SHAB-E-QADR (THE NIGHT OF POWER)
The virtues of Shab-e-Qadr are established from Quran and Sunnah. Adoration and worshipping in this night is venerable from worship in thousand months without Shab-e-Qadrs. Allah Himself said” We have indeed revealed this (message) in this night of Power. And what will explain to thee what the Night of Power is. the Night of Power is better that a thousand months. Therein come down the angels and the spirits by Allah’s permission on every errand. Peace! This until dawn. ( Al-Quran, Surah Qadr)
Hazrat Abu-Hurairah (RadiAllahAnho) narrates that Rasullah(SalallahoAlaiheWasalam) said that who fasted with belief and Iman his earlier sins will be forgiven and who offers prayers i.e. Nafl, recitation of Quran, reciting of Darood and begging pardon from Allah the Almighty, he earns rewards of his virtue and his sins and pardoned. (Bukhari)
Hazrat Anas (RadiAllahAnho) narrates that once on the commencement of Ramadan, Rasulallah (SalallahoAlaiheWasalam) said that this month has come among you and one night of this month is as such which is better than thousand months. If anybody is unable to avail its blessings, he is deprived of all virtues. No one is deprived of its blessing unless he himself is unfortunate. (Ibn-e-Maja)
Hazrat Syeda Aisha (RadiAllahAnha) narrates that the Prophet (SalallahoAlaiheWasalam) said: “Find out night of Power among odd nights like 21, 23, 25, 27, 29th of the last ten days of the month of Ramadan” (Bukhari)
This narration is also from her. She says that I asked the prophet (SalallahoAlaiheWasalam) ” Ya Rasulallah, If I could know the exact Night of Power, then what shall I do?” The prophet (SalallahoAlaiheWasalam) said, “Read this Dua”
“Allah humma innaka afu un tuhibbul afwa fafoo ani” (Tirmizi)
It is said that when Night of Power arrives then those angels also come down with Hazrat Jibreel (Alaihisalaam) who live on “Sidratul Muntaha” (a stop in the seventh heaven” and they bring four flags with them. One flag is hoisted on Gumbad-e-Khizra (Masjid-e-Nabavi) and the other on Baitul Muqaddas (i.e. Jurusalam), Next one on the roof of Masjid-e-Haraam (Khana-e-Kabaa) and the fourth one on Koh-e-Toor (Toor Mountain). There after they visitÂ the homes of each and every True Muslim men and women and say Salaam to them. The drunkards, interest eaters and those who do not care for there relations and brethren in religion, are kept away from this benidiction.
NAMAZ-E-SHAB-E-QADR (PRAYER IN THE NIGHT OF POWER)
One who offers four raka’at Namaz in this night and in each raka’at he /she recites Surah Fatiha and Surah Qadr once each and Surah Ikhlas 27 times, his/her all earlier sins are pardoned and he becomes like a child who is born the same day. Allah will also give him a thousand palaces in the paradise.
According to another narration, one who offers four rak’at Namaz on the 27th night of the month of Ramadan and in each raka’at he/she recites after Surah Fatiha, Surah Qadr three times and Surah Ikhlas fifty times and after Salaam again goes in Sajda (Prostration) and recites
“Subhaan Allahe Walhamdolillahe Walahelaha illallaho Wallahoakbar”
and then whatever Dua he/she makes that will be granted and the Almighty will pardon his/her sins and give him/her countless rewards. (Ghunyatul Talibeen)