About the Islamic “Night of Power,” Allah (SWT) says in His Quran, “The night of Al Qadr (decree) is better than a thousand months (i.e. worshiping Allah (SWT) in that night is better than worshiping Him a thousand months: 83 years and four months)” (Quran, 97:3).
This means that any extra worship potentially has more reward and more power in Laylat ul Qadr than on any other night of the year.
Muslims are advised to perform extra worship including:
- Reciting extra dhikr (special remembrance of Allah (SWT) by reciting His Names and Attributes or by thanking and praising Him)
- Reading and understanding Quran and Tafseer (Some Muslim try to read and understand the entire Quran during the month of Ramadan.)
- Quran recitation (Some Muslims aim to complete their recitation on the 27th night, the night many consider to be the Night of Power.)
- Observing i’tikaaf (an Islamic practice of staying in the mosque for a certain number of days to stay away from worldly affairs and instead devote oneself worship or ibadah during those days of seclusion.)
- Making powerful and sincere duaa (prayers to Allah (SWT)) in order to praise Him, ask for forgiveness for ourselves and our loved ones, to ask for His help and blessings, and to ask Him to alleviate or end the suffering of others.
As adults, it’s easy to look at the benefits of Laylatul Qadr. Adults understand we need to push ourselves even harder in the last 10 nights to maximize our rewards and achieve the highest benefit.
However, how can we help our children understand the blessings of extra focus and worship on the night of power? These three kid-friendly resources should help!
Here are three kid-friendly videos explaining Laylat ul Qadr or The Night of Power for young audiences.
Noor Kids presents I ❤ Ramadan – The Night of Power
Maryam Masud explaining The Night of Al-Qadr to little kids
The Night of Power (Laylatul Qadr) – Abdul Nasir Jangda – Quran Weekly
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