The journey of ascending of Prophet Muhammad (SM) to Allah is known as Lailat al-Miraj.
When is Lailat al-Miraj in 2014?
Laylat al Miraj is observed on the 27th day of the month of Rajab in Islamic calendar. In 2014 Lailat al Miraj will be observed on Tuesday, the27h of May. As Muslim Calendar days begin from the sunset, observing Lailat al Miraj will be started on the sunset of Monday, the 26th of May.
Observance of Lailat al-Miraj
Lailat al Miraj is observed by Muslims as one of the most important events in the history of Islam. Muslims pass this night with special prayer at mosques and at home. Muslims also pass this night by reciting the holy Quran and describing the importance and history of the Miraj to the believers.
About Lailat al-Miraj
Lailat al-Miraj means the night of ascend. Isra and Mi’raj (Arabic: الإسراء والمعراج, al-Isra wal-Miraj), are the two parts of this journey. This took place on the year 621 approximately. It has been described as both a physical and spiritual journey.
On this night, prophet Muhammad (SM) was ascended to seventh sky and met the almighty Allah. Details of praye and five times Salat in a day for the Muslims were made compulsory after this journey.
This was a two part journey and was taken by the archangel Jibraeel and transported by the Buraq. In the first part, Prophet Muhammad (SM) was taken to the “furthest mosque” where he led the prayer with the past prophets. Then he was ascended to the seventh heaven and met with Allah and received the instruction for five times Salat for the believers.
A brief history of this event is described in the holy Quran. Also it is described detailed in Hadith.
Other names of Lailat al-Miraj
The Lailat al Miraj is also known as Shab-e-Miraj (Persian: شب معراج, Sab-e Miraj) in Iran, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, and Mirac Kandili in Turkish.