Isra’ and Mi’raj
The night of Al Isra’a Wal Mi’raj, also known as the “Night of Ascension,” is a significant event in Islamic history celebrated worldwide by Muslims in the month of Rajab.
This miraculous night commemorates the journey of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) when he was taken by the angel Jibreel on al-Buraq, from Mecca to Jerusalem and then to heaven.
The journey began in Mecca, where the Prophet (pbuh) was in the Masjid al-Haram, and Jibreel then took him to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. There, the Prophet (pbuh) led the prophets in prayer.
After that, the Prophet (pbuh) was taken on a journey through the seven levels of heaven, where he met with various prophets and angels. Finally, he reached the highest level of heaven, where he met with Allah (swt) and received guidance for Muslims. The Prophet (pbuh) was given the command to pray five times a day and other teachings that would shape the religion of Islam.
Eventually, the Prophet (pbuh) returned to Mecca, completing the journey in one night.
This miraculous event is a testament to the Prophet’s (pbuh) closeness to Allah (swt) and the importance of his role in transmitting the divine message. It also serves as a reminder of the significance of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam, and the unity of all prophets.
As Muslims, we should take this opportunity to remember this beautiful night with our families and to teach our children the wondrous story of Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) journey. We should also reflect on the teachings and lessons revealed to the Prophet (pbuh) during this journey and strive to implement them in our daily lives.
Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) had suffered a series of disappointing setbacks and trials, and God blessed him with the gift of Isra’ and Mi’raj, a journey unlike any other. We pray that we are guided through these difficult times with faith as our compass.