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Isra and Mi'raj in South Africa

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 not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Jerusalem

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

Note: Regional customs or moon sightings may cause a variation of the date for Islamic holidays, which begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SatMay 16Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
2016ThuMay 5Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
2017MonApr 24Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
2018FriApr 13Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
2019WedApr 3Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
2020SunMar 22Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
2021ThuMar 11Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
2022TueMar 1Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
2023SatFeb 18Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
2024WedFeb 7Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
2025MonJan 27Isra and Mi'rajMuslim

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