The Holy Quran
Chapter # 97
بِّسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ١
وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ ٢
لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ خَيْرٌ مِّنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ ٣
تَنَزَّلُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ وَالرُّوحُ فِيهَا بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِم مِّن كُلِّ أَمْرٍ ٤
سَلَامٌ هِيَ حَتَّىٰ مَطْلَعِ الْفَجْرِ ٥
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
1) We have indeed revealed this (Message) in the Night of Power:
2) And what will explain to thee what the night of power is?
3) The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.
4) Therein come down the angels and the Spirit by Allah’s permission, on every errand:
5) Peace!… This until the rise of morn!
During every day and night of the Holy month of Ramadhan, an individual must try his/her utmost to further enlighten his/her heart through remembering God in preparation for entering Laylat-ul-Qadr.
The Holy Quran states:
“Laylat-ul-Qadr is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend in it by the permission of their Lord.” Surah Qadr, Verses 3-4
During the nights of Laylat-ul-Qadr the angels:
-Connect the earth to the Heaven
-Enlighten the hearts of the Believers
-Shed the light of God Almighty’s favor and grace on human life
Laylat-ul-Qadr is the night for:
Spiritual health, curing moral, spiritual, physical, and social maladies, which have unfortunately plagued many nations throughout the world, especially Muslim nations. It is possible to get rid of all these maladies in Laylat-ul-Qadr, provided that we prepare ourselves for it.
Excerpt from Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Khamenei’s view of the Holy Month of Ramadhan
Brief overview of the Common A’maal for Laylatul-ul-Qadr:
1) Take a Ghusl & do Wudhu
2) Recite 2 Raka’ats Salaat
a) Surah Al-Hamd (x1)
b) Surah Al-Ikhlaas (x7)
c) Recite x70 أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّهَ وَأَتُوبُ إلَيْهِ
4) Recite x100 أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّهَ رَبِّي وَأَتُوبُ إلَيْهِ.
a) Remember your sins while asking for forgiveness
5) Recite the Dua’a of the Holy Quran
6) Recite the Dua’a of Imam Zain Al-Abideen (A.S.)
a) اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي امْسَيْتُ لَكَ عَبْداً دَاخِراً
7) Recite the daily short Ramadhan Dua’a
a) أَعُوذُ بِجَلالِ وَجْهِكَ الكَرِيمِ-
b) يَا مُولِجَ اللّيْلِ فِي النّهَارِ-
8) Recite the following short Dua’a
a) اللّهُمّ أَدّ عَنَّا حَقّ مَا مَضَى مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ-
b) اللّهُمّ إِنّكَ قُلْتَ فِي كِتَابِكَ المُنْزَلِ-
9) Recite the following short Dua’a
a) يَا مُلَيّنَ الحَدِيدِ لِدَاوُدَ عَلَيْهِ السّلامُ-
b) يَا مُولِجَ اللّيْلِ فِي النّهَارِ-
10) Recite Ziyaraat of Imam Hussein (A.S.)
a) Special Ziyaraat for the night of Qadr
11) Recite the Following Chapters of Holy Quran
a) Al Ankaboot (Surah / Chapter 29).
b) Al Ruum (Surah / Chapter 30).
c) Ad Dukhan (Surah / Chapter 44).
d) Al Qadr (Surah / Chapter 97) x1000
12) Recite Dua’a Jawshan Al Kabir
13) Recite Dua’a Al Tawbah.
14) Recite Dua’a Makarem-ul-Akhlaq.
قالَ رَسُولُ اللهِصلی الله عليه و آله و سلم: مَثَلُ أَهلِ بَيتي في اُمَّتي مَثَلُ سَفينَة نُوحٍ مَن رَكِبَها نَجا وَ مَن رَغِبَ عَنها هَلَكَ.
The Holy Prophet [p.b.u.h.] said: “The likeness of my Ahlul-Bayt (progeny) amongst my Ummah (followers) is similar to Noah’s Ark. Those who embarked on it were rescued and those who rejected it perished….” Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 27, p. 113
The Holy month of Ramadhan is upon us; this is the month in which Allah (SWT) has commanded us to fast from before dawn until after dusk. However fasting is not just abstaining from food and drink, but rather the main purpose of fasting is to gain ‘self restraint’/righteouness as is stated in the holy Qur’an:
“O you who believe, fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may observe self restraint/righteousness (al-Taqwa).”
Surah 2-Baqarah, verse 183
During this blessed month of Ramadhan lets challenge ourselves to practice self restraint by striving to do the following and more:
Whole body fasting.
Fast with your ears:
Do not listen to anything bad such as gossip, music, useless talk, etc.
Fast with your eyes:
Do not look at anything wrong.
Fast with your tongue:
Do not say anything false, or anything that hurts others.
Always speak the truth.
Fast with your hands:
Do not do anything that is wrong/forbidden.
Use your hands to do good actions such as helping others.
Fast with your legs:
Do not go anywhere where sins can be committed.
Walk on the right path
Whole body fasting.
Try to recite Qur’an everyday/regularly; learn from the Qur’an and Ahlul Bayt (A.S.).
Strive to perform the 5 daily prayers on time.
Help the needy/poor/orphans physically or through monetary donations.
Recite supplications (dua’a) regularly; maintain conversation with Allah (SWT).
Pray for Imam Mahdi (AJTF) and converse with him frequently.
Strive to control your temper.
Pray for our brothers and sisters around the world.
Stand up/speak up against any oppression.
💝🎊Congratulations on the birth anniversary of Imam Hassan Mojtaba (PBUH)✨🌼
🌸Imam Hassan was the eldest child of Imam Ali (A) and lady Fatima Zahra (A). When the Holy Prophet (S) received the happy news of the birth of his grandson, he came at once to his beloved daughter’s house. He took the newly born baby in his arms and recited the Adhaan in its right ear and the Iqamah in its left ear. Then, in accordance with the command of Allah, he named the child Hasan.
🌸The Holy Imam (A) spent the first seven years of his life under the care and guidance of his grandfather, the Holy Prophet (S). This early training made the Holy Imam (A) outstanding in his knowledge, piety, tolerance, intelligence and courage.
🌸The Holy Imam (A) and his brother Imam Husain (A) were very dear to the Holy Prophet (S). He used to carry them on his shoulders and once told the people,”Hassan and Hussain are the leaders of the youth of Paradise.”
🌸Lady Fatima once brought her two sons to her father and said, “O Apostle of Allah, these are your two grandsons. Give them something as an inheritance. The Holy Prophet (S) replied, “Hassan shall have my form and my nobility and Hussain shall have my generosity and bravery.”