Dargah Reverberates With Durood On Shab-e-Me’raj After 3 Years

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Srinagar- With COVID-19 cases on the wane thousands of devout Muslims in Kashmir on Monday flocked to mosques and shrines on the eve of Shab-e-Me’raj, (the night of ascent) when the Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) ascended to the heavens.

Notably, Muslims every year celebrate on 27th of Rajab (Hijri calendar), the Israʾ and Me’raj, the two parts of a Night Journey that prophet took during a single night around the year 621. Within Islam it signifies a physical journey.

During Me’raj, the command for five daily prayers (Nimaz) was also given to the Prophet of islam.

A large number of devotees from the different parts of the Valley thronged Dargah Hazratbal shrine, housing the relic of the Prophet. It was after three years night long prayers were held at Dargah.

Emotional scenes were witnessed at dargah when the holy relic was displayed after every prayer during which they raised their hands for prayer.

Officials said that it was expected that a huge gathering will be witnessed at Hazratbal shrine, but the congregation in view of the cold weather conditions remained low.

However reports said the rush of the devotees kept on growing in the late night hours.

Special prayers on Shab-e-Mer'aj were also offered at many other shrines and mosques in the Kashmir valley including Khanqah-e-Mualla, Dastgeer Sahib Khanyar, Ziyarat Syed Sahib Sonwar Ziyarat Makhdoom Sahib, Jinab Sahib Soura, Aasar-i-Sharief Shahri Kailashpora besides in major shrines in other parts of Kashmir.

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Zaid Bin Shabir

Zaid Bin Shabir is a special correspondent at Kashmir Observer. He tweets @Zaidbinshabir

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