Night time

The jurists differed in determining the time of Laylat al-Qadr, and among their sayings:[1]

  • The majority of jurists of the Hanafi school are of the view that the time of Laylat al-Qadr in the month of Ramadan revolves with it, because God Almighty told in one place that the Qur’an was revealed on the Night of Decree because He said:[2]And he told in another place that the Noble Qur’an was revealed in the month of Ramadan, because of the Almighty’s saying:[3]And this is evidence that Laylat al-Qadr is restricted to the month of Ramadan only, and they also infer that through the honorable prophetic hadiths.
  • Some scholars, including Abdullah bin Masoud, may God be pleased with him, and Abu Hanifa, went on to say that the Night of Decree revolves throughout the year, meaning that it may be in the month of Ramadan or it may be in another month. It was narrated from Ibn Masoud, may God be pleased with him: fate)[4]They also differed in determining its time in the month of Ramadan, and the following are the sayings of scholars regarding determining its time in the month:
  • The majority of jurists, namely: the Malikis, the Shafi’is, the Hanbalis, al-Awza’i, and Abu Thawr, are of the view that Laylat al-Qadr is in the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan because there are many hadiths about seeking it in the last ten days of Ramadan, and they confirm that it is from the strings and is limited to them, and according to the Malikis, the months are in the night of Ramadan. It is the night of the twenty-seventh of Ramadan, and this is the saying of the Hanbalis as well.
  • Ibn Abidin said that it is a circle with the month of Ramadan, meaning that it is found whenever it is found, the night of fate is specific to the month of Ramadan with the imam and his two companions, and it has a specific night with them, unlike Ibn Abidin, who does not specify it.
  • Al-Nawawi said, Laylat al-Qadr is limited to the last ten days of Ramadan and is vague to us, but it is on a specific night and remains on this night until the Day of Resurrection and does not move from it. And he said in a place that it is on the night of the twenty-third, and Al-Sherbiny Al-Khatib said that Laylat Al-Qadr is the night of the twenty-seventh, and this is the view of most of the people of knowledge.
  • Abu Razeen Al-Aqili said that it is the first night of Ramadan.
  • Al-Nawawi and some Shafi’is said that the Night of Decree is vague in the middle ten.
  • Ibn Hajar said it was the night of the nineteenth.

Night of Decree concept

Laylat al-Qadr language

Laylat al-Qadr consists of two words, and each word has a special meaning, and they are:[5]

  • Night: means in language from sunset until dawn, and it corresponds to the day, and the idiomatic meaning of the word night does not differ from its meaning in language.
  • Al-Qadar: carries several meanings in the language, including:
  • Glory and honor, the Almighty said: (And they did not appreciate God the right[6]Hence the reason for calling Laylat al-Qadr by this name. Because it is a night of destiny and honor because the Qur’an was revealed on it, and because of the blessing and mercy that descends on it.
  • The narrowing, because of the Almighty’s saying:[7]And the meaning of narrowing on the Night of Decree means that it is hidden from knowledge of its specificity, or because the earth is narrow in it from the angels.
  • Al-Qadr means judgment and separation, and it is a fraternal term for the judiciary, and the scholars said that the Night of Decree is called that because the angels write in it provisions and deadlines and other things that will happen during this year by God’s order for them to do so, and this is evidenced by the Almighty’s saying: (Indeed, We sent it down on a blessed night. Warners (3) In them every wise matter is differentiated.[8]Ibn Qudamah said that the Night of Decree was so named because it is estimated that there will be good, calamity, sustenance and blessing in that year.

Laylat al-Qadr idiomatically

Laylat al-Qadr has been defined idiomatically by several sayings, including:[9]

  • One of the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan, during which supplications are answered, and the quantities of creatures descend to the lowest heaven, and it is the night in which the Noble Qur’an was revealed.
  • One of the nights of the month of Ramadan, which is the night in which the Qur’an was revealed.
  • A blessed night of the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan, in which the Holy Qur’an was revealed, in which the provisions of the year are separated, and working in it is better than working in a thousand months that do not have Laylat al-Qadr.

Celebrating the Night of Power

The revival of the Night of Power is recommended, and this is what the scholars have agreed upon for the action of the Messenger, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, and the revival of this blessed night is by doing righteous deeds such as: prayer, reading the Noble Qur’an, remembrance, supplication, and other good deeds, and a lot of supplication with the following supplication: You love to pardon, so forgive me, because of what Lady Aisha, may God be pleased with her, said: (Oh, Messenger of God, do you think that if I knew which night is the Night of Decree, what would I say on it?[10].[11]

the reviewer

  1. ↑ A group of authors (1404-14027 AH), the Kuwaiti Fiqh Encyclopedia (first edition), Egypt: Dar Al-Safwa, p. 364-367, part 35. Adapted.
  2. ↑ Surat Al-Qadr, Verse: 1-2.
  3. ↑ Surat Al-Baqarah, Verse: 185.
  4. ↑ Narrated by Muslim, in Sahih Muslim, on the authority of Ubayy bin Kaab, page or number: 762, an authentic hadith.
  5. ↑ A group of authors (1404-14027 AH), the Kuwaiti Fiqh Encyclopedia (first edition), Egypt: Dar Al-Safwa, p. 360-361, part 35. Adapted.
  6. ↑ Surat Al-Zumar, verse: 67.
  7. ↑ Surat Al-Talaq, verse: 7.
  8. ↑ Surat Al-Dukhan, verse: 4.
  9. ↑ Dr. Saeed Bin Ali Bin Wahf Al-Qahtani (2010 AD), Fasting in Islam in the Light of the Book and the Sunnah (Second Edition), Al-Qasab: The Call and Guidance Center, p. 420-421. act.
  10. ↑ Narrated by Al-Tirmidhi, in Sunan Al-Tirmidhi, on the authority of Aisha, the Mother of the Believers, page or number: 3513, Sahih Hassan.
  11. ↑ A group of authors (1404-14027 AH), The Kuwaiti Fiqh Encyclopedia (first edition), Egypt: Dar Al-Safwa, page 362, part 35. Adapted.

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