Laylatul Qadr Dua the Night of Destiny

Laylatul Qadr is so valuable night that Quran devotes a special Surah al-qadr verse 3 to it “Lailatul qadri khairum min alfee shahr” which means The Night of Power (Laylatul Qadr night) is better than a thousand months. Can you imagine? One single night being worth more than 30,000 nights!

Now, the most trustworthy teachings tell us that this blessed night can fall on any of the last ten odd-numbered nights of Ramadan. But here’s the mystery: we don’t know exactly which night it is. And you know what? That’s because it’s in Allah’s divine plan to keep it hidden from us. Subhan Allah!

Prophet Muhammad Hadith (ﷺ)

Listen closely, my dear ones, to the words of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ). He said, “Look for the Night of Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan.

 Sahih al-Bukhari 2017

Prophet Muhammad Hadith (ﷺ)

“Allah’s Messenger Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) used to exert more (in worship) on the last ten than on other nights.”

Sahih Muslim 1175

In the wisdom of Allah, the exact night of Laylatul Qadr, the Night of Decree, remains hidden from us. Even the Prophet Muhammad, (ﷺ), was not permitted to disclose its precise time.

Once, he intended to inform his companions, but on the way, he encountered two men arguing. By Allah’s will, he forgot and then remembered the information. However, he was instructed not to reveal it. He once expressed, “If I were permitted, I would have told you.”

Allah, in His infinite wisdom, conceals this night from us for various reasons. Perhaps He wants us to strive hard in worship in the last ten days of Ramadan. He does not want us to get lazy and focus only on one night.

The Prophet Muhammad, (ﷺ), said, “If people had not abandoned the required prayers. I would have told you its date. They did so, except for that one night.”

The sincere believer is troubled by their sins and moments of neglect. They eagerly await Ramadan, hoping for forgiveness (Tasbeeh for forgiveness) from Allah.

They know that the Prophet promised forgiveness. It’s for those who work hard during the last ten days. To gain this forgiveness (Dua for forgiveness), one must heed the Prophet’s advice to seek Laylatul Qadr. They must pursue and search for it diligently.

Furthermore, Allah and His Prophet have provided signs indicating its occurrence.

The Virtues of Laylatul Qadr

  • Worshipping on Laylat al-Qadr leads to the forgiveness of past sins.
  • It is worth a thousand months. Worship on Laylat al-Qadr is more valuable than worship over a thousand months.
  • Mercy from Allah: Laylat al-Qadr is a night of mercy from Allah. It is when believers receive blessings and forgiveness.
  • It is peaceful and serene. The atmosphere on Laylat al-Qadr is with angels descending and spreading tranquility.
  • Fate is decided on Laylat al-Qadr. It sets the destiny of all creatures for the coming year. This includes matters of life, death, provision, and success.
  • Laylat al-Qadr is a special chance for du’a. It lets believers make sincere Dua and get closer to Allah.
  • Angels descend. On this night, they come to earth. They spread blessings and goodness among believers.
  • Allah tells certain angels about what will happen in the upcoming year. He tells them to write it down from Al-Lawh Al-Mahfoodh. It is a special tablet where everything is kept safe.
  • Ibn Rajab said, “Hey, you who has let the years slip away. Nothing can fix those lost years except for the night of Al-Qadr. Its importance is like having a whole lifetime.”
  • Islamic scholars say, if someone spends this one special night praying and being good, they’ll get rewards. It will be as if they’ve been doing it for more than 1000 months. Cool, right?

Preparation for the Last 10 days of Ramadan

The Night of Power is better for you than living for one thousand months. Even if you spent that time being sincere. You were dedicated and made sacrifices with good intentions and deeds. It’s like having something amazing happen in just one night. This is compared to a whole lifetime of being good.

Laylatul Qadr Dua

Performing two Rakah Salaat is seeking forgiveness for oneself and one’s parents. It is a deeply meaningful act of devotion. Begin by offering two Rakats of Salah. In each Rakat, recite Surah Al-Hamd and Surah Al-Ikhlaas seven times.

After you finish the Salah, repeat Istighfar seventy times. Do this to seek forgiveness from the Almighty. Seeking forgiveness cleanses the soul. It also strengthens the bond with the Divine. And it fosters humility and repentance.

أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّهَ وَأَتُوبُ إلَيْهِ

Astaghfiru allaha wa atubu ilayhi

Laylatul Qadr Dua Arabic

Surah Az Zumar verse 3953 edited

Laylatul Qadr Dua in Transliteration

Laylatul Qadr Dua in English for forgiveness

Which Dua to recite on Laylatul Qadr?

