all these pictures present the Al Ain city in United Arab Emirates & Burimi city in Oman

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Thursday, 16 October 2008

Muslim's Prayer(salat al qader)

Greetings..

I suppose to be posting this before almost a month ago..when we had Ramadan month (fasting month). but wasn't able to do it!

Here are a couple of pictures from lilat al qader salah(prayer) ( the night that the Quran was downloaded to our prophet Mohammed).

Qadr in Arabic literally means Power and ability; however, the reason for choosing this word to describe the night the Koran was revealed is that the power and weight of this night is greater than we can ever comprehend.
We should be feeling the joy of getting close to Allah and walking with the angles instead of wasting this important night. And look at the mercy and love of Allah he orders the angles to pray for everyone not just the believers. Even the disobedient get the prayers so let’s all hurry and take advantage of this mercy.

[97.3] The grand night is better than a thousand months.[97.4] The angels and Gibreel descend in it by the permission of their Lord for every affair. Why will angels in lailat ul qadr descend to the Earth? One reason only. Allah with all His might and majesty sends hordes of angels to ask for forgiveness for mankind. And what is mankind doing during this night? What are we going to be doing this night? Maybe sleeping, watching TV or maybe just hanging out with our friends. We should be ashamed of ourselves! Allah is reaching out to us and we should be reaching back and worshiping Him.
What are the rewards of Lailat El-Qadr?1- Lailat El-Qadr is better than 1000 months. Meaning that one night of worshipping is better than 83 years (almost your entire life) spent in worshipping Allah SWT.2-Whoever performs qiam el lail during Lailat El-Qadr will have all his past sins wiped.3- All prayers and supplications are answered so spend the entire night making supplication.4- Saftey from Hellfire and a welcoming to jannah.

So when is this great night? It is a common misconception that it is the night of the 27th of Ramadan. The sahih Hadith all mention that it is during one of the odd nights of the last 10 nights. Allah has intentionally hid it because he loves to hear our prayers more than one night.

reading 1 letter of the Koran has the reward of 700 hasanah. Please let’s all take advantage of the gift.Lailat El-Qadr is a celebration night for the heavens creations just like Eid for us! So let us all celebrate with the angels by reading the Koran and performing qiam lail and by praying to Allah. The prophet says “Read the Koran for it will come on the Day of Judgment as a mediator to ask for forgiveness for its reader.” The Koran will also be the only light that is allowed in your grave so without Koran you will spend all your time in the grave in darkness!
In the Surah it also mentions Al-rooh (the angel Gabriel) what is the mission of Gabriel PBUH? Normally it is to deliver the message of Allah to His prophets so what does this have to do with Lailat El-Qadr? Gabriel PBUH is the one who brought the Koran to Mohammed PBUH in Lailat El-Qadr, so Allah honored the angel by making this an anniversary for Gabriel to descend to earth and check on the servants of Allah and see the impact the Koran has made in their life. So now imagine the angel Gabriel coming to your house. Will he find you taking advantage of the gift of Allah or will he see it sitting on a shelf somewhere? Remember that during Ramadan

1 comment:

Aisha La Estudiante said...

Sallam,

Wasn't the guy in the first photo in the ACMY training visit last summer? hoowa amreekee?

Wow, Mashallah what a great photographer you are.