Night of Destiny around the world in 2020

Night of Destiny around the world in 2020
  How long until Night of Destiny?
This holiday next takes place in 277 days.
  Dates of Night of Destiny around the world
2021 Various May 8, May 10
BangladeshMon, May 10National Holiday
GuineaMon, May 10National Holiday
IndiaSat, May 8Regional Holiday
Ivory CoastMon, May 10National Holiday
NigerMon, May 10National Holiday
2020 Various May 20
BangladeshWed, May 20National Holiday
GuineaWed, May 20National Holiday
IndiaWed, May 20Regional Holiday
Ivory CoastWed, May 20National Holiday
NigerWed, May 20National Holiday
2019 Various Jun 1, Jun 2
BangladeshSun, Jun 2National Holiday
GuineaSat, Jun 1National Holiday
IndiaSun, Jun 2Regional Holiday
Ivory CoastSun, Jun 2National Holiday
NigerSat, Jun 1National Holiday
2018 Various Jun 11, Jun 12, Jun 13
BangladeshWed, Jun 13National Holiday
GambiaMon, Jun 11National Holiday
GuineaMon, Jun 11National Holiday
IndiaMon, Jun 11Regional Holiday
Ivory CoastTue, Jun 12National Holiday
NigerTue, Jun 12National Holiday
2017 Various Jun 21, Jun 22, Jun 23
BangladeshFri, Jun 23National Holiday
IndiaThu, Jun 22Regional Holiday
Ivory CoastWed, Jun 21National Holiday
  Summary
The night that the first verses of the Qu'ran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammad
  Which countries observe Night of Destiny in 2020?
Bangladesh  BangladeshMay 20National Holiday
Guinea  GuineaMay 20National Holiday
India  IndiaMay 20Regional Holiday
Ivory Coast  Ivory CoastMay 20National Holiday
Niger  NigerMay 20National Holiday

When is the Laylat al-Qadr?

Laylat Al Qadr, also known as 'Shab-e-Qadr', the 'Night of Destiny' or the 'Night of Power' is a public holiday in Bangladesh, observed on the 27th Day of Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is considered as the holiest night of the year for Muslims and marks the night that the first verses of the Qur'an were revealed to the Prophet Mohammed.

Traditions of the Night of Destiny

The Qur'an does not specify which day of Ramadan, the Night of Destiny took place on, but most Muslims consider it to have happened on an odd numbered night in the last ten days of Ramadan (21st, 23rd, 25th or 27th). Many Sunni Muslims believe it to be the 27th night, while most Shiite Muslims consider it to have happened on the 23rd.

As a result of this uncertainty many Muslims will treat each odd numbered day in the last ten days of Ramadan with increased reverence.

There are also some varying opinions on how much of the Qu'ran was revealed on the Night of Destiny. Some Muslims believe that only a few verses of the Qur'an were first revealed on the night, with the remaining verses revealed over the next 23 years, while some Muslims believe that the whole text was revealed to the angel Gabriel during the night, who then revealed them incrementally to the Prophet Mohammed.

An entire chapter is devoted to the Night of Destiny in the Qur'an, with the night described as being "better than a thousand months" where the angels and the holy spirit Gabriel engulf the Earth.

The Night of Destiny is a highlight of Ramadan. Muslims believe that on this night the blessings and mercy of Allah are abundant and sins are forgiven

Translate this page