Laylatul Qadr – Sura Al Rum

suraal-rum

If recited with Suratul ‘Ankabut (29) on Laylatul Qadr, then guaranteed entry into Janna and Imam Sadiq (pbuh) says that he does not fear Allah will record a sin against him for giving these 2 suras such a status

The sura derives it’s name from the prophecy of the victory of the Romans over the Persians. The prophecy was made at a time when there were no signs of hope of any victory for the Romans. It was also accompanies by a prophecy of the victory of the Muslims over the Quraysh of Makka.

The sura deals with the rise and fall of temporal power.

The human being is invited to reflect upon the fate of those who belied and ridiculed the Messengers sent by Allah and those who disobeyed His laws.

Laylatul Qadr – Sura Al-Ankabut

A summary:

The sura is divided into 8 sections  (remember the 8 legs of the spider)

Its message revolves around afflictions or tests necessary to test one’s faith.

  1. The first section alludes to physical, emotional & social afflictions
  2. The second section reminds of the tests of past prophets
  3. The name of the sura comes from this section and warns against the flimsiness of relying on other that Divinity
  4. The solution lies in the Qur’an and Salaa
  5. When interacting with the Ahlul Kitab there is a necessity to do so with commonalities
  6. A warning against defiance
  7. When it gets impossible to survive in a situation then His earth is vast and migration (Hijra)  is necessary. A reminder that every soul will taste death.
  8. Finally, it is He who sustains and protects and for us is to strive to do

Preparation for Laylatul Qadr – part 3

PRACTICAL TIPS FOR LAYLATUL QADR

  1. Get to know who YOU really are and what YOU really want. Verbalise it and keep on talking to HIM.
  2.  As for forgiveness until you are forgived out….
  3. Find a Mujibud Da’wat (Someone who cares for you enough to pray for your hajat). Someone you can confide in.
  4. Make an effort by the 23rd to know the basics of the Qur’an and a short biodata of the 14 Ma’sumeen.
  5. Reach for the stars…..
  6. Remember each other in your duas

Preparation for Laylatul Qadr – part 2

Laylatul Qadr is all about formulating a plan of how to leave a legacy, for that in essence is the purpose of life.

Continuation from part 1

3. Write down your aspirations

Preparation for Laylatul Qadr – part 1

Laylatul Qadr is all about formulating a plan of how to leave a legacy, for that in essence is the purpose of life.

  1. Formulate a mission statement
  2. Find your USP – what you do for a passion.

Synopsis of Suratul Qadr

In preparation for Laylatul Qadr, a synopsis of Suratul Qadr as well as advise on planning out the night of Qadr