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 3rd of Laylat ul-Qadr (25th Night):
The prayer can be done in one of three ways:
- Perform 4 cycles of prayer with 2 salam. In each cycle, after reading Surah Al-Fatiha, read Surah Qadr 1 time and Surah Ikhlas 5 times. After the salam, read Kalma Tayyibbah (i.e. say Laa ilaaha illa Allahu Muhammadur Rasoolullaah) 100 (hundred) times. Insha Allah, Allah The Most Exalted will grant numerous benefits for this prayer.
- Perform 4 cycles of prayer with 2 salam. In each cycle, after reading Surah Al-Fatiha, read Surah Qadr 3 times and Surah Ikhlas 3 times. After the salam, read Asthaghfar 70 times. This prayer is very effective for having sins forgiven.
Perform 2 cycles of prayer. In each cycle, after reading Surah Al-Fatiha, read Surah Qadr 1 time and Surah Ikhlas 15 times. After the salam, read Kalma Shahadat (i.e. say ash-hadu al laa ilaaha illa Allahu wahadhu laa shareeka lahu wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan abduhu wa rasooluhu) 70 times. This prayer is for the protection from the torment of the grave.
Insha Allah, this prayer will bring in a reward of 70 times higher than any regular (nafl) prayer. Any one who makes a plea to Allah The Most Exalted, insha Allah it will be answered.
Also, read Surah Dukhan (Al-Quran, chapter 44) on this night. Insha Allah, by reading this surah, it saves one from the torment of the grave. Also, one should read Surah Fath (Al- Quran, chapter 48) 7 times. It is effective for any desire or plea one may have.
The preceding text is taken from the booklet of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ahmed Qadri Ramadan: The Month of Patience, Empathy, and Self-Purification.