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Laylat al-Qadr in Australia

 

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Laylat al-Qadr is the most important night in the Muslim community. This event remembers the night when God revealed to Muhammad his words and wrote it to what is known as the Qu’ran. It was the event when the last prophet Muhammad received the first verses of the Qu’ran. The anniversary of that night is commemorated in the Muslim world, and that is what Laylat al-Qadr signifies.

What is Laylat al-Qadr?

In the Muslim religion, Laylat al-Qadr is considered the most important night in the Muslim calendar. This event is also called Night of Power or the Night of Destiny. It is significant because it was the night when the Muslim’s last prophet, Muhammad, received the words of God.

When is Laylat al-Qadr?

Laylat al-Qadr has not established its exact date yet. There are Muslim groups who believe that the anniversary of the night when Muhammed received the first verses of Qu’ran falls on the 27th day of Ramadan. There are also Muslim groups who believe that the Laylat al-Qadr happens ten days before the Ramadan ends.

What do People Do During the Laylat al-Qadr?

Being a part of the Ramadan period, the Muslims fast from sun up to sun down. On the daytime of the Laylat al-Qadr, Muslims are not allowed to eat, drink, and engage to merry-making activities. It is the time they renew their faith and belief in God or Allah. They focus their minds and actions in doing what is only good. All throughout the Ramadan period, including the Laylat al-Qadr, the Muslims are encouraged to forgive or ask forgiveness.

During this event, the Muslims go to their place of worship or the mosque. They take time to read the Qu’ran, pray, reflect and worship the works of Allah. It is also in the mosque where they rest, sleep, and spend the rest of the day.

In Australia, Laylat al-Qadr is not a holiday. Muslims who wish to participate in the activities of Laylat al-Qadr may file a leave of absence from their work, or attend the activities after their work for the day is done.

Weekday Date Year Name Holiday Type Where it is Observed
Saturday Aug 3 2013 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Thursday Jul 24 2014 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Monday Jul 13 2015 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Saturday Jul 2 2016 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Wednesday Jun 21 2017 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Sunday Jun 10 2018 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Friday May 31 2019 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Tuesday May 19 2020 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Saturday May 8 2021 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Thursday Apr 28 2022 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Monday Apr 17 2023 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Friday Apr 5 2024 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Wednesday Mar 26 2025 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Sunday Mar 15 2026 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Friday Mar 5 2027 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Tuesday Feb 22 2028 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Saturday Feb 10 2029 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Thursday Jan 31 2030 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Monday Jan 20 2031 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Friday Jan 9 2032 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Wednesday Dec 29 2032 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Sunday Dec 18 2033 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Thursday Dec 7 2034 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Tuesday Nov 27 2035 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Saturday Nov 15 2036 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Thursday Nov 5 2037 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Monday Oct 25 2038 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Friday Oct 14 2039 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Wednesday Oct 3 2040 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Sunday Sep 22 2041 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Thursday Sep 11 2042 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Tuesday Sep 1 2043 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Saturday Aug 20 2044 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Thursday Aug 10 2045 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Monday Jul 30 2046 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Friday Jul 19 2047 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Wednesday Jul 8 2048 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Sunday Jun 27 2049 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays
Thursday Jun 16 2050 Laylat al-Qadr Muslim Holidays

Laylat al-Qadr Facts

    Saturday, Aug 3, 2013
    Thursday, Jul 24, 2014
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