Shab-e-Miraj on Saturday night
16 May 2015, Nirapad News: The holy Shab-e-Meraj would be observed across the country on Saturday night with religious fervor, great respect and devotion.
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).
Different Islamic organizations will arrange special prayers and milad mahfils in mosques and at other places to seek blessings of the Almighty Allah.
The Muslim devotees offer special prayers all the night in mosques and homes to seek blessings of Allah for welfare of the entire nation and the Muslim Ummah.
Shab-e-Miraj, (night of forgiveness) is a glorious night, marking the Isra and Miraj of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) when he was taken from Makkah to Al-Haram-Al-Sharif and was then taken to heaven.
On the way the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, met Hazrat Adam, (AS), Hazrat Abraham (AS), Hazrat Moses (AS), Hazrat Jesus (AS) and some other Prophets. The purpose of the “Ascent” was to confirm the high status of the last Prophet, a position which all Muslims believe, is impossible to attain by any other human being.