Shab E Meraj 2023 will be observed on Monday, 28th February, 2023. Here I have discussed the history Shab E Meraj, prayers and the celebration process of a 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-Meraj
Shab e Meraj, also known as ascent night, is one of the holy night for Muslim Ummah. This night, Prophet Mohammad (SM) traveled from Makkah to Jerusalem and after that, he traveled to 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
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What is Shab e Meraj?
Shab e Meraj is one of the most significant nights observed in Islam Religion. It’s the night when the spiritual form our prophet Muhammad PUBH visited Heaven and become close to Allah. Every year Shab e Meraj observed full of joy and different kinds of observations all over the world. Because of the holiness of this night, many scholars of Islam have stated this night the most prestigious night to perform prayers and rituals.
Shab e Meraj is mentioned in the Quran; as well as our prophet himself described the events he was faced on this night which is mentioned in Hadith.
According to the Holy Quran
While he was in the highest part of the horizon: Then he approached and came closer, And was at a distance of but two bow-lengths or (even) nearer; So did (Allah) convey the inspiration to His Servant (conveyed) what He (meant) to convey. The (Prophet’s) (mind and) heart in no way falsified that which he saw. Will ye then dispute with him concerning what he saw? For indeed he saw him at a second descent. Near the Lote-tree beyond which non may pass: near it is the Garden of Abode. Behold, the Lote-tree was shrouded (in mystery unspeakable!) (His) sight never swerved nor did it go wrong! For truly did he see of the Signs of His Lord the Greatest.” (53:7-18)The Holy Quran (53:7-18)
The historical event took place on the 27th day of Islamic Month of Rajab. According to Hadith, Angel Gabriel was played the role of guide of this journey of our Prophet. But the most astonishingly he (Gabriel) stated to the prophet that, not even any angel could visit that close to Allah where Allah invited him (Prophet PUBH) to visit.
Apart from all these events, on that night our Prophet brings many Ibadah as a gift for his Ummah such as five times daily prayer, fasting in the month of Ramadan. As of the observation of this night, Muslims go to the mosque for prayer and their Islamic scholars describe the story of this night and also about the miraculous life of Muhammad PUBH.
is Isra and Miraj
Isra and Miraj are the terms used in the
The word Isra is an Arabic word to describe the first part of the journey on the night of Miraj. On that night Rasul PUBH was started his journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and went to the famous Mosque name Al-Aqsa, which is mention in Surah Al-Isra in the Quran. From there the main journey of that night was started with angel Gabriel and Boraq (the animal on which the prophet PUBH visited Jannah).
Miraj also is an Arabic word used to describe the journey of the Prophet PUBH from Jerusalem to Heaven on that night. The meaning of Miraj is Ascension (Spiritual Form of Prophet PUBH). The exact year couldn’t be found but according to the research of many Islamic scholars has authenticated that, it was only mentioned in the hadith that the event happened just one year before Hijrah.
When is Shab E Meraj in 2023?
Do you know when is Shab-E–Meraj 2023? In 2023 it will be celebrated on 28th February It is on Wednesday this year. But the holiday of this day begins from the sunset of the previous day. So the Muslim unities of the world observe this day on the sunset of the previous day which means 20th March
Shab E Meraj Calender
|Shab-E-Meraj||2019||3rd April||Wednesday||2nd April|
|Shab-E-Meraj||2020||22nd March||Sunday||21st March|
|Shab-E-Meraj||2021||11th March||Wednesday||10th March|
|Shab-E-Meraj||2022||28th February||Monday||26th February|
|Shab-E-Meraj||2023||15th February||Tuesday||14th February|
|Shab-E-Meraj||2024||3rd February||Friday||2nd February|
|Shab-E-Meraj||2025||19th January||Monday||18th January|
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 subdivisions. 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 heaven. In different stages of the 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 the transportation medium of this journey.
After reaching heaven, Muhammad (SM) talked with the Almighty Allah(SWT) which is beyond ordinary people’s 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 scholars, 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.
Before prayer must-read system of Shab E Miraj Prayer
- 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
Subhanallahi wal humdu lillahi wa la elaha illal lahu walllahu akber
- Then read the follwing Dua 100 times
Astaghfirullaha rabbi min kulli zunbin wa atbu elaihi
- Then read Darood Sharif 100 times
- Then make prayers for yourself as well as for the family members and Muslim Ummah
Know Full Details Of Shab E Meraj Prayer e.g. how to observe, how to pray, prayer rules.
Shab E Meraj 2023 Date in India Subcontinent
Like every year, this year Shab e Meraj or popularly spell as Shab E Miraj 2023 in India will be celebrated on 28th February 2023. According to the Islamic Calendar, this is 27th Day of Rajab (7th Month of Islamic Calendar)
In the USA the date is 1st March 2023.
Shab E Meraj History and Explanation in Video
Shab E Meraj In India, Pakistan & Bangladesh
Like Other Muslim countries, Shab E Meraj will be commemorated by the Indian Muslim. Most of the Muslims will pass the whole night by reciting the 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 another option of praying.
Shab E Meraj PIctures, HD Wallpapers Images
Here you will get a collection of Shab-E-Meraj images, HD wallpapers, and images. On this day people keep fast, make prayers to earn good wills. To make it more prestigious some people like to share pictures or images on their social media accounts. Some people like to keep this type of picture on the day on their mobile phones. Some also keep the wallpaper on their laptop or PC, for laptops or PC they prefer to keep the HD wallpaper. Here you will get so many varieties of these types Shab-E-Meraj picture, images, HD wallpaper. I hope you may like this all.
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Maimoona Nasrin says
Asslaamu walikum brother my Allah bless you and your family
Abdul Aouwal says
Walikumus Salam @MaiMoon, May Allah Bless You on the occasion of Shab E Meraj. Peace be Upon Your Family
Assalamu alaikum…Can you please provide more details on reading darood sharif?.
very nice article. clearly explained with pictures. May Allah (SWT) bless you and your family.
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md abu nasar says
nice article regarding SHAB E MERAJ THANKS