Layla-tul-Qadr

Previous sins forgiven

It is stated in Sahih Bukhari that the Greatest and Noblest Nabi صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: One who performs Qiyam (i.e. offers Salah) with faith and sincerity in Layla-tul-Qadr will be forgiven for his previous (minor) sins. (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 1, pp. 660, Hadees 2014)

More reward than worship of 83 years and 4 months

We must not spend this sacred night in heedlessness. Whoever worships in this night is rewarded more than the worship of 1000 months, (which implies) more than 83 years and 4 months. Only Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and His Beloved and Blessed Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم (who was informed by Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ) know how much ‘more.’

Sayyiduna Jibra`eel عَلَيْهِ السَّلَام and other angels descend at this night and shake hands with the worshippers. Each and every moment of this blessed night is full of peace that remains till dawn (Subh-e-Sadiq). It is a huge grace of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ that He عَزَّوَجَلَّ has granted this glorious night only to His Beloved Nabi صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم and his Ummah for his sake.

The 27th night, Layla-tul-Qadr

Although there is a difference of opinion amongst pious predecessors, Quranic commentators and Muhaddiseen (رَحِمَهُمُ اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰی) about the exact date of Layla-tul-Qadr, most of them hold the opinion that Layla-tul-Qadr is the 27th night of Ramadan every year.

Sayyiduna Ubayy Bin Ka’b رَضِىَ اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهُ also holds the opinion that the 27th night of Ramadan is Layla-tul-Qadr. (Sahih Muslim, pp. 383, Hadees 762)

By the grace of Almighty Allah, Dawat-e-Islami holds Sunnah-inspiring Ijtima’aat at many places around the world on the occasion of Layla-tul-Qadr. One great Ijtima’ is held at Faizan-e-Madinah, Bab-ul-Madinah Karachi. This Ijtima’ includes Salat-ut-Tasbih, a Sunnah-inspiring speech, Madani Muzakarah, heart-felt Du’a, etc. All Islamic brothers are invited to attend it. Islamic sisters and those in other countries should gain these blessings by watching Madani Channel which will broadcast this Ijtima’ live according to Pakistan Standard Time and Islamic date.

Du’a to be recited at Layla-tul-Qadr

Mother of the believers, Sayyidatuna ‘Aishah Siddiqah رَضِیَ اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا narrated that she asked the Nabi of mankind, the Peace of our heart and mind, the most Generous and Kind صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, ‘Ya Rasoolallah صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم! What should I recite if I find Layla-tul-Qadr?’ The Beloved and Blessed Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم replied: Make supplication like this:

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ كَرِيْمٌ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّی

Ya Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! You are indeed the Forgiver, You like forgiving, so forgive me.

(Jami’ Tirmizi, vol. 5, pp. 306, Hadees 3524)

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Layla-tul-Qadr

Forgiveness for all previous sins

Mother of the believers, Sayyidatuna ‘Aishah Siddiqah رَضِیَ اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا has narrated, the Beloved and Blessed Nabi صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: The person who performs I’tikaf with Iman with the intention of earning reward will be forgiven for all of his previous sins. (Al-Jami’-us-Sagheer, pp. 516, Hadees 8480)

I’tikaf for entire month

Sayyiduna Abu Sa’eed Khudri رَضِىَ اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهُ has narrated: Once the Noble Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم performed I’tikaf from the 1st of Ramadan to the 20th and then said, ‘In search of Layla-tul-Qadr, I performed I’tikaf during the first ten days of Ramadan, and then I performed I’tikaf during the middle ten days. Then I was told, "Layla-tul-Qadr is in the last ten days." Therefore, whoever amongst you wishes to do I’tikaf with me should do so.’ (Sahih Muslim, pp. 594, Hadees 1167)

Dawat-e-Islami, a global religious movement of the Quran and Sunnah, holds collective I’tikaf every year in the blessed month of Ramadan in numerous parts of the world including UK, South Africa, Bangladesh, etc. During the I’tikaf, one gets a lot of opportunities to learn religious knowledge. Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَتْ بَرَكَاتُـهُمُ الْعَالِيَـه provides the Mu’takifeen with Madani pearls and words of wisdom during the two Madani Muzakarahs held almost every day in Ramadan. Learning sessions, heart-felt Du’a and many other activities take place according to a balanced schedule. By the grace of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and by virtue of  this I’tikaf, thousands of sinners sincerely repent of their sins and turn over a new leaf according to the Madani mission, ‘I must strive to reform myself and the people of the entire world, اِنْ شَـآءَ اللّٰە’.

For getting information about performing I’tikaf being held by Dawat-e-Islami, contact your nearest Madani Markaz, Faizan-e-Madinah or any responsible Islamic brother. Those who cannot attend I’tikaf should at least gain these blessings by watching Madani Channel. Most of the activities of I’tikaf will be broadcast live on Madani Channel according to Pakistan Standard Time.

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