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Pakistan

Web Desk
April 3, 2019

Shab-e-Miraj-un-Nabi to be observed tonight

Pakistan

Web Desk
Wed, Apr 03, 2019

KARACHI: Shab-e-Miraj-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) will be observed across the country tonight with religious fervor, great respect and devotion.

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. 

They will say special prayers seeking welfare of the entire nation and the Ummah and riddance from all sorts of problems and tribulations.

Lailat-ul-Meraj also known as Shab-e-Mairaj is a glorious night, 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).

Special sweet dishes like Halwa, Zarda etc are prepared and distributed among the relatives and neighbors on Shab-e-Miraj.