What is Laylatul Qadr? | Laylatul Qadr Dua in English | Shab-e-Qadr

Laylatul Qadr Dua in English: - The Qadr Night or Laylat al-Qadr (Arabic: لیلة القدر), variously rendered in English as the Night of Decree, Night of Power, Night of Value, Night of Destiny, or Night of Measures,

in Islamic belief, the night when the Quran was first sent down from Heaven to the world and also the night when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the prophet Muhammad.

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According to many Muslim sources, its exact date is uncertain but it was one of the odd-numbered nights of the last ten days of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.

Since that time, Muslims have regarded the last ten nights of Ramadan as being especially blessed.

Muslims believe that the Night of Qadr comes with blessings and mercy of God in abundance, sins are forgiven, supplications are accepted, and the annual decree is revealed to the angels who carry it out according to God's Grace.


Dua Shab e Qadr/Laylatul Qadr Dua

Dua Shab e Qadr (Laylatul Qadr) or Shab e Qadr Ki Dua in Urdu is easy now by knowing its meaning.

Dua is a prayer you can read on different occasions in life, with translations it's easy to memorize this Dua or supplication.

Saying this Dua Shab e Qadr (Laylat ul Qadr) has several virtues.

شبِ قدر کی دعا

بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
الٰہی عزوجل تو بہت معاف فرمانے والا ہے، معاف کرنے کو پسند فرماتا ہے پس مجھے معاف فرمادے۔

Shab e Qadr/Laylat ul Qadr Dua in English

Bismillahir rahmanir raheem
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Allahumma Innaka Affuwwun Tuhiibbul Afwa Fa’Fu’Anni
O Allah Azzawajal You are greatly forgiving, You like forgiving, so forgive me.

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Some reasons have been offered for its naming Shab-e-Qadr

Qadr, (قدر) in Arabic, means measure and limit or value of something or destiny. Some reasons have been offered for its naming:

It is said that it was called al-Qadr because the annual destiny of every person will be determined by God.
Some say that if one stays awake at this night, one will reach a high state.

Laylatul Night Date (Shab-e-Qadr Night Specific Date 2022)

A specific date of Laylat al-Qadr is not mentioned in the Quran. This is because Muhammad received the information about the exact date of Laylat al-Qadr from God in a dream.

He went to tell the Sahabah about that date. However, he saw two people fighting and forgot what the date was because Allah took the knowledge of Al Qadr from him.

With the day of the week, a Muslim date can be fixed exactly.

" 22 April 2022, 24 April 2022, 26 April 2022, 28 April 2022, or 30 April 2022

23 April 2022, 25 April 2022, 27 April 2022, 29 April 2022, or  01 May 2022 "

Some have said that it was called al-Qadr because it is a grand and high-value night.

Other names such as "Laylat al-'Azama" (Arabic:ليلة العظمة; a night of the greatness) and "Laylat al-Sharaf" (Arabic:ليلة الشرف; a night of the honor) have also been mentioned for this night.

Shab-E-Qadr, The Night of Power – Its Importance and Ramdan

The Muslim Community will be engaged in overnight prayers and indulge in charity today on the occasion of the evening that is popularly known as ‘Shab-e-Qadra’ in Persian and ‘Lailat-ul-Qadra’ in Arabic.

Literally translated, it means ‘The Night of Power.

To some, it is also ‘The Night of Destiny.  Muslims believe, as revealed in the Holy Quran, that this night is better than a thousand months in equivalence for the merits earned by doing righteous deeds.

In other words, it may be interpreted as praying throughout this night is rewarded equally with praying for a thousand months (just over 83 years i.e. a lifetime).

Many Muslims, therefore, spend the entire night in prayers.

Surah 97 of the Holy Quran gives a reference to this Night.

The surah reads as follows:

“We sent it (The Holy Quran) down on the Night of Power.

And what can give you knowledge of what the Night of Power is?

The Night of Power is better than a thousand months;

 The Angels and the Spirit descend during it,

By Permission of their Lord in every matter.

Peace it is Until the Rising of the Dawn.”

The same night is obviously referred to in another Surah (Chapter 44, Verse 3) which reads:

We have revealed it (The Holy Quran) on a blessed nightor Lailatu ‘l-mubarakah. However, as to the exact date of occurrence of the night, there is no unanimity among Muslims.

The traditional Muslim view is that the "Laylat al-Qadr" mentioned in the Quran Chapter 97- which belongs to one of the early Makkan (belonging to or OF the City of Makkah) revelations,

refers to one of the last odd nights of Ramadan, on which the Prophet, Peace Be Upon Him, received his call.

Despite the strength of this tradition, there is nothing in the text of the Quran to support this view and nothing against it.

While Kulayni, the Imami/Twelver Shia scholar, preferred either the 21st or 23rd, and the Musta’liTayyibi community i.e. the Bohras, another Shia sect, celebrate it on the 23rd night of Ramadan, the rest of the Muslims celebrate it on the 27th night.

Despite these differences in the exact date, the importance and sacrosanct attached to the Night remain intact.

Like the Night of Power, the month of Ramadan or Ramzaan is also mentioned in the Holy Quran along with the compulsory duties for Muslims attached to it.

In the Holy Quran, details of Ramadan are found in Verses 183 through 187 of Chapter 2-Surah Baqarah [2:183 – 2:187].

Thus Verse 2:183 says:

 “O you who believe, fasting is decreed for you, as it was decreed for those before you, that you may attain salvation.”

