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Muslims around the world observe the Islamic holy night of Laylat al Qadr

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Laylat al Qadr is the most important night of the Muslim holy month and marks the revelation of the first verses of the Holy Quran to the Prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel.

Muslims pray at Al Aqsa Mosque during Laylat al Qadr, one of Islam’s holiest nights, in occupied East Jerusalem. (AA)

Muslims around the world observed Laylat al Qadr or the “Night of Power”.

It is on this night, which falls during the last 10 nights of Ramadan, that Muslims believe that Allah sent the angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad and revealed the first verses of the Holy Quran.

The exact day of the night is not officially known, but Muslims are advised to look for Laylat al Qadr during the last odd nights of Ramadan.

Muslims generally worship, perform prayers and recite the Quran during all these nights

Although the exact date remains unknown, Laylat al Qadr is widely considered to be the 27th night of Ramadan.

The Quran says that Laylat al Qadr is better than 1,000 months, which equals more than 83 years.

The end of Ramadan is greeted with a three-day holiday called Eid al Fitr. Children often receive new clothes, gifts and money.

Muslims attend Eid prayers early in the morning the day after Ramadan. Families usually spend the day together in ancestral homes or in parks, eating in daylight for the first time in a month.

Muslims perform night prayers on Laylat al Qadr in the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Muslims perform night prayers on Laylat al Qadr in the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)

Muslims perform prayer at the Sharjah Mosque during Laylat al Qadr in the emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Muslims perform prayer at the Sharjah Mosque during Laylat al Qadr in the emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. (AA)

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Worshipers pray at Sayeda Sanhori Mosque during Laylat al Qadr, one of Islam‘s holiest nights, in Khartoum, Sudan. (AA)

A boy reads the Holy Quran at the Abdulkarim Satuq Bughra Khan Mosque during Laylat al Qadr in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

A boy reads the Holy Quran at the Abdulkarim Satuq Bughra Khan Mosque during Laylat al Qadr in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. (AA)

Thousands of people pray at the Sidi Okba Mosque during Laylat al Qadr in Kairouan, Tunisia.

Thousands of people pray at the Sidi Okba Mosque during Laylat al Qadr in Kairouan, Tunisia. (AA)

Muslims stand inside the Al-Ghanim and Al-Kharafi Mosques in prayer during Laylat al Qadr in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

Muslims stand inside the Al-Ghanim and Al-Kharafi Mosques in prayer during Laylat al Qadr in Kuwait City, Kuwait. (AA)

Muslims read the Holy Quran during Laylat al Qadr in Erbil, Iraq.

Muslims read the Holy Quran during Laylat al Qadr in Erbil, Iraq. (AA)

Muslims from the besieged Palestinian enclave of Gaza gather at the Omari Grand Mosque to perform prayer during Laylat al Qadr.

Muslims from the besieged Palestinian enclave of Gaza gather at the Omari Grand Mosque to perform prayer during Laylat al Qadr. (AA)

Worshipers at Berlin's Sehitlik Mosque perform prayers and recite the Quran during Laylat al Qadr in Berlin, Germany.

Worshipers at Berlin’s Sehitlik Mosque perform prayers and recite the Quran during Laylat al Qadr in Berlin, Germany. (AA)

Ramadan prayers were held at Hazrat Sultan Mosque during Laylat al Qadr in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan.

Ramadan prayers were held at Hazrat Sultan Mosque during Laylat al Qadr in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan. (AA)

Muslims pray at Al Aqsa Mosque during Laylat al Qadr in occupied East Jerusalem.

Muslims pray at Al Aqsa Mosque during Laylat al Qadr in occupied East Jerusalem. (AA)

Muslims pray at the Central Mosque to mark Laylat al Qadr in Moscow, Russia.

Muslims pray at the Central Mosque to mark Laylat al Qadr in Moscow, Russia. (AA)

Worshipers pray at the Haci Bayram Veli Mosque in Ankara, Türkiye.

Worshipers pray at the Haci Bayram Veli Mosque in Ankara, Türkiye. (AA)

Muslims attend iftar and tarawih prayer at Islamic Culture Center Mosque during Laylat al Qadr in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Muslims attend iftar and tarawih prayer at Islamic Culture Center Mosque during Laylat al Qadr in Kyiv, Ukraine. (AA)

Worshipers perform prayer at Al Azhar Mosque during Laylat al Qadr in Cairo, Egypt.

Worshipers perform prayer at Al Azhar Mosque during Laylat al Qadr in Cairo, Egypt. (AA)

Thousands of Muslims perform prayer inside and outside Ayasofya Grand Mosque during Laylat al Qadr in Istanbul, Türkiye.

Thousands of Muslims perform prayer inside and outside Ayasofya Grand Mosque during Laylat al Qadr in Istanbul, Türkiye. (AA)

Source: TRTWorld and agencies