Is Laylatul Qadr on the 27th night of Ramadan?

Laylatul Qadr, Shab e Qadr, and Lailatul Barat are different names for the night of power which Muslims around the world as well as in Saudi Arabia spend worshipping Allah. Is Laylatul Qadr on the 27th night of Ramadan? 

The importance of Laylatul Qadr

  • Quran was revealed on the Laylatul Qadr

Shab e Qadr, Laylatul Qadr, or Lailatul Barat is the holiest night in the Islamic Calendar; many Muslims around the world including Saudi Arabia believe that it was on this night that the Holy Quran was sent down from the heavens to the Earth.

  • Laylatul Qadr = 1,000 months of Worship

According to the Holy Quran, Muslims who will spend this night in the worship of Allah will have all their previous sins forgiven. Additionally, they shall be granted the same amount of good deeds for 1,000 months of worship. (83.3 years).

  • Surah Al Qadr in the Holy Quran

An entire chapter of the Holy Quran named Al Qadr is completely devoted to explaining the true merits of worship on the Lailatul Qadr.

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Is Laylatul Qadr on the 27th night of Ramadan?

Many Muslims wrongly believe that only the night of 27th Ramadan is Laylatul Qadr, however, this is just a misconception.

The exact date of this Night of Power is unknown; however, it is known that it occurs in one of the last ten odd nights of Ramadan. (21, 23, 25, 27, 29).

What are the signs of Laylatul Qadr?

In accordance with Islamic scripture, these are the signs of Shab e Qadr or Laylatul Qadr each year;

  • A night of peace and moderate temperatures
  • The moon which shines without rays
  • No shooting stars
  • When the sun rises, it will appear as a disk and no beams of light can be seen from the sun.
  • Recommended: 8 Things to do in the Odd Nights of Ramadan

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.