A Simplified Explanation of Sūrah Al-Qadr from Al-Tafsīr Al-Muyassar


Verse 1

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ

Indeed, we sent the Qurʾān down on the Night of Eminence and Excellence, one of the nights in the month of Ramaḍān.

Verse 2

وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ

And what will make you realize, O Prophet, what the Night of Al-Qadr [Decrees] and Eminence is?

Verse 3

لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ خَيْرٌ مِّنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ

The Night of Al-Qadr is a blessed night: righteous work on [that night] is better than the work of a thousand months in which there is no Night of Al-Qadr.

Verse 4

تَنَزَّلُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ وَالرُّوحُ فِيهَا بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِم مِّن كُلِّ أَمْرٍ

The descent of the angels and Jibrīl, may Allāh keep him safe from all harms and faults, occurs often during [that night] with the permission of their Lord, [with] every matter He has ordained for that year.

Verse 5

سَلَامٌ هِيَ حَتَّىٰ مَطْلَعِ الْفَجْرِ

It is [a night of] serenity and security, the whole of it–there is no evil during it until the rise of dawn.

Source: Al-Tafsīr Al-Muyassar. King Fahd Qurʾān Printing Complex. Madīnah: 1434 H.