During the holy month of Ramadan, about two million Muslims gathered at the Masjid Al Haram to pray in commemoration of Shab-e-Qadr, also known as the Night of Power, according to Saudi Arabian officials.
Muslims consider the last five odd-numbered nights of Ramadan—the 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th, or 29th—to be Laylat al-Qadr, also known as the Night of Power, when night precedes day. Despite this, many civilizations celebrate it on the 27th night.
It is significant in Islamic history because it is claimed that Prophet Muhammad PBUH heard the first verses of the Holy Quran on this night. Worshippers offered the Isha prayer as well as the distinctive night prayers of Taraweeh and Qiyamullail.
According to accounts, a massive number of pilgrims travelled to Saudi Arabia during the last 10 days of Ramadan, crowding the highways leading to the Masjid Al Haram. During Taraweeh prayers, the area around Masjid Al Haram was filled with worshippers, with believers clearly visible everywhere, according to viral social media videos.