Salaams and Good Day !

Truth is the Night of Power,
hidden amid the other nights
so the soul may try each one.
Not all nights are the Night of Power,
yet all nights aren't empty of it either.

Rumi, Mathnawi II: 2935-2936

I pray that the blessed month of Ramadan is going well for you and yours. This email contains links to resources that may be useful as we prepare for the Night of Destiny.

As we approach the blessed nights of vigil, contemplation and worship, let us turn inward to prepare so that we can be ready to soak in the full extent of the Mercy and Blessings of God on the Grand Night.

Here are some resources from the blog and podcast that may be useful as we begin to reflect on the magnitude of Laylatul Qadr.

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Let us remember each other and our brothers in faith and our sisters in humanity across the globe during these blessed moments and especially during these challenging times.

I.  General introduction to the importance of Laylatul Qadr:

II. Preparation for Laylatul Qadr Interview on AhlulBayt TV

Recording of a live TV interview with the title "Laylatul Qadr: Can we change our destiny?". It attempts to address many questions that the youth in particular have about the Grand Night of Qadr, including introduction to the concept of Decree and Destiny.

Interview part 1
III.          Self growth for Laylatul Qadr

1.   Accessing Self Knowledge Through Contemplation

Islam teaches us that worship with contemplation and awareness is infinitely more valuable than completing rituals without awareness or transformation. In this podcast, we discuss self-knowledge and contemplation

2.   Relationship with the Quran –
Recite the Quran as it ought to be recited

3.   Zikr
Purifying the heart through Dhikr

4. Repentance

IV.          Explanation and reflections on the Quranic Chapters recommended to be recited on Laylatul Qadr:

V.       Supplication (Dua)

Given that the gateways to His Mercy and Blessings are wide open, it makes sense that we spend the nights of Qadr in supplicating. One of the beautiful supplications that we traditionally recite on this night is the Supplication for Excellence in Moral Conduct and Nobility of Character -  Dua Makarim Akhlaq

Here are brief reflections on Dua Makarim Akhlaq
Part 1:
Part 2:

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Wishing you a month full of the Blessings and Mercy of this Blessed Month

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Please scroll down for a list of recommended resources for Quran study and reflection

Here are various resources to continue studying the Quran. These have been chosen for ease of use, accessibility and relevance to the challenges of modern life

Quran Translations:

Three Translations of The Koran (Al-Qur'an) side by side Kindle Edition (FREE) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali (Translator), M. H. Shakir (Translator), Marmaduke William Pickthall (Translator)

The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary by Seyyed Hossein Nasr and Caner K. Dagli
The Qur'an (Oxford World's Classics) by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem

Commentary on the Quran
1) Various volumes are available online
2)    These websites allow you to search various translations of a single verse. Here are my favourites:

Podcast: Loving and Living the Quran Podcast
Audio lectures on Quranic Surahs and practical spirituality
Subscribe on Itunes:
Listen on Libsyn:

Facebook Live sessions on Quran Study

Quran Study Circle


Academy for Learning Islam great website for loads of audio and written resources on Quran and spirituality.

Living the Quran – Practical Spirituality for Modern Muslims my website with audio and written material.

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