pardon me(Tirmidhi)

It’s believed that laylatul Qadr dua is accepted so prepare your list and write everything you want as supplications in laylatul Qadr can change your life and help you to achieve your dreams. It’s a great gift from our lord. 

Laylatul Qadr benefits

Laylatul Qadr is considered one of the most significant and blessed nights in Islam. It holds immense spiritual significance and offers numerous benefits to those who observe it. 

Some of  benefits include:

  • Worshiping on Laylatul Qadr can lead to the forgiveness of past sins, as” the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said that whoever prays on this night with faith and sincerity will have all their past sins forgiven”. 
  • The rewards for good deeds performed on Laylatul Qadr are multiplied manifold as worship on this night is equivalent to worship performed over a thousand months.

“Laylatul Qadr is better than a thousand months

Qur’an | 97:3”

  • Laylatul Qadr is a night filled with divine mercy and blessings. By engaging in acts of worship such as prayer, recitation of the Quran, and supplication, believers can seek Allah’s mercy and blessings for themselves and their loved ones.
  • Fulfillment of Duas as prayers and supplications made on Laylatul Qadr are more likely to be accepted by Allah so don’t forget laylatul qadr dua dua. 


Laylatul Qadr provides an opportunity for all Muslims to engage in deep spiritual reflection, self-assessment, and renewal.

It is a time to draw closer to Allah, seek his guidance, and strengthen your faith and connection with your Creator so don’t miss it and remember laylatul Qadr dua

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