Verse 2:184 states, “Specific days (are designated for fasting); if one is ill or traveling, an equal number of other days may be substituted.

Those who can fast, but with great difficulty, may substitute feeding one poor person for each day of non-fasting. If one volunteer (more righteous works), it is better. But fasting is the best for you if you only knew.

 Verse 2:185 says:

“Ramadan is the month during which the Quran was revealed, providing guidance for the people, clear teachings, and the statute book.

Those of you who witness this month shall fast therein. Those who are ill or traveling may substitute the same number of other days.

GOD wishes for you convenience, not hardship, that you may fulfill your obligations, and to glorify GOD for guiding you, and to express your appreciation.”


Verse 2: 186 guides like this, “When My Servants ask you about Me, I am always near. I answer their prayers when they pray to Me. The people shall respond to Me and believe in Me, in order to be guided.

And finally, in Verse 2:187, the Holy Quran gives directions as follows:

“Permitted for you is sexual intercourse with your wives during the nights of fasting. They are the keepers of your secrets, and you are the keepers of their secrets.

GOD knew that you used to betray your souls, and He has redeemed you, and has pardoned you. Henceforth, you may have intercourse with them, seeking what GOD has permitted for you.

You may eat and drink until the white thread of light becomes distinguishable from the dark thread of night at dawn. Then, you shall fast until sunset.”

The Quranicsanctions clearly mention that obligation of fasting by people was in vogue through divine injunctions in the past as is evident from the fact that fasting is common almost in all religions and traditions where the substance is the same and only form varies.

The above verses also provide about the timings and duration of the fast, relaxation of earlier commands, ease provided, and the prayers and their acceptance.

In fact, each of the injunctions may be elaborated in detail but this will need another write-up on different aspects, their background, and the changes/relaxation in earlier injunctions.

For the readers, however, a very brief account of Ramdan is given below.

Ramadan is one of the twelve months of the Islamic calendar. It is the ninth in the sequence counting from Muharram, which is the first month.

The word has its origin in Arabic root ‘Ramz’ which means extremely hot.  In view of the fact that in the pre-Islamic days the Arabs used to follow a Lunar Calendar, but by way of intercalation they used to bring their months to par with the Solar one.

As a result, Ramzan used to come always more or less during the extremely hot season. Strict fasting in such a condition used to be a real spiritual test for believers.

Thus on the spiritual level, the fasts are used to ‘burn’ the sins of the believers. This could be another way of explaining the meaning of ‘Ramz’.

Subsequent revelations prohibited intercalations with the result that the month of Ramadan comes in all seasons. This too may be the effect Allah, The Almighty, does not want inconvenience for the believers.

It is important to mention that fasting is not only to keep oneself hungry and thirsty during the prescribed times but total abstinence from all desires and wrongs whether small or big.

The observance of this month is one of the Five Pillars of practice in the Muslim religion, and its excellence is much extolled by Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.S.),

who said that during Ramdan “the Gates of Paradise are open, and the gates of hell are shut and the devils are chained by the leg,

and only those who observe it will be permitted to enter the Gate of Heaven called Raiyan. Those who keep the fast will be pardoned of all their past venial sins.”

Also recommended in Ramdan is Seclusion in the Masjid during the last Ten days, called “I’tikaf”.

One is not permitted to leave the Masjid for anything other than the essentials. The time of I’tikafis to be spent only in Prayers and recitation of the Holy Quran.

With Ramadan is also associated the following important historical events:

All the sacred scriptures namely the Scroll of Abraham, the Torah of Moses, the Palms of David, the Bible of Jesus, and finally the Quran were revealed in Ramadan.

The Muslims defeated the pagans of Makkah at the battle of Badr in Ramdan.

Fatah Makkah (the conquest of Makkah) – a great event, also took place in Ramadan.

Ali Ibn Abu Talib was martyred in this month

Laylat-ul-Qadra was gifted by Allah this month.

Some Querry About Shab-e-Qadr or Laylatul Qadr

What is the meaning of Shabe Qadar?

the Night of Destiny, New Word Suggestion. This Arabic term means 'the Night of Destiny' or 'Night of Power' or 'Night of Value' or ' the Night of Decree' or 'Night of Measures';

Muslims believe the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the prophet Muhammad on this night.

What do you do on Shab Qadr?

Shab E Qadr is the most powerful night when Muslims stay up all night to pray to Allah... Every individual has his own way of praying and whatever you are doing on this night ( praying for forgiveness, reading the Quran, doing tasbeeh, or any other form of prayer), I pray it is accepted.

What do Muslims do on Shab-e-Qadr?

What Do People Do? As on the other days of Ramadan, many Muslims do not eat, drink or indulge in sexual relations during the hours of daylight on Laylat al-Qadr.

They do make an extra effort to pray for forgiveness and read the Koran during the last 10 days of Ramadan.

What is the importance of Shab-e-Qadr?

The night of Shab-e-Qadr, the Night of Decree in Ramadan is of great significance. The first verses of the Holy Quran were revealed to Prophet Muhammad on this divine night.

Angels descend on this night. This night is believed to be much better than a thousand months.

What is the best time to pray Laylatul Qadr?

Laylat Al-Qadr, as the Prophet, on him be peace, informed us, is one of the last odd nights of Ramadan.

So people should strive in their ritual prayer (salah) and other worship most on the 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th, and 29th nights of Ramadan.