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Is Laylat al-Qadr the Same for Everyone?

Question

Is Laylat al-Qadr the same night for all Muslims, or is it different in different countries?

Summary of answer

Laylat al-Qadr is the same night, even though it starts at different times in different countries. So in the Arab lands, Laylat al-Qadr begins when the sun sets in those countries, and in African countries it also begins when the sun sets there, and so on.

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

Laylat al-Qadr is the same night, even though it starts at different times in different countries. So in the Arab lands Laylat al-Qadr begins when the sun sets in those countries, and in African countries it also begins when the sun sets there, and so on. 

Whenever the sun sets in a people’s land, Laylat al-Qadr has begun for them, even if that process lasts more than twenty hours. 

So for one group of people their night is regarded as Laylat al-Qadr , then for the next group of people, their night is regarded as Laylat al-Qadr. And there is no reason the angels cannot descend to one group of people and also another. 

For more, please see this category: Tarawih Prayer and Laylat al-Qadr

And Allah knows best.

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Source: Shaykh ‘Abdullah ibn Jibreen (may Allah have mercy on him)