Lailat al-Qadr means the Night of Destiny. It honors the anniversary of the night when the Qur'an was revealed to humanity to lead it to guidance through the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It is also known as the Night of Power.
Note that with regards to the Muslim calendar, a holiday is commenced on the sunset of the preceding day; thus, Laylat al-Qadr 2021 will be observed on the sunset of Saturday 8th May, 2021.
Laylat al-Qadr always falls on the same day according to the Islamic calendar; for it being a lunar calendar. Nonetheless, the day differs on the Gregorian calendar as it is a solar calendar; causing roughly an eleven day difference each year.
The dates of Laylat al-Qadr are usually determined by either an actual sighting of the moon with the naked eyes, or through astronomical calculations. Note that dates provided here are based on the dates adopted by the Fiqh Council of North America.
The next occurrence of Laylat al-Qadr is marked in red
|When is ...?||Weekday||Date||Days away|
|Laylat al-Qadr 2024||Saturday||Apr 6th||in 894 days|
|Laylat al-Qadr 2023||Tuesday||Apr 18th||in 540 days|
|Laylat al-Qadr 2022||Thursday||Apr 28th||in 185 days|
|Laylat al-Qadr 2021||Sunday||May 9th||168 days ago|
|Laylat al-Qadr 2020||Wednesday||May 20th||522 days ago|
|Laylat al-Qadr 2019||Saturday||Jun 1st||876 days ago|
|Laylat al-Qadr 2018||Monday||Jun 11th||1231 days ago|
|Laylat al-Qadr 2017||Thursday||Jun 22nd||1585 days ago|
|Laylat al-Qadr 2016||Saturday||Jul 2nd||1940 days ago|
|Laylat al-Qadr 2015||Tuesday||Jul 14th||2294 days ago|
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