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Isra and Mi'raj in South Africa

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Isra and Mi'raj (Isra Me'raj, Israa and Mi'raaj, Laylat Al-Isra wa Al-Miraj, Lailat al Miraj, Night Journey and Ascension to Heaven) marks the night that the Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, ascended to heaven and returned.

Local names

NameLanguage
Isra and Mi'rajEnglish
Isra und Mi'radsch (Himmelfahrt Mohammeds)German

Isra and Mi'raj 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Isra and Mi'raj 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018
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.
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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.

Jerusalem
The Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, pictured above.
The Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, pictured above.
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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.
WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
FriFeb 231990Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
TueFeb 121991Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
SatFeb 11992Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
ThuJan 211993Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
MonJan 101994Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
FriDec 301994Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
WedDec 201995Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
SunDec 81996Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
FriNov 281997Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
TueNov 171998Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
SatNov 61999Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
ThuOct 262000Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
MonOct 152001Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
FriOct 42002Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
WedSep 242003Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
SunSep 122004Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
ThuSep 12005Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
TueAug 222006Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
SatAug 112007Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
ThuJul 312008Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
MonJul 202009Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
FriJul 92010Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
WedJun 292011Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
SunJun 172012Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
ThuJun 62013Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
TueMay 272014Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
SatMay 162015Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
ThuMay 52016Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
MonApr 242017Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
FriApr 132018Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
WedApr 32019Isra and Mi'rajMuslim
SunMar 222020Isra and Mi'rajMuslim

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