Resources for Laylatul Qadr

Here are links to various resources for preparation for Laylatul Qadr

Truth is the Night of Power,
hidden amid the other nights
so the soul may try each one.
Not all nights are the Night of Power,
yet all nights aren't empty of it either.
▪   Rumi, Mathnawi II: 2935-2936
As we approach the blessed nights of vigil, contemplation and worship, let us turn inward to prepare so that we can be ready to soak in the full extent of the Mercy and Blessings of God on the Grand Night.

Here are some written, video and audio resources from the blog and podcast that may be useful as we begin to reflect on the magnitude of Laylatul Qadr. So whether you prefer to read, watch or listen, inshallah you may find something useful. 

NOTE: For the audio downloads, when you click on the link, it will take you to the download page. You will then need to click where it says: Direct Download in order to open and save the audio file.

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Let us remember each other and our brothers in faith and our sisters in humanity across the globe during these blessed moments.

I.  General introduction to the importance of Laylatul Qadr:
II. Preparation for Laylatul Qadr Interview on AhlulBayt TV
Recording of a live TV interview with the title "Laylatul Qadr: Can we change our destiny?". It attempts to address many questions that the youth in particular have about the Grand Night of Qadr, including introduction to the concept of Decree and Destiny.

Interview part 1
III.          Self growth for Laylatul Qadr

1.   Accessing Self Knowledge Through Contemplation

Islam teaches us that worship with contemplation and awareness is infinitely more valuable than completing rituals without awareness or transformation. In this podcast, we discuss self-knowledge and contemplation

2.   Relationship with the Quran –
Recite the Quran as it ought to be recited

3.   Zikr
Purifying the heart through Dhikr
4. Repentance
IV.          Explanation and reflections on the Quranic Chapters recommended to be recited on Laylatul Qadr:
A highly recommended action during the night of Qadr is to pray and reflect on Sura Ankabut, Sura Rum and Sura Dukhan. Here are the podcast episodes where we have explored these chapters of the Quran over the years. 

1.   Sura Dukhan
Audio Lecture on Tafseer of Sura Dukhan

2.   Sura Ankabut

a.    Blog Posts
Lessons from Sura Ankabut – Lesson 1: You will be tried
Lessons from Sura Ankabut Lesson 2: Recognize the test
Lessons from Sura Ankabut Lesson 3: Travel fi sabillilah
Lesson from Sura Ankabut. Lesson 4: Dust those cobwebs!
Lessons from Sura Ankabut: Lesson 5: Recite the Book, establish Salaat and keep Zikr alive
Lessons from Sura Ankabut: Lesson 6: "If I strive, He will guide"
V.            Dua Makarim Akhlaq
Reflections on Dua Makarim Akhlaq. Audio lectures
Part 1:
Part 2:
Please let me know if you would like to see additional resources here. 

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