“The Night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is better than a thousand months (i.e. worshiping Allaah in that night is better than worshipping Him a thousand months, i.e. 83 years and 4 months)” [97:3].
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It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet(sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said : “ Whoever stays up and prays on Laylat al-Qadr out of faith and in the hope of reward, his previous sins will be forgiven.” Agreed upon. (Reported by Both Imaam Al-Bukhaari and Muslim)
In another narration reported by Both Imaam Al-Bukhaari and Imaam Muslim from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that when the last ten days of Ramadaan came, the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would stay up at night and would wake his family up, and would abstain from marital relations.
Imam Al-Tirmidhi narrated, and classed the report as saheeh, that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said : “I said ‘O Messenger of Allaah, if I know which night is Laylat al-Qadr, what should I say on that night?’
He said, ‘Say:
اَللَّهُمَّ اِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ ، تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
Allaahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibb al-‘afwa fa’affu ‘anni
(O Allaah, You are forgiving and You love forgiveness, so forgive me)
To regard a particular night as Laylat al-Qadr, needs specific evidence, thus the Scholars of Sunnah say its is during the odd-numbered nights in last ten nights of Ramadan, in accordance to the hadith reported by Imaam Muslim.
Scholar of Sunnah & Hadith states there is absolutely no basis for the celebrations held during these nights of Ramadan.