The holy Shab-e-Meraj will be observed in the country on the night of March 11 this year.
The National Moon Sighting Committee made the decision at a meeting held at the Baitul Mukarram office of Islamic Foundation on Friday evening with Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Religious Affairs Altaf Hossain Chowdhury in the chair.On the night of 26th Rajab every year, Muslims observe Shab-e-Meraj when Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) embarked on a special journey to meet Almighty Allah.
In the journey, the Prophet travelled on the “Buraq” to Heaven where Allah gave him some instructions to take back to the faithful regarding the details of prayers.
On the night, the devotees offer special prayers at mosques and home to seek blessings of Allah for the welfare of the entire nation and the Muslim Ummah.
Like ever year, different Islamic organisations will arrange special prayers and milad mahfils in mosques and other places to seek blessings of the Almighty Allah.