Friday, 11 September 2009

The Signs of Laylatul Qadr

The Prophet Muhammad SAW described the morning after Laylatul Qadr, so that Muslims may know which day it is.

Ubayy RA said that he (the Prophet Muhammad SAW) 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, Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah)

Abu Hurairah RA said:

"We were discussing Laylatul Qadr in the presence of Rasulullah (SAW) so he said:

"Which of you remembers (the night) when the moon arose and was like half a plate? (Muslim)

Abdullah ibn Abbas RA said:

"Rasulullah (SAW) said:

"Laylatul Qadr is calm and pleasant, neither hot nor cold, the sun arises on its morning being feeble and red." (At-Tayaalisii, Ibn Khuzaimah and Al-Bazzaar with a Hasan Isnad)

Narrated by Ubayy ibn Ka’ab RA:

"Zirr ibn Hubaysh RA 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 Laylatul 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 (Laylatul Qadr) was in the month of Ramadhan and it was the 27th night.

I said to him:

"Abul Mundhir, on what grounds do you say that?"

Thereupon he said:

"By the indication or by the sign which the Messenger of Allah SAW gave us, and that is that on that day (the sun) would rise without having any ray in it." " (Muslim)

It was narrated by Abu Salama RA:

"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 (SAW) performed I'tikaaf on the first 10 days of the month of Ramadhan and we did the same with him.

Jibril AS came to him and said:

"The night you are looking for is ahead of you."

So the Prophet SAW performed the I'tikaaf in the middle (second) 10 days of the month of Ramadhan and we too performed I'tikaaf with him.

Jibril AS 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 SAW delivered a sermon saying:

"Whoever has performed I'tikaaf with me should continue 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 SAW led us in the prayer and I saw the traces of mud on the forehead and the nose of Allah’s Apostle. So it was the confirmation of that dream." (Bukhari)