The Communal Quest for Knowledge and Laylat al-Qadr

Reflection delivered on April 27th, 2022

On the 27th night of Ramaḍān, Shaykh Amin was the honored guest panelist for Al Balagh Academy’s Webinar: Seeking Laylat al-Qadr and Attaining the Closeness of Allah and Love for Rasūlullah .  Shaykh began with a call for deep reflection and understanding:

“Practicing Islam itself is proof that we are connected to the will of Allah For every connection and relationship, we must also appreciate with whom our relationship is…who is Allah and who is the Rasūl to us, as individuals and as a part of the Ummah.” 

While recognizing the importance of individual appreciation, in this talk Shaykh Amin highlights the need to establish the appreciation for a communal understanding of Islam and a communal action based plan. “Because we are all in this search and quest for knowledge and for Laylat al-Qadr together, as one whole community.”  He shares 3 principles that are some of the first steps in creating love for Allah : to understand the Qurʾān, to recite the Qurʾān, and to act upon the Qurʾān. It is through the coming together of these principles that we are shown how to express love for Allah and His Prophet .