Lessons from Hadith.


 Dua for Laylatul Qadr.

Imam Tirmidhi (Rahmatullahi alayh) narrates a Hadeeth on the authority of Hadhrat Aaisha  who reports: I said: 'O Messenger of Allah , should I find myself the night of power (Laylatul Qadr), What shall I pray. The Prophet  replied: say,







 Allahumma innaka afuwwun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu anni.

Translation : "O Allah, You forgive sins. You love to forgive sins, so forgive me."


This is indeed such an all-inclusive prayer, wherein one asks that Allah  through His infinite Grace and Mercy forgives his sins. If that has been obtained, the path to Jannah is secure. What more would one require?


Hadhrat Sufyaan Al-Thawry (Rahmatullahi alayh) used to say that to keep yourself busy on this night in Dua is better than any other form of worship (Ibaadah).


Allamah Ibn Rajab (Rahmatullahi alayh) says that one should not only remain busy with Dua, but should also take part in all other forms of Ibaadah such as Recitation of the Qur'ān, Nafl Salaah etc. This latter opinion is most correct and nearer to what Rasulullah  had said.


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