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What to pray in Laylatul Qadr?

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can i pray at home at the night of lailatul qadar because i dont want to go to bohri masjid, and what i pray on lailatul qadar(plz describe briefly). and i think we have to pray all ten nights bc Allah says that search lailatul qadar in last ten days.
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What to pray in Laylatul Qadr?

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question: can i pray at home at the night of lailatul qadar because i dont want to go to bohri masjid, and what i pray on lailatul qadar(plz describe briefly).

It is recorded that Umm Humaid as-Sa'diyah (r.a.) came to the Messenger of Allah (saws) and said: "O Messenger of Allah (saws), I love to pray with you." The Prophet (saws) said: "I am aware of that, but your salaah in your residence is better for you than your salaah in your people's mosque. And your salaah in your people's mosque is better than your salaah in the [larger] congregational mosque."

Related by Ahmad and at-Tabarani.

 

In light of the above guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws), the prayer of a believing woman in her own house is better than her prayer in the mosques; thus it is not obligatory nor necessary for a believing woman to pray in the mosque if she does not wish to.

 


Your Question: what i pray on lailatul qadar(plz describe briefly).

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 97 Surah Al-Qadr verse 3: Laylatul Qadr (The Night of Power) is better than a thousand months.

 

The nights in Islam start from sunset and end at sunrise; thus the believers may spend as much time of this blessed night in the remembrance and worship of Allah Subhanah as is easy for them. They may spend the full night in His remembrance and worship, or spend a part of it; for the worship of this one blessed night is better than the worship done in a thousand months!

 

Aishah said: "I asked the Messenger of Allah (saws),: 'O Messenger of Allah (saws), if I know what night is the Night of Qadr, what should I say during it?' He (saws) said: 'Say: Allah humma Innaka Afuwan, Tohibbul Afwa, Fahfo anna. (O Allah, You are The Pardoner, and You love to pardon, so pardon me.)"

Related by Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and by atTirmidhi.

 

One may pray any number of combinations of two-rakah voluntary (Nafl) prayers as is easy for them, recite as much of the Glorious Quran as is easy for them, praise and remember the Merciful Lord as much is easy for them and make as much supplication as possible to the Lord Most Gracious, seeking forgiveness and mercy on this most blessed of nights.

 

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 3.145b

Abu Hurairah said that the Prophet (saws) said: "Whoever prays during the night of Qadr with faith and hoping for its reward will have all of his previous sins forgiven."

Related by Al-Bukhari and Muslim

 

Your Question: and i think we have to pray all ten nights bc Allah says that search lailatul qadar in last ten days.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 3.234 Narrated by Aisha

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "Search for the Night of Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan."

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 3.233 Narrated by Abu Salama

I asked Abu Sa'id, and he was a friend of mine, (about the Night of Qadr) and he said, "We practiced Itikaf (seclusion in the mosque) in the middle third of the month of Ramadan with the Prophet (saws). In the morning of the 20th of Ramadan, the Prophet (saws)came and addressed us and said, 'I was informed of (the date of the Night of Qadr) but I was caused to forget it; so search for it in the odd nights of the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan. (In the dream) I saw myself prostrating in mud and water (as a sign). So, whoever was in Itikaf with me should return to it with me (for another 10-day period)', and we returned. At that time there was no sign of clouds in the sky but suddenly a cloud came and it rained till rainwater started leaking through the roof of the mosque which was made of date-palm leaf stalks. Then the prayer was established and I saw Allah's Messenger (saws) prostrating in mud and water and I saw the traces of mud on his forehead."

 

Indeed, the Messenger of Allah (saws) guided the believers to seek for the Night of Qadr in the odd nights amongst the last ten nights of Ramadan. He (saws) himself and the believers with him would seclude themselves in these last ten days in the mosque to remember and worship Allah Subhanah.

 

If one worships Allah Subhanah constantly in search of the Night of Qadr in the last ten nights of Ramadan, and especially on the odd nights amongst these last ten blessed nights; then, Insha Allah, he will be rewarded in full by the One Who is Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

 

Ramadan is soon approaching, and we humbly beg Allah Subhanah to bless you and us to worship Him as He Alone deserves to be worshipped; and grace you and us all to seek the blessings of the most blessed of Nights, Laylatul Qadr.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

 

 


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