Isra and Miraj in Malaysia in 2020

Isra and Miraj in Malaysia in 2020
  How long until Isra and Miraj?
This holiday next takes place in 246 days.
  Dates of Isra and Miraj in Malaysia
2021Mar 11
KedahThu, Mar 11Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanThu, Mar 11Regional Holiday
PerlisThu, Mar 11Regional Holiday
2020Mar 22
KedahSun, Mar 22Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanSun, Mar 22Regional Holiday
PerlisSun, Mar 22Regional Holiday
2019Apr 3
KedahWed, Apr 3Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanWed, Apr 3Regional Holiday
PerlisWed, Apr 3Regional Holiday
2018Apr 14
KedahSat, Apr 14Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanSat, Apr 14Regional Holiday
PerlisSat, Apr 14Regional Holiday
2017Apr 24
KedahMon, Apr 24Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanMon, Apr 24Regional Holiday
PerlisMon, Apr 24Regional Holiday
  Summary
Isra and Mi'raj marks the Night Journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and the ascent into heaven
  Isra and Miraj in other countries
Isra and Miraj internationally
  Which regions observe Israa & Miaraj Night in 2020?
Kedah  KedahMar 22Regional Holiday
Negeri Sembilan  Negeri SembilanMar 22Regional Holiday
Perlis  PerlisMar 22Regional Holiday

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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