Night of Decree – Al Qadr

We are going to start a new Chapter of the Holy Qur’an . A chapter covering the subject of a night . A Glory of the night is better than 1000 months. Yes , your guess is correct . I am talking about Surah-Al-Qadr.

Today we will study Verse # 1 Chapter # 97 – Surah Al-Qadr.

اِنَّآ اَنْزَلْنٰهُ فِيْ لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ

Indeed, We sent it [i.e., the Qur’ān] down during the Night of Decree.

By WordNo. of Instances
in The Holy Quran
Meaning  First Placement
in the Holy Quran
Last Placement
in the Holy Quran
اِنَّآ173Used by a speaker
or writer to refer to himself
Verse # 14
Chapter # 02
Verse # 01
Chapter # 108
اَنْزَلْنٰهُ293Sent down ,
revealed it
Verse # 04
Chapter # 02
Verse # 04
Chapter # 97
فِيْ1185 Expressing
movement 
Verse # 10
Chapter # 02
Verse # 05
Chapter # 114
لَيْلَةِ92 A nightVerse # 51
Chapter # 02
Verse # 03
Chapter # 97
الْقَدْرِ132A large quantity
of something
Verse # 20
Chapter # 02
Verse # 03
Chapter # 97

The first placement of the word اِنَّآ is in Verse # 14 Chapter # 02. In which Allah Subhan O Talah is exposing the disbelievers and their evil associates .

وَاِذَا لَقُوا الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْا قَالُوْٓا اٰمَنَّا ښ وَاِذَا خَلَوْا اِلٰى شَيٰطِيْنِهِمْ ۙ قَالُوْٓا اِنَّا مَعَكُمْ ۙ اِنَّمَا نَحْنُ مُسْتَهْزِءُوْنَ

When they meet the believers they say, “We believe.” But when alone with their evil associates they say, “We are definitely with you; we were only mocking.

The last placement of the word اِنَّآ is in Verse # 01 Chapter # 108 in Surah Al Kawthar اِنَّآ اَعْطَيْنٰكَ الْكَوْثَرَ. In reply to their mockery, Allah Subhan O Talah is announcing that O Muhammad does not think about their mockery, disdain behaviors. We have blessed you with الْكَوْثَرَ (a gushing a Paradise river)


The first placement of the word اَنْزَلْنٰهُ is in Verse # 04 Chapter # 02 . Allah Subhan O Talah is highlighting the attributes of believers .

وَ الَّذِيْنَ يُؤْمِنُوْنَ بِمَآ اُنْزِلَ اِلَيْكَ وَمَآ اُنْزِلَ مِنْ قَبْلِكَ ۚ وَبِالْاٰخِرَةِ ھُمْ يُوْقِنُوْنَ

and who believe in what has been revealed to you ˹O Prophet˺ and what was revealed before you, and have sure faith in the Hereafter.

The last placement of the word تَنَزَّلُ is in Verse # 04 Chapter # 97 , there faith on the fact that on this night angles and spirts descend .

تَنَزَّلُ الْمَلٰۗىِٕكَةُ وَالرُّوْحُ فِيْهَا بِاِذْنِ رَبِّهِمْ ۚ مِنْ كُلِّ اَمْرٍ

The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter.


The first placement of the word فِيْ is in Verse # 10 Chapter # 02 where Allah Subhan O Talah mentioning the type of disease and how Allah Subhan O Talah increased their disease.

فِىْ قُلُوْبِهِمْ مَّرَضٌ ۙ فَزَادَھُمُ اللّٰهُ مَرَضًا ۚ وَلَھُمْ عَذَابٌ اَلِيْمٌۢ ڏ بِمَا كَانُوْا يَكْذِبُوْنَ

In their hearts is disease, so Allah has increased their disease; and for them is a painful punishment because they [habitually] used to lie.

The last placement of the word فِيْ is in Verse # 05 Chapter # 114 .Allah Subhan O Talah mentioned the source of this disease .

الَّذِيْ يُوَسْوِسُ فِيْ صُدُوْرِ النَّاسِ

who whispers into the hearts of humankind


The first placement of the word لَيْلَةِ is in Verse # 51 Chapter # 02 . So what you will do when evil thoughts whispers in your heart. Allah Subhan O Talah is referring to a historic event about Moses .His nation was involved in wrongdoing matters . Instead of worshipping Allah Subhan O Talah they took calf as god for worship.

وَاِذْ وٰعَدْنَا مُوْسٰٓى اَرْبَعِيْنَ لَيْلَةً ثُمَّ اتَّخَذْتُمُ الْعِجْلَ مِنْۢ بَعْدِهٖ وَاَنْتُمْ ظٰلِمُوْنَ

And [recall] when We made an appointment with Moses for forty nights. Then you took [for worship] the calf after him, while you were wrongdoers.

Now a days, we are also involved in wrongdoing affairs. The last placement of the word is in لَيْلَةُ Verse # 03 Chapter # 97 . If I corelate the earlier verse of the Holy Quran . Forty days of disobedience of Allah Subhan O Talah require at least 1000 months of Ibada(prayers) . In particular if one has involved worshipping other than Allah Subhan O Talah.

So , He has blessed us a night which allows us to repent. A night named لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ .

لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ ڏ خَيْرٌ مِّنْ اَلْفِ شَهْرٍ


The first placement of the word قَدِيْرٌ is in Verse # 20 Chapter # 02 , Allah Subhan O Talah showcasing his ultimate power and authority. He is brandishing His attitude towards disbelievers.

يَكَادُ الْبَرْقُ يَخْطَفُ اَبْصَارَھُمْ ۭ كُلَّمَآ اَضَاۗءَ لَھُمْ مَّشَوْا فِيْهِ ڎ وَاِذَآ اَظْلَمَ عَلَيْهِمْ قَامُوْا ۭ وَلَوْ شَاۗءَ اللّٰهُ لَذَھَبَ بِسَمْعِهِمْ وَاَبْصَارِهِمْ ۭ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ عَلٰي كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيْرٌ

The lightning almost snatches away their sight. Every time it lights [the way] for them, they walk therein; but when darkness comes over them, they stand [still]. And if Allah had willed, He could have taken away their hearing and their sight. Indeed, Allah is over all things competent.

The last placement of the word is in الْقَدْرِ Verse # 03 Chapter # 97 .In the earlier verse He is exposing disbelievers or those who are engaged in displeasing Allah Subhan O Talah. Painting the night scene with a statement يَكَادُ الْبَرْقُ .On the other hand , He is referring a night also. However , His approach is hundred and eighty degree opposite . Painting the night scene with a statement

لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ ڏ خَيْرٌ مِّنْ اَلْفِ شَهْرٍ

The Night of Glory is better than a thousand months.


Conclusion

We should not involve in wrongdoing affairs . Our time is very limited . If you are blessed with a month of Ramadan than Rasool Allah(SAW) has emphasized to seek Night of Qadr is the last ten nights of Ramadan.

Narrated Ibn `Abbas: The Prophet said, Look for the Night of Qadr in the last ten nights of Ramadan ,’ on the night when nine or seven or five nights remain out of the last ten nights of Ramadan (i.e. 21, 23, 25, respectively). Sahih Bukhari , Hadees No : 2022

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