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Shab e-Meraj in Pakistan

Isra and Mi'raj, also known as Al Isra' wal Miraj, is observed on the 27th day of the month of Rajab, the seventh month in the Islamic calendar. This event marks the night that Allah (God) took Mohammad (also known as Mohamed or Muhammed) on a journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and then to heaven.

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The Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, pictured above.
The Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, pictured above.
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About Shab e-Meraj

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Shab e-Meraj Observances

Note: A limited number of optional holidays are granted to workers. They are denominational and should not result in any work dislocation.
WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
FriJul 92010Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
WedJun 292011Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
SunJun 172012Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
ThuJun 62013Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
TueMay 272014Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
SatMay 162015Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
ThuMay 52016Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday

Quick Facts

Isra and Mi'raj (Isra Me'raj, Israa and Mi'raaj, Laylat Al-Isra wa Al-Miraj, Lailat al Miraj, Night Journey and Ascension to Heaven) marks the night that the Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, ascended to heaven and returned.

Shab e-Meraj 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016

2017 date to be announced


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Note: A limited number of optional holidays are granted to workers. They are denominational and should not result in any work dislocation.

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Other holidays in May 2016 in Pakistan

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