Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) : “When Sha’baan is halfway through, do not fast.”.Abu Dawood (3237); Saheeh al-Tirmidhi. Exceptions are:
1 –One who habitually fasts e.g. Mondays & Thursdays, may do it even after halfway through Sha’baan. Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam): “Do not anticipate Ramadaan by fasting one or two days before it, except a man who fasts regularly, who should observe his usual fast.” Bukhaari.
2 – ‘Aa’ishah (radiallahuaniah): “Messenger (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) used to fast all of Sha’baan & fast all of Sha’baan except a little.” Bukhaari.” The second phrase is an explanation of the first, pointing out that by “all” what is meant is “most”. This indicates that it is permissible to fast after halfway through Sha’baan, but only for one who joins that to what came before the halfway point.
3 – One who is making up missed Ramadaan fasts. Al-Nawawi said in al-Majmoo’ (6/399): Our companions said: it is not correct to fast on the “day of doubt” just before Ramadaan, and there is no difference of scholarly opinion on this point…But if a person fasts it to make up a missed day or to fulfill a vow, or as an expiation, that is acceptable, because if it is permissible to observe a voluntary fast on that day, it is more likely to be permissible to observe an obligatory fast… and if a person has to make up a day from Ramadaan, then he has to fast it, because the time left for him to make it up has become very short.
There is no saheeh marfoo’ report that speaks of the virtue of the middle of Sha’baan. Some maqtoo’ reports (reports whose isnaads do not go back further than the Taabi’een) have been narrated from some of the Taabi’een, and there are some ahaadeeth, the best of which are mawdoo’ (fabricated) or da’eef jiddan (very weak). If a person wants to pray qiyaam on this night as he does on other nights – without doing anything extra or singling this night out for anything – then that is OK. The same applies if he fasts the day of the 15th of Sha’baan because it happens to be one of the ayyaam al-beed,(13,14,15) of the month, Monday or Thursday that he usually fasts. So long as he is not seeking extra reward that has not been proven (in the saheeh texts). One of the popular hadiths about virtues of Sha’baan that is very odd & extremely weak is this: “When Rajab began, the Messenger of Allah (saw) said: “O Allah, bless us in Rajab and Sha‘baan, and let us reach Ramadan.” See proof of its weakness in this link
Some Muslims celebrate the middle of Sha‘baan, fasting on that day and spending that night in prayer (qiyaam). There is a hadeeth concerning that which is not saheeh, hence the scholars regarded celebrating this day as an innovation (bid ‘ah). They observe a salah called al-Salaat al-Alfiyyah, which is one hundred rak‘ahs in which Soorat al-Ikhlaas is recited ten times in each rak‘ah, offered in congregation. Some pray six rak‘ahs on the so called Laylat al-Nisf with the intention of warding off calamity, having a long life and being independent of people, and reciting Ya-Seen and offering du‘aa’ in between that — there is no doubt that this is something that has been introduced into the religion and is contrary to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Al-Nawawi said: The prayers of Rajab & Sha‘baan are two reprehensible innovations. al-Sunan wa’l-Mubtada‘aat, p. 144
Laylat al-Nusf min Sha’baan (the 15th of Sha’baan) is like any other night, and there is no sound report from the Prophet to indicate these. No one should single out a specific time for doing an act of worship unless that has been prescribed in sharee’ah because all acts of worship are tawqeefi. Tap link for proofs
Is it true that more souls are taken during Sha’baan & that the annual decree of people’s deaths is written in Sha’ban. ? NO
Is 15th of Sha’baan the night in which the fate of every one is decided for the next year? NO.
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Unfortunately, we have abandoned this meritorious act for innovations (mystification & myths). Muslims kiss the Quran but never read it with understanding. We decorate our shelves with it so it can gather enough dust. It is placed so high that we literarily need a ladder to get it whenever we need to read it only when someone dies.

However, we keep the television low but very close to us for second to second guidance. Cultural Muslims who also do not read the Qur’an are the first to teach baseless & false myths e.g. one can only read it sitting in the first row, one cannot read it standing or travelling or at workplace etc. We have also reduced the Qur’an to a protective charm (tamima, taaweez) hanged around our necks, waist in our cars, houses etc.

While cultural & emotional Muslims are busy with the aforementioned, non – Muslims are reading the Qur’an with understanding and are reverting to Islam every day around the globe. It is indeed a life changing speech, but we do not appreciate what we have because we refuse to read it with understanding. Read what  a revert to Islam said:

“I have read the sacred scriptures of every religion; nowhere have I found what I encountered in Islam; PERFECTION. The Quran, compared to any other scripture I have read, is like the sun compared to that of a match stick. I firmly believe that anybody who reads the Word of Allah with a mind that is not completely closed to the truth, will become a Muslim”- DIRK WALTER SAIFUDDIN (Mosig, U.S.A).

