Surah Qadr (Arabic: القدر, “Power, Fate”) is a Makki Surah, which is revealed in Makkah. It consists of 5 verses and was revealed to the Prophet (SAW) in Makkah before the migration.
What is Laylatul Qadr – the Night of Power?
This is a special night and in Arabic, one of the meanings of the word Layla is a measure or limit of something. It is believed that on this night, every matter is decreed for the following year. For example, what sustenance each person is going to get, who will be born and who will die etc.
The night of power is better than a thousand months. It is understood to mean that this night is better than a lifetime in terms of worship. On this night, the same deed is rewarded more than the reward you would receive for doing it every other night for over a thousand months, which equates to over 83 years.
Meaning of Surah Qadr
The purpose of the surah is to encourage the believers to get up and worship Allah on laylatul qadr. It tells us when the revelation of the Quran began and follows on from surah Alaq which mentions how it was revealed.
One of the ways the verses mentioning ‘It’ is meant the Quran that came down from the Preserved Tablet in the high Heavens to this world. On the Night of Power, the Quran came down in its complete form to the heaven of this world. And then it was revealed to the Prophet (SAW) in stages over a period of 23 years.
BENEFITS OF RECITING SURAH QADR
Settlement of Debts
One of the benefits of reciting this surah is settling one’s debts. One of our Imams said, “Those who wish to pay their debts must seek forgiveness from God a lot and recite surah Qadr many times.” 11
Cure for Illnesses
A narration states that whoever has an ailment should buy a new jug, fill it up with water, and then recite surah Qadr thirty times to it. Then, he must drink that water, make ablution with it, and every time that water is to be finished, he must fill it again for three more days. Then, by God’s leave, he will be cured. 12
Whoever recites surah Qadr close to a glass of water and then drinks it, God will place a light in his eyes. 13
Ease of Childbirth
Anytime childbirth becomes difficult for a woman, one must recite surah Qadr next to her. 14
Some people are deprived of having children or the desired gender of their child. One of our Imams has said in this regard, “Write surah Qadr with musk and saffron, then wash it and give to a woman to drink so she can conceive.” 15
Cure for Liver Disease
If someone writes surah Qadr on pottery and washes it with rainwater, then adds some sugar to it and drinks it, God willing, he will have a healthy liver. 16
Sound Sleep and Safety at Time of Sleep
Whoever recites surah Qadr 15 times after the ‘Isha prayer, he will be safe until the next night. And, whoever recites surah Qadr seven times before going to sleep, God will protect him until morning. 17
Answer to Prayer
Whoever recites surah Qadr in one of his obligatory prayers, God will accept his prayer and double his reward. And, whoever recites this surah and then says a prayer, God will answer his prayer. 18
God willing, by reading, memorizing, and reciting surah Qadr, we will be able to receive all of these rewards and benefits. Therefore, it is highly important that all of us learn to read the Quran. Click here to enroll in Islam4u’s course on how to read the Quran.
Increase in Wealth
Recitation of Surah al Qadar Rumi 7 times before sleeping enhances the wealth of the reciter. Along with providing safety, it also tends to increase the wealth of the reciter.