by Dr. Manzoor-ul-Haque
- The Traditional View of “Shab Qadr”
According to this view, “Lailat-ul-Qadar” or “Shab Qadr” belongs to the transcendental world. It is the most virtuous and the most reverend night of the year. Its complete detail has not even occurred in Hadith. However, according to this view, it is the Hadith through which it has been identified that it falls in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan: 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, the five nights. The mind of great many religious scholars goes to the 27th night. It unfolds the open expediency of Sharia, that all the five nights and when it becomes a habit: all the ten nights be lived busy in striving for the Divine prayer, the invocation and the revamping of one’s self. Surely there would have been shower of special lightning and sparkling and a few of the pious men (Ahl-i-Dil) would have had the visibility of something through their material eyes. The real, the genuine, phenomenon is that maximum preparations be made for the awakening of the soul and the purification of the self – and no opportunity for supplication and benediction be lost. This is the traditional view of “Lailat-ul-Qadar” or “Shab Qadr.”The Quran’s Point of View
The Quran has simply said that “Lailat-ul-Qadr” is that night in which the revelation of the Quran was initiated. And the Quran’s revelation was started in the month of Ramadan. Since through the Quran’s revelation the world got new values, so the night in which its revelation burgeoned was surely the Laila-tul-Qadr, the night of VALUES, THE NIGHT OF MANIFESTATION OF A NEW WORLD. The Quran does say nothing more than that and does never support the Traditional View.