09 May 2021 at 12:00AM
Ramadan and The Night of Power – Laylat-ul-Qadr
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is nearing its end. Today is the holiest day in not only Ramadan, but in the entire holy calendar.
The Night of Power (Laylat-ul-Qadr) was the night when the first verses of the Qur’an were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, by Angel Jibrail. This night falls within the last 10 days of Ramadan, and although the exact date is unknown, it is widely believed to be the 27th day of the Holy month. This is a night of great remembrance and worship to Allah and ranks higher than that of 1,000 months.
According to ing.org:
Muslims commemorate the revelation of the Qur’an, and fast from food and drink during the sunlit hours as a means of drawing closer to God and cultivating self-control, gratitude, and compassion for those less fortunate. Ramadan is a month of intense spiritual rejuvenation with a heightened focus on devotion, during which Muslims spend extra time reading the Qur’an and performing special prayers. Those unable to fast, such as pregnant or nursing women, the sick, or elderly people and children, are exempt from fasting.
You can learn more at https://ing.org/ramadan-information-sheet/.