Sunday, July 5, 2015

Qiyaam al Layl in Kuwait Ramadan 1436

CLICK HERE to see the 2016 post of Qiyaam Al Layl

The last 10 days of Ramadan have nearly arrived and people have started to get even more busy. One is that the month is nearly on completion and Eid ul Fitr is around the corner, so people are preparing for the upcoming holidays. This year the State of Kuwait has declared 4 days holiday for the government sector starting from 17/07/2015 up to 20/07/2015. Be it either the first day of Eid is on Friday 17/07 or Saturday 18/07. There is an MP in the Parliament requesting to get the last 10 days of Ramadan as holiday but still no progress on his side. Knowing Kuwait from past experiences, advice is in order - Get all formal or Official work finished by 06/07/2015 Monday or things are going to slow down a lot. Then be prepared to get things done after the 21/07/2015. (Update: There is another group which is trying to get the 4 days Eid Holidays into a 9 days long weekend - Let's see we still have time till 16/07/2015 to get a confirmation)

Secondly (This being the main event), the importance of the last 10 days of Ramadan is that these 10 nights are considered sacred as one indulges in the night prayers / Qiyaam al Layl / Tahajjud that amplify ones deeds to an exponential level. (In Islam, 10 last nights of Ramadan are considered sacred and 10 first days of Zul Hijjah are considered sacred - Sacred meaning people should spend more time in praying and remembrance to Allah SWT).

People have to understand one thing, in Islam the Lunar Calendar day starts after sunset. Example, people finished their 19th Ramadan fast by opening their fast at sunset. Then the Islamic Calender date changes to 20 Ramadan. Qiyam ul Layl or the Night prayers commence from 20th Ramadan till the end of the month. On these nights people gather at the Masjid to offer prayers. Even out of these 10 days people give more importance to Odd nights - but it is highly recommended to offer prayers during last 10 nights. People try to catch one of those nights which is called the 'Night of Decree' / Laylatul Qadr. In the Glorious Quran, Laylatul Qadr is mentioned as being better than a 1000 months. So one should definitely try praying on this night. We definitely know that one of the last 10 nights of Ramadan is Laylatul Qadr. Some scholars suggest the odd nights of the last 10 nights of Ramadan and some even consider the 27th night being the Night of Decree.
Photo Courtesy to The Islamic Ummah
The schedules for different Masjids for Qiyaam al Layl are being put up. Inshallah, I will try covering them to the best of my abilities.
Arabic Schedule for Qiyaam al-Layl at Masjid Al Kabeer, Kuwait. Photo Courtesy to Crimekww - Official account of MoI Kuwait
Detail List for Night Prayers / Qiyaam Al-Layl for the month of Ramadan at Masjid Al Kabeer for 1436 / 2015
Nights
Days
Qari from Rakah
One to Four
Qari from Rakah
Five to Eight
Thoughts
Night 20 Ramadan
Monday 06/7/2015
Ahmad Al Nafees
Fahd Al Mutairi
Sheikh Talal Fakhir
Night 21 Ramadan
Tuesday 07/7/2015
Majed Al Anzi
Khaled Al Saeedi
Dr. Mohd. Al Osaimi
Night 22 Ramadan
Wednesday 08/7/2015
Khaled Al Jaheem
Ahmad Al Nafees
Dr. Rashed Al Alemi
Night 23 Ramadan
Thursday 09/7/2015
Mishari Al Afasy
Majed Al Anzi
Dr. Bader Al Hajraf
Night 24 Ramadan
Friday 10/7/2015
Fahd Al Kandiri
Majed Al Anzi
Sheikh Anas Al Kandri
Night 25 Ramadan
Saturday 11/7/2015
Khaled Al Jaheem
Fahd Al Kandiri
Dr.Khaled Al Otaibi
Night 26 Ramadan
Sunday 12/7/2015
Fahd Al Mutairi
Mishari Al Afasy
A.Dr. Adil Al Mutairi
Night 27 Ramadan
Monday 13/7/2015
Fahd Al Kandiri
Mishari Al Afasy
Sheikh Ahmad Al Qatan
Night 28 Ramadan
Tuesday 14/7/2015
Badr Al Ali
Khaled Al Jaheem
Dr. Essa Al Zafiri
Night 29 Ramadan
Wednesday 15/7/2015
Khaled Al Jaheem
Mishari Al Afasy
Sheikh Abdul Hameed Al Bilali
Night 30 Ramadan
Thursday 16/7/2015
Khaled Al Saeedi
Badr Al Ali
Sheikh Faisal Al Hashmi
Start of Qiyaam Al Layl at Masjid Al Kabeer at 12 midnight.

