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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
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 
ThuMay 52016Leilat 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) 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016

2017 date to be announced


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