Laylat Al-Qadr - Nights of Power (19th, 21st, 23rd)

Laylat Al-Qadr, or the Nights of Power, are the 19th, 21st and 23rd nights of the month of Ramadhan, and are extremely important nights. The A'maal for them is below.

To be performed on all 3 nights

The common A'maal for all 3 nights is as follows: 1) Ghusl (bath) 2) 2 rakat prayer. In each rakat, after Surah Al-Fatiha, recite Surah Al-Ikhlas 7 times. After the prayer say the following 70 times:

I seek pardon from God and ask for forgiveness from Him

أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّهَ وَأَتُوبُ إلَيْهِ

3) The Holy Qur'an should be opened and placed in front of you and then you should recite the following:

O Allah treat me as one of those who are free from Hell, in the name of this Holy Book sent by Thee, whatever there be in the Book. Including Ism-e-A'azam and Asmaa-e-Husnaa and the things to be dreaded, the things that may be expected and desired, like blessings of Jannat. Do forgive through the grace of this book

اَللّهُمَّ اِنّى اَسْئَلُكَ بِكِتابِكَ الْمُنْزَلِ وَما فيهِ وَفيهِ اسْمُكَ الاْكْبَرُ وَاَسْماَّؤُكَ الْحُسْنى وَما يُخافُ وَيُرْجى اَنْ تَجْعَلَنى مِنْ عُتَقاَّئِكَ مِنَ النّارِ

Then ask for your wishes. 4) Place the Holy Qur'an on your head and then recite the following:

O Allah! I appeal to Thee in the name of this Qur'an and the Rooh that was sent along with it, and in the name of the Momin (believer) whose praise is contained in this Book and Tine obligation that is on them. No one else recognizes the right and truth more than Thee. Then say each of the following 10 times: By You, Oh Allah By Mohammad By Ali By Fatima By Hassan By Hussain By Ali the son of Hussain By Mohammad the son of Ali By Jafar the son of Mohammad By Mousa the son of Jafar By Ali the son of Mousa By Mohammad the son of Ali By Ali the son of Mohammad By Hassan the son of Ali By your Representative, the Hujjat (AS)

اَللّهُمَّ بِحَقِّ هذَا الْقُرْآنِ وَبِحَقِّ مَنْ اَرْسَلْتَهُ بِهِ وَبِحَقِّ كُلِّ مُؤْمِنٍ مَدَحْتَهُ فيهِ وَبِحَقِّكَ عَلَيْهِمْ فَلا اَحَدَ اَعْرَفُ بِحَقِّكَ مِنْكَ بِكَ يا اَللّهُ بِمُحَمَّدٍ بِعَلي بِفاطِمَة بِالْحَسَنِ بِالْحُسَيْنِ بِعَلِىّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بُمَحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِي بِجَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّد بِمُوسَى بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ بِعَلِىِّ بْنِ مُوسى بِمُحَمَّدِبْنِ عَلِي بِعَلِىِّ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ بِالْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِي بِالْحُجَّةِ

Then ask for your wishes. 5) The Ziyarat of Imam Hussain (AS) as follows:

