I started City of Brass in March 2002 at Blogspot, and moved to Beliefnet in August 2008. Over a thousand posts and a million page views later, it is time to end this chapter and start a new one. However, I am not technically going anywhere – Beliefnet recently acquired Patheos, where I am going […]
[Yusufali 97:1] We have indeed revealed this (Message) in the Night of Power:
[Yusufali 97:2] And what will explain to thee what the night of power is?
[Yusufali 97:3] The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.
[Yusufali 97:4] Therein come down the angels and the Spirit by Allah’s permission, on every errand:
[Yusufali 97:5] Peace!…This until the rise of morn!
97:1-5 (Listen to Recitation by Husain Saifuddin DM)
Last year, I wrote a bit about the intense preparation for Laylatul Qadr and described the ibadat that we perform all night, from after sunset to sunrise, on that holiest of nights. That night is nearly upon us again and all my energies are focused upon it. In many ways, Laylatul Qadr represents a spiritual climax of Ramadan. After it, there is the definite sense that Ramadan is drawing to a close. We must marshal our energies not only for the intense ibadat of Laylatul Qadr itself, but also for the remaining week of Shehrullah that comes after it, because time is truly precious and this holy month is fast slipping from our grasp.