Lailatul Qadr (Night of Power), ©Ian Garrett 2013. Acrylic on Canvas 16 x 12 inches.
According to Islamic teaching, there is night during the month of Ramadan which is better than a thousand months. It is a night when sins will be forgiven for the one who is ready to ask forgiveness and perform acts of worship throughout the night. This night is called Laitatul Qadr. According to Hadith, this night occurs during the last ten days of Ramadan on one of the odd-numbered nights. Usually, it is celebrated on the 27th night of this holy month. in the Quran it is stated:
Surah 97. Al-Qadr. “We have indeed revealed this message in the Night of Power: And what will explain to thee what the Night of Power is? The Night of Power is better than a thousand months! Therein come down the angels by Allah’s permission on every errand: Peace! Until the rising of the dawn.”
It is painted in Acrylic Paint on a 16" x 12" stretched canvas.