Peace be on you, O the son of the Messenger of Allah! Peace be on you, O the son of the Ameer ul Moomineen! Peace be on you, O the son of the truthful pure Fatimah, the leader of the women of the worlds! Peace be on you, O my Mawlaa! O Aba Abdillah, and the mercy and blessings of Allah! I bear witness that you established the prayers, gave the prescribed share to the needy, commanded to do that which is right and lawful, not to do that which is wrong and unlawful, studied and cherished the ideas of the Book as ought to be, strived in the way of Allah, leaving no stone unturned, while directing affairs in the light of the boundaries laid down by Allah, exercised self-control bravely in the midst of offensive provocations, till the inevitable came unto you. I bear witness that those who opposed you and waged war against you, those who abandoned you, and those who killed you, are the accursed as per the declaration of the Prophet whom no one gave lessons. Verily, whoso tells a lie is a loser. Curse of Allah be on those who persecuted you, from among the pioneers and the followers, ever growing tormenting punishment. I have come to you O my Mawlaa the son of the Messenger of Allah, for your “ziyaarat”, fully aware of your rights, closely attached to your friends, hostile to your enemies, attentive and alive to the guidance which you had and made known, mindful of the waywardness which leads to your opposition, so, speak on my behalf to your Lord. Peace be on you, O the decisive argument of Allah on His earth and in His heaven. Blessings of Allah be on your refined soul and pure body, and peace be on you, O my Mawlaa also mercy and blessings of Allah. Ziyarat of ‘Ali-Akbar Peace be on you, O my master, and the son of my master, Mercy of Allah (he on you), and His blessings. May Allah curse he who oppressed you, and may Allah curse he who killed you, and increase on them the painful punishment. Ziyarat of the other martyrs. Peace be on you, O the truthful ones. Peace be on you, O the patient martyrs. I bear witness that you, struggled in the way of Allah, and were patient in troubles on the side of Allah, and you exhorted (in the way of), Allah and His Messenger, Until death came to you. I bear witness that you are alive, being sustained by Your Lord. May Allah reward you, on behalf of Islam and its people, the best reward of the doers of good. And (may He) unite us with you, in the place of blessings (Heaven) Ziyarat of Hadhrat ‘Abbas (a) Peace be on you, O son of Ameerul Mu’mineen. Peace be on you, O the virtuous servant, obedient to Allah and His Messenger. I bear witness that you struggled, and advised (others) and were patient until death came to you. May Allah curse those who oppressed you, from the first ones to the last, and keep them in the bottom of the Fire.

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ اَميرِ الْمُؤْمِنينَ اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ الصِّديقَةِ الطّاهِرَةِ فاطِمَةَ سَيِّدَةِ نِسآءِ الْعالَمينَ اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يا مَوْلاىَ يا اَبا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ وَرَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ وَبَرَكاتُهُ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ قَدْ اَقَمْتَ الصَّلوةَ وَآتَيْتَ الزَّكو ةَ وَاَمَرْتَ بِالْمَعْروُفِ وَنَهَيْتَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَتَلَوْتَ الْكِتابَ حَقَّ تِلاوَتِهِ وَجاهَدْتَ فِى اللَّهِ حَقَّ جِهادِهِ وَصَبَرْتَ عَلَى الاَْذى فى جَنْبِهِ مُحْتَسِباً حَتّى اَتيكَ الْيَقينُ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّ الَّذينَ خالَفُوكَ وَحارَبُوكَ وَالَّذينَ خَذَلُوكَ وَالَّذينَ قَتَلُوكَ مَلْعُونُونَ عَلى لِسانِ النَّبِىِّ الاُْمِّىِ وَقَدْ خابَ مَنِ افْتَرى لَعَنَ اللَّهُ الظّالِمينَ لَكُمْ مِنَ الاَْوَّلينَ وَالاْ خِرينَ وَضاعَفَ عَلَيْهِمُ الْعَذابَ الاَْليمَ اَتَيْتُكَ يا مَوْلاىَ يَا بْنَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ زائِراً عارِفاً بِحَقِّكَ مُوالِياً لاَِوْلِيآئِكَ مُعادِياً لاَِعْدآئِكَ مُسْتَبْصِراً بِالْهُدَى الَّذى اَنْتَ عَلَيْهِ عارِفاً بِضَلالَةِ مَنْ خالَفَكَ فَاشْفَعْ لى عِنْدَ رَبِّكَ اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يا حُجَّةَ اللَّهِ فى اَرْضِهِ وَسَمآئِهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلى روُحِكَ الطَّيِّبِ وَجَسَدِكَ الطّاهِرِ وَعَلَيْكَ السَّلامُ يا مَوْلاىَ وَرَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ وَبَرَكاتُهُ اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يا مَوْلاىَ وَابْنَ مَوْلاىَ وَرَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ وَبَرَكاتُهُ لَعَنَ اللَّهُ مَنْ ظَلَمَكَ وَلَعَنَ اللَّهُ مَنْ قَتَلَكَ وَضاعَفَ عَلَيْهِمُ الْعَذابَ الاَْليمَ اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ اَيُّهَا الصِّدّيقُونَ اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ اَيُّهَا الشُّهَدآءُ الصّابِرُونَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكُمْ جاهَدْتُمْ فى سَبيلِ اللَّهِ وَصَبَرْتُمْ عَلَى الاَْذى فى جَنْبِ اللَّهِ وَنَصَحْتُمْ لِلَّهِ وَلِرَسُولِهِ حَتّى اَتيكُمُ الْيَقينُ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكُمْ اَحْيآءٌ عِنْدَ رَبِّكُمْ تُرْزَقُونَ فَجَزاكُمُ اللَّهُ عَنِ الاِْسْلامِ وَاَهْلِهِ اَفْضَلَ جَزآءِ الْمُحْسِنينَ وَجَمَعَ بَيْنَنا وَبَيْنَكُمْ فى مَحَلِّ النَّعيمِ اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَابْنَ اَميرِ الْمُؤْمِنينَ اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْعَبْدُ الصّالِحُ الْمُطيعُ لِلَّهِ وَلِرَسُولِهِ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ قَدْ جاهَدْتَ وَنَصَحْتَ وَصَبَرْتَ حَتّى اَتيكَ الْيَقينُ لَعَنَ اللَّهُ الظّالِمينَ لَكُمْ مِنَ الاَْوَّلينَ وَالاْ خِرينَ وَاَلْحَقَهُمْ بِدَرْكِ الْجَحيمِ

