Shab e Miraj 2023 (Isra Night) is going to celebrate on 18 February 2023 this year and on 27th Rajab each Islamic year. We have listed Shab-e-Miraj Quotes, Nawafil Namaz guide to follow for every Muslim. Also written about Miraj Story and Quran sayings. This Holy day is celebrated on the same date for each country including the USA, India, Pakistan, UAE, and others.
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For Muslims, Shab e Miraj is one of the most sacred nights. This night, the Prophet Muhammad PBUH was ascended to the Heavens. For this reason, Shab e Miraj is also called the Night of Ascent. Various other reports have also used the term ‘Night of Journeys” Shab e Miraj because Holy Prophet PBUH traveled to the Heavens throughout the night and then came back. Move to any section of the post with the below list.
When is Shab e Miraj 2023 Date?
When it comes to the Shab e Miraj date, 27 Rajab night of every year is observed as Shab e Miraj among the Muslims according to the Islamic calendar 2022 (also called Hijri Calendar). In the Gregorian calendar, the date changes every year. In 2023, the night of 18 February is Shab e Miraj or the Night of Ascent. This night, the Muslims will offer prayers, recite Holy Quran, offer Nawafil, and spend the night praying to ALLAH. It is believed anything requested in prayers this night is accepted.
Shab e Meraj Ibadat, Prayers & Duas
The Ibadat, prayers as well as recitation of the Quran, are the true essence of this night. Since the day Prophet went to the Heavens, this night has become of great significance for the Muslims. It was a moment of great joy for the companions of the Prophet. Since then, the Muslims spend this night offering prayer and strengthening their bond with ALLAH.
The scholars and Muslim leaders put great emphasis on Ibadat. There are a number of reports associated with Ibadat of this night. According to one report, any Muslim who spends Shab e Miraj while offering prayers will have a heart full of happiness and peace. One other report reveals people who spend Shab e Miraj in prayers will be honored on the Day of Judgement.
One quote from Hazrat Salman Farsi RA is mentioned here. According to him, the Prophet said that any Muslim who spends Shab e Miraj while doing prayers and reciting Quran will be honored with the blessings of offering prayers for 100 years and fasting of 100 years.
Without any doubt, it can be asserted that Muslims should do their best to offer prayers and spend most of their time in mosques. You can also do Ibadat at home. But it is advised that night and morning prayers should be offered at mosques with other Muslims.
In short, Ibadat during this night is a special thing for Muslims apart from the importance of the night. Shab e Miraj is a gift of Allah for Muslims. It has been 14 centuries but the Muslims still celebrate this night of their Prophet.
Shab e Miraj Nawafil Namaz
Nawafil in Islamic terms is a special prayer in the form of Namaz. They are not obligatory but are recommended for Muslims to offer whenever they have time. For this night, Nawafil becomes even more important and more valuable. The offer for Nawafil to be offered this night is manifold.
According to one report that is commonly accepted among Muslims, it is advised that you should offer 12 Rakat of Nawafil. You can offer as 2,2 or 4,4. There are no hard and fast rules regarding this. Recite Subhan ALLAH 100 times, ASTAGHFIRULLAH RABI MIN QULI ZAMBI WA ATUBU ALLAH 100 times and DAROOD SHARIF 100 times as well. With this practice, you will get whatever you ask for from ALLAH this night.
This shows how beautiful the night is. ALLAH encourages His people to come close to him and He will reward them 100 times more than they expect. Night of Ascent when the Prophet Muhammad PBUH was sent to the Heavens and met all the prophets of ALLAH has gained immense popularity. Muslims throughout the world wait for this night and celebrate it in the form of prayers.
One night prayer of Miraj is equivalent to the prayer of 100 years. Prayer in Shab-e-Miraj is also cleared and proved in the Hadeeth. Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) said
After doing the above process recite the following ayat:
After offering the 12 Rakat Prayer do any of the following Tasbeeh that you find easy:
Recite “5th Kalma” 100 times.
