The 29th of Ramadan is an odd night from the last 10 days of Ramadan, which makes it the night of Laylatul Qadr. Laylatul Qadr is the Night of Power, on which Allah (SWT) revealed the Qur’an to prophet Muhammad (PBUH) through Angel Jibrael.
Importance of Laylatul Qadr
‘Indeed, We revealed [the Qur’an] during the Night of Decree. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace is until the emergence of dawn.’ (97:1-5)
This night holds immense reward because it falls in the blessed month of Ramadan. For Muslims who engage in acts of worship to seek Allah’s (SWT) pleasure, this night is very important.
How to Observe Laylatul Qadr
This night will fall on any of the last 10 nights of Ramadan, and it may well be the 29th of Ramadan. Here are some ways to make the most of this night:
- Stay up during the night praying.
- Pray sunnah and nafl prayers.
- Read more Qur’an than you usually do.
- Seek Allah’s forgiveness by making dua.
- Give charity – you can schedule payments for every odd night so that you don’t miss out on giving charity on Laylatul Qadr. This is easy to do but high in reward.
Giving charity on Laylatul Qadr is a beautiful and virtuous act. The Prophet, upon be peace, said: “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.” (Al-Tirmidhi)
One way to reap the rewards of this special night is by donating to charity in these last ten nights of Ramadan. You can donate to UKIM by choosing to donate once or set up a regular payment, which can ensure that you give to charity on the Night of Power.
Give more on the 29th of Ramadan to seek the rewards of not only the month of Ramadan but Laylatul Qadr too. Muhammad, upon him be peace, said: “Charity does not in any way decrease the wealth and the servant who forgives, Allah adds to his respect; and the one who shows humility, Allah elevates him in the estimation (of the people).” (Muslim)
There are several UKIM appeals that you can donate to, which will benefit our brothers and sisters greatly around the world who are in need, including those in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Gaza and Somalia.