In the name
of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
Surely We have revealed this (Qur’an)
in the night of Qadr. And what will make you understand, what
the night of Qadr is! The night of Qadr is better than one
thousand months. The angels and the Spirit (Gabriel)
come down with every decree, by the leave of their Rabb,
that night is the night of Peace, till the break of dawn.
night of Qadr is better than one thousand months
Major Issues, Divine
Law and Guidance:
* The night of Qadr in which The Qur'an
was revealed is better than one thousand months.
The theme of this Sürah is to acquaint man
with the value, worth and importance of the Qur'an. Being placed
just after Sürah Al-'Alaq in the arrangement of the Qur'an by
itself explains that in the Holy Book, the revelation of which
began with the first five verses of Sürah Al-'Alaq, was sent
down in a destiny-making night, which is also called the Night
of Power. It is a glorious Book and its revelation for mankind
is full of blessings.
The Night of Qadr (destiny) has two meanings, both are implied
here. First, it is the night during which destinies are decided.
The revelation of this Book in this night is not merely the
revelation of a book, but an event which will change the destiny
of the entire world. The other meaning is that this is a night
of unique honor, dignity and glory; so much so that it is better
than a thousand months. Thus, the disbelievers of Makkah have
been warned: “You, on account of your ignorance, regard this
Book, which Muhammad (pbuh) has presented, as a calamity for
yourselves and complain that a disaster has befallen you,
whereas the night in which it was decreed to be sent down was
such a blessed night worth more than a thousand months. In other
words, a task was accomplished in it for the well-being of
mankind which had not been accomplished during one thousand
months of human history.
In conclusion, it is stated that in this night, the angels along
with angel Gabriel, will descend with every decree by the leave
of their Rabb. There will be peace from evening till morning;
that is, there is no interference of evil in it, for all decrees
of Allah are intended to promote good.