/ ˌleɪlætʊlˈkɑːdə /


  1. a night of study and prayer observed annually by Muslims to mark the communication of the Koran: it usually follows the 27th day of Ramadan

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Lailat-ul-Qadr1

from Arabic: night of determination

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Example Sentences

On the night called Lailat-ul-Qadr, in the month of Ramazn, they meet and repeat two rak'at prayers.


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More About Lailat Ul Qadr

What is Lailat-ul-Qadr?

Lailat-ul-Qadr is a Muslim holy night that commemorates the night on which Muslims believe the Qur’an (the sacred text of Islam) was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by Allah.

Most Muslims consider Lailat-ul-Qadr the holiest night of the year and many observe it by praying, studying the Qur’an, and performing good deeds.

Lailat-ul-Qadr is sometimes spelled in other ways, such as Laylat al-Qadr. It is often called the Night of Power. 

Lailat-ul-Qadr takes place during Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which many Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset each day.

When is Lailat-ul-Qadr?

Different sects within Islam reckon the date of Lailat-ul-Qadr in different ways. In 2024, many Muslims will observe Lailat-ul-Qadr on the night of April 5 or the night of April 6. In 2025, it will be observed on the night of March 26 or March 27.

Lailat-ul-Qadr is traditionally thought to fall on one of the odd days in the last 10 days of Ramadan. It is perhaps most commonly observed on the night of the 27th day of Ramadan. Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, the date on which it Lailat-ul-Qadr is observed varies from year to year.

More information and context on Lailat-ul-Qadr

Lailat-ul-Qadr is an Arabic phrase that literally means “night of determination.”

Good deeds performed on Lailat-ul-Qadr are said to bring increased blessings, with the night often described as being “better than a thousand months.” Some Muslims go without sleep on this night in order to concentrate on worship and ask for forgiveness. During Ramadan and especially on Lailat-ul-Qadr, Muslims are encouraged to pay zakat as a form of almsgiving.

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How is Lailat-ul-Qadr discussed in real life?

Most Muslims consider Lailat-ul-Qadr the holiest night of the year and associate it with forgiveness and blessings.


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