Shab-e-Miraj is observed on the 27th of the Islamic month of Rajab. The date varies every year according to the sighting of the moon. In 2023, the date of Shab-e-Miraj in Pakistan is expected to be on the night of February 17th or 18th.

Shab e Meraj 2023(1444) Hijri in Pakistan

DATEEvening of 18 Feb 2023

Updated on 27-04-2023

In Pakistan, Shab e Meraj begins on 18 Feb 2023 (27 Rajab 1444 AH). Shab-e-Miraj known as “Night Journey” in Islamic history, commemorating the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and his ascent to heaven. Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was taken on a miraculous night journey from the Holy Mosque in Mecca to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and then to the heavens, where he encountered various prophets and angels and received divine revelations. It is celebrated by Muslims around the world with prayers, recitation of the Quran, and other religious acts of devotion.

Shab e Miraj in Pakistan is completely described on this page. With this portal, you can determine exactly when Shab e Miraj will take place in Pakistan. Meanwhile, you can also find information about other key Islamic events in Pakistan.

A Short Story of Shab E Miraj ( Isra Wal Miraj )

A historical night event, Shab e Meraj, also known as Lailat al Miraj and Isra Wal Miraj, is regarded as a historic physical and spiritual journey in Islamic history. Shab e Miraj was basically Prophet Muhammad’ (صلى الله عليه وسلم) ascension to seven heavens on Buraq during his lailatul Miraj. There are two parts to Shab e Miraj, which are called Isra and Mi’raj.

In Surah Al Isra of the Qur’an, the event of Mi’raj is mentioned, but details are more clear in Ahadith. Hazrat Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) traveled on the back of a winged horse-like being called Buraq.

According to Surah Al Isra, the reports, teachings, deeds, and quotations of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) described the events of Mi’raj in detail. Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) travelled  to Al-Aqsa Mosque, the farthest mosque in Islam, where Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) led prayer with all other prophets of Islam. On the eve of Prophet Muhammad Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) journey, Jibreel, the angel of God, visited Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) while he was asleep and washed Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) heart. Buraq’s journey to heaven is called Mi’raj, which means ascension in the literal sense. As per records, Shabe e Miraj took place in 612. This annual celebration is known as Shab-e-Mi’raj or Isra Wal Miraj in many Muslim countries, including Pakistan, India, Turkey, Bangladesh, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. During this night, many Muslims pray nawafil (optional) prayers, while others light candles and electric lights to illuminate cities and lands.