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Leyla al-Qadr
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Definition: "The Night of Power" - a special night that falls during the last ten days of Ramadan.  It commemorates the night when the first verses of the Qur'an were revealed to Muhammad, peace be upon him.  Leyla al-Qadr is said to fall on one of the odd-numbered nights of the last ten days of the month (21st, 23rd, 25th, or 27th of Ramadan).  The Qur'an describes it as a night that is more valuable than a thousand months.  For this reason, many Muslims spend the entire last ten days in extra worship or retreat in the mosque.

Pronunciation: layla-tul-qader • (noun)

Also Known As: The Night of Power

Examples: Leyla al-Qadr is a very special night of Ramadan, commemorating the first revelation of the Qur'an given to Muhammad.

Alternate Spellings: leylatulqadr, leyla-tul-qadr, layla al-qadr, others

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