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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 December 2018

Laylat Al Qadr around the world — in pictures

The night of destiny is one of the odd numbered nights during the last 10 days of Ramadan during which the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Prophet Mohammed

Laylat Al Qadr — the night of destiny — is believed to be the night the Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed.

On this night, Muslims increase their acts of worship. It falls on one of the last 10 nights of Ramadan but the specific date was not disclosed in the Quran.

Read more: What is the night of destiny?

An entire chapter is devoted to the night of destiny in the final part of the Quran, within which that night is described as “better than a thousand months” where the angels and the holy spirit Gabriel engulf the Earth.

Reclusion is advised as it is deemed a period of peace where the earth’s energy is in sync with the divinity of the night.

This night is the highlight of Ramadan for millions of worshippers around the globe who flock to mosques to be in reclusion.

Images from around the globe often show the faithful in tears with their hands held towards the sky as the imams lead the prayers during the last third of the night before dawn prayers.

Updated: June 13, 2018 09:41 AM

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