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Mehraj-ul-Alam: Waqf announces salah timing at Hazratbal shrine

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Mehraj-ul-Alam (PBUH) is a significant event in Islamic history, which marks the ascension of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to heaven. Muslims around the world observe this event with great reverence and devotion.

The celebration of Mehraj-ul-Alam (PBUH) usually involves prayer, recitation of the Quran, and gatherings where the story of the Prophet’s journey is told.

The J-K Waqf Board who manages and maintains all shrines and mosques in the union territory organises many events in this regard at various shrines among which the biggest celebration is scheduled to be held at Assar-i-Sharief, Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar.

According to the program announced by Waqf board, the Holy Relic of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) will be displayed after each prayer for the First day, the 2nd day and on the Friday following Mehraj-ul-Alam (PBUH).

The Isha prayer on 18th Feb 2023, will be offered at exactly at ten o’clock (10:00) at night. After the Isha prayer, Khamatat-ul-Muazamat, Darood-u-Azkar, Naat-Khwaani and the gathering of Waaz-n-Tabligh will continue throughout the night.

On 19th February 2023, the ceremony of Mehraj-ul-Alam (PBUH) will be the first day of Saeed. On this day, after every prayer, the Holy Relic of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) will be displayed.

The prayer timing will be Fajr prayer 6:30 a.m., Zuhr prayer 2:00 p.m., Asr prayer 4:55 p.m., Maghrib prayer 06:26 p.m., and Isha prayer 07:55 p.m.

On 20 February 2023, the ceremony of Mehraj-ul-Alam (PBUH) will be the second day of Saeed. The program and prayer times of this day will be according to the first day.

On 23 February 2023, it will be the last night of Mehraj-ul-Alam (PBUH). On this day, according to the practice, after the previous Maghrib prayer, the words of masnoun and dua, recitation of naat, preaching and the meeting of the period of peace and blessings will continue until Isha prayer. Isha prayer will be offered at 10:00 p.m.

After the Isha prayer, the assembly of Khatmat-ul-Muazamat, Darood-u-Azkar, Naat-e-Khawani and preaching will continue till Fajr Azan throughout the night.

The closing ceremony of Mehraj-ul-Alam (PBUH) will be on Friday, 24 February 2023. On this day also the Holy Relic of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) will be displayed after every prayer. The Prayer timing for this day will be Fajr prayer 06:25 a.m., Friday prayer 02:30 p.m., Asr prayer 05:00 pm., Maghrib prayer 06:30 p.m., and Isha prayer 08:00 p.m. respectively. (KDC)


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