Published On: Thu, May 5th, 2016

Meraj-un-Nabi being observed across country


KARACHI: Muslims are observing Shab-e-Meraj—the blessed night when the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) ascended to the highest levels of Heavens—across the country with religious respect and traditional fervor.

This blessed is marked every year on 27th of Rajab of Islamic calendar.

This is night of Meraj when Holy Prophet (PBUH) embarked on a special journey to meet Allah Almighty one night before Hijrah.

The holy Prophet (peace be upon him) crossed seven skies riding the heavenly ‘al-Buraq’.

Special programs of Mehfil-e-Naat and prayers are being held at beautifully decorated mosques. Durood-o-Salam are being offered to the presence of holy Prophet (peace be upon him).

Congregations are in progress in different small and big cities where religious scholars are highlighting the importance of Meraj, its blessings and numerous aspects of the great journey of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.W.).

People will continue offering special prayers throughout the night till the dawn.

According to religious books and beliefs, the Meraj is part of the journey of Prophet (P.B.U.H) from Makkah to the mosque of Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem (Bait-ul-Maqdas) where he led other prophets in prayer.

He then started the journey to heaven and toured seven circles of the heaven where he met the earlier prophets.

The Prophet (P.B.U.H) was then taken to Sidrat al-Muntaha in the seventh heaven that Gabriel was not allowed to trespass.

According to Islamic tradition, five obligatory prayers were ordained by the God during the night of Meraj.


News Source Samaa

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