Muslims all over the world celebrate Lailat al Miraj, also known as Shab-e-Miraj
“I cannot go any further, but you O Messenger of peace and friend of the Master of the worlds, continue your glorious ascent. I am forced to stop here”, said Angel Gabriel to Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) when he was on his journey to skies until he reached very close to the Throne of God Almighty and attained the utmost nearness to Him.
The Muslims all over the world observe 27th Rajab-ul-Murajab as Lailat al Miraj, also known as 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.’ Lailat al Miraj, also known as Shab-e-Miraj, celebrates the Isra and Mi?raj of the Prophet Muhammad, When Muhammad went from Mecca to Al-Haram As-Sharif (Temple Mount) and was then raised to Jannah (Heaven), met with the Prophets and eventually with Allah (God). The word Meraj of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is derived from Arabic word Urooj, which means ‘height,’ or ‘ascension.’
The purpose of the Ascent was to confirm the high status of the Prophet of Islam, a position which all Muslims believe, is impossible to attain by any other human being.