Lailatul Qadr, also known as the Night of Power, is a highly revered night in Islam observed during the holy month of Ramadan. It is believed to be the night when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). On this night, Muslims perform special prayers and seek blessings from Allah.
The exact date of Lailatul Qadr is unknown, but it is believed to fall on one of the odd nights during the last ten days of Ramadan. Muslims stay awake all night, performing prayers and reciting Quranic verses in the hope of earning maximum blessings and forgiveness from Allah.
Dua, or supplication, is a significant aspect of Lailatul Qadr and Muslims make a special effort to recite dua on this night. There are several dua specifically related to Lailatul Qadr, and they can be recited before or after the night prayers.
Some popular Lailatul Qadr dua include:
- “Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun, tuhibbul-‘afwa, fa’fu ‘anni” (Oh Allah, You are the Most Forgiving, You love forgiveness, so forgive me).
- “Rabbi Zidni ‘Ilma” (My Lord, increase my knowledge).
- “Rabbi hab lee mil ladunka DUNYA wa jannata” (My Lord, grant me from Yourself both this world and the next).
- “Rabbi ishrah lee sadree wa yassir lee ‘amree wa ahlee” (My Lord, ease my path and make my affairs easy and grant me success).
It is important to note that the recitation of dua on Lailatul Qadr is not limited to these specific supplications and any sincere supplication made from the heart is likely to be accepted by Allah.