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Isra and M’raj

March 11

The Isra and Mi’raj (Arabic: الإسراء والمعراج‎, al-’Isrā’wal-Mi‘rāj) are the two parts of a Night Journey that, according to Islam, the Islamic prophet Muhammad took during a single night around the year 621. Within Islam it signifies both a physical and spiritual journey, and is remembered in prayer.

Ascent of Muhammad to Heaven (ca. 1539–1543), from the Khamseh of Nizami
Ascent of Muhammad to Heaven (ca. 1539–1543), from the Khamseh of Nizami

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March 11
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“Our greatest fulfillment lies in giving ourselves to others.”
–Henri Nouwen