Lailat-ul-Qadr and the advent of the Holy Prophet (sa)


“One type of Lailat-ul-Qadr is that which occurs in the latter part of the night when Allah the Exalted manifests Himself and extends His hand, asking if there is anyone who prays and seeks forgiveness, so that He may accept it. However, there is another meaning, which, regrettably, is opposed and denied by the clerics. It is that ‘We have sent down the Quran in a night that was completely dark and eagerly awaited an able reformer.’ 

“God Almighty has created mankind for His worship, as He states: 

وَمَا خَلَقۡتُ الۡجِنَّ وَالۡاِنۡسَ اِلَّا لِیَعۡبُدُوۡنِ

“[‘And I have not created the Jinn and the men but that they may worship Me.’ (Surah adh-Dhariyat, Ch.51: V.57)]

“Therefore, when mankind has been created for worship, it is inconceivable that they remain in darkness. In such times, their very nature fervently seeks a reformer. Thus, اِنَّاۤ اَنۡزَلۡنٰہُ فِیۡ لَیۡلَۃِ الۡقَدۡرِ [‘Surely, We sent it down on the Night of Destiny,’ (Surah al-Qadr, Ch.97: V.2)], is another proof of that era of the necessity for the advent of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.”

(Al Hakam, 31 July 1906)

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