» Laylat al-Qadr

Laylat al-Qadr Dates

Laylat al-Qadr in 2013 »   3 August

Laylat al-Qadr in 2014 »   24 July

Laylat al-Qadr Category: Festival
Celebrated In: Pakistan
Celebrated By: (Muslim)

Laylat al-Qadr also known as Shab-e-Qadr, loaned from Persian, variously rendered in English as the Night of Destiny, Night of Power, Night of Value, the Night of Degree or Night of Measures. It is the anniversary of two very important dates in Islam that occurred in the month of Ramadan. It is the anniversary of the night Muslims believe the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

Laylat al-Qadr is believed to be the night when the Quran was first revealed. Some but not all Muslims believe that revelation of the Quran occurred in two phases, with the first phase being the revelation in its entirety on Laylat al-Qadr to the angel Gabriel (Jibril in Arabic) in the lowest heaven, and then the subsequent verse-by-verse revelation to Muhammad by Gabriel, across 23 years.

Laylat al-Qadr is to be found in the last five odd nights of the 3rd decade of Ramadan. There is no history in the Quran as to when the specific date is.

What do people do?

Laylat al Qadr marks the time when the Koran’s first verses were revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. It is also believed that this night marks their fate in the following year. Therefore, many Muslims pray in the night to God for mercy, forgiveness, and salvation. This practice is also called Ehyaa.

 

This "Night of Power" is considered the most appropriate time of the entire year to pray for salvation and blessings. It is believed that a Muslim’s past sins are forgiven if the person prays throughout this night. Many people assemble at mosques during the Isha’ prayer, with many prayers being made until midnight

Laylat al-Qadr Dates

Laylat al-Qadr in 2013 »   3 August

Laylat al-Qadr in 2014 »   24 July

World Trade Fair
India

Tarkulha Mela, Tarkulha, Gorakhpur. Tarkulha Devi, the local deity is closely associated with ...

India

Kailash fair, Agra in Uttar Pradesh is a colorful carnival. India is a land of fairs and festi...

India

Lili Parikrama  around Mount Girnar in Junagadh district starts from the temple of Bhavna...

India

Chitra-Vichitra Mela is a purely tribal fair that takes place in the Gumbhakhari village, whic...

India

Matki Mela is organized on the last day of 40 day fast. People keep fast till they  immer...

India

Jhiri Mela- A tribute to a legendary farmer is an annual fair held in Jammu every year in the ...

India

GThe Sheetla Mata Fair of Chaksu, Rajasthan is dedicated to Sheetla Mata, goddess of epidemic ...

Articles
Copyright © FestivalsZone. All Rights Reserved.