Tafsir of Surah al Qadr – Power (Surah 97)

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  1) Truly We have revealed it in the Night of Power. 2) What will make you realise what the Night of Power is? 3) The Night of Power is better than a thousand months. 4) In it the angels and the Spirit descend by their Lord’s permission with every ordinance. 5) Peace!…until the break of dawn.

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Allah says, explaining the excellence of the Qur’an and its sublime status, “Truly We have revealed it in the Night of Power.” Allah began the revelation of the Qur’an in Laylatu’l-Qadr of Ramadan, and through it showed a mercy to His servants that they can never show enough gratitude for. It is called the Night of Power because of its great status, its excellence in the sight of Allah, and because decrees are apportioned therein for the coming year. Allah then proceeds to emphasise its importance by saying, “What will make you realise what the Night of Power is,” its affair is tremendous “The Night of Power is better than a thousand months,” therefore a deed performed during it is better than that deed being performed over a period of one thousand months that do not contain that one night. That Allah has graced this weak nation with such a night astounds and amazes one’s mind. One thousand months: eighty odd years, the lifespan of a man who has lived a long life! “In it the angels and the Spirit descend” frequently “by their Lord’s permission with every ordinance. Peace,” it is safe from every defect and evil due to its immense good, “until the break of dawn,” i.e. this night commences when the sun sets and ends with the break of dawn. The ahadith concerning its virtue are concurrent (mutawatir), they mention that it falls in the odd nights of the last ten nights of Ramadan, and it will fall therein every year until the Hour falls. It was in the hope of finding the Night of Power that the Prophet ﷺ would perform i`tikaf and increase in worship during the last ten nights of Ramadan.

Allah knows best.

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