Shab-e-Meraj-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) will be observed across the country tonight with religious fervor, great respect, and devotion.
It is celebrated on 27th day of the month of Rajab in the Islamic calendar. According to a Hadith, it was during this holy journey (Meraj) that The Almighty gave His Prophet (PBUH) the command for five daily prayers (salat).
Lailat-ul-Meraj also commonly known as Shab-e-Meraj is a blessed night, marking the Meraj of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) when he was taken from Makkah to Al-Haram-Al-Sharif, inside Al-Aqsa Mosque and was then ascended to highest stages of the Heaven for meeting and seeking the blessings of Allah Almighty.
A large number of believers and worshipers will offer special prayers all the night in mosques and inside their homes for seeking the blessings of Allah Almighty.
Special desserts like Halwa, Zarda, etc. are prepared and distributed among the relatives and neighbors on Shab-e-Meraj as an expression of religious fervor.