Laylat al-Qadr

Laylat al-Qadr (from Arabic: لیلة القدر‎), variously rendered in English as the Night of Decree, Night of Power, Night of Value, Night of Destiny, or Night of Measures, is, in Islamic belief, the night when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. It is one of the nights of the last ten days of Ramadan. Muslims believe that on this night the blessings and mercy of God are abundant, sins are forgiven, supplications are accepted, and that the annual decree is revealed to the angels who also descend to earth, especially the angel Gabriel, referred to as "the Spirit", to perform every and any errand decreed by God.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answer updated 1 month ago

Laylat al-Qadr is understood to be one night towards the end of the month of Ramadan, but it is not clear which night it is.

Shi'i hadith specify the 19th, 21st, and 23rd as the strongest candidates for the night of Laylat al-Qadr. This is why there is special worship done all night on those days, and not usually on the later nights.

In the Sunni tradition, there is usually a focus on the later nights (any of the last 10 odd nights, but particularly the later ones) especially the 27th.

If one is a Shi'i, there is no harm in doing acts of worship for Laylat al-Qadr on the 27th of Ramadan, with the idea that it could possibly be a candidate for Laylat al-Qadr. Of course, acts of worship like Du'a Jawshan al-Kabir can be done any time. 

Allah knows best.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

Predestined matters are things which human beings have no option at all in it e.g. your parents, your place of birth, your skin color, your height etc. 

Marriage is not predestined because it must have your own option and approval not be valid. Man and woman choose and decide whom they marry and accordingly they meet the results of their own decision.

You can pray to Allah (SWT) to make a specific person good for being your spouse. Allah (SWT) knows everything including the unseen and the future, and He grants whatever is good according to the reality and not necessarily as we think and imagine. Many things we wish and seek from Allah, can be harmful in the future, that is we should always submit to the Will, Wisdom and Mercy of Allah in seeking from Him. We should seek from Him to grant us whatever He knows good for us, not what we think good.

Wassalam

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 months ago

You can get from the blessings of Laylatul Qadr right from Maghrib by seeking from Allah and reciting Sura al-Qadr and repeating Estighfaar and Salawaat. You should always respect your parents and never annoy them.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 1 year ago

Laylatul Qadr is either the 21st or 23rd night of the Month of Ramadhan. It is not confined with specific weather. Whether differs from place to place in the same country while Laylatul Qadr is for all place of that part of the world.

Wassalam.

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 1 year ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. On the night of Decree God decrees the affairs of His creation for the next year. As such a female's menstrual cycle does not prevent her from benefiting from the blessings of that night. There are some acts of worship she cannot do, like praying a obligatory prayer. But there are many more acts that she can do like supplicating, remembering Allah, reading Qur'an and so on.

May you always be successful 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 year ago

We are following the authentic narrations from the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) in every religious matter including this matter. The authentic narrations mentioned three nights; 19th and 21st and 23rd.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 years ago

The Night of Qadr according to most authentic Hadeeths is 19th or 21st or 23rd of the Month of Ramadan.

Most of our brothers and sisters who follow Sunni sects think that 27th is the most likely night of Qadr. This is because of the Sunni rulers who wanted to drive the Muslims away from the narrations and teachings of Ahlul Bayt (AS). 

In fact, there are many authentic Hadeeths in Sunni books stating that the Night of Al-Qadr is  19th or 21st or 23rd. (Nayl Al-Awtaar by Al-Shawkani).

The narration of 27th is unauthentic narration which has been narrated by one person named Ubayy Bin Ka'b stating his own opinion and  not narrated from the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) but it was been publicized by the rulers against the authentic Hadeeths from Ahlul Bayt (AS).

Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 2 years ago

Thank you for your question. The occurrence of Layaltul Qadr during the month of Ramadan is derived from the Qur'an itself. In surah al-Baqarah verse 185, God says:

"The month of Ramadan is that in which the Quran was revealed"

And the night in which the Qur'an was revealed was the Night of Decree as is stated in the first verse of surah al-Qadr:

"Surely We revealed it on the night of decree."

However, the Qur'an does not specify which night in the month of Ramadan lalat al-Qadr is and so the next step is to turn to the traditions on the subject.

While the last 10 nights have been generally specified for a person to seek the night of Qadr in the traditions in the books of the school of the Ahl al-Bayt (as), there are more specific traditions that mention the 19th 21st and 23rd nights of the holy month, with each night playing its own role in the passing of the decree for the upcoming year. There is further specification of the 21st and 23rd nights and other traditions that specify the 23rd night.

As for the 27th night, while there are many traditions narrated in the books of the Ahl al-Sunna concerning which of the nights of Ramadan is the night of Qadr, the 27th has become the most popular.

May you always be successful.

Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 2 years ago

Bismihi ta'ala

It is said that the important night of Qadr is one of the odd nights of the last ten days  of the holy month of Ramadhan. The night of the 19th, 21nd, 23rd, 25th, 27th, 29th. The emphasised nights are the nights of the 19th, 21st and in particular the night of the 23rd.  

As for the night of the 27th, athough it has also been mentioned in Shi'ah narrations, it is the night usually emphasised on by our Sunni brethren.

And Allah knows best.