Search efforts have started for a 49-year-old Maldivian man who went missing from Fuvahmulah City.
The man – Mohamed Shafeeu from Olhuthereyge – was reported missing from the Dhoodigan district of Fuvahmulah City last Friday night.
Shafeeu’s half-brother Ali Faheem spoke to “Sun” and said he was last heard from at 9:30 pm.
And that the family has reported him as a missing person.
Faheem said that Shafeeu ate his dinner at his wife’s house and left at around 9:30 pm saying he needed to go to his house. Faheem said his wife had called out to him after discovering he had left both his phone and wallet, and that Shafeeu had replied that he was coming right back.
Faheem said Shafeeu was wearing a blue t-shirt and black jeans when he was last seen.
Police has confirmed the authority along with citizens of Fuvahmulah City were searching for a man reported missing from the city just after midnight, last Friday
Laylatul-Qadr (Arabic: لیلة القدر), The Night of Power, is the holiest night in the Islamic calendar. Muslims believe that on this night, the Quran was sent down from the heaven to the Earth
. The exact date of this night is unknown, but occurs on one of the last ten odd nights of Ramadan (21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th, or 29th).
According to Islamic tradition, Muslims who stay up on this holy night worshipping God will have all their sins forgiven. Furthermore, they will be granted as many good deeds as though they had worshipped continuously for one thousand months (83.3 years).
Lailatul Qadr Facts
- An entire chapter of the Quran, called “Al-Qadr” is devoted to explaining the merits of worshipping on Lailatul Qadr.
- According to Islamic tradition, the following are signs of The Night of Power every year: A peaceful night with moderate temperatures, no shooting stars, and a moon that shines without rays. The sun, when it rises, will appear as a disk with no beams of light coming out of it.
- Some Muslims believe that the entire Quran was revealed to Angel Gabriel on this night, who conveyed it to Muhammad verse by verse over a period of twenty-three years, when ordered to do so by God
- Muslims who can afford to take time off work spend every single one of the last ten nights in prayer, hoping to find Laylatul Qadr, trying to emulate the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad. They fast during the day and study the Quran and pray during the night. The Prophet Muhammad used to do the same. In fact, according to his wife, he would tighten his belt and pray all night, and encouraged his family members to pray all night as well. (Bukhari, Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 32, Number 241)