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SEARCH for the Night of LAILATUL-QADR

Abu Hurayrah (radhiallahu `anhu) narrated that the Messenger (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whoever stands (in qiyaam) in Laylat ul-Qadr [and it is facilitated for him] out of faith and expectation (of Allah’s reward), will have all of his previous sins forgiven.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim; the addition “and it is facilitated for him” is recorded by Ahmad from the report of `Ubaadah Bin as-Samit; it means that he is permitted to be among the sincere worshippers during that blessed night.]

 ﻣﻦ ﻗﺎﻡ ﻟﻴﻠﺔ ﺍﻟﻘﺪﺭ ‏[ ﺛﻢ ﻭﻓﻘﺖ ﻟﻪ ‏] , ﺇﻳﻤﺎﻧﺎ ﻭﺍﺣﺘﺴﺎﺑﺎ , ﻏﻔﺮ ﻟﻪ ﻣﺎ ﺗﻘﺪﻡ ﻣﻦ ﺫﻧﺒﻪ ‏
ﺭﻭﺍﻩ ﺍﻟﺒﺨﺎﺭﻱ ﻭﻣﺴﻠﻢ ﻭﺍﻹﻣﺎﻡ ﺃﺣﻤﺪ ﻭﺍﻟﺰﻳﺎﺩﺓﻟﻪ

MAKING SUPPLICATIONS (Duaa)

It is also recommended to make extensive supplication on this night.

`A’ishah (radhiallahu `anha) reported that she asked Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam),

“O Messenger of Allah! If I knew which night is Laylat ul-Qadr, what should I say during it?”

And he instructed her to say:

“ALLAHUMMA INNAKA `AFUWWUN TUH.IBBUL `AFWA FA`FU `ANNEE

(O ALLAH! You are forgiving, and you love forgiveness. So forgive me).”* [Recorded by Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and at-Tirmizi]

 ﻗﻠﺖ ﻳﺎ ﺭﺳﻮﻝ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﺃﺭﺃﻳﺖ ﺇﻥ ﻋﻠﻤﺖ ﺃﻱ ﻟﻴﻠﺔ ﻟﻴﻠﺔ ﺍﻟﻘﺪﺭ ﻣﺎ ﺃﻗﻮﻝ ﻓﻴﻬﺎ ﻗﺎﻝ ﻗﻮﻟﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﻬﻢ ﺇﻧﻚ ﻋﻔﻮ ﻛﺮﻳﻢ ﺗﺤﺐ ﺍﻟﻌﻔﻮ ﻓﺎﻋﻒ ﻋﻨﻲ ‏
ﺭﻭﺍﻩ ﺃﺣﻤﺪ، ﺍﺑﻦ ﻣﺎﺟﻪ، ﺍﻟﺘﺮﻣﺬﻱ ﻭﺻﺤﺤﻪ ﺍﻷﻟﺒﺎﻧﻲ

ABANDONING WORLDLY PLEASURES FOR THE SAKE OF WORSHIP

It is further recommended to spend more time in worship during the nights on which *Laylat ul-Qadr* is likely to be.

This calls for abandoning many worldly pleasures in order to secure the time and thoughts solely for worshipping Allah. `A’ishah (radhiallahu `anha) reported:

“When the (last) ten started, the Prophet (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) would tighten his izaar (i.e. he stayed away from his wives in order to have more time for worship), spend the whole night awake (in prayer), and wake up his family.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

 ﻛﺎﻥ ﺍﻟﻨﺒﻲ ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ ﺇﺫﺍ ﺩﺧﻞ ﺍﻟﻌﺸﺮ ﺷﺪ ﻣﺌﺰﺭﻩ ، ﻭﺃﺣﻴﺎ ﻟﻴﻠﻪ ، ﻭﺃﻳﻘﻆ ﺃﻫﻠﻪ ‏
ﺭﻭﺍﻩ ﺍﻟﺒﺨﺎﺭﻱ ﻭﻣﺴﻠﻢ

And she said: “Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) used to exert more (in worship) on the last ten than on other nights.” [Muslim]