There is a common misconception that the Qur’an was revealed only for the Muslims & not for Non-Muslims. “But it is not except a reminder to the worlds.” 68: 52, 81:27. “This [Qur’an] is notification for the people that they may be warned thereby and that they may know that He is but one God and that those of understanding will be reminded”. 14: 52

“And We have not sent you except comprehensively to mankind as a bringer of good tidings and a warner. But most of the people do not know”.34: 28

In fact, we should do more to encourage all non –Muslims around us to read the Qur’an as an alternative to their criminal campaign of burning it, but Muslims should remember that; “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”- Joseph Brodsky. Muslims should always decently & peacefully protest the criminal acts of “Burn the Quran Day” because it is an insult to the words of Allah. Islam however, allows us to dispose torn, tattered Qur’an by burning. Are you surprised? Can I give a copy of the Qur’an to Non- Muslims? Tap links for answers,

Being born into a Muslim family does not translate to the understanding of the message of the Qur’an; it is not acquired by genetics or birth but by striving. The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said: “Knowledge is gained by striving for it.” It is rather unfortunate that emotional, cultural & traditional Muslims are ready to die for the Qur’an wrongfully but are not willing to read it with understanding. It is not enough for us to say “I love the Qur’an, it’s beautiful.” “Classic’ – a book which people praise and don’t read with understanding.”- Anonymous. Tameem ad-Dari (RA) said: “The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said, (three times), “The Religion is naseeha (sincerity and sincere advice).” We said, “To whom?” He said, “To Allaah, His Book, His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and the general people.”  [Muslim] Rather the heart must be sincerely attached to Allah’s Book and the limbs and tongue will follow in this attachment. Have you ever read the Quran in any language you understand? When last did you sit with your family members to share with them what Allah says in the Quran? When last did you sit with them to watch the Television? When last did you give a copy of the Quran to any human being for them to read with understanding? When last did you give a copy of a magazine, newspaper, web link, novel to someone?


  1. Revelation all at Once or Gradually?
  2. Who wrote the Qur’an and how was it put together?
  3.    Who gave the Qur’an this name?
  4. The order of Surahs & Aayahs in the Qur’an
  5. The revelation of the Qur’an in seven styles (ahruf, sing, harf)
  6. Belief of the Salaf (righteous predecessors) Concerning the Quran
  7. Distortion of the Qur’an by the (Kufaar, Raafidis, Shias).,

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The Qur’an is the most untranslatable book in the world; because the language of the Quran is extraordinarily divine, noble, pure, miraculous, unsurpassable, and intelligible. We can only attempt to translate the message of the Quran but we cannot translate its many uniqueness & literary miracles with it. The language of the Quran is so rich, that each word requires several words, at times sentences to translate. Many Arabic words have several meanings. Many a times, more than one is applicable for the same Ayah (verse). The beauty of the original Arabic text cannot be translated into any other language. A common excuse given by Muslims for abandoning the Qur’an is that we do not understand the Arabic language. Only about 15% of Muslims are Arabs, more than 80% of the Muslims are non- Arabs. In spite of this difficulty, we should still read the translation in any language we understand while making active effort towards learning Arabic. Dr Maurice Bucaille as a Christian read the translation of the Glorious Qur’an & was so impressed & amazed by it that he began to learn Arabic at the age of 50, to understand the Qur’an directly & better. After his research, he became a Muslim & wrote a book “The Bible, The Quran & Science” which says that all the scientific phenomenon mentioned in the Quran are in perfect conformity with the latest researches of Modern science. While most of the scientific phenomenon mentioned in the Bible is absolutely unacceptable by the scientists. Age is never a barrier to learn Arabic, read Qur’an or become a better Muslim. Indeed, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an that you might understand. (12:2). Tap this link to learn Arabic the easy way

Many of us  give excuses of being  too  busy  with our studies, profession, business  etc. for not reading  the Qur’an with understanding , but we  have spent years  reading  volumes of books  to acquire  our qualifications  which may or may not help us in this world. We also spend money & time to read magazines, newspapers, novels, journals etc. but  the relationship of the Muslims with the Quran has weakened & the reason we have not derived the real benefit & guidance for which it was revealed & it has left us with only paying outward salute & respect to it. What a tragic misfortune! How much time does it take to read the Arabic or a translation of the Noble Qur’an from cover to cover with understanding; monthly or annually? Why can’t we take the trouble to know what our Lord has said in the letter He wrote to us, if we are true to our claims that we obey & love Him more than everything in this world? If you are too busy to read the Qur’an with understanding; then you are busier than the creator designed this human machine to be. Then, slow down & read before this machine is forced to stop functioning by death.

