The Night of Destiny – Laylatul Qadr 🙏

In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. Surely, We sent it down on the Night of Destiny. And what should make thee know what the Night of Destiny is? The Night of Destiny is better than a thousand months. Therein descend angels and the Spirit by the command of their Lord — with every matter.  It is all peace till the rising of the dawn. Holy Quran [97:6]
The Night of Destiny is the name of that moment which gains acceptance and nothing can be more advantageous than what gains acceptance with God. We should strive for sacrifices that will be accepted.
Physical and spiritual development takes place in darkness/night. The progress of a body of people depends on its early sacrifices and the level of the longevity of its progress is its Night of Destiny. The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said that the more a person is beloved of God the more trials he has to endure.However, if we waste our standards of keeping unity and harmony then we will not be able to avail of the Night of Destiny. If we uphold our mutual unity for the sake of the pleasure of God we will traverse new destinations. All of us should have this very important point before us that when we will pass through these trials successfully then the decisions about our development will be extraordinary. Indeed, the decisions will be made by God, He is the One Who will listen to prayers and it is Him Who bestows the Night of Destiny. It is important that we abide by the matters which are a source of attaining the Night of Destiny. The dawn that breaks after this Night is also extraordinary. These are the matters we must always have in view in order to seek the beneficence of the Night of Destiny.
If God so wills, He manifests His special grace for the consolation of His servant, creating a condition, by virtue of which this special night is granted. His servant experiences a wondrous spiritual state. That is, fulfilling the pledge of worship of God, in which man notices spiritual development and enhancement every moment, indeed should notice it. When man fasts while reading and reflecting on the Qur’an and primarily fasting in order to enhance his devotion to God, indeed God sees that man is putting the commandments in practice to the best of his ability, and is supplicating and calling God in view of: I am near. I answer the prayer of the supplicant when he prays to Me.’(2:187), not only does God listen to prayers, rather He grants Laylatul Qadr in accordance to His promise during which He comes down to earth, near His servants. When man fulfils his pledge, God raises man’s spiritual state. If there is ever any deficiency, it is on our part, in our effort and our practices. God provides this blessed month every year with its last ten days and Laylatul Qadr, which is the highest point of attaining nearness to God.The spiritual experience of this special night brings about amazing transformation in a person and so it should, otherwise the due of the night is not fulfilled. If one believes one has experienced Laylatul Qadr, the worship of which night is better than the worship of 1000 months, and thinks he does not need any more worship, he is misled. In fact Lalilatul Qadr makes one a servant of God in an enhanced manner and in such a situation Divine beneficence flows. God states that when man endeavours to gain His nearness, honours and nurtures his pledge, He listens to prayers and continues to bestow.
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