Masjid Al Kabeer is the biggest masjid in Kuwait. The Qiyaam Al-Layl prayers begin at 12 midnight.(CLICK HERE to see previous year's post of the look of the Masjid and information).

CLICK HERE for my post on Ramadan 2015 - 1436
CLICK HERE for my post on 'Ramadan 2015 working hours in Kuwait'.

CLICK HERE for my last year's post on Qiyaam Al-Layl
CLICK HERE for my last year's post 'Ramadan 1435 - 2014'.
CLICK HERE for my last year's post 'Ramadan 2014 working hours'.
CLICK HERE for my last year's post 'Masjids in Ramadan 2014'.

The prayers begin at 12 midnight but showing up early will assist with parking and finding a place. Also, there are some mosque which have upgraded their security levels, so one had to consider the Metal Detectors and Frisking. Some tips for attending the Qiyam ul Layl :
  • First and foremost Switch off the Mobile phones or at least turn it to silent and vibrate function.
  • Carry some drinking water with you so that you can have it between the prayer sessions.
  • Keep some dates / light snack for when you feel hungry OR probably when Suhoor / Imsak time approaches. (avoid foods have strong fragrances as it disturbs other attendees)
  • Have sufficient rest OR some power / cat nap before attending the night prayers. This will help you in paying attention during the prayers and mainly if you are driving to and from the masjid / mosque. Safety is important.
  • Also prepare yourself mentally and physically for standing for long duration ( roughly 2 hours).
  • If you are planning to sit on the chairs or four legged furniture, then be considerate to others standing behind you in the prayers.
  • Avoid talking to each other in the Masjid Hall, if necessary try to whisper or speak very softly as the hall is designed for amplifying the voice of the Imam and Muezzin. Therefore inform the children about this as it causes distraction for the worshipers.
Below is the list of Reciters for the Bilal Bin Rabah Masjid in Al Siddeq Area Block 1
(Also called the Crown Prince Masjid with 4 minarets on 5th Ring Road next to Water Distribution Towers)
Time for Qiyaam Al Layl starting is 11 pm.
Photo Courtesy to Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Kuwait
Translation of the above.
Masjid Bilal Bin Rabah, Siddeq Area Block 1
Nights
First 4 Rakah
Next 4 Rakah
20
Yakoub Al Abdul Hadi
Qatiba Al Zowaid
21
Amr Al Dumkhi
Yakoub Al Abdul Hadi
22
Qatiba Al Zowaid
Saad Al Haes
23
Yakoub Al Abdul Hadi
Mohd Shams Al deen
24
Amr Al Dumkhi
Yaser Al Failikawi
25
Amr Al Dumkhi
Qatiba Al Zowaid
26
Yakoub Al Abdul Hadi
Qatiba Al Zowaid
27
Qatiba Al Zowaid
Yaser Al Failikawi
28
Ahmad Al Nafees
Qatiba Al Zowaid
29
Jameel Al Zaani
Yakoub Al Abdul Hadi
30
Yakoub Al Abdul Hadi
Qatiba Al Zowaid


Below is the list of Reciters for Sheikh Jaber Al Ali Al Sabah Masjid, Ministry Zone, South Surra (Opposite to National Bank of Kuwait, Opposite the PACI - Civil ID office)
Time for the Qiyaam Al Layl is 12 midnight.
Photo Courtesy to Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Kuwait
Translation of the above
Masjid Sheikh Jaber Al Ali Al Sabah, Ministry Zone, South Surra
Nights
First 4 Rakah
Next 4 Rakah
21
Hasaan Al Nahlawi
Yaser Al Failikawi
22
Amr Al Dumkhi
Ali Ayadh Al Karni
23
Al Hasan Bareet
Yaser Al Failikawi
24
Mohd Shams Al deen
Hasaan Al Nahlawi
25
Abdulaziz Al Zahrani
Mohd Shams Al deen
26
Al Hasan Bareet
Mohd Shams Al deen
27
Amr Al Dumkhi
Abdulaziz Al Zahrani
28
Ahmad Al Nafees
Hasaan Al Nahlawi
29
Amr Al Dumkhi
Dr. Abdalla Basfar

I came across a video on Youtube, Dua/Supplication which can be recited during the last ten nights of Ramadan during Qiyaam Al Layl. (This is not specific, just that my mind goes blank at that moment, so some of these duas can be mentioned) These duas can be supplicated at any other time also. (Arabic recitation with English Subtitles)
Youtube Video Courtesy to Youtube Channel 'NoneButAllah' Reciter 'Hani Ar Rifai'

The last 10 days of Ramadan are considered more important as one of the nights is Laylatul Qadr. The below video will give you an idea about What is Laylatul Qadr or The Night of Power

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