Al-Isra wa'l Mi'raj :
An Account of the Miraculous Night Journey,
*[A5] Paperback - 30 pages,
Compiled by Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain al-Azhari,
Edited by Mawlana Shahid Raza Na'imi.
The Isra & Mi'raj refers to the night when the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was taken on a miraculous journey by Allah Almighty. Most scholars agree that this night fell on the twenty-seventh of the month of Rajab, one year before the migration of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, from Makka to Madina.
The word Isra means to travel by night. This indicates the Prophet's, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, journey from Makka to al-Masjid al-Aqsa in Jeruslaem. Mi'raj means 'the means of ascending.' This word is used to describe the upward journey from Jerusalem to the Heavens and beyond.
The true importance and significance of this night for our Beloved Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, is perhaps beyond our limited comprehension. Despite the huge amount of literature available regarding this night, the countless ahadith and the sayings of our pious predecessors, we can merely outline what happened on this auspicious occasion. The true nature and reality of this night is in essence a beautiful secret between Allah Almighty and His Beloved Messenger, salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam.
Table of Contents :
------The Background to the Isra and Mi'raj.
---The Isra & Mi'raj ; A Detailed Account,
------The Isra & Mi'raj from the Holy Qur'an,
------The Isra & Mi'raj from ahadith,
------The Next Day.
---Was the Isra & Mi'raj a bodily or spiritual journey?
----Camp Three (The Correct and Majority Opinion),
------The Answers to the evidence put forward by the first camp.
---Did the Prophet, salla Allahu alayhi wa Sallam, see His Lord on this Night,
------Opinion One: The Prophet did not see His Lord,
------Opinion Two: The Prophet did see His Lord,
---The Sustained Life of Prophets after Death,
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