ME'RAJ UN NABI ﷺ The Night Journey Of The Beloved

ME'RAJ UN NABI ﷺ The Night Journey Of The Beloved

ME'RAJ UN NABI ﷺ The Night Journey Of The Beloved

سُبْحَٰنَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَسْرَىٰ بِعَبْدِهِۦ لَيْلًا مِّنَ ٱلْمَسْجِدِ ٱلْحَرَامِ إِلَى ٱلْمَسْجِدِ ٱلْأَقْصَا ٱلَّذِى بَٰرَكْنَا حَوْلَهُۥ لِنُرِيَهُۥ مِنْ ءَايَٰتِنَآ ۚ إِنَّهُۥ هُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلْبَصِيرُ

‘Pure is He, who took his (Chosen) Servant in a (short) portion of night, from Masjid e Haraam to Masjid Aqsa, around which We have kept Blessings so that We may show him our Great Signs; Undoubtedly, He is All Hearing, All Seeing.’

[Surah Al-Isra, Verse 1]


When RASOOLALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was fifty one years and nine months of age, on the 27th of Rajab,11 Nabawi coinciding 621 C.E. on the eve of a Monday, RASOOLALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was blessed with the Me’raj. During this time, he was resting at the home of Hazrat Umm e Haani bint Abu Taalib. It was on this night, that the Five Daily Namaaz was made Fard (Obligatory) upon us.  

RASOOLALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) journeyed for Me’raj with body and soul. In other words, he went physically for Me’raj and saw his Creator. Those who rejects this great miracle and believe that it was merely a dream, they should have at least read the Qur’an E Majeed and taken notice of the fact that concerning this journey, Almighty ALLAH says "Bi'abdihi" By using the above word, it is clear that the Beloved RASOOL (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) went with body and soul, and not just in a dream. If not it would have been said "Bi Roohi Abdihi" and here, Abd (servant) proves that it was with body and soul as 'Abd' is the combination of both. Almighty ALLAH also used the words Isra and here Isra is regarded as a physical journey, and Isra is usually considered as a night journey and not as a day journey. 

During this journey, RASOOLALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) journeyed beyond time, place and space to see Almighty ALLAH. He went on this lengthy journey and returned from it in a very short space of night. This journey commenced from the home of Umm-e-Haani to the Holy Kaaba and from there to Masjid-e-Aqsa, where all the AMBIYA E KIRAAM (Alaihimus Salaam) who had come before him were present and where all of them read there Namaaz behind our NABI (Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam) as he (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) led them in Namaaz as their Imaam.

From there, he journeyed into the heavens and beyond where anyone has gone. With him was HAZRAT E JIBRA'EEL (Alaihis Salaam) and he travelled by 'Buraaq' during this journey. A Buraaq is a creature from Jannat, whose speed was many times faster than the speed of light. When it took off, its one foot reached the distance up to where the eye could see. Our Beloved NABI ﷺ journeyed from the earth into skies, and then from sky above the earth, through all the skies, then to Sidratul Muntaha, The Arsh, The Kursi, and it is unknown (in reality) and this ‘where else he went to, and this 'wherever' he went to, is even free from place. Thus, cannot regarded as ‘wherever', and yet he completed this entire journey in a short space of time and then returned.

Tirmidi narrates from Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Abbas (RadiAllahu Ta'ala Anhu):

اما نحن بنو هاشم فنقول انّ محمد رأى ربه مرتين

We, the Bani Haashim (Ahle-Bait), say that undoubtedly, Sayyiduna Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saw ALLAH twice.

Jami Tirmidi, Vol 2, Page 161
Ash-Shifa Sharif, Vol 1, Page 159

Woh Sarwar E Kishwar E Risaalat Jo Arsh Per Jalwah Gar Hue The;
Naye Nirale Tarab Ke Saaman Arab Ke Mehman Ke Liye The.

When The Supreme Prophet Went To His Journey To The Divine Throne Of ALLAH;
There Were Very Special Arrangements Made To Welcome The Unique Guest Fom Arab.

The Miracle of Miracles

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