Signs of the Night of Decree: Sh.Bin Baaz

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, Most Merciful. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, companions and all those who follow them in goodness until the Day of Return. As for what follows;

Question: How does a person know that he caught the Night of Decree?

Sheikh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez bin Baaz, may Allaah’s mercy be upon him, answered:

“The Prophet, may Allaah exalt his rank and grant him peace, informed that the sun rises on it’s morning without any radiant beams of light. And Ubayy bin Ka’b, may Allaah be pleased with him, the noble companion of the Prophet, used to notice and witness that for many years. He would see the sun rise on the morning of the twenty-seventh day without any radiant beams of light and he would swear that the Night of Decree was on the twenty-seventh of Ramadan due to this sign.

However that which is correct is that it could be on other than the twenty-seventh. It could fall on the twenty-seventh for many years then on the twenty-first, twenty-thrid, twenty-fifth or other than it for many years. Therefore the searching, striving and exertion should be in all of the last ten nights.

May Allaah reward you all with good.”

http://ibnbaz.org/mat/13767

Additional signs of the Night of Decree:

1: That its night is neither hot nor cold.

2: The night will be radiant and luminous.

3: Many angels descend in it.

4: The sun rises on its day without any radiant beams of light.

The proofs for that are as follows;

The Messenger of Allaah, may Allaah exalt his rank and grant him peace, said: “The Night of Decree is a bright night neither hot nor cold. The sun rises in its morning faintly red. [Collected by Ibn Khuzaymah authenticated by Sheikh Al-Albaani]

The Messenger of Allaah, may Allaah exalt his rank and grant him peace, said: “I was indeed shown the Night of Decree then forgot it and it is in the last ten nights (of Ramadan). It is bright and radiant neither hot nor cold like a moon shining clear over its stars. Its devils do not come out until the dawn appears.” [Collected by Ibn Hibbaan]

The Messenger of Allaah, may Allaah exalt his rank and grant him peace, said: “Verily the angels that night on earth are more in number than the number of stones.” [Collected by Ibn Khuzaymah authenticated by Sheikh Al-Albaani]

The Messenger of Allaah, may Allaah exalt his rank and grant him peace, said: “Its sign is that the sun rises on it’s morning clear without any radiant beams of light.” [Muslim]

This means that it, i.e. the sun, rises the following day with this description and this would be a glad tiding for the one who stood in that night because it will be after the completion of the Night of Decree not before it.

There are other signs however they are not authentic like dogs do not bark in it, no shooting stars or it will rain.

http://www.saaid.net/Doat/assuhaim/107.htm

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About Abu Fouzaan Qaasim
American student studying in the Islaamic University of Medinah from Chester,PA.

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