Laylatul Qadr and Last Friday of Ramadhan

25/07/2014 - 12:00am
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The last ten days of Ramadan are passing by quickly. Muslims give importance to two matters in these last ten days; one is لیلتہ قدر Lailatul Qadr, the Night of Destiny and the other, جمعتہ الودع Jumuatul Wida, known as the Farewell Friday. The significance of the Night of Destiny is real as proven through Ahadith and also the Holy Qur’an. However the concept of the Farewell Friday is something Muslims or the religious scholars have concocted through their own incorrect interpretations. Hazrat Khalifatul Masih gave a discourse on these two issues today and availed in part an old Friday sermon of Hazrat Musleh Maud (may Allah be pleased with him) for the purpose. Different narrators of Traditions give different date for the Night of Destiny, some say it is the 21st night other says it is the 23rd night of Ramadan while others are sure it is the 27th night. Generally speaking Traditions say that it should be looked for in the last ten days of Ramadan. The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) was given the knowledge of the specific date of the Night during which a true believer experiences special acceptance of prayers. However, Traditions tell us that due to the mistake of two Muslims the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) forgot the specific date. It was not an ordinary matter to have precise knowledge of the date and it was a natural desire of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) to share it with the believers. Hadith recounts that after receiving this knowledge the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) left home delighted to tell others about it. However, two Muslims were having an altercation outside and the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) became involved in making peace between them to such an extent that he forgot the specific date. Hazrat Musleh Maud (may Allah be pleased with him) said that not only the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) forgot the date in fact its knowledge was removed by Divine command. Now this Night is looked for in any of the odd numbered nights of the last ten days of Ramadan. Hazrat Musleh Maud (may Allah be pleased with him) raised a very important point as regards the Night of Destiny. He said the hour which is called the Night of Destiny is correlated to national harmony and unity. When we listen to the Hadith we say that had the two Muslims not had the altercation we would have known the specific date. However, very little attention is given to the very important matter that the hour which is called the Night of Destiny is correlated to national harmony and unity and is taken away from the nation which loses its harmony and unity. Sadly, many Islamic countries do not have any harmony or unity; public is fighting the public or is fighting the rulers or the rulers are unjust and cruel to the public. Cruelty is being perpetrated and is being accentuated. Due to this lack of harmony and unity the others have the nerve to do whatever they wish against Muslims. This is the reason that Israel is continuing to viciously kill innocent Palestinians. Had the Muslims been united and followed the path of God, with their immense strength, such barbarity would not have been committed. There are some rules and regulations of war. The Palestinians have no power against Israel. If it is said that Hamas also perpetrates cruelty against Israel, then the Muslim countries should stop Hamas from it. However the aggression shown by the two can be likened to one person fighting with a stick and the other an army fighting with artillery. Muslim countries assume, as the Palestinian situation was mourned in Turkey recently, they think by officially mourning they have paid their dues. The western powers are also not playing their role. What was needed was that both sides should have been strictly stopped from perpetrating aggression

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