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When is the Night of Destiny?


The tables in the video above show you the Night of Destiny dates during a specific year of our century, for your specific location. The Night of Destiny, or ‘Laylat al-Qadr’ in Arabic, is the night in which the angles and the Spirit descend (97:4), It is the night in which the Quran was revealed (97:1), and it is also one of the Ramadan nights (2:185). But which Ramadan night exactly? People have speculated about this for centuries (10:36), and now finally God has revealed this information to us – the correct information, and we can extract it from the Quran. Here it is:

In the short chapter which talks about The Night of Destiny, the fifth verse gives it away. It says:

Peaceful it is until the advent of the dawn.” (97:5)

This is, of course, not talking about peace between, humans – because so many wars and crimes go on right through the night of destiny. This is talking about peace between angels and jinns, as we can see it from other verses in the Quran, and especially from the fourth verse in the same chapter (97:4).

And the jinns who are made of fire (38:76), when they try to cross into our dimension, they are chased by the light of the stars, the light of the sun and the light of the moon (67:5, 72:9), and this is not peace. Peace is when they are not being chased (72:1). Therefore, angels can not make peace with jinns under sunlight and under moonlight. It has to be a night (no sun), and it has to be moonless – a moonless night.

So, in this context, let’s replace the word ‘peace’ with the word ‘moonless’ and here is what we get:

“Moonless it is until the advent of the dawn.” (97:5)

And this sentence now gives us the exact times, the exact dates of the Night of Destiny: Moonless it is, until the advent of the dawn.

So the Night of Destiny is the Ramadan Night which is moonless until the advent of dawn. (97:5), and this means that the moon rises after the beginning of Astronomical Dawn, and this can happen anywhere from the 19th night of Ramadan until the 29th night of Ramadan.

So now that we know it, we can simply look it up in the astronomical almanacs, and we did it for you, and the results are in the tables in the video above. By the way, you can see from those tables that calculations for specific locations in the extreme north or extreme south are not available (n/a), and this is due to the polar night or the polar day or the absence of dawn, and this means that in these regions, the Night of Destiny simply merges together with the rest of the nights, and this means that when the Night of Destiny ends in our locations, it does not really end – it simply retreats towards the North Pole or the South Pole depending on which one of them is in darkness.

However, there is a particular case when it is forced to end, and this happens when it is daylight both at the North Pole and the South Pole, and this is called the Spring Equinox or the Fall Equinox. And this can only happen during the Spring Equinox and the Fall Equinox. A simplified computer simulation can show that this happens after 1025 months sometimes, and after 1640 months at other times, and both these time periods are longer than a thousand months. So, this partly explains the verse which says that the Night of Destiny is better than a thousand months (97:3), It’s because, it is longer than a thousand months.

But of course, at the specific location where you live, it happens only once a year during Ramadan, and the exact dates for your location are in the tables presented in the video above.

°Let’s take year 2095 as an example. Let’s say that you live in London at this time, and you can search “London Latitude”, and you get 51° North, and in the table for the year 2095 in the video you can see that at 51° North, the Night of Destiny starts on the 1st of February which happens to be the 26th Ramadan night, while in Istanbul (41° N) for example, the Night of Destiny starts on the 2nd of February which happens to be the 27th Ramadan night, but in other years it can be in any of the last ten nights of Ramadan (89:2).

This is why the Quran says:

“By the dawn, and the ten nights” (89:1-2), because the moon rises at dawn only in any of the last ten nights of Ramadan. And we finally know the exact night (75:19), because this generation is obsessed with calendars and planning (3:54, 13:42), and God with His mercy decided that since some people are going to plan for it anyway, then at least let them have the correct date (25:13).



The Night of Destiny is the Ramadan night in which the moon rises after Astronomical Dawn for the first time; it is a moonless night until the advent of dawn. (97:5). Therefore, it is predictable with astronomical precision.