Did Mi’raaj take place on the 27th of Rajab?

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Q: I want to ask that did the event of mai’raj really take place on 27th of rajab? What Aa’maal should be done on that night and what is the importance of fasting on that day?


A: The month of Rajab is among the four sacred months of the Islamic year. In these four sacred months we are commanded to carry out extra ibaadaat and safeguard ourselves from committing sins. The rewards for carrying out righteous actions are increased and the sins for carrying out evil deeds are more. Hence one may observe nafil fasts, perform nafil Salaah and carry out extra ibaadaat in the month of Rajab and the other sacred months. However there is no special virtue mentioned in the Ahaadith regarding any particular ibaadat to be carried out during any specific day or night in the month of Rajab. 

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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