Presentation on theme: "Mi’raj Night is the twenty-seventh night of the month of Rajab. Mi’raj means ladder. It is the night on which Rasulullah 'sall-Allahu 'alaihi wa sallam'"— Presentation transcript:
Mi’raj Night is the twenty-seventh night of the month of Rajab. Mi’raj means ladder. It is the night on which Rasulullah 'sall-Allahu 'alaihi wa sallam' was made to ascend to heavens and was taken to unknown places. Five daily prayers of salat became a commandment on the Mi’raj night. The first azan was performed in Makka on the night of Mi’raj before the Hegira.
One of the miracles of Rasulullah (sall-Allahu taala alaihi wa sallam) was his ascent to the Miraj; while he was in bed in al-Mekkat al-Mukarrama, he was awakened and his blessed body was taken to the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem (Quds), thence to the heavens, and after the seventh heaven, to the places which Allahu taala determined. We have to believe in the Miraj in this manner. How the Miraj happened is written in detail in many valuable books, particularly in Shifa-i sharif. He went with Jabrail (alaihis-salam) from Mekka to Sidrat al-muntaha, a tree in the sixth and seventh heavens. No knowledge, no ascent could go further than there. In Sidra, Rasulullah (alaihi s-salam) saw Jabrail (alaihi s-salam) in his own shape with his six hundred wings. Jabrail (alaihi s-salam) remained in Sidra. From Mekka to Jerusalem, or to the seventh heaven, Rasulullah (alaihi s-salam) was taken on Buraq, which was a white, very fast, sexless and unworldly animal of Paradise and which is smaller than a mule and bigger than an ass. Each of its steps reached beyond eyeshot.
At the Aqsa Mosque, Rasulullah (alaihi s-salam) became the imam for prophets in the night or morning prayer. Prophets souls were present there in their own human figures. From Jerusalem up to the seventh heaven, he was made to ascend in a moment with an unknown ladder named Miraj. On the way, angels lined up on the right and on the left, praised and lauded him. At each heaven, Jabrail (alaihi s-salam) announced the good news of Rasulullahs (alaihi s-salam) arrival. In each heaven he saw a prophet and greeted him. In Sidra, he saw many astonishing things, the blessings of Paradise and the tortures of Hell. He looked at none of the blessings of Paradies out of the desire for and the pleasure of seeing Allahu taalas Jamal. Beyond Sidra, he went ahead alone, among nurs (radiances). He heard the sounds of the angels pens. He went through seventy thousand curtains. The distance between two curtains was like a way of five hundred years. After this, on a bed named Rafraf, which was brighter than the sun, he went through the Kursi and reached the Arsh. He went out of the Arsh, out of the worlds of time, space and matter. He reached the stage to hear Allahu taalas Speech.
He saw Allahu taala in a manner that cannot be understood or explained, like Allahu taala will be seen in the next world without time and space. He spoke with Allahu taala without letters and sounds. He glorified, praised and lauded Him. He was given innumerable gifts and honours. Fifty times of performance of salat in a day were made fard (obligatory) for him and for his umma, but this was gradually reduced to five times a day with the mediation of Musa (alaihi s-salam). Before this, salat had been performed only in the mornings and in the afternoons or at nights. After such a long journey, having attained gifts and blessings and having seen and heard so many bewildering things, he came back to his bed, which had not become cold yet. What we have written above was understood partly from ayats and partly from hadiths. It is not wajib to believe all. Yet, since the scholars of Ahl as-Sunna communicated them, those who deny these facts will be separated from Ahl as-sunna. And he who does not believe an ayat or a hadith becomes a disbeliever.
He who follows the footsteps of such a noble guide, Will never give his account, even of committed sins. Muhammad (‘alaihi’s-salam) is the pride of both worlds. Let them who’d not be dust of his gate be under ground! Muhammad (’alaihi’s-salam), born in Arabia, He is the dearest here and the Hereafter! Let them be underground, crushed, ruined If not wish being the dust and soil of his door!