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 2nd of Laylat ul-Qadr (23rd Night):
The prayer can be done in one of two ways:
- Read 4 cycles of prayer with 2 salams. In each cycle, after reading Surah Al-Fatiha, read Surah Al-Qadr 1 time and Surah Al-Ikhlas 3 times. Insha Allah, this prayer is very effective for having sins forgiven after death.
- Read 8 cycles of prayer with 4 salams. In each cycle, after reading Surah Al-Fatiha, read Surah Al-Qadr 1 time and Surah Al-Ikhlas 1 time. After the salam, read Kalma Tamjeed (i.e. say Subhaan-Allaahi wa al-hamdu Lillahi wa laa ilaaha illallaahu wa Allahu akbar wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa billahill aliyyil adheem) 70 times and then ask Allah The Most Exalted for forgiveness of your sins. Insha Allah, Allah Almighty will forgive all your sins.
Also, it is very effective and beneficial to recite Surah Yasin (Al-Quran, chapter 36) 1 time, and Surah Rahman (Al-Quran, chapter 55) 1 time 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.