Shab-e-Miraj, (night of forgiveness) is a glorious night, marking the Isra and Meraj of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) 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 believers will offer special prayers at mosques to seek the mercy and forgiveness of Allah (SWT).
The religious clerics would discuss the incident of Mairaj and highlight its importance in the teachings of Islam.
Special prayers and Mahafil will be held in Mosques and other places to seek blessings of the Almighty.
Houses, buildings and streets have been decorated with buntings, candles and colorful lights to celebrate the occasion.
The Muslims observe Shab-e-Mairaj every year on 27th of lunar month of Rajab-ul-Murajab.
The word Mairaj is derived from Arabic word Urooj, which means ascension. The holy Prophet (PBUH) visited the highest heaven on the night to meet Allah (SWT).
Five daily prayers were made compulsory during the night of Mairaj.