Israa & Miaraj Night around the world in 2023

Israa & Miaraj Night around the world in 2023

  How long until Israa & Miaraj Night?
Israa & Miaraj Night
  Dates of Israa & Miaraj Night around the world
2023 Various Feb 18
BruneiSat, Feb 18National Holiday
ComorosSat, Feb 18National Holiday
DjiboutiSat, Feb 18National Holiday
IndonesiaSat, Feb 18National Holiday
IranSat, Feb 18National Holiday
KuwaitSat, Feb 18National Holiday
Malaysia Feb 18
KedahSat, Feb 18Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanSat, Feb 18Regional Holiday
PerlisSat, Feb 18Regional Holiday
OmanSat, Feb 18National Holiday
PakistanSat, Feb 18Regional 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
IranTue, Mar 1National 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
IranThu, 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
2020 Various Mar 22
BruneiSun, Mar 22National Holiday
ComorosSun, Mar 22National Holiday
DjiboutiSun, Mar 22National Holiday
IndonesiaSun, Mar 22National Holiday
IranSun, Mar 22National Holiday
KuwaitSun, Mar 22National Holiday
Malaysia Mar 22
KedahSun, Mar 22Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanSun, Mar 22Regional Holiday
PerlisSun, Mar 22Regional Holiday
TerengganuSun, Mar 22Regional Holiday
OmanSun, Mar 22National Holiday
PalestineSun, Mar 22National Holiday
SomaliaSun, Mar 22National Holiday
United Arab EmiratesSun, Mar 22Not A Public Holiday
2019 Various Apr 3, Apr 4
BruneiWed, Apr 3National Holiday
ComorosWed, Apr 3National Holiday
DjiboutiWed, Apr 3National Holiday
IndonesiaWed, Apr 3National Holiday
IranWed, Apr 3National Holiday
KuwaitThu, Apr 4National Holiday
Malaysia Apr 3
KedahWed, Apr 3Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanWed, Apr 3Regional Holiday
PerlisWed, Apr 3Regional Holiday
Oman Apr 3, Apr 4
OmanThu, Apr 4National Holiday (additional day)
OmanWed, Apr 3National Holiday
PakistanWed, Apr 3Regional Holiday
SomaliaWed, Apr 3National Holiday
United Arab EmiratesWed, Apr 3Not 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 2023?
  BruneiFeb 18National Holiday
  ComorosFeb 18National Holiday
  DjiboutiFeb 18National Holiday
  IndonesiaFeb 18National Holiday
  IranFeb 18National Holiday
  KuwaitFeb 18National Holiday
  MalaysiaFeb 18Regional Holiday
  OmanFeb 18National Holiday
  PakistanFeb 18Regional Holiday
  SomaliaFeb 18National Holiday
  United Arab EmiratesFeb 18Not A Public 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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