ISLAMABAD: Shab-e-Mairaj, the night when Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) ascended to the highest levels of heavens was observed across the country on Saturday with religious fervour, great respect and devotion.
The faithful gathered at mosques and offered special prayers that continued till Fajr. Religious scholars in their sermons highlighted the importance of the night and its blessings. They also highlighted the teachings and various aspects of the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Besides mosques, houses and streets were decorated with colourful buntings. At night, mosques and venues of Mahafil-e-Naat were illuminated with electric lights and candles. People visited graves of their near and dear ones, seeking Almighty Allah’s blessings for the departed souls.
Women spent the night praying at homes.
The Muslims observe Shab-e-Meraj, every year on 27th of Rajab (Islamic calendar). On that Night of Ascent, Allah also gave commandment for five times daily Salat (prayers) as being mandatory upon the Muslims.