The Night of Power
Laylat Al Qadr
The Night of Power or Destiny is an extremely
important night for Muslims. It is the night in which our code of
guidance, the Holy Quran, was revealed from the Lord of the Universe
to Prophet Muhammad. The Quran was revealed in Ramadan (2:185),
and traditionally Muslims celebrated the Night of Power on the 27th
night of Ramadan.
God describes this night as better than a thousand months. During
that night, the angels and the Spirit descend therein, by God’s
leave, to carry out every command (97:1-5).
Because the Night of Power is such a special night, those Muslims
(Submitters) who want to gain extra credit of righteousness spend
the night by commemorating God the Almighty either in their privacy
or in a mosque with other Muslims. There are also some Muslims who
retreat to a mosque in the last ten days of Ramadan to take ad-vantage
of God’s blessings further and increase their faith of submission.
Although the Night of Power falls on the 27th night of Ramadan,
the followers of satanic innovations are never sure about it. They
have their own books to follow beside the Quran a.k.a. hadiths
(sayings attributed to the prophet). In one of them, SaHiH Bukhary,
it is claimed that the prophet and his companions knew the precise
night, but later God caused it to be forgotten. In still another
hadith, it is reported that the “Night of Power” keeps
changing from one year to another, whatever this means.
True Muslims always trust their Lord, and are confident that He
will never deceive them. When God Almighty informs us in His most
authentic Hadith that “We did not leave anything out of this
book” (6:38), they know that all they need is found in this
divine revelation. For this reason, and even before the discovery
of the divine code of 19 by Dr. Rashad Khalifa, Muslim scholars
researched for the exact date of the “Night of Power,”
or Laylat Al Qadr in the Quran.
Some saw signs in Sura 97 “Al Qadr.” It is interesting
to see that God mentioned “Laylat Al Qadr” (The Night
of Power), a phrase that consists of 9 Arabic letters, exactly three
times, in 97:1, 2, and 3. The sign was that 9x3=27, which means
it is the 27th night of Ramadan.
Other Muslim researchers noticed that Sura 97 consists of exactly
30 Arabic words, as if it were referring to the days of the month.
If you start counting the words, then you will find that the 27th
word is “it,” as if God is tell-ing us the 27th night
of Ramadan is “it.”
The code of 19, however, serves as an authentication for all information
one extracts from the book of God. It also helps put to rest any
speculations concerning the exact occurrence of that night. The
divine code spells out the true date of the night of power as follows:
The gematric or numeric value of “Laylat Al Qadr”
is 410. The nine Arabic letters that make up this phrase have the
following values (letters shown in English equivalents):
L=30, Y=10, L=30, T=5, A=1, L=30, Q=100, D=4, R=200
If we add 410, the total of above numbers, plus the Sura number
(97) and the verse numbers in which “Laylat Al Qadr”
occurs (1, 2, 3), we get
410 + 97 + 1 + 2 + 3 = 513, or 19 x 27.
Mohamed H. Aboul-Seoud, Ph.D.