Posted 15.06.2012 08:36:12 UTC
Updated 16.06.2012 08:03:22 UTC
Miraç, which is the ascension of the Prophet Muhammed to Heaven is one of the holy nights of what is known as the " Holy three month period " which started on May 22nd this year and which covers the Regaip, Miraç and the Berat holy nights as well as the laylat al-qadr , the night of power and light.
According to Islam, the Prophet Muhammed, upon the behest of our Creator, Allah, ascended to Mescid-i Haram and to Al aqsa and thence to heavens and the divide realm under the guidance of Angel Gabriel. The Prophet travelled riding a horse called Burak.
It was on that night that doing prayers five times a day was stipulated along with the statement that those who believed Allah was unique and had no equal would go to heaven.
Turkish Radio and Television will broadcast a special programme tonight from Ashab-ı Kehf in Mersin on the occasion.
The news channel TRT Diyanet to be launched as of July 1 with the joint contributions of TRT and the Religious Affairs Administration will also broadcast a holy night programme from the Grand Mosque in Bursa.