Shab E Meraj 2017 will be observed on April 24, 2017. Here I have discussed the history Shab E Meraj, prayers and the celebration process of different .region of the world like India, USA, UAE, Pakistan as well as Bangladesh. Hope this article will help you get the clear concept of Shab-E-Miraj
Shab e Meraj, also known as ascent night, is one of the holy night for Muslim Ummah. In this night, Prophet Mohammad (SM) traveled from Makkah to Jerusalem and after that, he traveled to the heaven.This journey is both physical and spiritual. This day is also known as the Lailat al Miraj. The Muslim ummah celebrates this day as a grand day of Meraj as “Grand Eid”
History of Shab E Meraj
On the tenth year of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessing be upon him and his progeny, Shab E Miraj took places. It was the 27th day of Rajab, Seventh Month of Islamic Calendar, 2 years before Hijra, Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon him) ascended both physically and spiritually to Makkah to Jerusalem, Heaven and Met with the Almighty Allah (SWT)
The fact is described in the Surah Al-Isra in Quran. According to the holy Quran and hadith, the duration of this journey is about 27 years. During this period time is being stopped by the order of Allah (SWT).
The journey of Miraj is divided into two subdivision. The first one is the journey from Makkah to Jerusalem. There Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon him, lead the prayers others prophet which is known as Isra in prayers.
The second part of the Journey to the heaven. In different stages of journey Muhammad (Also Mohammad), Peace be upon him, met with the different prophet Adam (PBUH), Musa etc.
Prophet (SM) is accompanied by the angel Gibrail (PBUH). The Burqa was transportation medium of this journey.
After reaching the heaven, Muhammad (SM) talked with the Almighty Allah(SWT) which is beyond ordinary people comprehension. Almighty gave the order to 5 Salat in a day to the Muslim as mandatory on this night. This day is glorious for the Muslim.All the journey happened in one night which is known as Shab E Meraj.According to the some Islamic Scholar, Meraj Journey was spiritual. This is the Isra and Miraj story summary In the below picture I have tried to show the details in the image.
Shab-e-Meraj Prayers (Nafl)
There are some specific rules which are followed by the Muslim during the occasion of Miraj. Here I have described the procedure of prayers.It is mentionable that this prayer is Nafl.
- Perform 12 Raka’ at Nafl Salat during the event of Shab e Meraj
- Recite the Surah Fatiha(1 Time) and Surah Ekhlas (3times) while performing Salat
- Recite the following Dua 100 times after the End of Salam
- Then read the follwing Dua 100 times
- Then read Darood Sharif 100 times
- Then make prayers for yourself as well as for the family members and Muslim Ummah
Subhanallahi wal humdu lillahi wa la elaha illal lahu walllahu akber
Astaghfirullaha rabbi min kulli zunbin wa atbu elaihi
Shab E Meraj 2017 Date in India Subcontinent
Like every year, this year 2017 Shab e Meraj will be celebrated on 24th April 2017. According to the Islamic Calendar, this is 27th Day of Rajab (7th Month of Islamic Calendar)
Shab E Meraj History and Explanation in Video
Shab E Meraj In India
Like Other Muslim countries, Shab E Meraj will be commemorated by the Indian Muslim (See More: Festive India).
Most of the Muslim will pass the whole night by reciting holy Quran as well as Nafl Salah.
They also pray for themselves as well as for the Muslim Ummah. They seek to Almighty prosperity, happiness for their family members. They also make Dua for them. Ziyarat to the graveyard is the another option of praying.
The People do fasting on the occasion of Shab E Meraj. In word, all the Muslim ummah seeks mercy from the Allah(SWT)
Shab E Meraj PIctures, HD Wall Papers and Images
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