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Shab-e-Meraj Observed With Religious Zeal Across The Country

Shab-e-Meraj, the night when Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) rose to the most elevated amounts of sky, observed on Friday night with religious dedication, peacefulness and conventional intensity.

On the evening of 26th of Rajab (Islamic timetable), Muslims across the globe observe Shab-e-Miraj in which the Holy Prophet (PBUH) went on a unique adventure to meet Allah Almighty, crossing seven skies on ‘Al-Buraq.’ The word Meraj of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is gotten from Arabic word Urooj, which implies tallness or rising.

It is celebrated on Rajab 27 in the Islamic schedule. During Meraj, the order for five prayer(Salat) daily was additionally given to the Holy Prophet (PBUH). The women devotees arranged special gatherings inside their homes for offering special prayers all night whereas males offer prayered in specially decorated mosques for seeking the blessings of Allah and pray for welfare of the entire nation and the Ummah.

Different Islamic and Socio-cultural organisations arranged special prayers and Mehfil-e-Naat in mosques and other places to collectively seek blessings of the Almighty. Lailat-ul-Meraj, also known as Shab-e-Meraj, is a glorious night, marking the Isra and Miraj of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) when he was taken from Makkah to Al-Haram-Al-Sharif, inside Al-Aqsa Mosque, also known as Baitul Muqaddas and was then taken to highest stages of the Heaven.

During the Mahafils, various Islamic scholars threw light on the importance of Shab-e-Meraj and its blessings. Special prayers were also held for restoration of peace and tranquility in the country, particularly for bringing an end to the ongoing wave of terrorism in which holy shrines were being hit by terrorists.

At different mosques, special Nawafil were also offered by the people to seek blessings of Allah and forgiveness for their sins. Mahafil-e-Shabina were also held. It is also believed that Shab-e-Meraj is also a Lailatul Qadr and Allah Almighty answers prayers of the faithful who spend the night in worship.

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