Administrator on August 9th, 2012
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to strive even harder in worship during the last ten days of Ramadan in a way that he did not strive at any other times. [Muslim].
Shab Qadr, meaning the Night of Power enjoys superiority over all the nights of the year as a night Shab-e-Qadr is better than 1000 months. The Glorious Quran says : “Surely We revealed it (the Noble Quran) on the grand night. And what will make you comprehend what the grand night. The grand night is better than a thousand months. The angels and Gibreel descend in it by the permission of their Lord for every affair, Peace! It is till the break of the morning.” (97:1-5)
In other words, this night is better than worshipping 83 years and 4 months in terms of its reward. Lailatul Qadr is when everything is at its best, the Divine Mercy and Forgiveness is also at its best.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) has also encouraged Muslims to find the night of Shab-e-Qadr/ Laylat-ul-Qadr / the Night of Power in the odd numbered nights in the last ten nights of the blessed month of Ramadan. [Bukhari] In other words, 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th night of Ramadan could be Shab-e-Qadr.
Special devotion should be made to Allah in these nights. One may engage in lengthy rakaats of additional prayer (nawafil), Tilaawat of the Qur’an, Zikr, Dua, salawat/darood on the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), giving charity etc .
Special Du’a of Lailatul Qadr:
“ALLAH HUMMA INNAKA A’FUVUN TOHIB BUL AFVA FA’AFU ANNI” [Tirmidhi]
“O Allah! You are the Forgiver and You like forgiving so forgive me”