What is Laylatul Jaiza
“The night of Laylatul Jaiza is often referred to as the “Night of Rewards.” As opposed to Laylat al-Qadr, which could be one of the ten last nights of Ramadan, “Laylatul Jaiza” is the night before Eid al-Fitr, and it is seen as immensely important.
It is essential during Ramadan, the month of fasting and good deeds. Muslims consider it a blessed night, a time to pray and express gratitude.
Benefits of Reciting Laylatul Jaiza
Here are some most important benefits of reciting Laylatul Jaiza:
Ten Rewards for Every Letter Recited from the Quran
As a Hadeeth (prophetic statement) in At-Tirmithi proves:
“Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allaah, he will have a reward, and this reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that ‘Alif, Laam, Meem’ (a combination of letters frequently mentioned in the Holy Quran) is a letter, rather I am saying that ‘Alif’ is a letter, ‘Laam’ is a letter and ‘Meem’ is a letter.” [At-Tirmithi]
Recite the Quran more often during this blessed night and throughout the year to gain these merits.
Seek Forgiveness for Past and Present Sins
Having forgiveness means shielding yourself from the harmful consequences of your wrong actions.
Several times in the Qur’an, forgiveness is mentioned, In some places, it is a command, such as in His words, “Glorious and exalted is He”:
“And seek forgiveness of Allah; surely Allah is Forgiving, Compassionate.” (Qur’an 73:20)
Allah also tells us, as in the following ayat:
“And whoever does evil, or wrongs his own soul, but afterwards seeks Allah’s forgiveness, will find Allah is Forgiving, Compassionate.” (Qur’an 4:110)
So we should ask forgiveness on this night
Perform Nafil (Superogatory) Prayers for Companionship with the Prophet in Jannah:
One can become a companion of the Prophet (SAW) in Jannah by praying the Nafil. Rabi’ah ibn Malik al-Aslami reported that the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam said:
“Ask (anything).” Rabi’ah said: “I ask of you to be your companion in paradise.” The Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam said: “Or anything else?” Rabi’ah said: “That is it.” The Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam said to him: “Then help me by making many prostrations (i.e., supererogatory prayers).” (Muslim)
Protection from the Shaytaan in the evening and on the Day of Judgment
The Messenger of Allah (Saw) said, according to Abu Hurairah (Allah be pleased with him):
“A person who recites: Laa ilaaha illal-laahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa huwa’ alaa kulli shay-in qadeer, a hundred times daily will have reward equal to that of freeing ten slaves and one hundred good deeds will be written for him, and one hundred of his sins will be lifted from him, and for the whole day, he will remain immune from the Shaytaan until the evening, and on the Day of Judgment, no one will exceed him in merit except one who has done more.” (Bukhari,Book #75, Hadith #412)
Laylatul Jaiza Importance with Hadeeths’
According to Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him), he said about “Laylatul Jaiza”:
“Whoever stands up (in worship) in the nights preceding the two Eids expecting rewards from his Lord, his heart will not die when the other hearts will die.” (Ibn Majah).
Islam states that Allah will accept invocations (or du’as) during this night, so Muslims seeking material and spiritual needs should take full advantage of it.
Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and his followers narrate hadiths referring to the Messenger (PBUH), portraying its importance as “Laylatul Jaiza.”
“Laylatul Jaiza” is also one of the five nights Allah accepts all du’as. The other nights are the night of Jumu’ah (Friday), the first night of Rajab (the seventh month of the Islamic calendar) and the 15th night of Sha’ban (the eighth month of the Islamic calendar).
The nights preceding both Eids, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha (Bakrid) are declared “Laylatul Jaiza.”
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