Blessings of the Night of Power (Lailatul Qadar)
The holy Qur’an makes mentions,
“Lo! We revealed it on the Night of Predestination. Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Night of Power is! The Night of Power is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein, by the permission of their Lord, with all decrees. (The night is) Peace until the rising of the dawn”. ﴾ Surah Qadr :5﴿
It is known form this surah that the holy Qur’an was revealed in the night of power (Laila tul Qadar), in the month of Ramadan and in which there is a very blessed night that is better than a thousand months. And the background of this is
that, once the holy Prophet PBUH mentioned about the long ages of the passed people of the previous holy Prophets (peace and mercy of Allah be upon) these were approximately one thousand years more or less of one man. While in compare with the ages of this ummah are approx. 70, 80 years more or less.
On that account, the worship of those people (prayer and fasting etc.) was more than that of this ummah. So, Allah All-Mighty gave the glad tiding to the holy Prophet PBUH by revealing the Night of Power that is better than a thousand months and these are almost 83 years. It means if someone finds
night of power, then his worship of this one night is equal to 83 years.
Now the question is: whether it is the night of 25th Ramadan, 27th or 29th? There are differing opinions as to when Lailatul Qadr is? Most scholars predict that it will fall on an odd night during the last 10 nights of Ramadan, based on the hadith by ‘Aishah r.a.h: Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said,
"Search for the Night of Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan." [Bukhari]
It was narrated from 'Aishah r.a.h that she once asked Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) what she should say in supplication if she encountered Lailatur Qadr. And he had replied to say the following:
اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
Meaning: O Allah, Thou are Forgiving and love forgiveness, so forgive me. We can also recite this zikir repeatedly throughout Ramadan:
أشْهَدُ أن لا إلهَ إلا الله أسْتَغْفِرُ الله نسأَلُكَ الجنَّةَ ونَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ النَّار
So it is necessary for every believer that he/she should worshop particularly in the last ten days of Ramadan so that he may be granted the Night of Power, amin.