The meaning of Shab-e qadar is the night of decree and in different languages it is referred as the Night of Destiny, Night of Power, Night of Value, or Night of Measures. Shab-e-qadr is also referred to as the night of blessings. Shab-e-qadr is the night which is better than thousands nights and it is the night in which all the good done by Muslims are doubled. Shab-e-qadr is the most important and powerful of all nights. Muslims believe that the night of Shab-e-qadr is the most sacred nights of all as the holy book of Muslims that is “Holy Quran” was revealed in this night. This is the night when Allah decides all the matters related to the universe. This night comes in Ramadan. The beloved Prophet of Muslims has asked them to find this night in the last five odd nights of Ramadan that is the 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th night. The angels and the rooh-ul-ameen descend down on this earth.
The word Qadr refers to veneration or honor that is it is the night in which people are honored especially those who wakes up and involve himself in prayers. It is also said that the word qadr also refers to construction as this earth is made up of many angels and angels come down during this night.
Muslims involve themselves in extra prayers in the night of shab-e-qadr to seek their Creators happiness. People all over the world celebrate this night with great fervor and gesture. People decorate buildings especially mosques are decorated beautifully with lightnings. In this night, Muslims all over the world involve themselves in deep prayers and show their love and affection to Allah. Muslims all around the globe feels very nearer to their Creator. Muslims recite Quran and offer extra prayers in order to show their eternal love to the Creator. The night of shab-e-qadr is the night of blessing as the Holy Quran was in it.
In the Holy Quran, Allah has clearly stated about shab-e-qadr in surah ad-dukhan and once in surah qadar. Everyone who is sincere believer who worries day and night about his sins eagerly wait for this night and wants to gain the advantages of this night. It is believed that this night is very peaceful and according to some sayings of the beloved Prophet of Muslims this night is described to be as serene, tranquil, and peaceful. Even the sun also appears to be reddish and there are no sharp rays of the sun.
Those people who are so busy in their life routines that they cannot do worship on this night, these people devote their time in worshiping Allah for the ten days of Ramadan. This form of worship is called Itikāf. These people go to the mosques and live there as long as the Itikāf stays and there are special arrangements held on a very big scale and special security measures are also taken in different mosques. They observe different prayers, fast during the day, study Quran day and night.
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