ISLAMABAD: Muslims around the world on the 27th of Rajab (Isamic Lunar calendar) are going to observe Shab e Mairaj tonight.
Shab e Mairaj is an Arabic word.
It is divided into two words, Shab means Night and Mairaj means to ascend. Shab e Mairaj means ‘The Night of Ascending’.
The Night Journey, also known as Shab e Mairaj, Isra and Mairaj or Al Isra wal Miraj, observed on 27th day of the month of Rajab.
Shab e Mairaj literally translates to ‘The Night of Ascent’.
This event celebrates the night when the Prophet (S.A.W.W) ascended to the Heavens from Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah.
One of the great gifts of this night that obligatory Prayer (Fardh Salah) was instituted on Muslims.
Similar to other events and occasions of the blessed life of our Prophet (S.A.W.W), the Night Journey is a rich source of inspiration and lessons for the entire humanity.
Isra and Mairaj took place approximately 10-12 years after Prophet (S.A.W.W) received revelation from Allah.
This was a time of great sorrow and grief for the Prophet (S.A.W.W) because of the recent deaths of his beloved wife Khadijah (R.A.) and his uncle Abu Talib.
However, in this difficult times, Prophet (S.A.WW.) was honored with direct contact with Allah through this blessed journey.