Pakistan

Shab-e-Mairaj will be observed tonight

KARACHI: Shab-e-Mairaj,(The night of ascension) will be observed tonight across Pakistan with religious sanctity and fervor, ARY News reported.

The believers will offer special prayers at mosques to seek the mercy and forgiveness of Allah (SWT). The religious clerics would discuss the incident of Mairaj and highlight its importance in the teachings of Islam.

Different Islamic and socio-cultural organizations will also arrange religious gatherings on the night.

The Muslims observe Shab-e-Mairaj every year on 27th of lunar month of Rajab-ul-Murajab.

The word Mairaj is derived from Arabic word Urooj, which means ascension. The holy Prophet (PBUH) visited the highest heaven on the night to meet Allah (SWT). Five daily prayers were made compulsory during the night of Mairaj.

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