Laylat al-Qadr falls on the last 10 nights of the Islamic month of Ramadan, and it commemorates the night when Allah revealed the Koran to Mohammad.
This year, 2017, it falls on Wednesday 21 June, and is considered by Muslims to be the holiest night of the year.
Sometimes referred to as the ‘Night of Destiny’ or the ‘Night of Power’; many Muslims in the UK believed that this was the time when the Koran’s first verses were revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
On the night of Laylat al-Qadr it is believed that God marks ones fate for the following year, so many Muslims will pray during the night for mercy, forgiveness and salvation.
It is believed to be the most appropriate time of the year to pray for salvation and blessings, and if a Muslim prays through the ‘Night of Destiny’ their sins will be forgiven.
Some Muslims also believe that if one perfectly fasts through the night of Laylat al-Qadr that they may receive a personal greeting from an angel, who may grant them a wish.