How to make Dua: Tip #59

How to make Dua: Tip #59

Times when Dua is answered: Dua on ‘The Night of Decree’

Within Ramadan, there is 1 night in which many blessings are sent down, it is so great that Allah has revealed a Surah concerning just that night [Surah al-Qadr], on this night Muslims should strive

During this blessed night, when the angels descend down to Earth with the angel Jibreel, and when the Earth is overwhelmed with peace and serenity until the break of dawn, and when the doors of Paradise are opened, the worshipper is encouraged to turn to Allah, and to ask of his needs for this world and the Hereafter.

Allah says:

Indeed, We sent the Qur’an down during the Night of Decree.
And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree?
The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months.
The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter.
Peace it is until the emergence of dawn. [The Qur’an: Surah al Qadr]

‘A’ishah narrated that she asked the Prophet [May Peace and Blessings be upon him]: “O Messenger of Allah! What dua should I make on Laylat al-Qadr?” He answered: “Say, ‘O Allah! You are Forgiving, and love to forgive, so forgive me!’”

Laylat al-Qadr is one of the odd nights in the last ten nights, which are the 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or the 29th. There is a common misconception that it is definitely on the 27th, however this is not confirmed in any authentic source, so one should strive to do their best on all of the odd nights.

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