Some people say you should not read it on your own because you may not understand it, but Allah says “We have indeed made the Quran easy to understand, and then is there anyone who wants to receive admonition? 54: 17, 22, 32, 40. Who will you then believe, these People or Allah? “Thus does Allah make clear to you His verses that you might use reason?” 2: 242. “Then do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks upon [their] hearts?” 47: 24.  Alif, Lam, Ra. These are the verses of the Book and a clear Qur’an.15: 1

It would be a great misfortune & a shocking disaster for any human being, who can read & understand in any language to die without doing so. How ungrateful is that towards our merciful creator who gave us the ability to read & understand? Can we confidently & proudly claim to be real & true Muslims (submitters) when we have not read with understanding what our creator sent to us? Do we think we can successfully live our lives, worship, marry, raise a family, do businesses etc. without learning these from the Quran? Do we think we can face our creator on the day of judgement when we never read the letter He sent to us about that day? We have no choice other than to read this amazing book with understanding. If we cannot save ourselves how can we save our families?

“He, who cannot read the is better than he who can read but does not read”.


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This is the most positive speech in the world. It’s a proclamation to humanity, a fountain of mercy, guidance for all, healing for the sick, wisdom for all, warning to the heedless, assurance to doubters, solace to the suffering, hope to the desperate, criterion differentiating right from wrong & the greatest miracle to humankind. It is the timeless Speech of Allah, it is not a creation of Allah. It is the last & final revelation (verbatim words of Allah), revealed to the last and final (unlettered) Prophet Muhammad (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam). IT IS THE TIMELESS & AMAZING SPEECH THAT BREAKS HARD HEARTS & HEALS BROKEN ONES. The study guide for life, death and what comes after that, sent for the guidance of entire humankind the same way every appliance we buy comes with an understandable manual. It is inconceivable that we find it appropriate to create rules, regulations & constitutions to guide every facet of our lives e.g. traffic lights, traffic police, queueing everywhere etc. but we expect the Uncreated creator of the complex universe & the creator of the most sophisticated content of the universe; the human machine; not to have an instruction manual for it or leave it just to wander aimlessly? Amazing stuff.

“This is the Book (the Quran), whereof there is no doubt, a guidance to those who are Al-Muttaqoon [the pious] [2:2].We have revealed to you the Book for mankind with the truth. Then the one who is guided, it is for his own soul, and the one who strays, his straying is only upon himself 39:41 Allah says” Do they not then consider the Quran carefully? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein many contradictions”.Q4:82. It does not contain a single contradiction despite being revealed more than 1400 years ago over a period of 23 years. To FURTHER CONFIRM OR BE REASSURED that this speech is indeed from the uncreated creator, tap this link. A book of “signs” not “science” but it explains scientific phenomenon ahead of their discovery. For dazzling proofs of scientific miracles of the Qur’an tap this link

The Quran is the most widely recited, quoted & memorized book in the world. The word “Quran” is derived from Arabic word “Qara”: means to be read, recited & proclaimed. It was therefore not a coincidence that the first word revealed of the Quran was IQRA (Read, Repeat & Recite).Unfortunately, it’s also the book, which is maximally read without understanding. What a tragic misfortune, we read it many times over, especially in Ramadhan, we stay behind the imam in taraweeh for a month listening to the whole Qur’an without  a clue of the message, therefore , souls are untouched, hearts are unmoved, and lives unchanged. Why? we lack understanding of the message. Make no mistakes; reading the Quran in Arabic without understanding  a word is still  a virtuous  act, but it becomes maximally beneficial if read with understanding .Prophet(sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said: “Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward. And that reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that “Alif, Laam, Meem” is a letter, rather I am saying that “Alif” is a letter, “laam” is a letter and “meem” is a letter.” At-Tirmithee.

The example of those who were entrusted with the Torah and then did not take it on is like that of a donkey who carries volumes [of books]. Wretched is the example of the people who deny the signs of Allah . And Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people. Q 62V 5: Our situation today is similar to this donkey as we refuse to read the Qur’an with understanding.

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Did Prophet Muhammad directly see Allah Almighty, on the day he saw Heaven, Hell, etc? ‘Aa’ishah (radiallhuanihu) said: “Whoever told you that Muhammad (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) saw his Lord was lying. He said that no vision can grasp him [6:103]…” (Bukhaari). Abu Dharr said: “I asked the Messenger of Allaah (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), ‘Did you see your Lord?’ He said, ‘ He is veiled by Light, how could I see Him.’” (Muslim). Tap link for further proofs

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Which is superior  Laylat al-Qadr or the night of the Isra’. Can we celebrate it ?

There is nothing in the saheeh ahaadeeth to indicate that this miraculous journey was in Rajab or in any other month. Even if the date was known or proven, it would not be permissible for the Muslims to single it out for particular acts of worship or venerate that spot or celebrate it. If venerating and celebrating this night were part of the religion of Allaah, then the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) & his companions would have done that.  Abu Dharr (ra) : Messenger (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam): “There is nothing by means of which one may draw close to Paradise & move far away from Hell but it has been explained to you. (Tabarani).