6) Staying awake until the azaan of the morning prayer. 7) 100 rakat prayer (50 x two-rakat). In each rakat, after Surah Al-Fatiha, recite Surah Al-Ikhlas 10 times. 8) Recite the following dua:

O Allah: surely, I am at this evening Your passive slave; I have no control of hurt or good to myself, And I cannot drive back any evil from myself, I testify to so against myself, And to You do I confess of my powerlessness And my feebleness So, (please do) send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad, And fulfill that of which You have promised me, As well as all the believing men and women, That is Your forgiveness at this night. And accomplish that which You have conferred upon me, For I am Your slave—the poor, the humble, The weak, the needy, the humiliated. O Allah: (please) do not make me negligent of the mention of You as regards that which You have bestowed upon me, And do not make me inadvertent to Your favors to me as regards that which You have given me, And do not make me despair of Your responding to me, even if such response is postponed, Whether I be in prosperity or adversity Or hardship or comfort Or well-being or ordeal, Or misery or bliss. Verily, You are the Hearer of prayers.

اللّهُمّ إِنّي أَمْسَيْتُ لَكَ عَبْداً دَاخِراً لا أَمْلِكُ لِنَفْسِي نَفْعاً وَلا ضَرّاً وَلا أَصْرِفُ عَنْهَا سُوءً أَشْهَدُ بِذلِكَ عَلَى نَفْسِي وَأَعْتَرِفُ لَكَ بِضَعْفِ قُوّتِي وَقِلّةِ حِيلَتِي فَصَلّ عَلَى مُحَمّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمّدٍ وَأَنْجِزْ لِي مَا وَعَدْتَنِي وَجَمِيعَ المُؤْمِنِينَ وَالمُؤْمِنَاتِ مِنَ المَغْفِرَةِ فِي هذِهِ اللّيْلَةِ وَأَتْمِمْ عَلَيّ مَا آتَيْتَنِي فَإِنّي عَبْدُكَ المِسكِينُ المُسْتَكِينُ الضّعِيفُ الفَقِيرُ المَهِينُ اللّهُمّ لا تَجْعَلْنِي نَاسِياً لِذِكْرِكَ فِيمَا أَوْلَيْتَنِي وَلا غَافِلاً لإحْسَانِكَ فِيمَا أَعْطَيْتَنِي وَلا آيِساً مِنْ إِجَابَتِكَ وَإِنْ أَبْطَأَتْ عَنّي فِي سَرَّاءَ أَوْ ضَرَّاءَ أَوْ شِدّةٍ أَوْ رَخَاءٍ أَوْ عَافِيَةٍ أَوْ بَلاءٍ أَوْ بُؤْسٍ أَوْ نَعْمَاءَ إِنّكَ سَمِيعُ الدّعَاءِ