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Excellence of Lailat-Ul Qadar

Excellence of Lailat-Ul Qadar

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With the start of the last ten days of Ramadan, the Prophet used to tighten his waist belt (i.e. work hard) and used to pray all the night, and used to keep his family awake for the prayers.
With the start of the last ten days of Ramadan, the Prophet used to tighten his waist belt (i.e. work hard) and used to pray all the night, and used to keep his family awake for the prayers.

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Hadiths from Sahih Bukahari & Muslim Volumn 003, Book 032, Hadith Number 241.

----------------------------------------Narated By 'Aisha : With the start of the last ten days of Ramadan, the Prophet used to tighten his waist belt (i.e. work hard) and used to pray all the night, and used to keep his

family awake for the prayers.
Volumn 003, Book 032, Hadith Number 230. ----------------------------------------Narated By Abu Salama bin 'Abdur Rahman : That he asked 'Aisha "How was the prayer of Allah's Apostle in Ramadan?" She replied, "He did not pray more than eleven Rakat in Ramadan or in any other month. He used to pray four Rakat... let alone their beauty and length... and then he would pray four... let alone their beauty and length... and then he would pray three Rakat (Witr)." She added, "I asked, 'O Allah's Apostle! Do you sleep before praying the Witr?' He replied, 'O 'Aisha! My eyes sleep but my heart does not sleep." Volumn 003, Book 032, Hadith Number 231. ----------------------------------------Narated By Abu Huraira : The Prophet said, "Whoever fasted the month of Ramadan out of sincere Faith (i.e. belief) and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his past sins will be forgiven, and whoever stood for the prayers in the night of Qadr out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven." Volumn 003, Book 032, Hadith Number 232. ----------------------------------------Narated By Ibn 'Umar : Some men amongst the companions of the Prophet were shown in their dreams that the night of Qadr was in the last seven nights of Ramadan. Allah's Apostle said, "It seems that all your dreams agree that (the Night of Qadr) is in the last seven nights, and whoever wants to search for it (i.e. the Night of Qadr) should search in the last seven (nights of Ramadan)." Volumn 003, Book 032, Hadith Number 234. ----------------------------------------Narated By 'Aisha : Allah's Apostle said, "Search for the Night of Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan." Volumn 003, Book 032, Hadith Number 240. -----------------------------------------

Narated By 'Ubada bin As-Samit : The Prophet came out to inform us about the Night of Qadr but two Muslims were quarrelling with each other. So, the Prophet said, "I came out to inform you about the Night of Qadr but such-and-such persons were quarrelling, so the news about it had been taken away; yet that might be for your own good, so search for it on the 29th, 27th and 25th (of Ramadan). Volumn 003, Book 032, Hadith Number 241. ----------------------------------------Narated By 'Aisha : With the start of the last ten days of Ramadan, the Prophet used to tighten his waist belt (i.e. work hard) and used to pray all the night, and used to keep his family awake for the prayers.
Book 006, Hadith Number 2395. -----------------------------Chapter : The months of Id are not incomplete. 'Abd Ar-Rahman b. Abu Bakra reported on the authority of Abu Bakra that the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) had said: The months of 'Id are not incomplete. And in the hadith narrated by Khalid (the words are): "The months, of 'Id are Ramadan and Dhu'l-Hijja." Book 006, Hadith Number 2472. -----------------------------Chapter : Permissibility of observing the fast or not observing it in the month of Ramadan for a traveller. Jabir b. 'Abdullah (Allah be pleased with both of them) reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) went out to Mecca in Ramadan in the year of Victory, and he and the people fasted till he came to Kura' al-Ghamim and the people also fasted. He then called for a cup of water which he raised till the people saw it, and then he drank. He was told afterwards that some people had continued to fast, and he said: These people are the disobedient ones; these are the disobedient ones. Book 006, Hadith Number 2473. -----------------------------Chapter : Permissibility of observing the fast or not observing it in the month of Ramadan for a traveller. This hadith has been narrated by Ja'far with the some chain of transmitters and he added: It was said to him (to the Holy Prophet): There are people to whom fasting has become unbearable and they are waiting how you do. He (the Holy Prophet) then called for a cup of water when it was afternoon. The rest of the hadith is the same. Book 006, Hadith Number 2474. -----------------------------Chapter : Permissibility of observing the fast or not observing it in the month of Ramadan for a traveller. Jabir b. 'Abdullah (Allah be pleased with both of them) reported that in the course of a journey Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) saw a man, people crowding around him and providing him a shade. Upon this he (the Holy Prophet) said: What is the matter with him? They

