Seeking the Night of Laylat-ul-Qadr

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It was narrated on the authority of ‘Uyaynah ibn ‘Abdul-Rahmaan that his father said:

The Night of Al-Qadr was mentioned in the presence of Abu Bakrah who said, “I am not going to seek it because of something I heard from the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) except in the last ten days [of Ramadhaan]. I heard the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) say, ‘Seek it in the last nine nights, or seven nights, or five nights, or three nights or the last night.'” Abu Bakrah used to perform prayer during the first twenty nights of Ramadhaan as he would usually pray during the whole year, but when the last ten nights came, he would be extra diligent. [At-Tirmithi: Hasan Saheeh] [At-Tayaalisi, Ahmad, An-Nasaa’i, Al-Bazzaar and At-Tabaraani]
It was narrated on the authority of Mu‘aawiyah ibn Abu Sufyaan  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him that the Prophet, sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: “Seek the Night of Al-Qadr in the last night [of Ramadhaan].” [Ibn Khuzaymah] [Al-Albaani: Saheeh]
Ibn Khuzaymah wrote a title for this Hadeeth, “Chapter: On the order to seek the Night of Al-Qadr in the last night of Ramadhaan – and it may occur in the last night in some years.
Benefits and rulings:
 
First: The Night of Al-Qadr occurs in the last ten nights of Ramadhaan, most probably in the odd-numbered nights. Therefore, the Muslim should seek it throughout the ten nights.
Second: The Companions  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  them were keen to seek the Night of Al-Qadr and fill it with voluntary prayers.
Third: The Night of Al-Qadr may come in the last night in some years, since theHadeeths showed that the exact night may change.
Fourth: The Muslim should not quit praying, reciting the Quran, performing theTaraaweeh after the 27th of Ramadhaan or after the Imaam completes the recitation of the Quran in the Taraaweeh because he is supposed to be seeking the Night of Al-Qadr which may be the last night of the month.
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About Umm Omar

I've been a Muslimah for 4 years now الحمد لله and I can say for sure that Islam changed many things in my life including my overall character and behaviour. I'm not a scholar by far, just a simple seeker of knowledge enjoying reading beneficial books and articles about my religion, the best book among all being the Qur'an, you simply can find all the answer you need if you just read it carefully and find all the explanations you need from the Sunnah of Rasoul ALLAH صلى الله عليه و سلم, i.e. ahadith without which we wouldn't be able to understand many things. I hope you'll all enjoy my blog and learn something beneficial for you. I'm quite new to blogging, so I hope you'll be patient till i learn how to make my blog look better and add more posts with time in sha' ALLAH. In conclusion, for all those who at times lose hope and feel down, one of my most favourite ayahs from the Qur'an from Surah Al Zumar: 39:53. Say: "O 'Ibâdî (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allâh, verily Allâh forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. Do not forget the remembrance of Allâh, Verily, in the remembrance of Allâh do hearts find rest!!!

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