Top Tips For Making The Most of Laylatul Qadr

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Laytul Qadr or the Night of Power is the pinnacle of the blessed month of Ramadan, and is the equivalent of spending 1000 months in worship of Allah SWT – that’s the same as more than 83 years in worship!

The Prophet SAW ordered us to search for Laytul Qadr in the last ten nights of Ramadan during the odd nights. However, we recommend you treat EVERY night of the last ten nights with the same amount of effort and fervour, because you don’t want to risk losing this beautiful night!

So here are our top tips to make the most of these last ten nights:

1. Prepare yourself by writing out your dua checklist of all the things you want to make dua for – you can section them into duas for the home, personal duas, family, health, wealth,  duas for others and for the ummah.

2. Take regular naps during the day, so that you are ready and refreshed for your worship at night.

3. Pick a room in your home (if you are not going to the mosque) and make it clean and comfortable. Have with you: Quran, Hisnul Muslim (Fortress of a Muslim dua book or other authentic supplications) and water, fruit and dates so you have everything you need to hand.

3.  Make thikr often with the recommended supplication for these last ten days which is:

Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibb al-afwa fa’affu ‘anni

(Oh Allah, you are Forgiving and you love forgiveness, so forgive me)

4. Vary your acts of worship so you don’t get tired. You can alternate between the Quran, Qiyaam, dhikr and dua.

5. Be generous in your duas! You wouldn’t ask a King for a penny, and Allah SWT is the King of Kings, so be GENEROUS in asking Allah for plenty and don’t limit yourself to Allah’s blessings or limit what Allah is able to give you! Ask of good and Allah will give you good!

6. Make dua in sujood, in the witr, in qiyaam etc and make it ABUNDANTLY

7. Be hopeful in Allah’s Mercy and CERTAIN that Allah WILL respond. Making dua half-heartedly means you’re not fully engaged with connecting with your Lord and also means you have no confidence in your own duas!

8. Give money in charity – even if it’s just £1, because Allah SWT will multiply this as if you had been giving for over 83 years!

9. If you need to take a nap, don’t waste the chance to earn reward even while you sleep – make wudu, and make your intention that you are resting so you have the energy to worship Allah SWT. Allah SWT will not only assign an angel to make dua for you while you sleep, but your intention will ALSO be rewarded!

10. If you get tired, listen to the Quran:

The Prophet SAW said that ‘The one who recites the Quran and the one who listens to it have an equal share in the reward.’



May Allah SWT grant us all forgiveness in this blessed month and may ALL of our duas be answered ameen!

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4 Comments to Top Tips For Making The Most of Laylatul Qadr

  1. Jazakallah khkhair! Can u please elaborate point 6. Are there specific duas for sujoo, qiyaam etc. Should duas be in arabic only or we can supplicate in our own language esp while in sujood?

    • It was narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to a man: “What do you say when you pray?” He said: “I recite the tashahhud, then I say: Allaahumma inni as’aluka al-jannah wa a’oodhu bika min al-naar (O Allaah, I ask You for Paradise and seek refuge in You from the Fire). I cannot murmur like you and like Mu’aadh.” The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “It is about them that we were murmuring.” Narrated by Abu Dawood, 792; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood.

      Also, you can make any duas you want to during your salah between all the different positions, but the best duas are the ones the Prophet SAW used to make. To read about this further, we recommend you read this insha’Allah –


    Jazaakumullaahu khayran for this piece, it is indeed short and very precise. May Allaah overlook our shortcomings and make us better persons after Ramadan.

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