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).
Note that with regards to the Muslim calendar, a holiday is commenced on the sunset of the preceding day; thus, Lailat al Miraj 2023 will be observed on the sunset of Friday 17th Feb, 2023.
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.
The next occurrence of Lailat al Miraj is marked in red
|When is ...?||Weekday||Date||Days away|
|Lailat al Miraj 2024||Thursday||Feb 8th||in 841 days|
|Lailat al Miraj 2023||Saturday||Feb 18th||in 486 days|
|Lailat al Miraj 2022||Monday||Feb 28th||in 131 days|
|Lailat al Miraj 2021||Thursday||Mar 11th||222 days ago|
|Lailat al Miraj 2020||Sunday||Mar 22nd||576 days ago|
|Lailat al Miraj 2019||Wednesday||Apr 3rd||930 days ago|
|Lailat al Miraj 2018||Friday||Apr 13th||1285 days ago|
|Lailat al Miraj 2017||Monday||Apr 24th||1639 days ago|
|Lailat al Miraj 2016||Wednesday||May 4th||1994 days ago|
|Lailat al Miraj 2015||Saturday||May 16th||2348 days ago|
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