Miracle of Isra Night 27th Rajab-Shab-e-Miraj

Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is the last prophet of Allah Almighty. There are so many miracles which took place in the life of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) one of them which is most renowned is the miracle of the Isra night. It is the miracle where Prophet Muhammad (SAW) escalated to heaven at night and met Allah Almighty. The event of Isra and Miraj took place on the 27 night of the Holy month of Rajab when Allah Almighty sent Angel Gabriel to Prophet Muhammad (SAW) to bring Him to Allah. Shab-e-Miraj is the physical journey of Prophet (SAW) means with body and soul of Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW), also mentioned in Holy Quran by Allah (SWT) in these words: “Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al- Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing.” (Quran, 17:1)

There are various records of what happened during the Miʿraj, however, most accounts have similar components: Muhammad rose into paradise with the blessed messenger Gabriel and met a various prophets at every one of the seven degrees of paradise; first AdamJohn the Baptist and JesusJoseph, at that point Idris, at that point AaronMoses, and finally Abraham

After Muhammad (PBUH) meets with Abraham, he proceeds to meet Allah without Gabriel. Allah SWT discloses to Muhammad SAW that his followers must offer Namaz for 50 times each day, however as Muhammad came back to Earth, he meets Moses who advises Muhammad (PBUH) to return to God and request fewer prayers since 50 is too much. Muhammad SAW goes between Moses and God multiple times until the prayers are decreased to the five every day supplications, which God will remunerate tenfold. That once more, Moses advised Muhammad (PBUH) to request significantly lesser however Muhammad (SAW) felt embarrassed and said that even with lesser prayer times, his devotees probably won’t perform determinedly and said he is grateful for the five.

Al-Tabari is an authentic source for Islamic research. His depiction of the Miʿraj is similarly simple as the portrayal given above, which is the place different stories and hadiths of the Miʿraj originate from. While this is the least difficult depiction of the Miʿraj, others incorporate more insights regarding the prophets that Muhammad (SAW) meets. 

With the “Waqia of Miraj” Allah SWT answered hundreds of the queries arose deep inside the human minds, Allah SWT traveled his prophet SAW through the heavens without any means. The Miracle of Miraj and all other miracles, including the Quran, the true light, bestowed upon prophet SAW are the signs to ponder over. These are the things that are left open for the believers and also for the disbelievers to think and to explore the truth. So Quran goes on saying, 

أَفَلَا يَتَدَبَّرُونَ الْقُرْآنَ أَمْ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبٍ أَقْفَالُهَا

Will they not, then, ponder over this Quran? – or are there locks upon their hearts?

May Allah SWT help humanity to understand His divine message. And may He show us the right path. Ameen!

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