said: He is a person observing fast. Whereupon the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: It is no righteousness that you fast on journey. Book 006, Hadith Number 2476. -----------------------------Chapter : Permissibility of observing the fast or not observing it in the month of Ramadan for a traveller. This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Shu'ba with the same chain of transmitters but with this addition that he (the Holy Prophet) said: "Take advantage of the concession of Allah Who Wanted it to you." When he (one of the narrators) asked him (the other one, Yabya b. Abi Kathar) he did not retain it in his mind. Book 006, Hadith Number 2480. -----------------------------Chapter : Permissibility of observing the fast or not observing it in the month of Ramadan for a traveller. Abu Sa'id al-Khudri (Allah be pleased with him) reported: We went out on an expedition with the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) during Ramadan. Some of us observed the fast and some of us broke it. Neither the observer of the fast had any grudge against one who broke it, nor the breaker of the fast had any grudge against one who had fasted They knew that he who had strength enough (to bear its rigour) fasted and that was good, and they also found that he who felt weakness (and could not bear the burden) broke it, and that was also good. Book 006, Hadith Number 2484. -----------------------------Chapter : The reward of one who does not observe fast because of a religious duty. Anas (Allah be pleased with him) reported: We were with the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) on a journey. Some of us had been observing the fast and some of us had not been fasting. We got down at a place on a hot day. Most of us had the cloth for shelter. There were also those amongst us who sheltered (themselves against the rays of the) sun with the help of their hands. The observers of the fast fell down (on account of weakness). Those who had not observed it got up and pitched tents and watered the mounts. Thereupon the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: The breakers of the fast have taken away the reward today. Book 006, Hadith Number 2486. -----------------------------Chapter : The reward of one who does not observe fast because of a religious duty. Qaza'a reported: I came to Abu Sa'id al-Khudri (Allah be pleased with him) and he was surrounded (by people), and when they dispersed I said to him: I am not going to ask you about what these people were asking. I ask you about fasting on a journey. Upon this he said: We travelled with the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) towards Mecca and we had been observing fast. We halted at a place. There the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: You are nearing your enemy and breaking of fast would give you greater strength, and that was a concession (given to us). But some of us continued to observe the fast

and some of us broke it. We then got down at another place and he (the Holy Prophet) said: You are going to encounter the enemy in the morning and breaking of the fast would give you strength, so break the fast. As it was a point of stress, so we broke the fast. But subsequently we saw ourselves observing the fast with the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) on a journey. Book 006, Hadith Number 2487. -----------------------------Chapter : Choice for observing fast and breaking it on a journey. 'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Hamza b. 'Amr alAslami asked the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) about fasting on a journey, and he (the Holy Prophet) said: Fast if you like and break it if you like. Book 006, Hadith Number 2618. -----------------------------Chapter : Excellence of Lailat-ul Qadar and exhortation to find it. Ibn 'Umar (Allah be pleased with them) reported Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) as saying: Seek Lailat-ul-Qadr in the last week (of Ramadan). Book 006, Hadith Number 2619. -----------------------------Chapter : Excellence of Lailat-ul Qadar and exhortation to find it. Salim reported on the authority of his father that a person saw Lailatul-Qadr on the 27th (of Ramadan).Thereupon Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: I see that your dreams agree regarding the last ten (nights of Ramadan). So seek it on an odd number (of these ten nights). Book 006, Hadith Number 2620. -----------------------------Chapter : Excellence of Lailat-ul Qadar and exhortation to find it. Salim b. 'Abdullah b. 'Umar reported that his father said: I heard Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: So far as Lailatul-Qadr is concerned, some persons among you have seen it (in a dream) in the first week and some persons among you have been shown that it is in the last week; so seek it in the last ten (nights). Book 006, Hadith Number 2621. -----------------------------Chapter : Excellence of Lailat-ul Qadar and exhortation to find it. Ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with them) reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Seek it (Lailat-ul-Qadr) in the last (ten nights).If one among you shows slackness and weakness (in the earlier part of Ramadan), it should not be allowed to prevail upon him in the last week.

