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So it is said that at a particular time of night,Allah the Al mighty comes to the lowest of skies and forgives whoever at the time is asking for forgiveness,indeed he is the forgiver. Now ,there's night in different places at once according to their time zone ,so does Allah visit em all at different times ? If yes,then when does he go up back to his throne(Arsh) Jazakallah

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Dear brother Raheem,

The Hadith that you have referenced in your question is considered among the Mutashabihat. Mutashabihat are those verses of Qur'an or statements of Hadith that can not be descriptively understood in its complete meaning. The attitude of true believers regarding such verses and Ahadith should be to say: "I believe and confirm the truth but I do not know the exact meaning nor description of it". With that it should become clear that the Hadith is true and reliable but we fail to fathom its exact meaning and description due to our own lack of understanding.

The purpose of above mentioned Hadith is to hightlight the importance of the later part of the night for each individual. The later part of the night is most important and most virtuous and it will be determined based on where the person resides.

And Allah knows best

Mufti Ikram ul Haq

Fatwa Center of America