Shab-e-Miraj-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) would be observed across the country on Saturday night with religious fervor, great respect and devotion.
The Muslims every year on (Rajab-ul-Mirajab 26) the night of 27th of Rajab (Islamic calendar), observe Shab-e-Miraj in which the Holy Prophet (PBUH) went on a special journey to meet Allah Almighty, crossing seven skies on the heavenly animal named ‘Al-Buraq.’
The women devotees would offer prayers in special gatherings at their homes throughout the night. Whereas men would offer prayers at specially decorated mosques for seeking the blessings of Allah Almighty and pray for welfare of the entire nation and the Ummah.
During the gatherings, Islamic scholars would highlight the importance of the day and its blessings.
Different Islamic organizations have also arranged special prayers and sittings (Mahafils) at mosques and at other places to seek blessings of Allah Almighty.
The word Miraj 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 Miraj, the command for five daily prayers (Salat) was also given to the Holy Prophet (PBUH).