Celebrating the 27th night of Ramadaan as Laylat-ul-Qadr (the Night of Decree)

Question 211: What is the ruling on celebrating the twenty-seventh night of Ramadaan in particular?

Answer: Celebrating the twenty-seventh night of Ramadaan in particular is a Bidd`ah. It is authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Anyone who introduces anything into this matter of ours (Islaam) that is not part of it will have it rejected. (Related by Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim) The manner legislated by Islaam is to spend this night in `Ibaadah (worship), give Sadaqah (voluntary charity) and the like, as done during the rest of the last ten nights of Ramadaan... read more here.

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