Also known as Al-Isra Wal-Miraj, the event of Shab-e-Miraj or Reraj marks the holy occasion when Prophet Muhammad miraculously rose to Heaven. This event is marked as a massive holiday and is called the Night of Ascent or Ascension. This holiday occurs one month before the Holy Ramadan during the seventh Islamic month, Rajab, as per the Hijri or Islamic Calendar.
Is Shab-e-Meraj a Public Holiday in Bangladesh?
Shab-e-Meraj is a public holiday for the general population according to Holidays 2023. This means, offices, colleges, schools, universities, and several other academic institutions remain closed on this day.
How is Shab-e-Miraj Celebrated in Islam?
The realm of Islamic culture and religion finds the existence of so many festivals and events and Shab-e-Miraj is one of them. It truly is a festival, which has given quite a huge amount of significance. Each and every year, the Muslim population in Bangladesh make some special arrangements regarding this same event. They eagerly and patiently wait for the Moon sighting so as to remain aware of the confirmed date of Shab e Miraj in Bangladesh and also so that they can plan and plot their activities accordingly.
It is believed that on this very night, Allah or the almighty had shown his beloved, Prophet Muhammad quite a few things. There were many divine facts revealed to him. The Prophet Muhammad seeked from the almighty and brought five prayers daily for the Muslims worldwide on the same night.