Friday, 26 August 2011

Signs of Laylatul Qadr

Signs of Laylatul Qadr
Subject: Signs of Laylatul Qadr
The signs of Laylatul-Qadar, by Shakyh al-'Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)

Question: What are the signs of Laylatul-Qadar?
From amongst the signs of Laylatul-Qadar is that it is a calm night and the believer's heart is delighted and at peace with it, and he becomes active in doing good actions, and the sun on the following morning rises clearly without any rays.

Fataawa Ramadhaan - Volume 2, Page 852, Fatwa No. 841;
Fataawa ash-Shaykh Muhammad as-Saalih al-Uthaymeen - Volume 1, Page 563.
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Ahadith on signs of Laylatul-Qadr.

Allaah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) described the morning after Lailatul-Qadr, so that the Muslim may know which day it is.
From Ubayy, (RA), who said: that he (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "On the morning following Laylatul-Qadr the sun rises not having any rays, as if it were a brass dish, until it rises up."
{Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmithi and Ibn Majah}
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Abu Hurairah, (RA), said: "We were discussing Laylatul-Qadr in the presence of
Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) so he said: 'Which of you remembers {the night} when the moon arose and was like half a plate?'."
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Ibn 'Abbaas (RA), said: Allaah's Messenger, (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), said:
"Lailatul-Qadr is calm and pleasant, neither hot nor cold, the sun arises on its morning
being feeble and red."

{at-Tayaalisee, Ibn Khuzaimah and al-Bazzaar with a Hasan Isnad}
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Narrated by Ubayy Ibn Ka'b, "Zirr Ibn Hubaysh reported: I thus asked Ubayy Ibn Ka'b:
Your brother (in faith) Ibn Mas'ud says: He who stands (for the night prayer) throughout the year will find Lailatul Qadr. Thereupon he said: May Allah have mercy upon him.
(He said these words) with the intention that people might not rely only (on one night),
whereas he knew that it (Lailatul Qadr) was in the month of Ramadhan and it was the 27th night. I said to him: AbulMundhir, on what grounds do you say that? Thereupon he said: By the indication or by the sign which the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) gave us, and that is that on that day the Sun would rise without having any ray in it."
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It was narrated by Abu Salama (r.a): "Once I went to Abu Said al-Kudri and asked him, "Won't you come with us to the date palm trees to have a talk?" So Abu Said replied, "Once Allah's Apostle (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) performed Iktikaaf on the first 10 days of the month of Ramadhan and we did the same with him. Gabriel came to him and said, "The night you are looking for is ahead of you." So the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) performed the Iktikaaf in the middle (second) 10 days
of the month of Ramadhan and we too performed Iktikaaf with him.. Gabriel came to him and said, "The night which you are looking for is ahead of you." On the morning of the 20th Ramadhan, the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) delivered a sermon
saying: "Whoever has performed Iktikaaf with me should c ontinue it. I have been shown the Night of 'Qadr', but have forgotten the date, but it is in the odd nights of the last 10 nights. I saw in my dream that I was prostrating in mud and water." In those days the roof of the mosque was made of branches of date palm trees. At the same time the sky was clear and no cloud visible, but suddenly a cloud came and it rained.The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) led us in the prayer and I saw the traces of mud on the forehead and the nose of Allah's Apostle (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). So it was the confirmation of that dream."
{al-Bukhari, Volume 1:777}

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Ubaadah bin Saamit (Radhiallaho anho) reports that he asked the Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) about "Laylatul Qadr". He (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) replied: "It is in Ramadhan, during the last ten days, on the unevenly numbered nights, either the 21st 23rd, 25th, 27th, 29th or the last night of Ramadhan. Whosoever stands in "Ibaadah" on this night, with sincere faith and with genuine hopes of gaining reward, his previous sins will be forgiven. Among the signs of this night is that it is a serene, quiet, shining night, neither hot, nor cold but temperate as if a moon is shining clear, and no meteors are shot at the "Shayateen" on that night; it lasts until the break of the dawn. Another sign is that at morn, the Sun rises without any radiant beams of light, appearing rather like the moon in it's fullness. On that day, Allah prohibits the "Shayateen" from rising up with the Sun."
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