For study purposes: Keep yourself occupied with your studies / reading / revision, etc. If it's a cold night, keep a mug of hot chocolate, milk, tea or coffee besides you.
For seeking Lailat-ul-Qadr: Keep yourself active by reading Qur'an, offering Nafl Prayers (Ta Hajjud, Salat-ul-Tawba and Salat-ul-Tasbih), engage in Dhikr of Allah (Remembrance of Allah), and make Dua.
And since there is no better way of praising Allah do Sujjud as Allah is most pleased with the one who is in Sujjud. (Can someone find a Hadith to accompany this, I've read this somewhere before but I cannot recall where).
Quick Note on Lailat-ul-Qadr Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said about Lailat-ul-Qadr:
"Anyone who stays awake during the Night of Power with belief (IMAAN) and for the pleasure of Allah, all his previous sins will be forgiven."
[Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim]
It has also been reported by the wife of the Prophet Muhammed (SAW), Aisha (RA):
"I asked the Messenger of Allah if I knew which night was the Night of Power and what Prayer I should say during that night? He said to me: Say: Allahumma innaka 'afu'wwun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'annee"
The translation of this saying is "O Allah! You are most forgiving and you love to forgive, so forgive me".
We should endeavour to say this an many time as possible, especially when seeking Lailat-ul-Qadr on the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadhan.
Edited by Saif-ur-Rahman, 04 October 2007 - 01:18 PM.