On Laylatul Qadr, you can recite this simple dua: “Astaghfiru allaha wa atubu ilayhi”. This dua is easy to remember. It asks for forgiveness, which is key on this blessed night. And Below Mention Dua’s are also recommended to be recited:

Dua for Deceased ParentsDua for Deceased Parents
Dua Before EatingDua Before Eating
Dua for ParentsDua for Parents
Dua for WealthDua for Wealth
Dua for Leaving the HouseDua for Leaving the House
Dua When Waking UpDua When Waking Up
Dua for Entering MasjidDua for Entering Masjid
Dua for Entering the BathroomDua for Entering the Bathroom
Dua to Thank AllahDua to Thank Allah
Dua for ForgivenessDua for Forgiveness
Dua After AdhanDua After Adhan
Dua for GuidanceDua for Guidance
Dua After WuduDua After Wudu
Dua for Drinking WaterDua for Drinking Water
Dua for HealthDua for Health

What is the best thing to do on Laylatul Qadr?

The best thing to do on Laylatul Qadr is to worship and refrain from sins (Major sins in Islam). This includes praying and reciting the Quran. It also includes making sincere dua. This means seeking forgiveness and doing dhikr.

It is a night of great blessings and forgiveness where the destiny of each individual is written. Dedicate yourself to these acts of worship. These can bring spiritual benefit. They can bring reward in this world and the afterlife (Barzakh). In addition, strive to do good deeds. Help others and spread kindness do charity give Sadaqah.

When should I pray Laylatul Qadr?

You should pray Laylatul Qadr during the last ten nights of Ramadan. It is believed that Laylatul Qadr falls within one of these nights. The exact night of Laylatul Qadr is unknown. But, it is usually said to occur on one of the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan.

These nights are the 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th, or 29th. So, it’s recommended to seek Laylatul Qadr by worshiping. This is especially true during these last ten nights. Doing so maximizes the chance of getting its immense blessings.

A’amal of laylatul Qadr common nights

Common ama’al of Shab-e-Qadr.


  • The portions highlighted in green are the obligatory components of the amal that must be performed.
  • The 100 rak’ah Salah is like making up missed prayers. Begin with Zuhr and Asr, then perform Maghrib and Isha, and conclude with Fajr for the first day. Repeat this process for the remaining five days to complete the 100 rak’ahs.

The common recommended actions for all three nights are outlined below:

  1. Begin with a ritual purification (Ghusl) preferably near sunset, enabling the performance of Maghrib prayers in a state of purity.
  1. Perform two units of prayer (Rakats) wherein in each unit with the intention of hadiyah Imam Husain, recite Surah Al-Fatiha and Surah Al-Ikhlas seven times. Upon completing the prayer, seek forgiveness by reciting “Astagfirullaah Rabbi Wa atoobu elaihi” seventy times, expressing repentance to Allah. It is believed that by the time the individual rises from their prayer place, Allah will have forgiven them and their parents.
  1. Reflect on personal transgressions and sincerely seek forgiveness through recitations such as Munajat e Taebeen, Dua Tauba (repentance), and Dua Kumayl.
  1. Place the Holy Qur’an open in front and recite a specific Dua, expressing desires and needs to Allah. 

Alaahumma inni asaloka be kitaabekal munzale Wa maa feeh, wa feehismokal akbaro wa asmaakal husnaa, wa maa yokhaafo Wa yurjaa an tajalani min otaqaaeka minanNaar”

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِكِتَابِكَ الْمُنْزَلِ وَمَا فِيْهِ

وَفِيْهِ اسْمُكَ الْاَكْبَرُ وَاَسْمَآؤُكَ الْحُسْنٰى،

وَمَا يُخَافُ وَيُرْجٰى

اَنْ تَجْعَلَنِيْ مِنْ عُتَقَآئِكَ مِنَ النَّارِ۔

  1. After this you may beg from Allah swt whatever you desire.
  1. Place the Holy Qur’an on one’s head and recite a specific prayer, followed by repeating it ten times.

Allaahumma be haqqe haazal Qur’an we be haqqe man arsaltahoo beh, Wa be haqqe kulle momenin madahtahoo feeh, we be haqqeka alaihim falaa ahada a’arafo be haqqeka mink“,

اَللّٰهُمَّ بِحَقِّ هَذَا الْقُرْاٰنِ

وَبِحَقِّ مَنْ اَرْسَلْتَهُ بِهِ،

وَبِحَقِّ كُلِّ مُؤْمِنٍ مَدَحْتَهُ فِيْهِ،

وَبِحَقِّكَ عَلَيْهِمْ،

فَلَا اَحَدَ اَعْرَفُ بِحَقِّكَ مِنْكَ

  1. After this you should repeat these blessed names 10 times each:
  3. BE ALIYYIN (A.S.)
  1. Perform the Ziarat (visitation) of Imam Hussain (A.S.) or recite Ziyarat Ashura, as it is believed that during Laylatul Qadr, an angel proclaims from the heavens the forgiveness of those who visit Imam Hussain’s grave.
  1. Recite Duas Jawshan Kabir & Jawshan Saghir.
  1. Engage in prolonged prayer, aiming for one hundred units (rakats), with a preference for reciting Surah Al-Ikhlas ten times after Surah Al-Fatiha in each unit. And recite this Dua:

