Malam Lailatul Qadar
The ‘Malam Lailatul Qadar’ is the most sought night for a Muslim. The night has always been described as the night that is better than a thousand night. The significant of the night is for Muslims to ask for forgiveness and repent on their previous sins. It is not to ask for more wealth, to be stronger, be successful in life or such.
What is Lailatul Qadar? Qadar for a start, as argued by some scholars mean greatness. Hence, the night is the greatest night as it is the night when the holy Quran was revealed, the night where angels descended from the sky and bring bleassings to those who sits to pray during the night.
Some also said that Qadar may also means fixture where the night will determine on what would happen for the following year. This is the argument made where some believed that Nisfu Syaban, which happens on the 15th of Syaban (the month before Ramadhan); is the time where Allah swt will fix on one’s fate for the following year.
So when is this special night? The famous hadith or sayings from Prophet Muhammad saw from Bukhari said to seek on the last ten nights of Ramadhan. Another hadith from Muslim said to those who are week, they should not despair and give up but to seek it during the last seven days.
If one is able to find the night, the best prayer is “Ya Allah, sesungguhnya Engkau adalah Yang Maha Pengampun Lagi Maha Mengasihi untuk mengampun, maka ampunilah aku”. – Imam Ibnu Majah.
Among the signs of the night are that the sky seem to be brighter than any other nights and the surrounding is calm, even the wind is calm and the air is cooler than usual. The morning sun would seem to rise perfectly and it’s rays reflect nicely than it was when it was a full moon on the night before.
My brother said to me last night was actually the 25th of Ramadhan. I said but we started Ramadhan on 2 September and today is the 25th of September, so it couldn’t be. ‘In the sky its already the 25th today,’ he said. So there you go.