Night of Virtue in the Grand Mosque of Kuwait 26 August 2011

The night of the 27th of Ramadan is a most auspicious night, The Night of Virtue:

The Passage in the Holy Quran referencing the Night of Virtue

Its English translation:

In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful

1. Verily! We have sent it (this Qur’an) down in the night of Al-Qadr (Decree)

2. And what will make you know what the night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is?

3. The night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is better than a thousand months (i.e. worshipping Allah in that night is better than worshipping Him a thousand months, i.e. 83 years and 4 months).

4. Therein descend the angels and the Ruh [Jibrael (Gabriel)] by Allah’s Permission with all Decrees,

5. Peace! (All that night, there is Peace and Goodness from Allah to His believing slaves) until the appearance of dawn.

Laylat Al-Qadr is the anniversary of the night that the Qur’an was revealed. Muslims believe that revelation of the Qur’an occurred in two phases, with the first phase being the revelation in its entirety on Laylat Al-Qadr to Gabriel in the lowest heaven, and then the subsequent verse-by-verse revelation to Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel.

The verses above regard the Night as better than one thousand months. The whole month of Ramadan is a period of spiritual training wherein believers devote much of their time to fasting, praying, reciting the Holy Quran, remembering Allah, and giving charity. However because of the revealed importance of this night, Muslims strive harder in the last ten days of Ramadan since the Laylat al-Qadr could be one of the odd-numbered days in these last ten (the first, third, fifth, seventh or ninth).

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River of Black (women) on the right, River of white (men) on the left

 

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after the prayer, heading home

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no pushing, no shoving, people are just walking

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heading toward the exit

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اللهم تقبل يا رب العالمين

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in between the prayers,

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light sprinklers, much like restaurants, to keep a cool atmosphere

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Water

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heading towards the central Mosque

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Inside the central courtyard; doors to the inner mosque now closed

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To accommodate the thousands of attendees

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The troops of volunteers ready for deployment

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Carpets were rolled out in every available space

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The Volunteers were out in full force

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Preparations for The Night of Virtue started the previous Night

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