Lailat al-Miraj is the night journey and ascension of the Prophet Muhammad
and the revelation of Salat.
Lailat al-Miraj is also known as Lailat ul-Miraj, Isra Miraj, Miraj al-Nabi, Isra, Me'raj and
It marks the night when Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) attained a very high
spiritual level and was spiritually transported to heaven. The Prophet travelled
from Mecca to Jerusalem in a single night on a strange winged creature called
During his time in heaven Muhammad was told of the duty of Muslims to recite Salat
(ritual prayer) five times a day.
Muslims bring their children to the mosques, where the children are told the story,
pray with the adults, and then afterwards food and treats are served.
Ascension of the Prophet is a national holiday in Bahrain, Brunei, Indonesia, Kuwait, Oman, United Arab