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Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension) in United Arab Emirates

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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Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension) Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
FriFeb 231990Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
TueFeb 121991Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
SatFeb 11992Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
ThuJan 211993Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
MonJan 101994Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
FriDec 301994Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
WedDec 201995Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
SunDec 81996Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
FriNov 281997Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
TueNov 171998Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
SatNov 61999Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
ThuOct 262000Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
MonOct 152001Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
FriOct 42002Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
WedSep 242003Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
SunSep 122004Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
ThuSep 12005Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
TueAug 222006Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
SatAug 112007Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
ThuJul 312008Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
MonJul 202009Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
FriJul 92010Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
WedJun 292011Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
SunJun 172012Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
ThuJun 62013Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
MonMay 262014Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
SatMay 162015Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National 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.

Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension) 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015

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