Lahore (Staff Report): Shab-e-Miraj-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) observed across the country with religious fervour, great respect and devotion.
Special prayers and Mahafil were held in Mosques and other places to seek blessings of the Almighty.
The word Miraj of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is derived from the Arabic word Urooj, which means ‘height,’ or ‘ascension.’ It is celebrated on Rajab 27th in the Islamic calendar. During Miraj, the command for five daily prayers (Salat) was also given to the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Shab-e-Miraj, (night of forgiveness) is a glorious night, marking the Isra and Meraj of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) when he was taken from Makkah to Al-Haram-Al-Sharif (also known as the Temple Mount) and was then taken to heaven on the heavenly animal named ‘al-Buraq’,
On the way the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, met Hazrat Adam, (AS), Hazrat Abraham (AS), Hazrat Moses (AS), Hazrat Jesus (AS) and some other Prophets. The purpose of the “Ascent” was to confirm the high status of the last Prophet, a position which all Muslims believe, is impossible to attain by any other human being.