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Why 27th of Ramadan is the likely candidate for the Night of Power [Lailat al Qadr]

The strongest evidence in favor of the conclusion that the most likely candidate is the night of twenty-seventh -- although Allah knows best [wa'llahu A'lam]-- has been presented by Imam Ahmad ibn

Hanbal (may Allah bestow His mercy upon him). citing an authoritative chain of transmission [isnad], the Imam reports that Ibn 'Abbas (may Allah be well pleased with him and with his father) once

said: "It seemed that people would never stop telling the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) about how, in their dreams, they had seen which of the last ten nights was the Night. So the

Prophet (Allah Bless him and grant him peace) eventually declared: "As I cannot help but notice, your dreams repeatedly suggest that it is one of the odd-numbered nights among the final ten. "If

anyone is really keen to investigate, let him focus his research on the seventh night of the final ten."

Ibn Abbas is reported as having said to 'Umar ibn al-Khattab (may Allah be well pleased with them): "I made a careful study of all the uneven numbers [afrad], and I had to conclude that none was

more worthy of note than the number seven [as-sab'a]."

To demonstrate the special significance of the number seven, we shall now repeat what a certain learned scholar had to say on the subject:

"There are seven heavens, and there are seven earths.

There are seven nights [in a week]

There are seven celestial spheres and there are seven constellations.

There are seven laps to be covered at a brisk pace [sa'y] between [the small hills] of as-Safa and al-Marwa.

There are seven circuits to be performed in the circumambulation [tawaf] of the House [of Allah].

There are seven ingredients in the physical constitution of a human being, seven ingredients in his basic diet, and seven slits or cavities in the surface of his face.

There are seven seals or Manazil in the Quran

There are seven verses in the sura of Praise
There are seven modes of reciting the Qu'ran

There are seven oft-repeated verses [as-sab'u 'l-mathani]

In the act of prostration [sujud] during the ritual prayer, seven parts of the body are brought into contact with the ground
There are seven gates of Hell and Hell has seven names corresponding to its seven descending steps or levels

There are seven Companions of the Cave.[Ashab al Kahf].

In the course of seven nights, the tribe of 'Aad was annihilated by the wind.

For seven years Prophet Yusuf (peace be upon him) remained in prison.

There were [two sets of] Seven cows in the dream of the king of Egypt as mentioned by Allah (Almighty and Glorious is HE) in the Sura of Yusuf. (ayat 12:43)

There would be seven years of drought, and then seven years of plenty, according to the prediction made by Yusuf (peace be upon him)

There are seventeen cycles [raka] all told in the five daily prayers.

The number seven is mentioned in the words of Allah (Almighty and Glorious is HE) [2:196)

There are seven degrees of relationship by blood within which it is unlawful to marry.

There are seven degrees of relationship by fosterage and marraige within which it is likewise unlawful to marry.

"Before they can be considered pure and fit for human use, food containers in which dogs have lapped must be washed and scrubbed seven times including one scrubbing with dry earth. Such is the rule

laid down by Allah's Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace).

There are twenty-seven Arabic words [hurf] in the Sura of Power [Surat al-Qadr], up to but not including the verse [aya]: 'Peace it is [Salamun Hiya]..
Job [Ayyub] (peace be upon him) endured trial and tribulation for seven years.

"Aisha (may Allah be well pleased with her) once said:'Allah's Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace) married me when I was seven years of age.'

There are seven days of the old hag' [ayyam al -ajuz]. i.e. of the destructive wind [husum] :three in february [Shubat] and four in March [Adhar]

"Allah's Messenger (Allah bless him and grant him peace) once said:

The martyrs [shuhada] of my Community are seven namely:

(1) one who is killed in battle, while fighting for the cause of Allah

(2) the victim of the plague

(3) the victim of pulmonary tuberculosis

(4) One whose death is caused by drowning

(5) one who is trapped in a fire and burned to death

(6) one whose death results from a gastric or intestinal ailment.

(7) the woman who dies in the process of childbirth.

Allah (Almighty and Glorious is He) swore by seven things, when HE said, in the first seven verses of the Sura of the Sun [Surat ash-Shams] (91:1-7)

1. By the sun and its brightness

2. and the moon when she follows him

3. and the day when it reveals him

4. and the night when it enshrouds him

5. and the Heaven and Him who built it

6. and the earth and Him who spread it

7. and a soul and Him who perfected it.

Moses (Peace be upon him) stood seven cubits tall, and the length of the staff of Moses was also seven cubits.

It is thus established that most things [of great religious importance] are associated with the number seven. This means that Allah (Exalted is HE) has implicitly indicated to His servants that the

 Night of Power is the twenty-seventh, by virtue of His statement:

Peace it is, until the rising of the dawn (97:5)

"He has thereby given us to understand that the Night of Power is the Night of the twenty seventh of the month of Ramadan.

May Allah Bless the Community of Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and grant him peace) with Joy, happiness and cheerful life and be hard on those who are hard on the community of Muhammad (Allah bless him and grant him peace).

Jazak Allah Khairan


"Truth [may be] bitter, but it's result is sweet; falsehood appears to be sweet but it is poisonous in its effect." "Do not sell the Hereafter for the world."(Ali Karmallah Wajhu)
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