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Naming Convention of the Surah [ edit ] Last edited: 22/03/2016

This Surah takes its name after the first Ayat, إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ "Indeed, We sent the Qur'an down during the Night of Decree." [97:1]

There are 5 Ayat in this Surah.

 
 
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Central Theme [ edit ] Last edited: 22/03/2016

Its theme is to acquaint man with the value, worth and importance of the Qur’an. Its being placed just after Surah 96: al-‘Alaq (The Clinging Substance) in the arrangement of the Qur’an by itself explains that the Holy Book, the revelation of which began with the first five verses of Surah 96: al-‘Alaq was sent down in a destiny making night. It is a glorious Book and its revelation for mankind is full of blessings. At the outset, God says: “We have sent the Qur’an down.” That is, it is not a composition of Muhammad himself, but We Ourself have revealed it."

Then, it is said that “We sent it down in the Night of Destiny.” Night of Destiny has two meanings and both are implied here. First, that it is the night during which destinies are decided; or, in other words, it is not an ordinary night like the other nights, but a night in which destinies are made or marred. The revelation of this Book in this night is not merely the revelation of a book but an event which will change the destiny of not only the Quraysh, or of Arabia, but of, the entire world. The same thing has been said in Surah 44: ad-Dukhan (Smoke), (please see Introduction to that Surah). The other meaning is that this is a night of unique honour, dignity and glory; that it is better than a thousand months. Thus, the disbelievers of Makkah have been warned, “You on account of your ignorance regard this Book, which Muhammad has presented, as a calamity for yourselves and complain that a disaster has befallen you, whereas the night in which it was decreed to be sent down was such a blessed night that a task was accomplished in it for the well being of mankind, which had never been accomplished even during a thousand months of history." In conclusion, it has been stated that in this night the angels and Gabriel descend with every decree by the leave of their Lord, and it is all peace from evening till morning; that is, there is no interference of evil in it, for all decrees of God are intended to promote good and not evil. Even if a decision to destroy a nation is taken, it is taken for the sake of ultimate good, not evil.

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Connection of the name of the Surah and its Ayaat [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016
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Connection between the beginning and the ending of the Surah [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016
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Connection of the Surah to the Surah before/after it [ edit ] Last edited: 03/03/2016
  • Surah al-Alaq [96] was the first revelation which occured on the 'Night of Power and Decree' in Ramadhan. Surah al-Qadr [97] is about the 'Night of Power.'
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Period of Revelation [ edit ] Last edited: 03/03/2016

Whether it is a Makkan or a Madīnan revelation is disputed. Abu Hayyan in Al-Bahr al-Muhti has made the claim that the majority of scholars regard it as a Madīnan Surah. Ibn Mardayah has cited Ibn Abbas, Ibn Zubair and A’isha as saying that this Surah was revealed at Makkah. A study of the contents also shows that it should have been revealed at Makkah as we shall explain below.

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Background Reasons for Revelation [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016
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Lessons/Guidance/Major-Issues/Reflections [ edit ] Last edited: 03/03/2016
  • The night of Qadr in which The Qur'an was revealed is better than one thousand months.
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Wiki Forum Last edited: 04/03/2016
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Miscellaneous Issues Last edited: 04/03/2016
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External Links [ edit ] Last edited: 03/03/2016
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