“Verily We revealed the Qur’an on the night of Qadr. Do you know what is the night of Qadr? The night of Qadr is better than a thousand months. The angels and the “Ruh” descend with every decree on this night by the command of their Lord. It is full of peace and lasts until the break of dawn.” (Surah Qadr)
Discussing the auspiciousness of Laylatul Qadr (The night of Qadr), Allah سبحانہ وتعالی says,” Verily We revealed the Qur’an on the night of Qadr.” It is a well-documented fact that the Qur’an was revealed bit by bit over a period of twenty three years. Commentators explain that the meaning of the verse is that on the night of Qadr the Qur’an was brought down from the Lowhul Mahfudh (protected tablet) to the heaven above the earth. There it was placed in the “Baytul Izzah.” It was from here that Jibril علیہ السلام brought the Qur’an to the Holy Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم .
A thousand months equals eighty-three years and four months. Not only is the night of Qadr equal to this period of time, but Allah declares that it is better than this. Only Allah سبحانہ وتعالی knows how much more. These nights is an excellent opportunity for Muslims to accrue rewards and prepare their abodes in Heaven. The Holy Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said, “The one who is deprived of the good of the night of Qadr has been deprived of all good. It is only a truly deprived person who will be deprived of its good.” (Ibn Majah)