The night of lailatul Qadar is one extraordinary night that Allah gave to his servant especially to the Ummat of the prophet Muhammad SAW. In the Al-Quran, Allah says in the surah Qadar which means: Waiting for us to send down the Koran on the night of Qadar, What is the night of Qadar, the night of Qadar is a night that is better than a thousand months.
So, it is clear that one night of lailatul Qadar is equivalent to a thousand other months for which there is no lailatul Qadar in it. Allah sent down the Koran to the sky of the world or to a place in the sky of the world called baitul ‘izzah and this happened on the night of Qadar, which is the great night of glory. Why did Allah choose the night of qadar as the time to bring down the Koran to the heavens of the world? The answer is that because the night of qadar is a great night, the great Koran is appropriate and worthy only to be sent down on the great night.
So when did the lailatul Qadar happen? Before we explain the time or when the lailatul Qadar took place, first we need to look at the story of why Allah gave this night of lailatul Qadar to the ummah of the prophet Muhammad SAW.
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The Origin of the Night of Lailatul Qadar
It is narrated in the Shawi Tafsir book that it was reported to the Prophet Muhammad SAW that there was a young Israelite who carried a sword around his neck for a thousand months (83 years 4 months) in fighting in the way of Allah to uphold religion. Rasulullah was amazed by the extraordinary reward from this young man because he had fought for a thousand months to defend Allah’s religion. Then Rasulullah SAW said and complained to Allah.
يا ربى, جعلت أمتى أقصر الامم أعمارا و اقلها اعمال
“O my Lord, you made my Ummah the ummah with the shortest age and the least amount of charity.”
So, then Allah SWT gave this extraordinary night to the ummah of the prophet Muhammad SAW. That is why this one night is comparable to another thousand months where there is no night of lailatul Qadar in it.
So, it is very clear to us that we have to peek and watch over that night because just one night we worship if it coincides with the night of Lailatul Qadar, then the reward is the same as a thousand months or 83 years. This is truly an extraordinary gift that Allah gave to the ummah of the Prophet Muhammad.
So When did the Night of Lailatul Qadar Happen?
The occurrence of this lailatul Qadar has different opinions among the scholars, of course this is according to the time they get regularly.
For example Imam Malik said that lailatul Qadar is one night and it ranges in a year. Not specifically, this night of lailatul Qadar occurs on the night of Ramadan, it can happen on a night outside of the month of Ramadan. However he said that his habit occurs in the month of Ramadan and more habit occurs at the end of 10 than Ramadan.
While Imam Shafi’e and Imam Ahmad say that lailatul Qadar occurs only during the month of Ramadan and it does not move to other nights outside of Ramadan, however this night usually occurs on the last ten nights of Ramadan.
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While Ibn Abbas and Ubai bin ka’ab Radhiallahuma, they said that the night of lailatul qadar was the 27th night of Ramadan.
Here we will see when lailatul Qadar is based on information from Ulama.
To find out when lailatul Qadar occurred, we need to know when Rmadhan’s first night actually happened. So, this night of lailatul Qadar is in accordance or the formula is based on the night of Ramadan.
As taken from Imam Hasan Asy Syadzili, he said that:
1. Lailatul Qadar, if the first night of Ramadan is on a Saturday night, then the night of Lailatul Qadar is the 29th night of Ramadan.
2. If the first night of Ramadan is Monday night then Lailatul Qadar will occur on the 21st night of Ramadan
3. If the first night of the fasting night is Tuesday, the night of lailatul qadar occurs at night 27
4. If it is the first night of Ramadan is Wednesday night then the laialtul qadar occurs on the 29th night, this is the same as the first point, namely if the first night of Ramadan is Saturday night.
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5. If the first night of Ramadan occurs Thursday night, then Lailatul Qadar will occur on the 25th night of Ramadan.
6. Meanwhile, if the first night of Ramadan is Friday night, then Lailatul Qadar is the 17th night of Ramadan, or
7. The first night of Ramadan occurs on Saturday night, then Lailatul Qadar occurs on the 23rd night of Ramadan.
This is just one opinion, in the video above you can hear other opinions from other kasyaf scholars. There are slight differences. This is not a problem, because the lailatul qadar can move around. and what is mentioned above is the habit that occurs as they experience.
This night of lailatul Qadar has great potential on the last ten nights of Ramadan and on odd nights.