Shab-e-Mairaj to be observed on Thursday night with devotion

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Islamabad

Shab-e-Miraj-un-Nabi (SAW) would be observed across the country on Thursday night (March 11) with religious fervor, great respect and devotion.

The word Meraj of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is derived from Arabic word Urooj, which means ‘height,’ or ‘ascension.’ It is celebrated on Rajab 27th in the Islamic calendar.

During Meraj, the command for five daily prayers (Salat) was also given to the Holy Prophet (SAW). In most of the mosques, large gatherings would be avoided this year also aiming to contain the spread of deadly coronavirus pandemic.

Muslims every year on (Rajab-ul-Marajab 26), the night of 27th of Rajab (Islamic calendar) observe Shab-e-Miraj in which the Holy Prophet (SAW) went on a special journey to meet Allah Almighty, crossing seven skies on the heavenly animal named ‘al-Buraq.’

Shab-e-Meraj, (night of forgiveness) is a glorious night, marking the Isra and Meraj of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, when he was taken from Makkah to Al-Haram-Al-Sharif (also known as the Temple Mount) and was then taken to heaven.

Muslims observe this event by praying, congregating, reciting Quran, and supplicating. They fast during the day from dawn to dusk. —INP

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