Shab E Qadar: - The night full of blessings
Shab E Qadar is one of the holiest and the most blessed night. The meaning of Shab E Qadar is “the night of power”. It is the most important and most blessed night according to Islam. It is the sacred night of the last decade of Ramadan. Quran E Hakeem was bestowed in his night. It is so important night that Quran e Hakeem dedicated a Surah to this night In Quran E Hakeem it is said that:-
"We have indeed revealed this (message) in the Night of Power. And what will explain to thee what the Night of Power is? The Night of Power is better than a thousand months. Therein come down the angels and the spirit by God's permission, on every errand: Peace! This until the rise of Morn."
The importance of Shab E Qadar is also cleared from the Ahadith of Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH). It is narrated by Hazrat Aisha (RA) that Hazart Mohamad (PBUH) said that:-
"Search the Night of Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan."
At another place it is narrated by Hazrat Ibn E Abass (RA) that Hazat Mohammad (PBUH) said that:-
"Look for the Night of Qadr in the last ten nights of Ramadan.”
The sincere believer which worries almost all the time about the sins as well as phases involving neglect in his lifetime patiently waits for Ramadan. During this holy month he hopes to become forgiven from Allah for past sins, knowing how the Prophet (PBUH) promised that each who pardoned during the last ten days will have all their sins pardoned. It is said by Hazrat IBN E Abass (RA) that Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) said that:-
“The night of Qadr is a night of generosity and happiness, it is not hot and neither is it cold. The sun comes up in its morning weak, reddish.”
At another place it is said by Hazrat Mohammad by describing the importance of Shab E Qadar (PBUH) that:-
The angel of earth on that night of Qadr will be more numerous than all the pebbles of the earth.”
What should we do during the last decade of Ramdan in order to search this night?
It is recommended that we should spend those nights in worship of Allah in which Shab E Qadar is expected. Long Qayam, reciting of Quran and navafil are recommended in these nights. It is narrated by Hazrat Abu Hurrairah (RA) that Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) said:-
“Whoever stands (in qiyaam) in Laylat ul-Qadr [and it is facilitated for him] out of faith and expectation (of Allâh’s reward), will have all of his previous sins forgiven.”
We should remain busy in worship with full devotion and purity of intention because the time for this night will never come back during the rest months of the year. So we should pray for ourselves, for whole Muslim Ummah, for forgiveness and for loyal wishes to Allah with whole heartedly and weeping eyes. May Allah forgive us! (Amen).