KARACHI: Shab-e-Meraj is being observed on Sunday night across the country with great respect and religious zeal, SAMAA reports.
Every year on 27th of Rajab of Islamic calendar, the Muslims observe the Shab-e-Meraj, the night the Holy Prophet (PBUH) embarked on a special journey to meet Allah Almighty, crossing seven skies riding the heavenly ‘al-Buraq’.
Special programmes of Mehfil-e-Naat and prayers are being held in mosques which are beautifully decorated, with congregations being held in different small and big cities. People will continue offering special prayers throughout the night.
According to religious books and believes, the Meraj is part of the journey of Prophet (P.B.U.H) from Makkah to the mosque of Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem (Bait-ul-Mqaddas) where he led other prophets in prayer.
He then started the journey to heaven and toured seven circles of the heaven where he met the earlier prophets.
The Prophet (P.B.U.H) was then taken to Sidrat al-Muntaha in the seventh heaven that Gabriel was not allowed to pass.
According to Islamic tradition, five obligatory prayers were ordained by the God during the night of Meraj. -- SAMAA