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Friday, September 18, 2009

Laylatul-Qadr - The Night of Power

To All Muslims,

I wish you "Eid Mubarak"
&
"Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri"

Have a great and enjoyable celebration.

Salaam,





Laylatul Qadr ­ the Night of Power

The month of Ramadhan has been singled out for special worship (`Ibadat) and exclusive favours. It is a month unlike other months. One reason for this, as defined by the Qur'an, is because the Holy Qur'an was revealed in this month. Says Allah in Sura al­Baqarah: The month of Ramadhan, that in which the Qur'an was sent down; a guidance for mankind, and clear signs of guidance and distinction (2:185). In fact, according to a hadith of the 6th Imam (a), the other holy books were also revealed in this month.

Among the nights of Ramadhan is one special night, which is better than a thousand months (HQ, 97:3). Good deeds performed on that single night are equal to those performed over a thousand months. It is the Night of Power (Laylatul Qadr), when the Qur'an was revealed. Some commentators believe it was the night when the Qur'an was brought down from Baytul M`amur (Heavenly abode), for Jibrael to reveal in parts to the Prophet (s). Others say it was the night when the Prophet received the entire Qur'an, but was asked to transmit it as and when the occasion demanded.

Laylatul Qadr is a celebration to commemorate the arrival of the final guidance for humans. It is a tribute to the commencement of the message revealed to mankind by their Creator, a message which shows them the way to achieve happiness in both the worlds. Just as the arrival of a child is celebrated, on its birth and then every year, as a bringer of joy and fulfilment for the family, Laylatul Qadr is celebrated as a bringer of light and guidance for mankind. Unlike the birthday which is celebrated with a feast for the senses, Laylatul Qadr includes a feast for the spirit, a feast of worship and prayers.

Some Ahadith indicate that the fate of every believer for the coming year is decreed on this night. That is why the Du`as for this night ask for special favours in the decree for the year. Believers are encouraged to stay awake the entire night, and pray for blessings and forgiveness. It is the holiest night of the year, and it would be unwise to be heedless of the tremendous benefits of this night.



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17 comments:

LadyJava said...

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LadyJava said...

Great video.. thanks Lil


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LadyJava said...

Selamat Hari Raya dearie...
Maaf Zahir Batin!

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LadyJava said...

Just dropping by to wish you Selamat Hari Raya dearie :) :* :* :* :* :* :*

LadyJava said...

Raya kat mana this year Lil? I kat KL jer :)

Mariuca said...

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Mariuca said...

Selamat Hari Raya Lil! And maaf zahir batin. I wish u a lovely time with ur family and friends! :) :* :* :* :* :*

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meryl said...

nice info. glad to learn other country's culture and beliefs.

Miss Moneypenny said...

Selamat Hari Raya and Happy Music Monday :)

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Lil said...

Hi! Sorry for late reply, 'SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI" to you too my dearest LadyJava. Ma'af zahir batin ya.

I was quite busy spring cleaning the house the very late minutes and I made Rendang my mum's style. Spicy Yummy Rendang, ingredients such as duan kunyik, serai, plenty of bawang merah and fraction of bawang besar, halia, lengkuas,sedikit kerisek, duan limau purut, santan, daging or ayam, asam jaya, cili hidup dan cili kisar. I ought to post this recipe to all, otherwise, I will just teach you and let you know how to cook this. Very special 'cause mostly all those items are cut finely like in Thai method of cutting their serai, bawang, halia etc. lengkuas just tumbuk and daun limau purut just add in. I still like my late mum's rendang and none of my sis can make the same taste as my mum except me! even though my eldest sis is a good cook. She can cook international food and is a chef at Beach House.

LJ, Congrat. you get my Linky Love for this post, so will add your badge below this post.

Mighty big hugs always. :) ;) 8-) :* ;) ;) 8-)

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Lil said...

Hi my deareat GP,

Thanks for coming back visiting me regularly and with such kind words.
"SELAMAT HARI RAYA" to you again. As I have mentioned in reply to our dearest LJ, I did my last minute spring cleaning and prepared nice spicy yummy rendang, my late mum's recipe. Perhaps, I will post this recipe in my blog, what say you?
good idea? :) ;) ;) 8-) :* :*

Mighty big hugz to you too always.

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Lil said...

Hi dear Meryl,
Thanks for your visit, sorry lately I did not really have time for you. I will get back in action soon visiting all my dear blogger friends that I really miss.

Thanks for your comments, yes it's good to know what other culture and belief.
Well! in Islam, Ramadhan is a holy month where all Muslims are supposed to fast and do more prayers at night. It is quite interesting to note that every year Allah the Al Mighty spare for us a very important night towards ending of Ramadhan, and that particular night is worth than a thousand months, so it is advised to do more prayers at night towards end of Ramadhan. :) ;) 8-) :*

Hugs from Lily

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Lil said...

Hi!
Thanks for your visit and thanks for your kind Hari Raya Greetings to me.

Will visit you soon.

Cheers! :) ;) 8-) :*

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Lil said...

Hi!
I raya kat Terengganu aje, ikut my sis, her son and wife with their four children visiting some nice family friends here. My second youngest brother joined us here for Hari Raya too.

I really hope no nasty naughty monkeys around to tease you during Hari Raya!

Hugs :) ;) 8-) :*

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Guest said...

Happy Hari Raya!

LadyJava said...

Good idea lil
Post lah the recipe.. we can all try.. heheh
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