Night of Glory
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
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Dear Brother Burhan,
Salaam alei kum w.r.w.b
Eid Mubarak. May Allah bless you! Please explain the below aayaat The angels and the Spirit (Hadrat Jibrael a.s.) descend in it with every decree, by the leave of their Lord The decree mentioned in this ayat is it the decree sent to the Messenger of Allah (SAS) for sunnah and the fard or is it the decree sent for us. If the decree is what was sent to Messenger of Allah (SAS) then the night of glory was at the time of the prophet (SAS) and there is no more night of glory. But if the decree is sent to us then the night of Glory is there till the Judgment day.
Your brother in Islam
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Night of Glory
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
The decree mentioned in the above aayah is not the regular commands of Allah to the Messenger (saws) which were revealed through wahi to the Prophet. These decrees are the important decisions and commands of Allah Subhanah for the coming year or years, with which the angels descend like which people are to be honored, which people are to be destroyed because of their disobedience, etc.
Allah says in another place in the Quran Chapter 44 Surah Dukhaan verses 3-4:We have sent it (The Quran) down in a highly blessed night, for We intended to warn the people. This is a night in which every matter is decided wisely by Our Command.
Thus, this night is a Night in Allahs Divine Administration in which He decrees the destinies of individuals, nations, and countries and entrusts His Decisions to the angels, who implement them accordingly.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,