What is Laylat al-Qadr?
Laylat al-Qadr, also known as the Night of Power, is one of the holiest days in the Islamic faith. Explore its meaning and how it is celebrated below, as well as details on when the Night of Power is this year.
Falling in the final ten days of the holy month of Ramadan, Laylat al-Qadr marks the night that the Holy Qur’an was first revealed by Allah (SWT) to the Prophet (PBUH).
Delivered by the Angel Jibreel, the Holy Qur’an is the most important Islamic text, delivering the teachings of Allah (SWT) and educating on his expectations and values. Therefore, the Night of Power is a celebration of faith for Muslims around the globe – a key time during the holy month of Ramadan where worship and good deeds are amplified in value.
As illustrated, good deeds such as worship, prayer and giving charity on Laylat al-Qadr are amplified in value by a thousand times. This revelation which makes the Night of Power such an important date every Ramadan, leading many Muslims to increase their religious observance including recitation of the Holy Qur’an in this special night.
The increased blessings during Laylat al-Qadr are detailed in holy scripture:
"We have indeed revealed this in the 'Night of Power'. And what will explain to you what the night of power is? The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.”