One night changed the history of mankind forever. The Night of Decree. Allah destined that Muhammad ibn Abdillah would become the seal of prophets and carry His message of Tawheed.
It was in this blessed night that the revelation began to descend on our beloved Messenger over the course of 23 years.
A night that is greater than 1000 months in which Jibril and the angels descend with mercy from their Lord, carrying His praises. Angels who fill the Earth with peace, serenity and tranquility.
Subhan Allah it’s truly amazing and powerful to think how one night changed everything forever till the end of time and how mankind was in loss and confusion just a few seconds before that.
How was the condition of our Rasul in the cave of hiraa’ when Jibril descended upon him with the first words of the Qur’an?
He sala Allahu alayhi wa sallam was in a state of worship(ta3abud).
He would often go up to this mountain and worship in the cave and contemplate the creation of Allah. He enjoyed seclusion and that’s a very beautiful lesson for us all.
Mixing with people alot is not good. Sometimes our nafs needs that khulwa/seclusion…that retirement. Worshipping Allah in private is one of the greatest acts of worship because the servant becomes really sincere in his/her worship because there is no room for wanting to be seen (riyaa’).
The prophet sala Allahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned in the Hadith of the Seven under the shade of Allah,
ورجل ذكر الله خاليا ففاضت عيناه
And a man who remembered Allah in private until tears streamed down his face. [Bukhari and Muslim]
So in these final days of Ramadan, forget everyone and everything. Find an area in your home and seclude yourself with Allah in the last part of the night. Reconnect with Allah and cry and beg for forgiveness and mercy because the prophet sala Allahu alayhi wa sallam said
من قام ليلة القدر إيمانا واحتسابا غفر له ما تقدم من ذنبه
Whoever stands in prayer on laylatul qadr out of sincere faith and seeking Allah’s mercy, he will be forgiven his past sins.
اللهم بلغنا ليلة القدر
اللهم إنك عفو تحب العفو فاعف عنا