The wisdom of not disclosing the date of Laylatu’l-Qadr: Imam al-Baghawi

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In his tafsir of surah al-Qadr, Imam Abu Muhammad al-Baghawi mentions some of the different opinions regarding the date of Laylatu’l-Qadr and then concludes by writing:

وفي الجملة : أبهم الله هذه الليلة على هذه الأمة ليجتهدوا في العبادة ليالي رمضان طمعا في إدراكها ، كما أخفى ساعة الإجابة في يوم الجمعة ، وأخفى الصلاة الوسطى في الصلوات الخمس ، واسمه الأعظم في الأسماء ، ورضاه في الطاعات ليرغبوا في جميعها ، وسخطه في المعاصي لينتهوا عن جميعها ، وأخفى قيام الساعة ليجتهدوا في الطاعات حذرا من قيامها . ـ

In sum: Allah has made this night uncertain (as to when it actually occurs) for this ummah in order that they would strive in worship during the nights of Ramadan seeking to attain it, just as He concealed which hour is the hour of acceptance (sa’aat al-istijaabah) on Friday, and just as He concealed which prayer is…

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One thought on “The wisdom of not disclosing the date of Laylatu’l-Qadr: Imam al-Baghawi

  1. ASLK , thank you for sharing all the good things . Sometimes ,especially in this month every thought someone spares me is much appreciated . May Allah continue to shower his blessing on you and your family

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