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Isra'a Wal Mi'raj
Oman

Isra’a Wal Mi’raj 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Oman

Isra’a Wal Mi’raj, also called “Isra and Miraj”, is a Muslim holiday commemorating the two-part journey Muslims believe Muhammad was taken on by Allah sometime around A.D. 620. The date of celebration will vary on the Gregorian Calendar, but it falls on 27 Rajab on the Islamic Calendar.

YearDateDayHoliday
202111 MarThuIsra'a Wal Mi'raj
202228 FebMonIsra'a Wal Mi'raj
202318 FebSatIsra'a Wal Mi'raj
20248 FebThuIsra'a Wal Mi'raj
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Isra refers to a “night journey” and “Miraj” to an ascension. Muhammad left his sleeping quarters in Mecca one night, either bodily or just in spirit, and traveled to the “furthest mosque”. Some say that mosque was the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, others speculate various other locations.

From there, Muhammad is said to have ascended in heaven, where he received instructions on proper prayer, talked to Moses, Jesus and various prophets, and was shown both the heavenly realm and hell.

In Oman, as in many other Arab and Muslim lands, Isra’a Wal Mi’raj is kept by studying the relevant Koranic passages or hearing them read at home or in a mosque.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202022 MarSunIsra'a Wal Mi'raj
20193 AprWedIsra'a Wal Mi'raj
4 AprThuIsra'a Wal Mi'raj Holiday
201813 AprFriIsra'a Wal Mi'raj
15 AprSunIsra'a Wal Mi'raj Holiday
201725 AprTueIsra'a Wal Mi'raj