Reading Prayers for the 17th Day of Ramadan and the Practices You Can Do

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This is the practice and prayer on the 17th day of Ramadan


The 17th night of Ramadan is celebrated as the Night of Nuzulul Quran. A special night because of the revelation of the holy Qur’an. Many practices and prayers are sunnah to do on that night. One of them reads the prayer for the 17th day of Ramadan.

Prayer for the 17th day of Ramadan with practices that can be done

This year, the night of Nuzulul Quran falls on March 29, 2021, which coincides with the 17th of Ramadan 1442 H. That night is very special because the holy book Al-Quran was first revealed.

As is known, the first verse of the Qur’an that was revealed to the earth for the first time was Surah Al-Alaq verses 1-5 to the Prophet Muhammad SAW. Al Quran was revealed from Lauhul Mahfuzh to Baitul ‘Izzah in the sky of the world. Then, it was revealed gradually to Rasulullah SAW.

Quoting from nu.or.id, Allah SWT says:

ا لْنَاهُ لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ. ا اكَ ا لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ. لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ لْفِ . لُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ الرُّوحُ ا لِّ . لَامٌ لَعِ الْفَجْرِ

This is the practice and prayer on the 17th day of Ramadan

It means:

“Indeed, we have sent it down (the Qur’an) on the night of glory. Do you know what the night of glory is? The night of glory is better than a thousand months. On that night the angels and the Archangel Gabriel descended with the permission of their Lord to manage all affairs. That night (full of) prosperity until dawn.” (Surat al-Qadr 1-5).

As the word of Allah SWT in the letter Al-Baqarah, this is the sign of the night of Nuzulul Qur’an;

انَ الَّذِي لَ الْقُرْآَنُ لِلنَّاسِ اتٍ الْهُدَى الْفُرْقَانِ. ال

It means :

“The month of Ramadan, the month in which the Qur’an was sent down (beginning) as a guide for mankind and explanations for that guidance and a distinction (between right and wrong).” (Qs. Al Baqarah: 185)

Reading the Nuzulul Quran Night Prayer on the 17th of Ramadan

prayer for the 17th day of Ramadan

Quoted from the Makassar Tribune, the following is the Nuzulul Quran night prayer which falls on the 17th of Ramadan:

Allahummagfir Lii Wa Liwaalidayya Arhamhumaa Kamaa Robbayaanii Shoghiiroo.

It means :

Dear Allah ! Forgive me and my parents and have mercy on them as they taught me since childhood.

Reading the prayer above is meant to beg and ask forgiveness from Allah SWT for all the mistakes and sins of oneself and both parents.

As for other prayers that can be practiced on the 17th of Ramadan, among others;

Allahumma Innaka ‘aufuwwun Tuhibbul ‘Afwa fa’fu’anni.

It means:

O Allah, You are Most Forgiving and You love those who ask forgiveness, so forgive me.

The 17th Day of Ramadan Prayers and Nuzulul Quran Prayers

This is the practice and prayer on the 17th day of Ramadan

Based on the narrative of a friend of Huzaifah RA about his experience when praying Tarawih with the Prophet SAW. He always repeated reading the Koran from the letters Al-Fatihah and Al-Baqarah until it was finished.

“One night in the month of Ramadan, I prayed with the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam in a booth made of date palm fronds. He started his prayer by reciting the takbir, then he recited the prayer.

الله الجَبَرُوت الْمَلَكُوتِ وَذُو الكِبْرِيَاءِ الْعَظَمَةِ

“Then he started to read the letter Al Baqarah, I thought that he would stop at the 100th verse, in fact he continued to read. I thought again: he would stop at the 200th verse, in fact he continued to read until the end of Al Baqarah, and continued continued with Ali Imran’s letter to the end.”

This is the practice and prayer on the 17th day of Ramadan

Then he continued again with the letter An Nisa ‘to the end of the letter. Every time he passed a verse containing frightening things, he paused to pray for protection. After the Isha prayer at the beginning of the night until the end of the night, Bilal told him that the time for the dawn prayer had arrived he only prayed 4 rak’ahs.” (History of Ahmad, and Al Hakim)

This is how the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) commemorated the revelation of the Quran in the month of Ramadan. Read the verses of the Koran from juz 1 to juz 30 with full appreciation.

Nuzulul Quran Night Practice

In addition to reading prayers, there are a series of practices that can be done to commemorate the 17th night of Ramadan or coincide with the Nuzulul Quran. These practices are;

1. Itikaf

prayer for the 17th day of Ramadan

Itikaf is one of the practices that can be done on the night of Nuzulul Quran. Bertikaf, which is staying in the mosque with certain conditions and intending to worship solely for Allah SWT. This is done to get closer to Allah SWT and get reward and forgiveness from Him.

Itikaf turns out to have conditions that must be met, for example being Muslim, baligh and having the lillahi ta’ala intention to worship Allah SWT. In addition, Itikaf must also be done at the Jami’ mosque or a regular mosque.

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2. Evening Prayer

prayer for the 17th day of Ramadan

Expanding the night prayer or tahajjud is one of the practices on the night of Nuzulul Quran. To perform the night prayer, it is recommended to sleep first after performing the tarawih prayer. Then, then do the night prayer at the time before dawn.

Performing the night prayer will bring you closer to Allah SWT and will get His reward and forgiveness.

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3. Dhikr and Pray

prayer for the 17th day of Ramadan

Other Nuzulul Quran practices that can and are often done are dhikr and prayer. Doing dhikr and prayer, then always as a reminder to Allah SWT and asking for His protection. In addition, dhikr and prayer will also make them more aware of the importance of Nuzulul Quran.

4. Reading the Quran

prayer for the 17th day of Ramadan

The recitation of the Holy Quran on the night of Nuzulul Quran certainly has privileges and virtues for anyone who does it. As the words of the Prophet Muhammad, from Abu Umamah Al Bahii, ra, the Prophet Muhammad SAW said;

“Read the Koran. Verily, the Qur’an will come on the Day of Judgment to intercede for its adherents.” (Hadith History of Muslim).

Then from Abdullah bin Mas’ud, the Prophet Muhammad SAW said which reads;

“Whoever reads a letter in the Book of Allah (the Qur’an) then he will get 1 good. One good deed will be rewarded 10 times. I’m not saying that Alif Lam Mim is one letter, but Alif is one letter, Lam is one letter and Mim is one letter.” (Hadith History Tirmidhi authenticated by Shaykh Al-Albani).

The privilege of reading the next Al-Quran is as a medicine and grace.

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Now, Parents that’s the prayer of the 17th day of Ramadan which coincides with the Nuzulul Quran. Hopefully by practicing all the prayers and deeds, Allah SWT will give blessings in Ramadan for all of us. Amen.

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