Administrator on August 12th, 2012
At Makkah Masjid a gathering (mehfil) will be held on 27th night of Ramadan. The 27th night of Ramadan is considered by many scholars as the most likely night of Shab-e-Qadr/ Laylat-ul-Qadr / the Night of Power.
The whole community-men and women- is invited to this blessed gathering on Wednesday 15th August at 10:45pm.
The programme will include, tilawat, na’at, nasheed and talks. Guest speakers will enlighten the hearts of the believers, insh’Allah.
The programme will carry on until sehri.
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.
Sayyidah Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) stated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Look for Lailat-ul-Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadhan.” (Bukhari) This night should be sought in one of the odd nights of the last nine/ten nights of the month of Ramadan. According to most narrations it falls on the 27th night of Ramadan.
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Laylatul Qadr has been bestowed by Allah to my Ummah (People). It was not given to any people before this.” (Dur-Mansoor).
Hazrat Aisha (Radiallah Anha) stated that “I asked the Propeht of Allah (peace be upon him), ‘If I find Lailatul Qadar then what should I do?’. He (peace be upon him) said, recite this Dua.“ALLAH HUMMA INNAKA A’FUVUN TOHIB BUL AFVA FA’AFU ANNI” (Tirmidhi]
“You are the Most Forgiving and Most Gracious! You love to forgive, so forgive my errors and sins, oh Forgiver of sins.”
اللهم انــك عفو تحـــب العـــــــفو فاعف عنــــا
Special attention should be paid to the excessive recitation of this dua on the blessed night. Furthermore, one may engage in lengthy rakaats of additional prayer (nawafil), Tilaawat of the Qur’an, Zikr, and Dua.
Muslims should remember all the Ummah in their Dua on this night.