The Meaning of Laylat al-Qadr

The meaning of  al-qadr is:  al-sharaf (honor)

– Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari

 

اللهم صلّ على النبي الصادق * سيدنا محمد خيرة الله من الخلائق * الرشيد المرشد * المقرّب للجنة ومن النار مبعد * الأول الخاتم * والخليفة الحاكم * الذي اخترت له قبل أن يختار * وسمّيته الحبيب المختار * الذي أخذت على أنبيائك ميثاقا بنصره * وشرّفت أمته بليلة قدره * وعلى آله وسلم

“wa sharrafta ummatahu bi-laylati qadrihi”

And You honored his Ummah by the night of his qadr / by his night of qadr

– From the 9th Salaat of the 40 Salawat Muhammadiyya of Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari

 

Note: Al-Qashani wrote in his tafsir: The Qadr is his great worth and honor (peace be upon him), as his qadr (greatness/ honor/ worth)  does not appear, neither does he come to know it, except in it.

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