According to Saudi officials, almost two million Muslims gathered at the Masjid Al Haram to pray in honour of Shab-e-Qadr, also known as the Night of Power, during the holy month of Ramadan.
— (@HaramainInfo) April 18, 2023
Laylat al-Qadr, also known as the Night of Power, is believed to occur on one of the last five odd-numbered nights of Ramadan (the 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th, or 29th) when night arrives before day. Regardless, many civilizations celebrate it on the 27th night.
In Islam, this night is noteworthy because it is said to be the night when Prophet Muhammad PBUH heard the first verses of the Holy Quran. Worshippers offered Isha prayer as well as Taraweeh and Qiyamullail special night prayers.
The roads leading to the Masjid Al Haram were reportedly filled with devoted pilgrims who visited Saudi Arabia over the last 10 days of Ramadan. During Taraweeh prayers, the streets surrounding the Masjid Al Haram were filled with worshippers, with believers visible everywhere, according to viral social media videos.
Night 27 || Streets fully packed with Pilgrims in Masjid Al Haram during Taraweeh. pic.twitter.com/xAjslLwgrZ
— The Holy Mosques (@theholymosques) April 17, 2023