Recite “3rd Kalima” 10 times
Recite “4th Kalima” 10 times
Recite “Darood Sharif” 100 Times
10 Rakat Nafal
Recite “Surah Fatihah” one time and “Ayat-ul-Kursi” 3 times, “Surah Ikhlas” 5 times in every Rakat. (2*5 sequence)
You can offer this Tasbeeh in 4 Rakat of Zohar prayer on 27 Rajab:
In the first Rakat, After “Surah Fatihah”, Recite “Surah Qadar” three Times.
In the second Rakat, After “Surah Fatihah”, Recite “Surah Ikhlaas” three Times.
In the third Rakat, After “Surah Fatihah”, Recite “Surah Falak” three Times.
In the fourth Rakat, After “Surah Fatihah”, Recite “Surah Naas” three Times.
After that recite “Darood Sharif” 100 times.
Make Dua now.
6 Rakat Nawafil: Recite “Suratul Fatiha” 1 time and “Suratul Ikhlas” 7 times in each Rakat after finishing recite “Darood” 50 times.
Shab-e-Miraj Roza (Fasting)
Like other prayers and Ibadat, Muslims are also encouraged to keep fast the next day. Like, tonight the Shab e Miraj is being celebrated. Muslims can fast the next whole day following the rules of Ramadan fasting. The reward of this just one fast is more than the whole month of Ramadan fasting.
No other religion in the world encourages its followers this way. The Muslims are proud that their religion encourages them to the good deeds, sacrifice, and take care of others. But this night has been dedicated to the prayers and offerings.
Shab e Miraj Status, Quotes, SMS, Greetings, and Hadith
As Shab e Miraj approaches, the Muslims send messages and SMS of respect and felicitations. They also share quotes from Quran and Hadith. Any other relevant quotes from scholars can also be shared.
However, it should be noted this night has the status of the most respected and most sacred night for Muslims. They leave everything and prepare for the night. Take baths, wear clean clothes, and attend prayers at mosques. Social media is also full of celebrations and prayers for the night.
Shab e Miraj refers to the Prophet’s Night Journey and Ascent into heaven. It is one of the greatest signs of Allah which points to the importance and truthfulness of His Messenger Muhammad (P.B.U.H), and his status before Allah. Some important verses and saying about this night are given below. Give a careful read and share with others.
Allah SWT says;
Pointing toward this sacred night, Allah SWT says in Surah Al-Ma’ida;
In another verse of the Holy Quran, the details about Miraj are stated in these words of Allah SWT:
It was narrated that ‘Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) said: “Whoever told you that Muhammad (P.B.U.H) saw his Lord was lying. He said that no vision can grasp him” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, al-Tawheed, 6832).
It was narrated that Abu Dharr said: “I asked the Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H), ‘Did you see your Lord?’ He said, ‘ He is veiled by Light, how could I see Him.’” (Narrated by Muslim, al-Eeman, 261).
The significance of this Powerful Night in Islam
Prophet Muhammad PBUH is the last prophet of ALLAH and there will be no Messenger for people from ALLAH after him. Prophet Muhammad PBUH was sent to the people of Arabia and he revolutionized the Arabian Peninsula. However, he faced some hardships. But ALLAH honored him with miracles. Shab e Miraj is also considered one of the miracles of Prophet Muhammad PBUH.
The story of this night is quite interesting. Prophet Muhammad PBUH was booked to meet ALLAH, all the prophets, visit Heavens and see what other Muslims could just imagine. ALLAH sent Buraq, the source of transport, and Prophet Muhammad PBUH reached Heavens.
There he met with the angels, and prophets and saw the power of Omnipresent ALLAH. When Prophet Muhammad PBUH returned, he shared the incident with his followers and they wholeheartedly accepted it. Not a single person defied what Prophet Muhammad PBUH told them.
For Muslims, this night has become of immense respect and a time to rebuild their broken connections with ALLAH. In other words, the Muslims bow down before ALLAH, follow His orders, respect the importance of Shab e Miraj and strengthen their belief.