———ANNOUNCEMENT: NIGHT OF LAILATUL QADR 2021———-
PHSICC is pleased to announce that the Night of Lailatul Qadr will be on Saturday, 8 May 2021, from 11pm to 2am.
The night of Lailatul Qadr is the night of Zikrs, Prayers, Duas and Fundraising for our ongoing projects.
Due to coranavirus restrictions, LAILATUL QADR NIGHT 2021 will be hosted by Zoom Meeting only.
Please, join us from 11pm on: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82026630852
Meeting ID: 820 2663 0852
020 7635 0088
118-120 Peckham High Street, SE15 5ED
Seeking Lailatul Qadr or the Night of Decree
Laylatul Qadr, the Night of Decree or Night of Power, is one of the most sacred nights in the Islamic calendar. It takes place in the last ten days of Ramadan and was the night in which the Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
It is also believed to be the night in which Allah shows great mercy to His creation and the night in which one’s fate is decreed.
Allah says in the Qur’an, “The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months,” (Qur’an, 97:3). The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever prays on Laylatul Qadr out of faith and sincerity, shall have all their past sins forgiven,” (Hadith, Bukhari and Muslim).
Sincerely praying for forgiveness, reciting the holy Qur’an, sending salawat (blessings upon the Prophet) and offering optional (nafl) prayers are examples of beneficial acts of worship on these nights.
The exact date of Laylatul Qadr is unknown, although it is thought to occur on an odd night in the last ten days of Ramadan (e.g. the 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27 or 29th night). The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “Seek it in the last ten days, on the odd nights,” (Hadith, Bukhari and Muslim).
When Lady Aisha (may Allah be well pleased with her) asked the Prophet (peace be upon him) “O Messenger of Allah, if it is Laylatul Qadr, then what should I supplicate with?” he replied with the famous dua: “Allahumma, innaka Afuwwun Karimun, tuḥibbu al-afwa fa‘afu anna” – “O Allah, indeed You are Pardoning and Generous; You love to pardon, so pardon us.”