Monday, October 17, 2005

night of power / laylat al-qadr

This is a bit early, but I figure it would be best to give a reminder ahead of time. Coming up in the last 10 nights of Ramadan is a special night called the Night of Power or Laylat al-Qadr. Here are some resources on it, and Ramadan in general. One of the more intriguing is the section written by Mumia Abu Jamal, who as far as I know, is not a Muslim in any orthodox confessional sense, but was nevertheless moved by the spirituality of Laylat al-Qadr:

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani on Laylat al-Qadr
Mumia Abu Jamal on the Night of Power
Laylat al-Qadr from Central
The Virtues of Fasting from Bahishti Zewar
The Night of Power from Essentials of Ramadan, The Fasting Month by Tajuddin B. Shu`aib

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