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It is affirmed [in the 97th chapter of the Qur'an] to be "better than a thousand months"; and the angels are believed to descend, and to be occupied in conveying blessings to the faithful from the commencement of it until daybreak. Moreover, the gates of heaven being then opened, prayer is held to be certain of success. Salt water, it is said, suddenly becomes sweet on this night.

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Source Notes: An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians (1860). Lane describes the "Leylet-el-Kadr," the "Night of Power," or of the Divine decree. It is the night Muhammad is said to have received the Qur'an, usually the twenty-seventh day of the month of fasting.

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