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Shab-e-Meraj to be observed tonight

Update : 18 Feb 2023, 10:50

Shab-e-Meraj will be observed across the country tonight with religious fervor, great respect and devotion.

The Muslims around the world every year on 27th of Rajab ( Islamic Lunar calendar) observe the Shab-e-Miraj to mark the Isra (journey).

Large number of believers will offer special prayers all the night in specially decorated mosques and inside their homes for seeking the blessings of Allah Almighty. 

Shab-e-Meraj also known as Lailat-ul-Meraj is a glorious night. It literally translates to the Night of Ascent, marking the Isra and Meraj of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) when he was taken from Makkah to Al-Haram-Al-Sharif, inside Al-Aqsa Mosque (also known as Baitul Muqaddas) and was then ascended to highest stages of the Heaven.

The word Meraj (ascent) of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is derived from Arabic word Urooj, which means ‘height,’ or ‘ascension.’ It is celebrated on 27th day of the month of Rajab in the Islamic calendar. According to a Hadith, it was during this holy journey (Mairaj) that The Almighty gave His Prophet (PBUH) the command for five daily prayers (salat).


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