AL-ISRA WAL MI’RAAJ

THE AMAZING JOURNEY 2 of 3

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The Prophet, then set out with Jibreel. When they reached the nearest heaven, Jibreel, asked for permission to enter. The gatekeeper asked him who was there. “Jibreel,” answered Jibreel. The gatekeeper asked, “Who is with you?” Jibreel answered, “Muhammad.” The gatekeeper said, “And has he been sent with a message?” Jibreel answered, “Yes.” The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), was welcomed in. Jibreel, introduced the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), to his father Aadam (Adam) (alehimsalam), who welcomed the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), and described him as “the righteous son” and “the righteous Prophet”. The same type of communication between Jibreel & the gate keepers took place at every next gate of a higher heaven, at the 2nd, he was introduced to Prophet Yahya (John) & his cousin Prophet ‘Eesaa (Jesus) (alehimsalam). They welcomed the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), and described him as “the righteous brother” and “the righteous Prophet”. At the 3rd heaven, he introduced him to Prophet Yoosuf (Joseph) (alehimsalam), who welcomed him and described him as “the righteous brother” and “the righteous Prophet”.

At the 4th heaven, Jibreel, introduced him to Prophet  Idrees (alehimsalam), who welcomed the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), and described  him as “the righteous brother” and “the righteous Prophet”.

At the 5th Heaven, he introduced the Prophet (saw), to Prophet Haaroon (Aaron) (alehimsalam), who welcomed the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), and described him as “the righteous brother” & “the righteous Prophet”.

At the 6th heaven, he introduced the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), to Moosaa (Moses) (alehimsalam), who welcomed the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), and described him as “the righteous brother & the righteous Prophet”.

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When the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), passed by Moosaa (alehimsalam), Moosaa wept. When he was asked why, he explained, “Because that young man — referring to the Prophet, — was sent after me, yet his followers will out-number mine in Paradise.”

At the 7th Heaven, he introduced the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), to Ibraheem (Abraham) (as), who welcomed the Prophet (saw), and described him as “the righteous son” and “the righteous Prophet.”

Then, the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), ascended to Sidrat al Muntaha (the Farthest Lote Tree), which bore very large fruits  and its leaves were like the ears of elephants. The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), saw four rivers: two were hidden and two were apparent. The two hidden rivers were in Paradise (al kawthar & al salsabil), and the two apparent ones were the Nile and the Euphrates. The hadeeth reads, “… until he (Jibreel) took me to Sidrat Al-Muntaha, which was shrouded in colors, indescribable. Then I was admitted into Paradise, where I found small tents (made) of pearls, and its earth was of musk.” [Bukhaari]. Then the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), was shown Al-Bayt Al-Ma’moor (the Frequented House) (Bukhari).This is similar to the kaabah on earth & it is directly above the kaabah on earth. The same way we humans do tawaaf around the kaabah , 70,000 angels  have been doing  tawaaf around the bayt al-Ma’moor  since the beginning of time & will continue  till the end of time. No angel will do this  tawaaf  twice. You can do the Maths of the number of angels of Allah  70,000 x No of days from beginning of time till the end of time. “…..and none knows the soldiers of  your Lord except Him….”Q 74:31. Imaam Al-Bukhaari & Muslim.

However, when the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), descended and met Prophet Moosa , Moosa (alehimsalam), stopped him and asked, “O Muhammad, what did your Lord enjoin upon you?” The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), replied: “He enjoined upon me to perform fifty prayers in a day and a night.” Moosa, said, “Your followers cannot do that; go back so that your Lord may reduce it for you and for them.” So, the Prophet, turned to Jibreel(Gabriel), as if he wanted to consult him about that issue. Jibreel, told him of his opinion, saying, “Yes, if you wish.” So Jibreel, ascended with the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), to Allaah The Almighty and he (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), said while he was in his place: “O Lord, please lighten our burden as my followers cannot do that.” So Allaah The Almighty deducted ten prayers for him, whereupon he, returned to Moosa, who stopped him again and kept on sending him back to his Lord, until the enjoined prayers were reduced to only five prayers, for which the reward is of fifty prayers. Finally, Allaah The Almighty Said (what means): “The Word that comes from Me does not change, so it will be as I enjoined the obligatory prayers and reduced its number as a sign of Mercy from Me.”. The 3 (three) gifts brought back from this journey were salah, the last verses of surah Baqarah (2: 285-286) and the eventual remission of serious sins in the hereafter that believers commit so long as they do not commit shirk.

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