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Isra Al Mi'Raj
(Ascent of the Prophet Muhammad)

Isra Al Mi'Raj 2011: Thursday, June 28th

In the Islamic faith, the holiday of Isra Al Mi'Raj is celebrated on the 27th day of the Muslim month of Rajab. The holiday marks the ascension of the Prophet Muhammad to Heaven, his meeting with earlier prophets, and his revelation from Allah (the Moslem name for G-d) that Muslims must pray five times a day.

Islamic tradition teaches that on Laylat al Mi'Raj (the night of the Ascension), the Archangel Gabriel visited Muhammad in Mecca, and purified the Prophet's heart. Muhammed was then carried by a winged creature called Buraq from Mecca to Jerusalem, and on to the Seven Heavens, before he returned to Mecca on the same night.

During his sojourn in Jerusalem, Muhammed met with previous prophets from the Abrahamic faiths (Judaism and Christianity), an event which concretized the Islamic belief that all three religions share a belief in the same G-d.

Islamic tradition teaches that Abraham, Moses and Jesus prayed together with Muhammed in the area of what is today the Al-Aqsa mosque. The rock from which Muhammed is believed to have ascended to Heaven can be seen inside the Dome of the Rock, in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Laylat al Mi'Raj is celebrated by most, although not all, Muslims. Those who commemorate the ascension do so by attending mosque and reading legends of that miraculous night. The holiday is also marked as a national observance in many Moslem countries.

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khalifah from Indonesia
07:06 11/23/2011
spirit for life, Islam is my way
ABDALLAH from Palestine
04:57 07/01/2011
Salwa Anwer from Bahrain
10:26 06/29/2011
what is the islamic date today?its 29th june 2011,i want to know the islamic date and is today 27th rajab?
nader from Egypt
14:23 06/24/2011
mohammed wasim khan from Australia
09:12 09/04/2010
This site help me to acquire enormous knowledge about islam and muslim festival.wishing entire muslim ummah a happy ramadan and blessing of mighty Allah(swt)be upon all of us to make this world a happy place to live and be kind to each other.
Kabiru from Nigeria
22:54 08/29/2010
pls brother and sister in Islam i have a question, I have a journey to take during the ramadan and the journey would start in the afternoon and it will take me alomst a day so can i take fast on that day since the fasting would start when i am at home and end during the trip. Ramadan Mubarak.
Razon Al Hasan from Bangladesh
15:51 08/13/2010
Salaam, Ramadanul mubarak to all. This is a good effort to let people know about Islam. Thanks.
janim from Palestine
07:56 08/11/2010
do you even know that jerusalem are occupied by jowes and no one younger than 50 years old can pray in aqsa mosqe
Abdul Jabbar Khan from Florida, US
09:07 07/27/2010
Dear Respected Brother today is the first time on this site it is good but, brother I wanted to read about laylat al Barat and you have bullets on the right hand i found it and i wanted to read about it and the bullet does not open the page i tried other bullets none of them works. Yes on the left hand under search go i dont see Barat you do have Qadr and mi'raj but no Barat so please look into that Insha Allah, Salam.
azeeza from South Africa
18:19 07/07/2010
Salaams, I would like to know if one can fast or should fast for isra al'miraj?

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