The Beloved Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said:
“Anyone, man or woman from my umma (community) who want to benefit from the light of my grave then he (or she) should perform worship with great intensity on each Laylat ul-Qadr (last 10 odd nights) , so that Allah The Most Exalted may wipe the person’s sins away and replace them with good deeds.”
The worship on Laylat ul-Qadr is better and more powerful than worship of 70 (seventy) thousand nights.
The 1st of Laylat ul-Qadr (21st Night):
The prayer can be done in one of two ways:
- Perform 4 cycles of prayer with 2 salutations (salam). In each cycle, after reading Surah Al-Fatiha, read Surah al-Qadr (Al- Quran, chapter 97) 1 time and Surah Ikhlas (Al-Quran chapter 112) 1 time. After the salam, read Durood Shareef (salawwat on Nabi Kareem sallallahu alayhe wasallam) 70 times. In-sha Allah, by reading this prayer, the angels will pray on behalf of the person for forgiveness of sins after death.
- Perform 2 cycles of prayer. After reading Surah Al-Fatiha, read Surah Qadr 1 time and Surah Ikhlas 3 times. After the salam, read Asthaghfar (i.e. say astaghfirullah) 70 times. Insha Allah, with the support of this prayer and the fact that it is Laylat ul-Qadr, Allah The Most Exalted will provide forgiveness for the person after death.
Also, it is very effective and beneficial to recite Surah Qadr 21 times on this night.
The preceding text is taken from the booklet of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ahmed Qadri Ramadan: The Month of Patience, Empathy, and Self-Purification.