Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ramadan day 27 - Laylat al Qadr

Laylat al Qadr [lay-lat al kaa-der] or, the 'Night of Power', 'Night of Decree' or 'Night of Measures' is the night on which the Koran or Qur'an is said to have first been revealed to the Prophet Mohammed, in a cave near Mecca and where the Qur'an describes itself as,  "better than a thousand months."

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It is thought the night occured on the 27th night of the month of Ramadan, but no one is quite sure and in general it's thought it fell during the last 10 days of the month of Ramadan. 

Religious ceremonies will take place at Mosques (for Sunnis) and Matams (for shias).

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