The Isra' and Mi'raj -
The Prophets Night Journey & Ascent into Heaven,
[A5] Paperback - 53 pages,
by Abd 'allah Hajjaj.
The author has selected from the Fath al-Bari
a collection of Hadith
on the Isra' and Mi'raj
[The Prophets Night Journey].
This night journey of the Beloved of Allah, May Allah bless him and grant him peace,
is to Jerusalem and the Heavens from Makkah. This important work covers every aspect of this special journey through the seven Heavens and his meeting with the previous Prophets, Peace be upon them
.Conclusion from the book
The generally accepted view is that the Isra' and Mir'aj
occurred on the same night, and took place when the Beloved Prophet Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam
, was awake, not in a dream. The Beloved Prophet, Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam,
travelled phsically, not metaphorically.
During his ascent to Heaven, he met with earlier Prophets, Peace be upon them
, and saw some of the scenes of the other side of the world. At this time the obligatory daily prayers (Salaah
) were enjoined upon the Muslim Ummah
, and according to many (ijma
) scholars, the Beloved Prophet, Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam
, Saw his Lord.Table of Contents :
concerning the 'Isra and Miraj
' as narrated by Imam al-Bukhari,
]. Why was the Prophet taken to Bayt al-Maqdis
before the ascent to Heaven?
]. Were the 'Isra and Miraj
' a dream, or did they happen whilst the Prophet was awake?
]. Did the 'Isra and Miraj
' happen on one and the same night?
]. When did the 'Miraj
]. How many times did the Prophets' may Allah bless him & grant him peace
, chest split ?
]. The Prophet's, may Allah bless him & grant him peace
, arrival in the First Heaven,
]. Prophet Muhammads, may Allah bless him and grant him peace
, meeting with other Prophets in Heaven,
]. Moses' weeping when he saw the status of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace
]. The much-frequented House,
]. The Lote Tree beyond which none may pass,
]. The Rivers seen by the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace
]. Allah's guiding the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace
, to the fitrah
]. Additional details not given by Al-Bukhari,
]. Did the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace
, See His Lord on the Night of 'Isra
]. Aishah denied that the Prophet saw His Lord,
]. The Opinions of the First Generation,