Muslims all over the world observe Laylat al-Qadr

Muslims all over the world observe Laylat al-Qadr

Laylat al-Qadr — the 27th night of Ramazan — was observed all over the world Monday night.

Laylat al-Qadr, also known as Shab-e-Qadr, Night of Decree, Night of Measures, is in Islamic belief the night when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

It is one of the nights of the last ten days of Ramadan. Muslims believe that on this night the blessings and mercy of God are abundant, sins are forgiven, supplications are accepted, and that the annual decree is revealed to the angels who also descend to earth, specially the Angel Gabriel, referred to as "the Spirit", to perform every and any errand decreed by God. 

People spent the whole night offering prayers and making dua as they frequented local mosques, with elders and the disabled at home, engaged in similar religious activities, Geo News reported.

Multiple religious gatherings were also held in numerous households in order to celebrate the special night.