Friday, July 9, 2010

Shab-e-Mairaj

The Shab-e-Mairaj-un-Nabi or the Night of Ascent would be observed tonight.Muslims every year on  the 27th of Rajab (Lunar calendar) observe the Shab-e-Miraj in which the Holy Prophet (PBUH) went on a special journey to meet Allah Almighty, crossing seven skies on the heavenly animal named ‘al-Buraq’.
The Holy Prophet (PBUH) continued his heavenly tour until he reached very close to the Throne of Allah Almighty and attained the utmost nearness to Him. After having drunk fully at the Divine fountain of spiritual knowledge, He came down to impart the knowledge to mankind.On that Night of Ascent, Allah Almighty also gave the order of the five daily Salat (Prayers) as being mandatory upon the Muslims.Faithful would gather at mosques after Isha to offer special prayers that would continue till Fajr prayers, while different gatherings and Mahafil-e-Naat are being arranged to mark the holy night.Ulema and religious scholars in their sermons would highlight the teachings and various aspects of the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).The houses, streets and specially mosques are decorated with colorful pennants and buntings whereas at night these are well illuminated by means of electric lights, candles or even oil lamps.People visit graves of their loved ones, seeking Allah Almighty’s blessings for the departed souls.










































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6 comments:

  1. Mi amiga, gikul-baan baya ko diri tung naa y news nga nagsuicide bomb.. ingat kayo diyan... nice to know more about your religion amiga... keep the faith!

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  2. Isn't this an annualy event that commonly held to welcome Ramadhan every year, Amina? Forgive me if I'm wrong since I'm not moslem :)

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  3. hello... nice post... keep it up!

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  4. Very nice post.Well in shab-e- Miraj there is a direct connnection of creator and creature, as Prophet (PBUH) was a direct connection with Allah on that day. May Allah reward all of us and guide us to choose the right path which is benefit for all man kind. and on this day 27th of Rajab, all muslims should do praying and fasting, read Quran to get reward from Allah and Allah forgive his sins.

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