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Shab-e-Miraj to be observed tonight with great religious zeal

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Lahore: Shab-e-Miraj  is the night when the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) ascends to the highest heaven, tonight (Thursday) will be celebrated nationwide with religious devotion and traditional fervor tonight (Thursday).

Special prayers will be held in the mosque asking for forgiveness from Allah. Religious priests will fully discuss the Miraj incident, and various Islamic and socio-cultural organizations will also host Mahafil.

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.

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).

Meet Hazrat Adam (AS), Hazrat Ibrahim (AS), Hazrat Musa in the Prophet (PBUH) (AS), Hazrat Isa (AS) and some other prophets on the way. The purpose of “ascending” is to affirm the exalted status of the last prophet, and all Muslims believe that this position cannot be achieved for anyone else.

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