Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa-Sallam)
said : “Whoever stands in prayer and worship on the night of Qadr, with
complete faith and with sincere hope of gaining reward, all his previous sins
Hazrat Ayesha (RA) had asked Rasulullah (Sallallaahu
‘alayhi wa-Sallam) what prayer she should engage in if she finds Laylatul Qadr.
Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa-Sallam) advised her the following Dua:
Hazrat Anas ibn Malik (Radhiyallahi 'anhu) reported that
Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:“Take the morning meal (Suhoor),
for verily, there is blessing in the morning meal.”
[Sahih Al-Bukhari | Sahih Muslim]
Hazrat Ibn Umar (Radhiyallahu 'anhu) related that Rasulullah
(Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Verily Allah and His Malaa’ikah
(Angels) send Mercy upon those who eat ‘Suhoor’.
Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi
wasallam) said: “Verily that which separates (i.e. distinguishes)
between our fast and the fasting of the People of the Book (i.e. Jews and
Christians) is the eating before dawn (Suhoor).”
| Sahih Muslim]
Ibn Hajar (Rahmatullahi 'alayh) has mentioned
different reasons for taking Suhoor and drawing its blessings:
·It is a Sunnah
·Through Suhoor, we differentiate ourselves from the ways of
Ahlul-Kitaab, which we are at all times commanded to do.
·It provides strength for worshiping Allah Ta’ala.
·It promotes greater sincerity in Ibaadah (worship)
·It aids in eliminating bad temper, which sometimes surfaces due to
·The time of Suhoor is a time when prayers are accepted.
·At the time of Suhoor, one gets the opportunity to remember Allah Ta’ala,
engage is Zikr and lift up the hands in supplication.
Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) woke up and performed Salaah. He
prolonged the Sajdah to such an extent that I wondered whether he had passed
away. Seeing this, I got up and shook his foot. Perceiving movement, I felt at
(Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) lifted his head from Sajdah and completed his
Salaah, he said: "O Humairah (RA)!
Did you think that the Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had deceived you?"
I replied in
the negative and said: "I swear in
the name of Allah, due to the length of your Sajdah I thought that you had
passed away. "
(Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: "Do
you know what night this is?"
I said: "Allah and his Rasul (Sallallaahu
‘alaihi wasallam) know best."
He said: "This is the fifteenth night of
Sha'baan, Allah looks at His servants in this night and forgives those who seek
forgiveness, shows mercy upon those who seek mercy and delays the decision of
those who harbour feelings of hatred for others”
It is also
mentioned in this narration that Hazrat Aisha (RA) heard Nabi (Sallallaahu
‘alaihi wasallam) reading this Dua in his Sajdah: