Faithful spend night in mosques on Laylat Al Qadr

Faithful spend night in mosques on Laylat Al Qadr

DUBAI - Worshippers thronged mosques on Tuesday night and the dawn today to offer Tarawih and Tahajjud prayers. The faithful also spent the night in the mosques reading the Holy Quran on Ramadan 27, which is called Laylat Al Qadr or the night of power.

By (Staff Reporter)

Published: Wed 15 Aug 2012, 1:14 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 3:47 PM

Tarawih refers to extra congregational prayers performed after the Ishaa prayer throughout the holy month of Ramadan, while the term Tahajjud means voluntary night prayers offered over the last 10 days of Ramadan. I’tikaf is a period of retreat in a mosque for a certain number of days at the end of the holy month.

Some mosques failed to accommodate all worshippers and many had to offer prayers outside the mosque premises and on streets.

Laylat Al Qadr is one of the glorious nights in the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims offer extra prayers, particularly in the night. They stay awake, pray and hope that God will give them anything they desire on this night.

Jibreel and angels descended on earth and revealed the Holy Quran sporadically to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) on Laylat Al Qadr.

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