Proof of the Night of Decree [Lailat Al-Qadr]
Verily We have sent it [this Qur’an] down in the night of Al-Qadr [Decree]. And what will make you know what the night of Al-Qadr is? The night of Al-Qadr is better than a thousand months. Therein descend the angels and the Ruh [Angel Gabriel] by Allah’s Permission with all Decrees. [All that night] there is Peace until the appearance of dawn.
The blessing of Lailat Al-Qadr
“Whoever spends the nights of Ramadan in prayer out of faith and in the hope of reward he will be forgiven his previous sins and whoever spends the night of Lailat Al-Qadr in prayer out of faith and in the hope of reward he will be forgiven his previous sins.”
“Whoever established salah [prayer] on the night of Qadr with sincere faith and hoping for a reward from Allah [swt] then all his previous sins will be forgiven; and whoever observes saum [fasts] in the month of Ramadan with sincere faith and hoping for a reward from Allah [swt] then all his previous sins will be forgiven.”
The signs of Lailat Al-Qadr
“I [Zirr bin Hubaish (ra)] asked Ubayy bin Ka’b [ra], ‘Your brother Ibn Mas’ud [ra] says that whoever prays Qiyam all year he will find Lailat Al-Qadr.’ He said, ‘May Allah [swt] have mercy on him he intended that the people should not rely [on just one night]. But he knew that it is in Ramadan and that it is in the last ten nights and that it is the night of the twenty-seventh.’ Then he swore unequivocally that it is the twenty-seventh. I said, ‘On what basis do you say that O Abu Al-Mundhir [ra]?’ He said, ‘By the sign of which the Messenger of Allah [saws] told us, ‘On that day the sun rises with no rays.’”
“We were talking about Lailat Al-Qadr in the presence of the Messenger of Allah [saws] and he said, ‘Who among you remembers when the moon rose looking like part of a bowl?’”