Al Qadr 97: 4-5

Verse 4

4. therein descend the angels and the Rûh [Jibrael (Gabriel)] by Allâh’s permission with All Decrees,

Find in the verse the word meaning

Angels – ______________________
Permission – ___________________
Their Lord – ___________________
Each – ________________________
Matter – _______________________

Allah explains what happen in this special night – lailatul Qadr – the angels will descend in abundance during the Night of Al-Qadr due to its abundant blessings. The angels descend with the blessings and mercy, just as they descend when the Qur’an is recited, they surround the circles of Dhikr (remembrance of Allah) and they lower their wings and make du’a for them.

Let’s imagine that. Many angels are coming down from heaven looking for those who are worshipping Allah to envelop them with Allah’s blessing and mercy. We are all in need of Allah’s mercy. And for this alone, we all should strive to hunt for this special night.

Imam Ahmad also recorded from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allah said about the Night of Al-Qadr, Verily, it is during the twenty-seventh or the twenty-ninth night. And verily, the angels who are on the earth during that night are more numerous than the number of pebbles.

This a spine shivering thought that the angels are on earth so many and covers the earth ready to greet the worshipping slaves. We hope not to lose such opportunity.

Ar-Ruh, here means the angel Jibril. This is a very special night indeed when even the angel Jibreel comes down which he only comes down to send wahyu to Prophets or on occasions as instructed by Allah. In our lifetime, we know from this ayah, that this is the night that Jibreel will come down to earth.

Angels will only come down by the instructions of Allah. They do not follow their whims of desire.

A lot of polytheistic religions commit shirk with the Angels, making them into a deity which is worshipped. So Allah is implying that the angels can’t do anything – except with His permission.

The polytheists would make the angels into gods, i.e. an angel which has power over the rain clouds might later be turned into a force, a ‘god of the rain’ etc. by future ignorant people. So Allah is telling us that the angels descend only by His permission.

Verse 5

5. Peace! (all that night, there is peace and goodness from Allâh to his believing slaves) until the appearance of dawn.

Find the word in the verse that means

Peace – ________
Until – _________
Dawn – ________


Among the opinions of the scholars on the matter of peace (refer to Ibn Kathir)
– With every matter, there is a peace until the appearance of dawn.
– The angels giving the greetings of peace during the Night of Al-Qadr to the people in the Masjids until the coming of Fajr (dawn).
– This means all of it is good and there is no evil in it until the coming of Fajr (dawn).

Allâh subhanahu wa ta’ala describes the night as “..peace until the rise of the morn.” [97:5] In various sayings, the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam described the night as serene, tranquil, and peaceful. The sun at sunrise would appear reddish and without its normal blazing and sharp rays. Ubayy radiallaahu ‘anhu said :

“On the morning of the night of Qadr the sun would rise without any beams; (it is like) a wash basin until it raises.” [Muslim]

Ibn Abbaas radiallaahu ‘anhu said that the Messenger of Allaah (S) said :

“The night of Qadr is a night of generosity and happiness, it is not hot and neither is it cold. The sun comes up in its morning weak, reddish.” [Tabaranee, Ibn Khuzaimah and Bazzaar]



1. Al Qadr : the Revelation of Quran

2. Al Qadr 97: 1-3



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