The Powerful Night of Ramadan

A section from the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy (photo credit: iStock by Getty Images).

We have indeed revealed this (Message) in the Night of Power:
And what will explain to you what the night of power is?
The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.
Therein come down the angels and the Spirit by Allah's permission, on every errand: Peace!...This until the rise of morn!
(97:1-5)

The Night of Power in His infinite wisdom is encouraged to be searched during the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan. Since over fourteen centuries Muslims are striving diligently to benefit greatly from it. A rare trade indeed - pure profit and thousand times more!

Interestingly we have embraced the night for its mathematical magic but seemingly misplaced the very essence of the night. In fact, it was just another dark night. But it became the Night of Power because of what was revealed in the darkness. It is now known to us, a night better than a thousand months. The dark night is illuminating the world and the Quran is guiding the humanity ever since.

The Night of Power is celebrated powerfully. Masajid and communities celebrate the night by staying up all night, listening to lectures, reading Quran, etc. What seems to be missing though is to reflect on the Divine Words and to act upon it. Unless that is done, the real power will not be received from the Night of Power.

Ramadan visits us every year and offers us a reason to reflect on every aspect of our lives. IslamiCity received a Ramadan contribution and we are pleased to publish a portion of it for your reflections.

I wish everyday is Ramadan.   Goodbye.
I told you even before you start about the pain that I'll have when I'll say good-bye to you
I cried even before you start, I knew how it feels to live without you ...
With out the Spirituality in your nights ...
With out the Blessing in your days ...
With out the Goodness in every minute you have ...
The only reason I can handle this is the hope that you are the Muslims' harvest month, and the more pain I have to leave you the better my harvest will be.
So increase your pain as much as you want, I'll miss you ... and I'll wait.
I wonder am I going to see you again next year? Only Allah (swt) knows ...
I pray to Him that all the Muslims will be blessed with your Mercy, Forgiveness and kept away from the hell-fire.

May Allah (swt) bless the Muslim Ummah to reflect upon the essence of Islam. May this Ramadan and more to come be full of His mercy and forgiveness. Ameen.


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