Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Salaah Lai’ylathul Qad’r
Salaah Lai’ylathul Qad’r
(Prayers on the night of Ramadan 26th/27th)
The Lai’ylathul Qad’r is the special glory of Ramadan
It is the night more radiant and venerable to us than a thousand nights.
It is universally celebrated on the 27th of Ramadan.
However, there is a possibility that it could be any one of these nights: the 21st , 23rd , 25th, 27th or 29th
Through these nights and with the highest devotion to Allah and His Chosen Rasool S.A.W.S. on the night of the 27th Ramadan, we perform special Salaah’s as a community.
The Prophet of Islam S.A.W.S. has said that whoever fails to avail
the opportunity for Salaah and devotion to Allah on this Glorious Night suffers a grievous loss indeed.
He counseled the Mother of Momineen
Saiyidathi Ayesha Radi Allahu An'haa
that the Best Du’aa for Lai’ylathul Qad’r is:
ALLAHUMMA INNAKA AFOOVUN, THU'HIBBUL AF'VA,
FA AAF'VU ANNAA.
(Ya Allah, You are undoubtedly the Forgiver Supreme,
You love to pardon (sinners), kindly pardon us all our sins).
Insha Allah, it will work wonders for us.
We recite the Holy Qur'an and make Dua’yaen, prayers, to Allah from the depth of our hearts.
We remain generous to those in need and we are kind to one and all.
Later in the day we visit the burial grounds where our elders lie buried and we make Faathi’ha in their cause.
We pray to Allah to kindly pardon their sins, widen and illumine their resting places and grant them
May Allah kindly accept our prayers and grant an abode in the highest heaven, to all our elders who are no more. A'meen!
By these and similar observances, to which we will feel inspired, we guarantee ourselves peace and happiness on earth by the grace of Allah. And in the life to come, we look forward to the eternal happiness Allah has promised us – mansions and gardens in Jannathul Firdau’s, the highest heaven.
The Lai’ylathul Qad'r commemorates the first revelation of the Holy Qur'an (in the mountain top
just outside Makkathul Mukarramah).. cave of Hira
Every Salaah, every good deed, every recitation of the Holy Qur'an performed during this night, brings in rewards a thousand times greater than at other times. On this night of nights, our prayers and good deeds bring us boundless neymaath, blessings from Allahu Subhanahu va ta Alaa.
If our Salaah and our Du’aayen are accepted by Allahu Rabbul Izzath, the rewards will be as though hundreds of acres of fertile land and numberless villages are gifted to us as all our own -- and that too, in the best of heavens, the Jannathul Firdau's.
The following suggestions for Naf’l Salaahs to be performed on this night, have been handed down to us by learned Ulema from the practice of Syedina Muhammed Sallallahu Alaihi va Sallam.
We may follow them, or increase or reduce the number of their rakaahs in accord with our stamina and our circumstances.
Naf’l prayers are our expression of gratitude to Our Glorious Lord for the blessings that we and our family enjoy from His Rah’math. We may recite any Thasbeeh in them that is authentic and is from the Holy Qur’an. And we must ensure that the Salaah’s do not deviate in any manner from the normal and masnoon pattern of our prayers.
What is essential is that we pray to Allahu Rahmaanir Raheem with true devotion, that dwells in and wells from, the heart of the blessed Muslims, for Allahu Rabbul Izzath.
Two Rakaahs :- After Surath Fa’thiha, we recite, in each rakaah, Surath INNAA AN'ZALNAA once and Surath QUL HU’VALLAHU AHAD thrice.
Two Rakaahs :- After Surath Fa’thiha we recite in each Rakaah, Surath QUL HU’VALLAHU AHAD seven times.
After completion of the Salaah we recite ASHTAGH'FIRULLAHUL AZEEMIL LAZEE LAA ILLAHU ILLAA HUVAL HAI'YUL QAIYOOMU VA ATHOOBU ILA'HI seventy times.
Four Rakaahs :- After Surath Fa’thiha, we recite Surath AL'HAAKUMATH THAKAASURU once and Surath QUL HU’VALLAHU AHAD thrice in each Rakaah.
Four Rakaahs :- In each Rakaah, after Surath Fa’thiha, we recite Surath INNAA AN'ZALNAA thrice and Surath QUL HU’VALLAHU AHAD fifty times.
On completion of Salaah, we recite SUB’HAANALLAHI VAL HAMDULILLAHI VA LAA ILAAHA ILLALLAHU VALLAHU AKBAR a hundred times.
Four Rakaahs - In each Rakaah, after Surath Fa’thiha, we recite Surath INNAA AN'ZALNAA once and Surath QUL HU’VALLAHU AHAD 27 times. Recital of Surath INNAA ALN'ZALNAA seven times is also very rewarding.
We recite the Saiyidil Asthaghfar and the Darood.e Shareef.
And we make a heartrending Dua, invocation, to Allah to kindly grace our Salaah’s with acceptance and to grant us His Choicest Neymaath.
These Dua’yaen are generously rewarded and our highest aims fulfilled by Allahu Subhanahu va tha Aalaa.
The Revered Imams at the Holy Masaajid of Makkathul Mukarramah and Medinathul Munawwarah make heartrending Dua’yaen to Allah on this Glorious Night, with tears in their eyes, for the health, safety, prosperity and salvation of Muslims all over the world.