Islam

The Story Of The Isra And Miraj

When we look back into the Islamic history we found ourselves getting connected to numerous stories and events that would might be unknown to many Muslims. In a same way many Muslims may not be aware from the importance of Isra and Miraj in the Islamic history.

Isra and Miraj are two most blessed and sacred nights of Islam. These two have been divides into two nights travel voyage that was travelled by Holy Prophet in one night during the period of 621. This journey is usually considered to make yourself pure and evil free spiritually and bodily. The detail analysis of the story has been further explored in Holy Quran Surah Al-Isra Verses no 17 and the verses belonging to the explanation of entire life of Holy Prophet.

During this might Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) travel to the world’s longest distance mosque by sitting on a Buraq and made himself travel to the Heaven where he met God and in return God gave him some detail instructions regarding the proper arrangements of prayers so that Prophet will gave these details to his mankind. This wholesome journey has been given the name of Lialatul Qadr in the Islamic history that is regarded as the blessed nights of Islam.

Holy Prophet was gifted with the animal named as Buraq for traveling the entire journey by Prophet Hazrat Jibraeil. This complete journey takes place on the animal from Al-Isra to Al-Miraj. Al-Isra means the travel from Mecca to Jerusalem whereas the Al-Miraj is the journey towards Heaven. In the words of Al Isra in the Holy Quran it has been stated by Allah that:- Glorified (and Exalted) be He (Allah) [above all that (evil) they associate with Him]* Who took His Muhammad for a journey by night from Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah) to the farthest mosque (in Jerusalem), the neighborhood where of We have blessed, in order that We might show him (Muhammad ) of Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs, etc.).

According to Prophet Anas Ibn Malik (R.A) as the Holy prophet travel to the seven skies he met the past Prophets of Islam including Abraham, Jesus and Moses. After the meeting Prophet reached Sidrat-al-Muntaha where God gave him instruction to ask his mankind to offer fifty prayers every day but as five times a day. It was considered to be complicated task for the Muslims therefore on the Request of Moses it was decreased to five times prayers. On the whole this incident has prominent place in Islamic history.

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