Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Power) is on one of the odd-numbered nights of the last 10 nights of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Laylat al-Qadr commemorates the night that the Holy Qur’an was first revealed to Prophet Muhammad. Muslims consider it the holiest night of the year. It is commonly observed on the 27th night of Ramadan by Sunni Muslims and on the 23rd night by Shia Muslims.

Muslims observe Laylat al-Qadr with devotional readings, asking for God’s forgiveness of sins, making special prayers, reciting Qur’an, and offering other devotions because worship on this night is considered “better than a thousand months” (Qur’an 37:3).

To Name this Day:

Personal Exploration

Read Shaykh Faraz Rabbani’s comments on the merits of worship on Laylat al-Qadr.

Spiritual Practice

The Night of Power Dua is a supplication to be repeated throughout the night.

Tawba is a practice for accepting our mistakes and moving through them to God's forgiveness, mercy, and truth.

Salawat with Allah’s Beautiful Names: Ya ‘Afuww (The All-Pardoning) is a prayer taken from Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz’s collection of prayers using Allah’s beautiful names.