Holy Shab-e-Meraj on March 11
DHAKA, Feb 12, 2021 (BSS) – The holy Shab-e-Meraj will be observed on the
night of March 11 (Thursday) with due respect and religious fervor as the
moon of Hijri month of Rajab (1442 Hijri) was not sighted anywhere across the
The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee
at the Islamic Foundation at Baitul Mukarram here this evening with
Additional Secretary of Ministry of Religious Affairs Md Altaf Hossain in the
chair, an Islamic Foundation release said.
Information Ministry Additional Secretary Md Mijan-ul-Alam, Waqf
Administrator Abdullah Sazzad, Director General of the Islamic Foundation
Faruk Ahammed, Cabinet Division Deputy Secretary Md Shafayat Mahbub
Chowdhury, Deputy Secretary of Ministry of Religious Affairs Md Mahbub Alam,
Additional Principal Information Officer Md Shahinoor Miah, Baitul Mukarram
National Mosque senior Imam Hafez Mawlana Muhammad Mizanur Rahman, among
others, attended the meeting.
On the night of Rajab 26 every year, Muslims observe Shab-e-Meraj when
Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him) embarked on a special journey to
meet Allah. During the journey, the prophet (PBUH) travelled on the Buraq to
heaven where Allah gave him some instructions to take back to the devotees
regarding the details of prayers.