Book 006, Hadith Number 2622. -----------------------------Chapter : Excellence of Lailat-ul Qadar and exhortation to find it. Ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with them) reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: He who is anxious to seek it (Lailat-ulQadr) should seek it in the last ten (nights of Ramadan). Book 006, Hadith Number 2623. -----------------------------Chapter : Excellence of Lailat-ul Qadar and exhortation to find it. 'Ibn 'Umar (Allah be pleased with Messenger (may peace be upon him) ul-Qadr in the last (ten nights), Book 006, Hadith Number 2635. -----------------------------Chapter : Excellence of Lailat-ul both of them) reported Allah's as saying: Seek the time of Lailator he said: in the last nine (nights). Qadar and exhortation to find it.

Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) reported: We were talking about Lailat-ul-Qadr in the presence of the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) and he said: He who amongst you remembers (the night) when the moon arose and it was like a piece of plate (at the fag end of the month in a state of waning). Book 006, Hadith Number 2643. -----------------------------Chapter : One should exert more (in devotion and prayer) in the last ten days of Ramadhan. 'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that when the last ten nights began Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) kept awake at night (for prayer and devotion), wakened his family, and prepared himself to observe prayer (with more vigour). Book 006, Hadith Number 2644. -----------------------------Chapter : One should exert more (in devotion and prayer) in the last ten days of Ramadhan. 'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) used to exert himself in devotion during the last ten nights to a greater extent than at any other time. Book 006, Hadith Number 2645. -----------------------------Chapter : Fasting on the 10th Dhu'l-Hijja. 'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported: I never saw the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) fasting in the ten days of Dhu'I-Hijja. Book 006, Hadith Number 2646. ------------------------------

Chapter : Fasting on the 10th Dhu'l-Hijja. 'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported: The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) did not observe fast in the ten days of Dhul-Hijja.

Volume 003 : Zakaat and Fasting. Fiqh 3.144A. ---------------------------------------------Section : Night of Qadr, its virtue. The night of qadr is the most virtuous night of the year. Allah says in the Qur'an: "We revealed it on the night of power [that is, qadr]. What will tell you what the night of power is? It is better than a thousand months." Any action therein, for example, reciting the Qur'an, making remembrance of Allah, and so on, is better than acting for one thousand months which do not contain the night of qadr. Volume 003 : Zakaat and Fasting. Fiqh 3.145. --------------------------------------------Section : Night of Qadr, it is preferred to seek this night. It is preferred to seek this night during the last ten nights of Ramadan, as the Prophet, upon whom be peace, strove his best in seeking it during that time. We have already mentioned that the Prophet would stay up during the last ten nights, would wake his wives, and then would remain apVolume 003 : Zakaat and Fasting. Fiqh 3.145A. ---------------------------------------------Section : Night of Qadr, which night is it?. Scholars hold different opinions as to the night which is the night of qadr. Some are of the opinion that it is the 21st, some say the 23rd, others say the 25th and still others say it is the 29th. Some say that it varies from year to year but it is always among the last ten nights of Ramadan. Most scholars, though, vouch for the 27th. Ahmad recorded, with a sahih chain, from Ibn 'Umar that the Prophet said: "He who likes to seek that night should do so on the 27th. Ubayy ibn K'ab said: By Allah, and there is no God but Him, it is during Ramadan--and He swore to that--and by Allah, I know what night it is. It is the night during which the Prophet ordered us to make prayers, the night of the 27th. Its sign is that the sun rises in the morning white and without any rays." This is related by Muslim, Abu Dawud, Ahmad, and by at-Tirmizhi who called it sahih. art from them to worship. Volume 003 : Zakaat and Fasting. Fiqh 3.145B. ---------------------------------------------Section : Night of Qadr, praying and making supplications during the night of qadr. Al-Bukhari and Muslim record from Abu Hurairah that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, said: "Whoever prays during the night of qadr with faith and hoping for its reward will have all of his previous sins forgiven."

As to the supplication during the night of qadr, 'Aishah said: "I asked the Messenger of Allah: 'O Messenger of Allah, if I know what night is the night of qadr, what should I say during it?' He said: 'Say: O Allah, You are pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me.'" This is related by Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and by atTirmizhi, who called it sahih.

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