The Isra and Miraj refer to, two parts of a miraculous journey that Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam – ﷺ) took in one night from Makkah to Jerusalem and then an ascension to the heavens.
The Al Isra’ wal Miraj which is celebrated by the Muslims every year on 27th day Rajab month (Rajab is the 7th month of the Islamic calendar). His first part of journey called as Isra (from Makkah to Al-Aqsa masjid) second part of journey called Mi’raj (from Al-Aqsa masjid to heavens).
Israa is an Arabic word referring to Prophet Muhammad’s (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam – ﷺ) miraculous night journey from Makkah to Jerusalem – specifically, to the site of al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem – as referred to in Surah Al-Israa in the Quran.
It is believed to have been followed by the Mi’raj, his ascension to heaven. According to some of the Hadith scholars this journey is believed to have taken place just over a year before Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam – ﷺ) migrated to from Makkah to Medina, on the 27th of Rajab.
Muslims celebrate this night by offering optional prayers during this night, and in many Muslim countries, by illuminating cities with electric lights and candles.
Allah Ta’ala has sent approximately 124,000 Prophets in this world. Every Prophet was given miracles as per the age and era in which they came, but the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) is Himself a miracle. Other Prophets were also granted their Meraj, but the Meraj of the stature and greatness of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam – ﷺ) was not granted to anybody else.
Few months before migration from Makkah to Medina, God took Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam – ﷺ), in His blessed physical body, in a state of awakening (not sleep) in one night from Grand Masjid in Makka to Al-Aqsa Masjid in Jerusalem, a month’s journey of 1230 Km for caravan. From Jerusalem, he ascended to heavens passing the boundries of physical universe to be in divine presence, meet the God & witness Great signs (al-Ayat ul-Kubra). Continue reading “Night Journey & Ascent to heaven (Meraj) – 27th Rajab”
One of the prominent miracles is splitting of Moon. Allah did this miracle at the hand of his Prophet Mohammed (Sallallaho Alaihe Wa’Sallam) (ﷺ) when Makkans wanted to see a miracle from Prophet Mohammed (Sallallaho Alaihi Wa’Sallam) (ﷺ) confirming his truthfulness of being Prophet of Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala. Allah split the moon in two separate halves & then rejoined them.
This event is in the Holy Quran:
“The Last Hour draws near, and the moon is split asunder!”
(Quran Chapter 54 : Verse 1)
Holy Prophet Mohammed (Sallallaho Alaihi Wa’Sallam)(ﷺ) used to recite these verses in large congregations of weekly Friday prayers and the Eid prayers also. Continue reading “Prophet Mohammed (ﷺ): Moon Splitting Miracle”