Shab E Meraj | The Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the last prophet of Allah Almighty. Prophet Muhammad bore in a Arabian community. And his personality is considered the most sacred character in Islamic history. The last prophet (PBUH) was able to spread the universal religion(Islam) to the most ignorant countries of the time. There are many verses of Holy Quran in which refers to the aim and purpose of Holy prophet. Ibrahim (AS) and Ismail (AS) prayed to Allah to sent them a messenger in order to guide his followers. The only purpose of prophet(PBUH) was to guide the people in a right path, To show them that what is good and what is bad for them. Prophet Muhammad was sent to wrap up the darkness. Do you have any idea that what happened in Meraj’s Night? Or about the maricle night of prophet (PBUH)?
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What Happened In Shab E Meraj?
There are so many miracle of prophet Muhammad (PBUH) which took place in the lif of prophet Muhammad (PBUH). But One of them which is the most renowned is the miracle of Isra night. Followers of both religions “Shia and Sunni” believe that prophet Mohammed (PBUH) has gone from Al-Huram Mosque to Al-Aqsa mosque and his physical ascension from the Al-Aqsa mosque to the heavens. The followers call this event Isra’s night. And The first verses of Sura al-Asra are point out to the Ascension. Ascension (Shab e Meraj) or (Meraj’s Night) is the night in which Allah almighty sent Jebrail to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to met Allah almighty. Let me make it more clear that what actually happened in ascension or in meraj’s night.
Isra And Meraj Means?
“Isra” means “Walking in night” and “Meraj” means to “Ascend” Therefore, the “Meraj” and “Isra” night represent the whole journey of prophet Muhammad (PBUH) from his house to the higher skies. The event of Isra and Meraj took place in 27th of Rajab (Islamic Month) when Allah Almighty sent jebrail to the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to bring him to Allah.
THe prophet Muhammad(PBUH) was in Makkah, when Jebraeel came to prophet and told him:” O Muhammad! get up”. he got up and walked away. Suddenly prophet muhammad saw Gibreel, Michael and Esrafil there. Gibreel brought him a “Buraq” which is larger then a donkey and smaller than a mule. And said to the prophet Muhammad “Ride”. Prophet traveled and went out of Mecca (Masjed-ul-Haram) to Al-Aqsa mosque in just a second. When prophet muhammad reached to Al-Aqsa mosque, the angels descended from the sky to prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and told Him that you have to met Allah Amighty. Angels told to the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that you got a Honorable state. Allah Almighty sent me to bring you to Allah. Then Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) prayed in Jerusalem.
Distance From Makkah (Masjid-ul-Haram) To Al-Aqsa Mosque
To be noted. The distance from Makkah (Masjed-ul-Haram) to Al-Aqsa mosque is 2113.0 KMs. If you decide to have a road trip from Makkah to Al-Aqsa mosque, it takes 1 Day: 11 Hours: 13 Minutes, to reach there. Though prophet Muhammad (PBUH) reached in just a few seconds.
Every Muslim is aware about this event (Isra’s Night). However, accept this, there are three other major things that happened on the night of Isra and Meraj. The taxes below give a brief detail about the three major happenings on Isra and Meraj’s night.
Meeting With Prophets
The first major happening of Isra’s night is of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) meeting with various prophets while ascending to the 7th heaven. On each of the heaven The prophet Muhammad (PBUH) met the following prophets.
- The first heaven prophet Muhammad (PBUH) met Adam (AS)
- The second heaven Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) met Isa (AS) And Yahya (AS)
- The third heaven prophet Muhammad (PBUH) met Yusof (AS)
- The forth heaven prophet Muhammad (PBUH) met Idris (AS)
- The fifth heaven prophet Muhammad (PBUH) met Haroon (AS)
- The sixth heaven prophet Muhammad (PBUH) met Musa (AS)
- The seventh heaven prophet Muhammad (PBUH) met Ibrahim (AS)
When Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) met Allah Almighty, besides other things that Allah Almighty spoke to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was prayers. Allah Almighty made the paryers compulsory for Muslims. Although the payers fifty at the very first time. But Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) requested from Allah Almighty to reduce the prayers. Which were reduce to five.
Showing Of Paradise And Hell
In addition of meeting Allah Almighty the Prophet Muhammad visited Paradise and Hell during the Meraj’s night. In Hell Prphet Muhammad (PBUH) met different kind of people and receiving different kind of punishments. And also he (Prophet Muhammad) in paradise saw different kind of blessings and gifts that the dwellers of the heaven enjoyed.
In simple words: Meraj’s night is a journey of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) from Makkah to Al-Aqsa Mosque and it is one of the most renowned miracle of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).