Commentary on Surah Al Qadr

Commentary on Surah Al Qadr
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

This Surah is to do with laylat al-qadr, "The Night of the Decree", also known as, "The Night of Power," when the hidden tablet was unveiled to the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).

Shaykh Fadhlalla explains how everything in creation is created according to a measure, and is moving toward a destiny according to that measure or decree, and how for each of us there is also a possibility of a laylat al-qadr - when one recognizes fully that, in truth, there is only Allah.

It is stressed that this recognition is by direct knowing or tasting and not by encyclopedic knowledge!

To unearth the possibility, we need to develop a level of maturity which entails readiness capability discernment and clarity of mind. This can then lead us to purification of heart and our laylat al-qadr.