Israa & Miaraj Night around the world in 2025

Israa & Miaraj Night around the world in 2025
  How long until Israa & Miaraj Night?
Israa & Miaraj Night
  Dates of Israa & Miaraj Night around the world
2025 Various Jan 27
BruneiMon, Jan 27National Holiday
ComorosMon, Jan 27National Holiday
DjiboutiMon, Jan 27National Holiday
IndonesiaMon, Jan 27National Holiday
KuwaitMon, Jan 27National Holiday
Malaysia Jan 27
KedahMon, Jan 27Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanMon, Jan 27Regional Holiday
PerlisMon, Jan 27Regional Holiday
OmanMon, Jan 27National Holiday
PakistanMon, Jan 27Regional Holiday
PalestineMon, Jan 27National Holiday
SomaliaMon, Jan 27National Holiday
United Arab EmiratesMon, Jan 27Not A Public Holiday
2024 Various Feb 7, Feb 8
BruneiWed, Feb 7National Holiday
ComorosWed, Feb 7National Holiday
DjiboutiWed, Feb 7National Holiday
IndiaWed, Feb 7Regional Holiday
IndonesiaThu, Feb 8National Holiday
KuwaitThu, Feb 8National Holiday
Malaysia Feb 8
KedahThu, Feb 8Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanThu, Feb 8Regional Holiday
PerlisThu, Feb 8Regional Holiday
TerengganuThu, Feb 8Regional Holiday
OmanThu, Feb 8National Holiday
PakistanWed, Feb 7Regional Holiday
PalestineWed, Feb 7National Holiday
SomaliaWed, Feb 7National Holiday
United Arab EmiratesWed, Feb 7Not A Public Holiday
2023 Various Feb 18, Feb 19
BruneiSat, Feb 18National Holiday
ComorosSat, Feb 18National Holiday
DjiboutiSat, Feb 18National Holiday
IndiaSat, Feb 18Regional Holiday
IndonesiaSat, Feb 18National Holiday
KuwaitSat, Feb 18National Holiday
Malaysia Feb 18
KedahSat, Feb 18Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanSat, Feb 18Regional Holiday
PerlisSat, Feb 18Regional Holiday
TerengganuSat, Feb 18Regional Holiday
OmanSun, Feb 19National Holiday
PakistanSat, Feb 18Regional Holiday
PalestineSat, Feb 18National Holiday
SomaliaSat, Feb 18National Holiday
United Arab EmiratesSat, Feb 18Not A Public Holiday
2022 Various Feb 28, Mar 1, Mar 2, Mar 3
BruneiMon, Feb 28National Holiday
ComorosTue, Mar 1National Holiday
DjiboutiTue, Mar 1National Holiday
IndiaTue, Mar 1Regional Holiday
IndonesiaMon, Feb 28National Holiday
Kuwait Mar 1, Mar 2, Mar 3
KuwaitThu, Mar 3National Holiday (additional day)
KuwaitWed, Mar 2National Holiday (additional day)
KuwaitTue, Mar 1National Holiday
Malaysia Mar 1
KedahTue, Mar 1Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanTue, Mar 1Regional Holiday
PerlisTue, Mar 1Regional Holiday
TerengganuTue, Mar 1Regional Holiday
OmanTue, Mar 1National Holiday
PalestineTue, Mar 1National Holiday
SomaliaTue, Mar 1National Holiday
United Arab EmiratesTue, Mar 1Not A Public Holiday
2021 Various Mar 11, Mar 12
ComorosThu, Mar 11National Holiday
DjiboutiThu, Mar 11National Holiday
IndiaThu, Mar 11Regional Holiday
IndonesiaThu, Mar 11National Holiday
KuwaitThu, Mar 11National Holiday
Malaysia Mar 11
KedahThu, Mar 11Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanThu, Mar 11Regional Holiday
PerlisThu, Mar 11Regional Holiday
TerengganuThu, Mar 11Regional Holiday
OmanThu, Mar 11National Holiday
PakistanFri, Mar 12Regional Holiday
PalestineThu, Mar 11National Holiday
SomaliaThu, Mar 11National Holiday
United Arab EmiratesThu, Mar 11Not A Public Holiday

Isra and Mi'raj marks the Night Journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and the ascent into heaven

  Which countries observe Israa & Miaraj Night in 2025?
National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a public holiday Govt Holiday

When is Isra and Mi'raj?

Known as The Prophet's Ascension or the Night Journey, this holiday is observed on the 27th day of Rajab, the seventh month in the Islamic calendar.

What is Isra and Mi'raj

Isra and Mi’raj Night marks the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and ascent into heaven, sometime around the year 621, according to Islamic belief.

The details come from the Quran and other teachings from the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

The Night Journey starts with the appearance of the angel Gabriel who takes the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to Jerusalem on a winged horse.

In Jerusalem, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) met and prayed with many prophets including Moses, Abraham and Jesus. This part of the journey is known as 'Isra'.

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was then carried by Gabriel to heaven, ascending through the seven heavenly realms until he reached paradise where he spoke to god.

The Pragmatism of Praying

God told the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) about the importance of prayers. On the return journey to Mecca, Moses asked Muhammad (PBUH) how many prayers God had commanded to be said daily. Muhammad (PBUH) said fifty. Moses said this was a very high obligation and told him to go back and ask for the number to be reduced. Initially, this was reduced to forty.

Muhammad (PBUH) went back to God several times, with the number of daily prayers eventually settling at five, which remains the duty of a Muslim today.

This second part of the journey is known as the Mi'raj, which means ladder in Arabic.

The celebrations of Isra and Mi'raj include prayers during the night and many Muslim cities will keep their lights on all night.

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