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This is from the Mercy and Blessings of my Lord

This is from the Mercy and Blessings of my Lord

الحمد لله الذي هدانا لهذا وما كنّا لنهتدي لو لا أن هدانا الله

All Praise is to Allah Who guided us unto this; Had it not been for His Guidance we would not have been rightly guided!

Monday, March 30, 2009


Write the meaning of the following words: 
1. إِنَّا – Certainly We 
2. أَنْزَلْنَاهُ – We have sent it down 
3. لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ – Night of Power 
4. مَا أَدْرَاكَ – What will make you know 
5. لَيْلَةُ – Night 
6. خَيْرٌ – better 
7. أَلْفِ – Thousand 
8. شَهْرٍ – Month 
9. تَنَزَّلُ – Descend 
10. الْمَلائِكَةُ – Angels 
11. بِإِذْنِ – With permission 
12. رَبِّهِمْ – their Sustainer 
13. كُلِّ أَمْرٍ – all commands 
14. سَلامٌ- Peace 
15. حَتَّى – until 
16. مَطْلَعِ الْفَجْرِ – break of the dawn 

Answer the following questions:
1. Whom does the plural ‘We’ refers to in the first verse of Suratul Qadr?
‘We’ refers to Allah Subhanahu Ta’ala.

2. ‘We have sent it down’. What does ‘it’ refers to? 
‘It’ refers to the Glorious Qur’an.

3. What does Laylatul Qadr mean? 
It means the Night of Power.

4. What is better than a thousand months? 
The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.

5. What do you mean by the verse “The Night of Power is better than a thousand months”? 
It means worshipping Allah in that Night is more valuable than worshipping Him a thousand months.

6. Whom does the word ‘the Spirit’ (Ar-Rooh) refers to? 
It refers to the angel Jibreel who brought the Qur’an from Allah to Prophet Muhammad (sal-lal-lahu alaihi wa sallam)

7. What is meaning of the verse, “It (Night) is peace, until the break of the dawn”?
It means that the entire Night of Power, from dusk to dawn, is full of peace, free from every evil and mischief.

Saluting the Glorious Messenger of Allah

Peace Be Upon Him