Shab-e-Meraj to be observed tonight with reverence

ISLAMABAD (PEN) : Shab-e-Meraj will be observed tonight (Wednesday) across the country with religious devotion and reverence.

It is the night when Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) ascended to the highest levels of heavens.

The Holy Prophet was taken from Al-Haram mosque Makkah to Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem on a heavenly animal named Al-Buraq.

The incident is also narrated in the Holy Quran and it holds great reverence in Islam.

Shab-e-Meraj is celebrated on Rajab 27th in the Islamic calendar.

During the journey of Meraj, the command for five daily prayers (Salat) was also given to the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

The Holy Prophet also met many other prophets during the sacred journey and also led a prayer at Al Aqsa mosque.

Special prayers would be held in mosques to seek Allah’s forgiveness and blessings tonight. The religious clerics would discuss the incident of Meraj comprehensively in the mosques.