Israa & Miaraj Night around the world in 2020

Israa & Miaraj Night around the world in 2020
  How long until Israa & Miaraj Night?
This holiday next takes place in 108 days.
  Dates of Israa & Miaraj Night around the world
2021 Various Mar 11
BruneiThu, Mar 11National Holiday
ComorosThu, Mar 11National Holiday
DjiboutiThu, Mar 11National 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
OmanThu, Mar 11National Holiday (additional day)
PakistanThu, Mar 11Regional 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
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
2018 Various Apr 13, Apr 14, Apr 15
BruneiSat, Apr 14National Holiday
ComorosSat, Apr 14National Holiday
DjiboutiFri, Apr 13National Holiday
IndonesiaSat, Apr 14National Holiday
IranFri, Apr 13National Holiday
KuwaitSun, Apr 15National Holiday
Malaysia Apr 14
KedahSat, Apr 14Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanSat, Apr 14Regional Holiday
PerlisSat, Apr 14Regional Holiday
OmanSun, Apr 15National Holiday
PakistanFri, Apr 13Regional Holiday
SomaliaSat, Apr 14National Holiday
United Arab EmiratesSat, Apr 14National Holiday
2017 Various Apr 23, Apr 24, Apr 27
BruneiMon, Apr 24National Holiday
IndiaMon, Apr 24Regional Holiday
IndonesiaMon, Apr 24National Holiday
JordanMon, Apr 24National Holiday
KuwaitThu, Apr 27National Holiday
Malaysia Apr 24
KedahMon, Apr 24Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanMon, Apr 24Regional Holiday
PerlisMon, Apr 24Regional Holiday
OmanMon, Apr 24National Holiday
United Arab EmiratesSun, Apr 23National Holiday
  Summary
Isra and Mi'raj marks the Night Journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and the ascent into heaven
  Which countries observe Israa & Miaraj Night in 2020?
Brunei  BruneiMar 22National Holiday
Comoros  ComorosMar 22National Holiday
Djibouti  DjiboutiMar 22National Holiday
Indonesia  IndonesiaMar 22National Holiday
Iran  IranMar 22National Holiday
Kuwait  KuwaitMar 22National Holiday
Malaysia  MalaysiaMar 22Regional Holiday
Oman  OmanMar 22National Holiday
Somalia  SomaliaMar 22National Holiday
United Arab Emirates  United Arab EmiratesMar 22Not 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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