The Night of Power
Photo By Mohammad Mahdi Amya
location: Gorgan, North of Iran
Date: July 24, 2014
Sunni Muslims are gathering in the Central Sunni Masque, in the city of Gorgan (North part of Iran) for extra prayers during the Night of Power.
Laylat al-Qadr, variously rendered in English as the Night of Destiny, Night of Power, Night of Value, the Night of Decree or Night of Measures. It is the anniversary of two very important dates in Islam that occurred in the month of Ramadan. It is the anniversary of the night Muslims believe the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Its also a night where Muslims believe that God blesses everyone, and forgive all sins, accept all prayers as you wish, and the angels come down. This night is usually thought to be on 19th (as per fatimid) , 21th and 23th of Ramadan.