Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Night of Power

  Fatwa No : 83532

Signs of the night of Power

  Fatwa Date : Ramadhaan 27, 1422 / 13-12-2001


What are some of the signs of the night of Power?


Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the World; and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.
Laylatu Al-Qadr or the Night of Decree is not known. But it is definitely one of the last ten nights of Ramadhan. There are signs which if they appear are indications that the night has arrived. Some signs appear during the night itself, and others may occur the following morning. Signs that occur during that night are described in the following Hadith. Ahmad reported from Ubadah Ibn Al Samit that he said that the Prophet said: "The Night of Al Qadr is a clear and shining night as if there were a bright moon in it. It is calm and tranquil. It is neither cold nor hot and no shooting stars are thrown in it till the morning" .

 Imam Muslim also reported rom Abu hurairah who said: "We were talking about Laylat al-Qadr in the presence of the Messenger of Allah ( sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention )) and he said: "He who amongst you remembers (the night) when the moon arose and it was like a piece of plate (at the fag end of the month in a state of waning)". Some scholars say that this means that it is in the last part of the month of Ramadhan.

Signs that come the next day are the sun appears the following morning, white and without rays (beamless).
Allah knows best.

The Night of Power is a very important occasion in Islam. Everyone is asked to live it and to enjoy it. This Night is a night of Mercy, a night of Blessing, a night of Peace and a night of Guidance. It is a night of Unification between the finite world of ours and the Infinite Universe of the Unseen.

Anyone who is interested in attaining the Mercy of Allah will strive very hard to look for the Night of Power. Anyone who is interested in receiving the blessings of Allah on the Blessed Night will work very hard to enjoy the Night of Power. Anyone who is interested in attaining peace of mind, peace of body and peace in society, he has to look for this Night and to live it.

May Allah give us the strength, the power, the courage and the effort to do our best to obey Allah and to follow His teachings. May Allah guide us and may Allah strengthen our Iman. May Allah help us to live another year with sincerity and devotion. May Allah make us realize that one year of our life is over and that we are one year closer to our graves.