Shab-e-Miraj Observed With Religious Fervour - Karachi

Shab-e-Mairaj-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) was observed across the country on Friday night with great respect and religious fervour.
The Muslims every year on 27th of Rajab (Islamic calendar) observe Shab-e-Miraj in which the Holy Prophet (PBUH) went on a special journey to meet Allah Almighty, crossing seven skies on the heavenly animal named ‘al-Buraq.’
The Holy Prophet (PBUH) continued his heavenly tour until he reached close to the Throne of Allah Almighty and attained the utmost nearness to Him. After drinking from the Divine fountain of spiritual knowledge he came down to impart knowledge to mankind.
On that Night of Ascent, Allah Almighty also gave the order of the five daily Salat (Prayers) as being mandatory upon Muslims.
Faithful gathered at mosques after Isha to offer special prayers that continued till Fajr, while different gatherings and Mahafil-e-Naat were arranged to mark the holy night.
Ulema and religious scholars in their sermons highlighted the teachings and various aspects of the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
The houses, streets and specially mosques were decorated with colorful pennants and buntings whereas at night these were illuminated with lights, candles and oil lamps.
Besides, people visited graves of their near and dear ones, seeking Allah Almighty’s blessings for the departed souls.
Special security arrangements were made for observance of Shab-e-Miraj throughout the country.

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