Isra and Miraj in Malaysia in 2025

Isra and Miraj in Malaysia in 2025
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Isra and Miraj
  Dates of Isra and Miraj in Malaysia
2025 Jan 27
KedahMon, Jan 27Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanMon, Jan 27Regional Holiday
PerlisMon, Jan 27Regional Holiday
2024 Feb 8
KedahThu, Feb 8Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanThu, Feb 8Regional Holiday
PerlisThu, Feb 8Regional Holiday
TerengganuThu, Feb 8Regional Holiday
2023 Feb 18
KedahSat, Feb 18Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanSat, Feb 18Regional Holiday
PerlisSat, Feb 18Regional Holiday
TerengganuSat, Feb 18Regional Holiday
2022 Mar 1
KedahTue, Mar 1Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanTue, Mar 1Regional Holiday
PerlisTue, Mar 1Regional Holiday
TerengganuTue, Mar 1Regional Holiday
2021 Mar 11
KedahThu, Mar 11Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanThu, Mar 11Regional Holiday
PerlisThu, Mar 11Regional Holiday
TerengganuThu, Mar 11Regional Holiday

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

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Isra and Miraj in Malaysia

Isra and Miraj is a state holiday in Kedah, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan.

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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