Laylat Al Qadr, known as the “Night of Power,” is the holiest night of the year for Muslims. It commemorates the night that Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammad received the first revelations of the Qur’an. Many Muslims pray all night, and believe angels will shower down blessings and peace if they remain awake. It is a time when Muslims are open to dreams and visions as they seek guidance and revelation for the coming year.
Most Islamic scholars believe the Night of Power falls on one of the odd-numbered nights of the final ten days of Ramadan. Typically it is celebrated on the 27th day, which will fall on May 8, 2021.
The Night of Power, as described in Sura 97: “is better than a thousand months. Therein come down the angels and the Spirit by Allah’s permission, on every errand; Peace! This until the rise of morn!”
Worship for Muslims on the Night of Power becomes an obligation in order to receive a reward – how different from those of us who are honored to worship our God – not in order to receive a reward, but simply because He alone is worthy of all worship, honor an praise. Take time out today to worship God – lift His name on high and thank Him for His abundant blessings.
Pray Muslims will long for the true and living God, hunger for His truth, and have dreams and visions in the days ahead of Jesus Christ as the living Son of God!