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Isra and Mi'raj in Malaysia

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.

Is Isra and Mi'raj a Public Holiday?

Isra and Mi'raj is a public holiday in 4 states. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2020, it falls on a Sunday, and some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

The Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, pictured above.

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About Isra and Mi'raj

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Isra and Mi'raj Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2015SatMay 16Isra and Mi'rajState HolidayKDH, NSN, PLS
2016ThuMay 5Isra and Mi'rajState HolidayKDH, NSN, PLS
2017MonApr 24Isra and Mi'rajState HolidayKDH, NSN, PLS
2018SatApr 14Isra and Mi'rajState HolidayKDH, NSN, PLS
2019WedApr 3Isra and Mi'rajState HolidayKDH, NSN, PLS
2020SunMar 22Isra and Mi'rajState HolidayKDH, NSN, PLS, TRG
2021ThuMar 11Isra and Mi'rajState HolidayKDH, NSN, PLS, TRG
2022TueMar 1Isra and Mi'rajState HolidayKDH, NSN, PLS, TRG
2023SatFeb 18Isra and Mi'rajState HolidayKDH, NSN, PLS, TRG
2024WedFeb 7Isra and Mi'rajState HolidayKDH, NSN, PLS, TRG
2025MonJan 27Isra and Mi'rajState HolidayKDH, NSN, PLS, TRG

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