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Shab-e-Qadr, also known as Laylatul Qadr, marks the night when the Prophet Muhammad received the first verses of the holy Quran. Considered in the Islamic faith as the ‘Night of Decree’, ‘Night of Power’, ‘Night of Value’, ‘Night of Destiny’, or ‘Night of Measures’, it is mainly observed every year on the 27th night of the holy month of Ramadan.
As we draw nearer to the commemoration of this occasion, here are the dates and guide to celebrating Shab e-Qadr 2024 in India.
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Shab e Qadr 2024 in India date
Shab e Qadr, known as the ‘Night of Power’ in the Islamic faith, is mainly observed every year on the 27th night of the holy month of Ramadan. The exact date of Laylatul Qadr will be determined by the sighting of the moon and the start date of Ramadan. As of now, it is predicted to fall on 5 April 2024. However, please note that the actual date may vary depending on the moon sighting
Shab e Qadr 2024 in the Islamic calendar
While Shab-e-Qadr can fall on any of the odd-number nights of the last Ashra (ten days) in Ramadan, according to the Islamic calendar, Laylatul Qadr is mainly believed to occur in the last five odd nights of the holy month of Ramadan.
How do Muslims in India celebrate Laylatul Qadr?
Celebrated by Muslims in India who stay awake throughout the night and recite verses of the Quran, the devotees pray for their well-being and seek forgiveness for all their sins.
Islamic scholars recited The holy Quran at mosques all over India to explain the meaning of important verses to those attending the meetings. Moreover, special prayers or ‘dua’ is also held during this auspicious day.
History and Significance of Shab e Qadr
Laylatul Qadr, also known as Laylatul Qadr, marks the night when the Prophet Muhammad received the first verses of the holy Quran. It is one of the most sacred nights in the Islamic calendar and is considered the ‘Night of Decree’, ‘Night of Power’, ‘Night of Value’, ‘Night of Destiny’, or ‘Night of Measures’.
According to the Islamic calendar, Laylatul Qadr occurs during the last five odd nights of Ramadan. Moreover, through their prayers, Muslims believe that they will have their sins in the past forgiven, as the holy Quran states that praying on Shab-e-Qadr nights is better than praying for a thousand months.
As a result, Muslims worldwide observe these nights with great religious zeal, staying up all night praying, reciting the Quran, and seeking forgiveness for their sins during these auspicious nights.