Allahumma inni amsaytu laka ‘abdandakiran,

La amliku linafsi naf’an wa la darran,

Wa la asrifu anha su’an,

Ashhadu bidhalika ‘ala nafsi,

Wa a’tarifu laka bi da’fi quwwati,

Wa qillati haylati,

Fasalli ‘ala Muhammadin wa ali Muhammadin,

Wa anjiz li ma wa’adtani,

Wa jami’a al-mu’minina wal-mu’minat,

Min al-maghfirati fi hadhihi al-laylah,

Wa atmm ‘alayya ma ataytani,

Fa inni ‘abduka al-maskinu al-mustakini,

Adh-dha’ifu al-faqiru al-mahinu,

Allahumma la taj’alni nasiyan li dhikrika fi ma awlaytani,

Wa la li-ihsanika fi ma a’taytani,

Wa la aysan min ijabatika wa in abtata ‘anni,

Fi sarra’an aw dharra’an,

Aw shiddatan aw rakha’an,

Aw ‘afiyyatin aw bala’an,

Aw bu’sin aw na’ma’an,

Innaka Sami’ud-du’a.

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَمْسَيْتُ لَكَ عَبْدًا دَاخِرًا،

لَا اَمْلِكُ لِنَفْسِيْ نَفْعًا وَلَا ضَرًّا،

وَلَا اَصْرِفُ عَنْهَا سُوٓءًا،

اَشْهَدُ بِذٰلِكَ عَلٰى نَفْسِيْ،

وَاَعْتَرِفُ لَكَ بِضَعْفِ قُوَّتِيْ،

وَقِلَّةِ حِيْلَتِيْ،

فَصَلِّ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَاٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ،

وَاَنْجِزْ لِيْ مَا وَعَدْتَنِيْ،

وَجَمِيْعَ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ،

مِنَ الْمَغْفِرَةِ فِيْ هٰذِهِ اللَّيْلَةِ،

وَاَتْمِمْ عَلَيَّ مَا اٰتَيْتَنِيْ،

فَاِنِّيْ عَبْدُكَ الْمِسْكِيْنُ الْمُسْتَكِيْنُ

الضَّعِيْفُ الْفَقِيْرُ الْمَهِيْنُ،

اَللّٰهُمَّ لَا تَجْعَلْنِيْ نَاسِيًا لِذِكْرِكَ فِيْـمَا اَوْلَيْتَنِيْ،

وَلَا لِاِحْسَانِكَ فِيْـمَا اَعْطَيْتَنِيْ،

وَلَا اٰيِسًا مِنْ اِجَابَتِكَ وَاِنْ اَبْطَاَتَ عَنِّيْ،

فِي سَرَّاۤءَ اَوْ ضَرَّاۤءَ،

اَوْ شِدَّةَ اَوْ رَخَاۤءَ،

اَوْ عَافِيَةٍ اَوْ بَلَاۤءٍ،

اَوْ بُؤْسٍ اَوْ نَعْمَاۤءَ،

اِنَّكَ سَمِيْعُ الدُّعَاۤءِ۔

  1. Dedicate prayers for the well-being of others, particularly those facing difficulties worldwide (Pray for Palestine and whole Muslim Ummah).
  1. Engage in acts of charity or organize charity efforts during the night.
  1. Stay awake throughout the night, as it is believed that one’s sins will be forgiven if they remain vigilant during Laylatul Qadr.
  1. Recite Dua Nudba and Dua Faraj remember Imam e Zamana (atfs) frequently throughout the night, offering supplications for the Imam.
  1. Recite the 15 Whispered prayers from Sahifa Sajjadia.
  1. Conclude the night with the performance of Salaat of Jafar e Tayyar or Namaz-e-shab.
  1. According to the Holy Prophet (ﷺ), one should seek health from Allah (swt) on Laylatul Qadr. By adhering to these practices, believers seek spiritual growth, forgiveness, and blessings during the auspicious nights.


  • Arish Husain

    Assalam Alaikum beautiful people! someone who loves Prophet Muhammad and his family a lot. I like finding new ways to teach important stuff, so everyone can understand what Allah wants from us and His plans. We learn to listen for whispers from Allah, understand big plans, get ready for whatever Allah has for us, and try our best. I hope Allah's blessings guide us on this special journey.Allah hu Akbar!

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