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Submitters Perspective

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The Night of Destiny

The Night of Power or the Night of Destiny (Layl-al-Qadr) is the night in which the Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad. It is the 27th night of Ramadan. God describes this night as better than a thousand months. During that night, the angels and the Spirit descend therein, by God’s leave, to carry out every command (97:1-5). More about the Night of Destiny and the 19 based mathematical code associated with it can be found in December 1999 Submitters Perspective.


The Night of Power starts at the sunset of 26th day of Ramadan corresponding to the 27th night. It ends at the dawn of the following morning. This year it starts at the sunset of October 29.

Note: Like every year, there will be gatherings of Submitters in different communities around the world for the Night of Destiny to commemorate God all night long. Please check with your local community for such a gathering (Ed.)

Thanking God

Thanksgiving Day comes about three weeks after Ramadan this year. Both Ramadan and Thanksgiving offer opportunities for people to reflect on being grateful to God for His blessings. However, we should remember and be thankful to God in every circumstance, not only on special occasions like Ramadan or Thanksgiving Day. The rewards for being appreciative are manifold. We reap their benefit not only in the Hereafter, but starting right away here in this world.

Therefore, you shall eat from GOD’s provisions everything that is lawful and good, and be appreciative of GOD’s blessings, if you do worship Him alone. (16:114)

Your Lord has decreed: “The more you thank Me, the more I give you.” But if you turn unappreciative, then My retribution is severe. (14:7)

A Reflection:

We don't need more to be thankful for; we just need to be more thankful.