In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful.
In the Quran there is the whole Surah about Lailatul Qadr, translated as the Night of Power. In this surah Allah has defined the importance of this holy night. This night has been described by Allah as better than a thousand months. That is more than 83 years and 4 months. That would be more than 30000 days. So, every moment of this night becomes very precious. Starting from sunset on the evening of 26th Ramzan to the Fajr of 27th Ramzan, as Allah says in the Quran: Peace it is until the emergence of dawn. (Salaamun hiya hattaa mat la’il fajr).
In the ahadees it has been mentioned that our beloved Prophet PBUH told the Ummah to search for this night in the odd nights of the last 10 days of the month of Ramzan. Those nights are 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th and 29th nights of Ramzan. Some eminent scholars have concluded that this is the night of 27th Ramzan. But their conclusions are based on assumptions and guesses. It’s not a finite edict by the unanimity of the scholars. The Muslims worldwide mostly believe that they need to keep a vigil on all these five nights, so that they get lucky and are benefited by the virtues of this holiest of the nights.
In the year 908 Hijri when Imamuna AS was staying at a place called Kaha this sacred night was revealed to him by Allah and ordained him to offer two rakats as thanksgiving for this bounty given to him. It was the night of 27th of Ramzan. Imamuna AS collected his family members and also all the members of the Daira and offered two rakat Dugana Lailatul Qadr after the middle of the night. In following this edict from Allah to ImamunaAS, we the Mahdavis offer these two rakats of Dugana Lailatul Qadr in congregation, and try utmost to offer behind the Imamath of our own Murshid, or with his permission, behind any other Murshid. We the Mahdavis are the only fortunate people blessed with certainty about the date of this very significant blessed bountiful night, every moment of which is precious beyond our imagination. Allah says, better than a thousand months, and only Allah knows how much better. We will be fortunate to utilize and avail every single moment of this blessed night in prayers, Zikrullah and giving away charity, as much as possible. Every breath with Zikr will be blessed with MORE THAN 30000 times the reward. Every breath and every moment of this night from Maghrib until Fajr becomes so much precious, not just the two rakats of Dugana ordained by Allah. The niyyat of the Dugana Lailatul Qadr with congregation is: Navaitu un oosalli lillahi ta’aala rak’aatainis salaatil Lailatul Qadri farzullahi ta’aala mutabiatil mahdi al maoodi iqtadaitu bi-hazal imami mutawajjihan ila jihatil kaabatish shareefati, Allahu Akber. (I intend to offer two rak’at prayer farz Lailatul qadr behind this imam in the following of mahdi al maood turning my face towards the ka’baa. Allahu Akber.) One should seek guidance from his/her Murshid for the method of offering Dugana prayer.
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May Allah guide us to the right path and bless us with all the rewards of this magnificent night. Ameen.