Lailatul Qadr, the night of blessing, the night of Decree. The greatest night of the year as Arafah is the greatest day of the year. A full Surah of Suratul Qadr was revealed by Allah in this night and even the 3rd to 6th verses of Surat ad-Dukhan were also revealed. In this night of blessing the Quran was revealed as well. Lailatul Qadr is that prestigious night when the message was sent to Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) started. The light that would enlighten mankind to the end of life was also started in this night.
Allah Almighty says which is translated as:
“Verily! We have sent it (this Qur’aan) down in the Night of Decree (Lailatul-Qadr). And what will make you know what the Night of Decree is? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. There in descend the angels and the Rooh (ie. Jibreel by Allah’s Permission with all Decrees, Peace! Until the appearance of dawn.” [97:1-5]
In Surat ad-Dukhan :
“We sent it (this Qur’an) down on a blessed Night. Verily, we are ever warning (mankind of Our Torment). Therein (that Night) is decreed every matter of ordainment. Amran (i.e. a command or this Qur’an or His Decree of every matter) from Us. Verily, We are ever sending (the Messenger). (As) a Mercy from your Lord. Verily! He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower. [44:3-6]
One who ignores the night of Laylatul-Qadr is actually a deprived one. The person who misses this sanctified night then he has missed a lot as no one misses it excluding one from whom it is withdrawn. Hence it is suggested that the Muslim who is willing to be respectful to Allah should offer Prayer during this blessed night and hopes for the grand reward, and if he do so, Allah will definitely exonerate his earlier sins.
It is said that, “O Allah You are The One Who pardons greatly, and loves to pardon, so pardon me.”. [at–Tirmithi and Ibn Majah with a Sahih Isnad]
Ibn Abbas stated that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) said, “Look for the Night of Qadr in the last ten nights of Ramadan,’ on the night when nine or seven or five nights remain out of the last ten nights of Ramadan that is twenty one, twenty three, twenty five and twenty nine respectively.” [Bukhari]. We pray to our God the Most Merciful to bless us this Ramadan by witnessing Laylatul-Qadr.