When is Lailat al Miraj 2020?

Lailat al Miraj 2020 started on Sunday 22nd Mar, 2020 (22/03/2020) 7 days ago

Note that with regards to the Muslim calendar, a holiday is commenced on the sunset of the preceding day; thus, Lailat al Miraj 2020 will be observed on the sunset of Saturday 21st Mar, 2020.

Lailat al Miraj always falls on the same day according to the Islamic calendar; for it being a lunar calendar. Nonetheless, the day differs on the Gregorian calendar as it is a solar calendar; causing roughly an eleven day difference each year.

The dates of Lailat al Miraj are usually determined by either an actual sighting of the moon with the naked eyes, or through astronomical calculations. Note that dates provided here are based on the dates adopted by the Fiqh Council of North America.

What is Lailat al Miraj?

Lailat al Miraj

The other name of Lailat al Miraj is Shab-e-Miraj. It is the night where we celebrate the Isra’ and Miraj (the Night Journey and the Ascension) of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) when he traveled from Mecca to Al-Haram As-Sharif (the Temple Mount). He (Peace be upon him) was lifted up to heaven until he reached Paradise where he (peace be upon him) met all the prophets along the way before meeting Allah finally (He saw only the light of Allah).

Dates for Lailat al Miraj from 2015 to 2024

The next occurrence of Lailat al Miraj is marked in red

When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Lailat al Miraj 2024ThursdayFeb 8th in 1410 days
Lailat al Miraj 2023SaturdayFeb 18th in 1055 days
Lailat al Miraj 2022MondayFeb 28th in 700 days
Lailat al Miraj 2021ThursdayMar 11th in 346 days
Lailat al Miraj 2020SundayMar 22nd 7 days ago
Lailat al Miraj 2019WednesdayApr 3rd 361 days ago
Lailat al Miraj 2018FridayApr 13th 716 days ago
Lailat al Miraj 2017MondayApr 24th 1070 days ago
Lailat al Miraj 2016WednesdayMay 4th 1425 days ago
Lailat al Miraj 2015SaturdayMay 16th 1779 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateMar 22, 2020
When? Ended 7 days ago
Duration1 Day
Type Muslim Holidays

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