/The Night of the Qur’an, Laylat al-Qadr

The Night of the Qur’an, Laylat al-Qadr

Al-Qadr translates variously as Force, Power, Fate or Destiny. The first verses of the Qur’an (96:1–5) were given to the Prophet Muhammad on the 21st night of Ramadan. Which is why it is called the Night of the Qur’an, a blessed night.
In the Islamic world, Laylat al-Qadr falls on the 27th night of Ramadan, but according to tradition (hadith) it could fall on some other night within the last ten days of Ramadan. More prayers are said on this night than on any other night of Ramadan or at any other time. As the exact date is uncertain, Muslims strive to devote themselves to prayer and to serving God in other ways during the last ten nights of Ramadan. The Qur’an says that Laylat al-Qadr is better than a thousand months, so prayers said at that time have greater value.