Laylat al Qadr 2023

According to the Gregorian calendar in 2023 Shab e Qadr in Arab world and Pakistan will be on the evening of 18 April 2023. In Bangladesh, India, and in different countries Muslims celebrate the night of power on the evening of April 19, 2023.

Arab world & followed Regions

Event Laylat al Qadr
Date 18 Apr, 2023
Hijri Date 27 Ramadan 1444 AH

Pakistan, India & followed Regions

Event Laylat al Qadr
Date 19 Apr, 2023
Hijri Date 27 Ramadan 1444 AH
The Night of Power, which is believed to be one of the last ten nights of Ramadan and is considered one of the holiest nights in Islam.

When is Laylat al Qadr Date?​

Laylat al-Qadr (Arabic: لیلة القدر), variously rendered in English as the Night of Decree, Night of Power, Night of Value, Night of Destiny, or Night of Measures, is, the night when the Quran was first sent down from Heaven to the world and also the night when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Islamic prophet Hazrat Muhammad (ﷺ) and it is described to be better than a thousand months of worshipping.

According to many Muslim sources, its exact date is uncertain but it was one of the odd-numbered nights of the last ten days of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Since that time, Muslims have regarded the last ten nights of Ramadan as being especially blessed.

Muslims believe that the Night of Qadr comes with blessings and mercy of Allah in abundance, sins are forgiven, supplications are accepted, and that the annual decree is revealed to the angels who carry it out according to Allah's grace.

Laylat al Qadr Date​

A specific date of Laylat al-Qadr is not mentioned in the Quran. Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) received the information about the exact date of Laylat al-Qadr from Allah in a dream. He went to tell the Sahabah about that date. However, He saw two people fighting and forgot what the date was because Allah took the knowledge of Al Qadr from him. With the day of the week, a Muslim date can be fixed exactly.

For Muslim communities all over the world; Laylat al-Qadr is found to be on the last 5 odd nights of Ramadan (21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th) whereby night precedes day. Many cultures celebrate it on the 27th, while certain scholars state that if a Friday night coincides with an odd numbered night, it is likely to be the one.

Last five odd nightsGregorian date
144025 May 2019, 27 May 2019, 29 May 2019, 31 May 2019, 2 June 2019 or 4 June 2019
144115 May 2020, 17 May 2020, 19 May 2020, 21 May 2020 or 23 May 2020
14424 May 2021, 6 May 2021, 8 May 2021, 10 May 2021 or 12 May 2021
144322 April 2022, 24 April 2022, 26 April 2022, 28 April 2022, or 30 April 2022

Nameليلة القدر
Also calledNight of Power, Night of Value, Night of Destiny, Night of Determination, Night Of Decree or Precious Night
Observed byMuslims
TypeAngels descend to the earth and the annual decree is revealed to them
ObservancesTahajjud night prayers, reading the Quran, making dua, doing dhikr, observing iʿtikāf, giving Sadaqah
DateOften observed as 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th Ramadan and some add 19th to series. It is narrated as 23rd by Abdul Sahih. Many cultures observe it as 27th Ramadan but many scholars say it is fabricated.
FrequencyAnnual

When is Laylat ul Qadr 2023?​

As we all know Laylat al Qadr is one of the odd nights of the last 10 days of Ramadan. This year, Laylat al Qadr 2023 is expected to be observed on the night of Thursday, 18th April 2022. However, exact date is subject to the sighting of the moon of Ramadan, 1444 AH.

What Is Laylat Al Qadr?​

Laylat al Qadr (لیلة القدر) is an Arabic world which means Night of Power / Night of Decree in English. It is also known as Laylat al Qadr, Laylatul Qadr, Lailatul Qadr / Lailatul Qadar and (شب قدر) in different parts of world.

Ramadan is the holiest month for all Muslims around the world and Laylat Al Qadr is the holiest night of Ramadan which signifies the importance of this night. As mentioned in the beginning, this night is better than a thousand months and worshiping on this night is better than eighty-three years of worship. This reason alone should encourage a true Muslim to spend this night in prayer, Dua & Dhikr, seeking forgiveness and asking Allah for all the blessings of this world and hereafter.

This night is so valuable that the Quran dedicates a special Surah to it i-e Surah Al-Qadr (97).

Things to do on Lailatul Qadr​

If you are interested in living the Night of Power, let us remind you of some of the things that you might have to do.

On the nights (odd nights of last 10 days of Ramadan) one may spend the time collectively and/or individually observing the following activities:

1) Recitation of Holy Ouran.
2) Praying Nafl after Taraweeh Prayer.
3) Remembering Allah (also known as Dhikr).
4) Making Dua (supplication) for yourself, your loved ones and the Muslim Ummah.
5) Reading books of Hadeeth to learn about Sunnahs of Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W.).
6) Reading Tafseer of Quran.
7) Giving charity to others if you can afford it.
8) Sharing your knowledge about Islam with those next to you so they benefit and learn from you.

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