What is Laylatul-Qadr?
Laylatul-Qadr is the most blessed night. Someone who misses it has indeed missed a fantastic quantity of virtues. If a believer is eager to obey his Lord and increase the good deeds in his book, he ought to try to spend this night time in worship and obedience. If that is possible for him, all of his preceding sins could be forgiven.
It is appreciated to make a long Qiyam prayer during the nights on which Laylatul-Qadr should fall. This is indicated in many Ahadith, which include the subsequent:
Abu Dharr (Radhiyallahu anh) relates: “We fasted with Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) in Ramadan. He did not lead us in Qiyam (night time Vigil Prayer) at all till there have been seven nights of Ramadan left. Then he stood with us (that night, in Prayer) till one third of the night had passed. He did no longer pray with us on the 6th.
At the 5th night time, he prayed with us till half of the night had exceeded. So we said, ‘Allah’s Messenger! Wouldn’t you pray with us the entire night time?’ He replied, ‘Whoever stands in Prayer with Imam till he (the Imam) concludes the Prayer, it’ll be recorded for him that he prayed the complete night time…” (Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi)
Abu Dawud noted, “I heard Ahmad being asked, ‘Do you want for a person to wish with the human beings or via himself at some stage in Ramadan?’ He responded, ‘Pray with the human beings’ I also heard him say, ‘i’d select for one to wish Qiyam with Imam and to wish Witr with him as well, for the Prophet (peace be upon him) stated, “when anyone prays with the Imam until he finishes, he’ll earn the reward of praying the whole night.”
Abu Hurairah (Radhi Allah anh) reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever stands (in Qiyam) in Laylatul-Qadr(and it’s far facilitated for him) out of faith and expectation of Allah’s reward, all of his preceding sins will be forgiven.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
The word “and it is facilitated for him”, means that someone is allowed to be among the honest worshippers at some point of that blessed night.
Ulama also recommend to pray salatul tasbeeh in laylatul qadr, click below image to learn how to perform it…
it is also advocated to make enormous supplication on this night. `
A’ishah (Radhi Allahu Anha) narrated that she requested the Prophet (peace and advantages be upon him) “O Messenger of Allah(PBUH)! If I knew which night is Laylatul-Qadr, what need to I say at some point of it?”
And he taught her to make this Dua: “Allahumma innaka `afuwwun tuhibbul `afwa fa`fu `annee (O Allah! You are Oft-Forgiving, and you love forgiveness. So forgive me).”
(Ahmad, Ibn Majah and At-Tirmithi)
Leaving behind Worldly Pleasures for the Sake of Worship:
it is further advocated to spend greater time in worship for the duration of the nights on whichLaylatul-Qadr is probably to be. This calls for forsaking many worldly pleasures in an effort to save the time and thoughts entirely for worshipping Allah.
This is primarily based on the following Hadith narrated through `A’ishah (Radhi Allahu anha): “Upon stepping into the remaining ten (of Ramadan), the Prophet (peace and be upon him) could tighten his Izar (i.e. He stayed far from his better halves so as to have greater time for worship), spend the complete night wakeful (in Prayer), and awaken his family.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) She also said, “Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) used to exert greater efforts (in worship) at the remaining ten than on other nights.” (Muslim)