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[Sharh Muwatta Imam Malik – Shaikh Zubair Ali Zai] – Hadith No.148 –:– The Description And Explanation Of Laylatul Qadr

Itihaf ul-Basim Fi Tahqiq Muwatta al-Imam Malik [Talkhis al-Qabisi] Riwayah Abdur Rahman ibn al-Qasim

Tahqiq, Takhrij, Sharh

Muhadith Zubair Ali Zai

Translated Abu Ubaydah
Translated, Checked & Additional Notes
Abu Hibban & Abu Khuzaimah Ansaari

The Description And Explanation Of Laylatul Qadr

[148] From Malik from Humayd at-Tawil that ‘Anas ibn Malik (Radi Allahu Anhu) said, “The Messenger of Allah (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) came out to us in Ramadan and said, ‘I was shown a certain night in Ramadan and then two men abused each other and it was taken away. Look for it on the ninth and the seventh and the fifth.’ ”

[GRADING] – [SAHIH]

[REFERENCES]

Al-Muwatta (Yahya’s narration 1/320 hadith no.713, book 19, chapter 6, hadith no.13), at-Tamhid (2/200), al-Istidhkar: (no.662)

Transmitted by Nasa’i in as-Sunan al-Kubra (no.3396) from the hadith of Malik and narrated by Bukhari (no.2023) from the hadith of Humayd at-Tawil: Anas narrated to me from Ubadah ibn Samit and its chain is Sahih.

[UNDERSTANDING FROM THE HADITH]
1) The most correct view is that Laylatul Qadr occurs on the odd nights from the last 10 days of Ramadan. This night occurs in every Ramadan.

2) The Muslims fighting each other is a cause of great harm. It also facilitates loss in this life and the hereafter except if Allah forgives these people.

3) Ibn Abdul Bar said, “The narration in this chapter is a proof that there is no specific sign for knowing when this night (of Laylatul Qadr) occurs whereby one can gain full conviction (that it is Laylatul Qadr) just as the general people say.” (at-Tamhid 2/212)

However it is established from an authentic hadith that after the night of Laylatul Qadr, the sun rises bright without rays on the morning after it. 

4) The popular notion that is spread amongst the general people that trees perform prostration etc. on Laylatul Qadr has no established basis from any any authentic ahadith.

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