Laylatol Qadr - its Merits and A`maal
By: Ali Ahmad
Laylatul Qadr is the best night among the
nights of the whole year. No night, throughout the year, is on a level
with this night. On account of its merits, surpassing excellence,
superiority, and the superabundant bounties, benefits and favors this
night bring for the mankind it leaves behind every night known for
As revealed in the Holy Quran the Night of “Qadr” is better than a
thousand months, therefore, acts done in these nights are better than
the acts done in one thousands months. In this night the “Spirit”
together with one thousand Angels descend and that which has been
decided is shown to the “Imam of Era (atf)”.
The common A'maal of the three nights (19th, 21st & 23rd of Ramadan)
1. To take a bath. Allama Majlisi says, "It is better to take a bath
before sunset so that the night prayers may be performed after bath".
2. To offer two Rakats of prayer, in every Rakat recite Surat-al-Hamd,
and Surat-al-Tauhid/ Surat Ikhlaas seven times, and after finishing
the prayer 70 times recite: "Astagferullaah Rabbi Wa atoobo elaihe"
i.e., "I seek pardon from God and ask for penitence from Him".
3. The Holy Qur'an should be opened and placed in front, then one
should recite, "Alaahumma inni asaloka be kitaabekal munzale Wa maa
feeh, wa feehismokal akbaro wa asmaakal husnaa, wa maa yokhaafo Wa
yurjaa an taj-alani min otaqaaeka minan-Naar",
i.e., "O Allah treat me as one of those who are free from Hell, in the
name of this Holy Book sent by Thee, whatever there be in the Book.
Including Ism-e-A'azam and Asmaa-e-Husnaa and the things to be
dreaded, the things that may be expected and desired, like blessings
of Jannat. Do forgive through the grace of this book". (SALAWAT-After
this he may beg from Allah whatever he wants).
4. He should place the Holy Qur'an on his head and say, "Allaahumma
be haqqe haazal Qur'an we be haqqe man arsaltahoo beh, Wa be haqqe
kulle momenin madahtahoo feeh, we be haqqeka alaihim fa-laa ahada
a'arafo be haqqeka mink",
i.e., "O Allah! I appeal to Thee in the name of this Qur'an and the
Rooh that was sent along with it, and in the name of the Momin
(believer) whose praise is contained in this Book and Tine obligation
that is on them. No one else recognizes the right and truth more than
Thee". (SALAWAT-After this he should repeat 10 times each): -
BEKA YA ALLAH'HO (S.W.T.)
BE MOHAMMADIN (S.A.W.)
BE ALIYYIN (A.S.)
BE FATEMATA (A.S.)
BIL HASANE (A.S.)
BIL HUSAINE (A.S.)
BE ALIYIBNIL HUSAIN (A.S.)
BE MOHAMMED IBN ALIYYIN (A.S.)
BE JA'FAR IBN MOHAMMEDIN (A.S.)
BE MOOSABN JA'FAR (A.S.)
BE ALIYIBN MOOSA (A.S.)
BE MOHAMMED IBN ALIYYIN (A.S.)
BE ALIYIBN MOHAMMED (A.S.)
BIL HASAN IBN ALIYYIN (A.S.)
BIL HOJJAT (A.S.)
5. To recite the Ziarat of Imam Hussain (A.S.). According to
Hadis, during Shab-e-Qadr an angel proclaims from the Arsh (Throne) on
the Seventh sky, "Allah the Benevolent forgives him, whosoever
performs the Ziarat of the grave of Imam-e-Hussain (A.S.)."
6. One should keep himself awake throughout these three nights. The
vigil during these nights carries great Sawab (heavenly reward).
7. To offer 100 Rak'ats of prayer. It has been highly
recommended. It is better to recite (after Surat-al-Hamd) 10 times the
Surat-al-Tauhid/ Surat Ikhlaas.
8. Recite: "Astagferullaah Rabbi Wa atoobo elaihe" 100 times
(i.e., "I seek pardon from God and ask for penitence from Him").
9. Seek forgiveness & Recite Dua Kumail
http://www.duas.org/kumayl.htm & Dua Tawba
http://www.duas.org/sajjadiya/s31.htm & dua Joshan Kabir
and the 15 whispered prayers
http://www.duas.org/sajjadiya/sajjadiya.htm#15 from Sahifa
10. Give Sadqa/charity
11. Recite Dua Nudba
http://www.duas.org/nudba.htm & Remember Imam e zamana (atfs)
much throughout the night
On 19th and 21st night: also recite "Allaahummal'an qatalata
Ameeril Momeneen" 100 times (i.e., "O Allah! Thy malison upon the
assassin of Ameerul Moineneen Ali ibne Abi Talib").
On 23rd night: also Recite the following Surah from the Holy Qur'an:
Ankabut (the Spider) 29th Sura, Room (The Roman Empire) 30th Sura,
Dukhan (Smoke or Mist) 44th Sura. Recite 1,000 times surat Al-Qadr.
better than wealth because it protects you while you have to
guard wealth. it decreases if you keep on spending it but the
more you make use of knowledge ,the more it increases . what you
get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth disappears but
what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you."MORE