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)
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.
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)