Al-Israa' and Al-Mi`raj
Glorified be He Who carried His servant by night from the Inviolable Place of Worship to the Far Distant Place of Worship the neighborhood whereof We have blessed, that We might show him of Our tokens! Lo! He, only He, is the Nearer, the Seer.) (Al-Israa‘ 17:1) On 27 Rajab, Muslims remember Israa’ and Mi`raj,
The Prophet (Pbuh) suffered very much in his efforts to guide his people to their happiness in this world and in the hereafter.
Al-Israa’ and Al-Mi`raj were two journeys that became a turning point in the Prophet's life and in the course of his call in Makkah
Al-Israa’ and Al-Mi`raj is an event we recall every year and in whose shade we sit to talk about our Prophet’s miraculous journey
Historians refer to the year of Al-israa' and Al-Mi'raj as the Year of Grief in which the Prophet lost his wife Khadijah.
This journey was a decisive stage of the Prophet's call in Makkah, because there were several cases of people embracing Islam..
Prophet Muhammad started his journey of ascension from Al-Mi`raj Rock. In company with Angel Jibreel, he reached the seventh heaven within seconds
During the journey, the Prophet was shown Heaven and Hell and this strengthened his belief and commitment to call upon his Ummah to do deeds that lead to Heaven
The occasion of Al-Israa’ and Al-Mi`raj is really a golden opportunity to promote our love for the Prophet and our belief in his truthfulness
Al-Aqsa Mosque was the first of the two qiblahs, and is one of the three mosques to which people may travel for the purpose of worship
The Prophet (Pbuh) saw examples of people of Hellfire and different ways of their punishment when he was ascending through the heavens.