Muslims in the old city of Hyderabad are observing ‘Shab-e-Meraj’ (Night of Ascension) with great respect and reverence.
Muslims are observing the Shab e Meraj by praying, congregating, reciting Holy Quran, and supplicating to Almighty Allah. During the day many Muslims observed fast from dawn to dusk.
Elders, youths and children offered Isha prayers at different places in the old city of Hyderabad. The mosques have been decorated with colorful lights and special arrangements were also made for the devotees.
Some devotees went to the graveyards to pay floral respect at their loved ones graves.
Shab e Meraj is observed on the 27th night of the Holy Month of Rajab to recall the journey of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) from Mecca to Jerusalem.
At the Masjid Al-Aqsa, which used to be the Muslims Qibla before the Holy Kaaba, Holy Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) led the former Prophets of Allah (AS) in prayer and then ascended to heaven to meet Almighty Allah.
The Holy Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) went on a special journey to the creator of this Universe Almighty Allah, crossing seven skies on the heavenly animal named Al-Buraq.
The Isra night is also mentioned in Holy Quran in these words “Exalted is he who took his servant by night from Al-Masjid Al-Haram to Masjid Al-Aqsa, whose surroundings we have blessed, to show him our signs,”
This incredible journey took place during a time when the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) was facing intense hardship because his tribe stood against him and his companions.
After leading the prayer in Bait-ul-Muqaddas, the Angel Jibraeel (AS) took him (PBUH) towards the heavens.
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