The Night of Preciousness (Laylat al-Qadr)
was revealed on "the night of peciousness", one of the nights of
(Laylat al-Qadr). It is a night of great wonders and blessings which
described as "better than one thousand months".
This means that the reward of devotion during this night is
better than the reward to be expected for devotion in one thousand
months which do not include this night.
merit of this night is expounded in the sura of the Quran carrying the
same name. Allah said : "We have reveled it (the
Quran) during the Night of Preciousness". "And
will convey to you the meaning of the Night of Preciousness"?
"The Night of Preciousness is better
than a thousand months. Therein descend
the angels and the Spirit by the ermission of their Allah, with all
"All is peace till the break of dawn."
The night has
been variously fixed as the 21st, 23rd and the 25th of Ramadan. Ibn
reported that Ibn Omar had related a hadith in which the Prophet said "Whosoever
seeks the night, let him seek it on the 27th".
meritorious during the nights when the Night of Preciousness
is sought, to spend the time in prayers, Quranic recitation and asking
God for forgiveness. The Prophet said:
"He who spends the Night of
Preciousness in prayers, in full faith, shall have all his previous
sins and guilt forgiven".
`A'isha said : "I asked the Prophet what
say during that night, on the assumption that I knew it was the night.
He told me to say : "AlIah, you love
forgiveness, so forgive me."