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Night of Destiny 2024: meaning, invocation, why is it so important during Ramadan ?

“Night of destiny 2024 : meaning, invocation, why is it so important during Ramadan ?”

The Night of Destiny (Laylat Al-Qadr) is scheduled to take place on the night of April 5, 2024. It is one of the most sacred dates of the year. e for Muslims. We explain why in our dedicated article.

A few days before Aïd el-Fitr, the Night of Destiny (Laylat Al-Qadr) is also an important time in Islam. It is indeed the holiest night in the Muslim calendar, because it would be the day when the archangel Gabriel would have revealed the the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad. Its date is not fixed in the Gregorian calendar because the Muslim one (Hijri) is different by being based on the calendar. on lunar cycles. Traditionally, the religious leaders of Islam place the night of Destiny on the night of the 27th day of Ramadan. In 2024, it should take place between Friday April 5, 2024 and Saturday April 6, 2024. Please note, this date may be postponed by one day, depending on the catch taking into account u not the crescent moon marking the beginning of the month. But what do believers do during this night and what is its meaning ? Explanations in detail.&nbsp ;

The Night of Destiny (or Laylat Al-Qadr) 2024/1445 (1445 signifying the year current in the Islamic calendar), should correspond &agrav; the night of Friday 5 to Saturday 6 April 2024. However, several dates are actually available. possible. How to explain it ? According to Islam, which sticks to the explanations of the "prophet" , the Night of Destiny takes place during an odd night, and in the last "decade" of the month of Ramadan. Unlike &agrav; popular belief, the Night of Destiny does not necessarily take place the day before the 27th day of Ramadan.

Imam Ismaël Tiendrébéogo of the Circle of Islamic Studies, Research and Training (CERFI), explained  to the newspaper Wakat S&eac;ra how to identify the Night of Destiny: according to him, "the prophet gave elements to help identify this night. He says that on the very day of the night of destiny, there is a coolness, there is no wind, but people feel fresh. comfortable. Second, there is peace and serenity. that we feel. The next day, the sun is there, but its rays are not hot.

The term can have two meanings. In Arabic, it is written "لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ". This can designate destiny because it would be the night where the destiny of each person has been determined. Other religious people call it "the night of power" to reflect the greatness and importance of the revelation of the Quran during this night. The archangel Gabriel is said to have revealed the this sacred text to the prophet Muhammad à this date. 

The "night of destiny", or Laylat Al-Qadr is, in the Muslim religion, a very important moment which invites all believers & an important introspection. For Muslims, it is a 'blessed' night, symbolizing not only the revelation of the Quran, but also a nocturnal journey of Mohammed to the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Tradition says that he experienced the ascension there and met, each heaven, several prophets. According to Hadith No. 239 or “Muslim”, it is the that God has ordained it is up to the prophet to prescribe prayer all Muslims.

It is regularly recalled that this night is "better than 1000 months" to reward believers who pray during this moment. For Muslims, it offers à the one who practices it with sincere meditation, repentance and the invocation, to receive forgiveness for one's sins. This is why it is considered one of the holiest nights of the year for Muslims. According to the Koran, during this night, Allah hears the implorations of the most pious and devoted believers. The night of destiny would therefore be of inestimable value. Indeed, it is written in the book of Islam: "During this, the Angels descend as well as the Spirit, by permission of their Lord for all orders. She is peace and salvation until the appearance of dawn" (surah Determination, 1-5).

This moment is crucial for Muslims to draw closer to God through prayer, meditation, alms and remembrance. quote from the Quran during this date. The night of Destiny is an opportunity for practicing Muslims to perform many actions. The imams are responsible for this day. of the prayer known as "Tarawih" all night and "will finish the recitation of integrity & of the Koran with the invocation of divine grace for the effort made. by Muslims at the end of their fast, specified a press release of the Great Mosque of Paris during a recent edition of the "sacred" month. Other prayers are recommended during this night to get closer to God: the prayer of Tajajjud & carried out before dawn, that of Salat al-Layl during the night and finally Salat al-Istikhara during the night as well.

The faithful will be invited to "discharge their canonical duty by paying 'Zakat el-Fitr' before the prayer of the Aïd", à namely the obligatory almsgiving for believing Muslims, to be more rewarded for charitable acts.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116