“This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion” [5:3]. ‘Aa’ishah (radiallahuaniah) that the Prophet said: “Whoever introduces anything into this matter of ours that is not part of it will have it rejected.”. Is the tashahhud that we recite in the prayer what the Messenger of Allah said when he prostrated at Sidrat al-Muntaha during the Mi‘raj? CAPITAL NO, PROOF?


1- Affirming the Prophethood of Muhammad (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam). Ibn Al-Qayyim (rh), stated that on the following morning, the Prophet (saw), told his tribe about these great signs of Allaah. However, they accused him of lying and caused him greater injury and harm. Even though he gave them a description of the mosque in Jerusalem and of their caravan that he saw en route, they insisted on their disbelief.

2– Illustrating the great and honorable status of the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), who led all the prophets in prayer at the masjid al Aqsa on that night.

3- Indicating the unity of all the prophets in terms of their  main goals & messages. All of them – from Aadam to Muhammad  – called people  to the Oneness and worship of Allaah The Almighty and to good morals. He tied al-buraaq to the same post all previous prophets did tie their animals.

4- Distinguishing true believers like Abu bakr (radiallahuanihu), who received the news and accepted this incident with belief and submission, from the disbelievers.

5- Relieving the sorrow and grief of the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), caused by the prior death of his uncle and his wife who supported him and also by the harm the disbelievers inflicted upon him.

6- Demonstrating the glory and might of Allaah the Almighty Who, when He intends a thing decrees a matter, says to it: “Be,” and it is.

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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”.

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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There is no doubt that the Isra’ & Mi’raaj (the Prophet’s Night Journey & Ascent into heaven) are two great signs of Allaah which further confirm the truthfulness of His Messenger Muhammad (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), and the greatness of his status before Allaah. They are also signs of the great power of Allaah, and of His exalted position above His creation. Allaah says :

“Glorified be He (Allaah) Who took His slave (Muhammad) for a journey by night from Al‑Masjid Al‑Haraam (at Makkah) to Al‑Masjid Al‑Aqsa (in Jerusalem), the neighborhood whereof We have blessed, in order that We might show him (Muhammad) of Our Ayaat (proofs, evidences, etc.). Verily, He is the All‑Hearer, the All‑Seer” (17:1).

Prophet Muhammad was shown the greatest Sign of His Lord. Quran 53:18,
Q17: 60. The truthfulness  of  the prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) about  the Mi’raaj  is  further clearly confirmed by Allah as below

“And he certainly saw him in another descent, At the Lote-tree of the Utmost Boundary – Near it is the Garden of Refuge – When there covered the Lote Tree that which covered [it] The sight [of the Prophet] did not swerve, nor did it transgress [its limit]. He certainly saw of the greatest signs of his Lord.” Q53:13-18. Any-one who claims to be a Muslim but disbelieves or doubts this amazing journey or thinks that it is not possible to ascend into the sky or heaven without a space shuttle has denied Allah, the Quran & his own existence. He/She needs to repent sincerely to Allah & re-affirm the shahaadah.

In fact, despite the unreliability of the Christian bible because it is largely man made  but with a divine mix which has been severally doctored, revised, adulterated, contaminated; it is amazing that it contains some elements of truth of real divine revelation using the Qur’an as the yard stick of correctness. An example is the  Isra Wal Meeraj. And I saw heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True (Al ameen, Muhammad); and in righteousness He judges and wages war. Revelation 19:11

So I looked and saw a white horse, and its rider had a bow. And he was given a crown, and rode out to conquer and defeat. Revelation 6:2. This refers to no other human being in the entire universe other than AL-AMEEN MUHAMMAD.

There are mutawaatir reports from the Messenger of Allaah (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) that he was taken up both in body & in soul into the layers of  heavens, and their gates were opened for him, until he passed beyond the seventh heaven & he reached the place where the sound of the scratching of Pens, which record the Divine Decree, could be heard. He, reached Sidrat Al-Muntaha (i.e. lote-tree of the utmost boundary which no one else has ever reached except the Rasul (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) & which no one  can pass beyond).

The scholars  reconciled the different narrations regarding where the journey  began as follows ; Ibn Hajar (rh), said, “To reconcile between these statements, the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), was sleeping in the house of Umm Haani’ and her house was in the Sh’ib (valley) of Abi Taalib and the ceiling of his house was opened – the house here belongs to him because he used to dwell in it – and from it [the opening in the ceiling of the house] the angel descended and took him out from the house to the mosque and there he [Prophet] was lying down and sleepy. The report  that the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), passed by Madeenah and prayed there is unauthentic.

‘Anas ibn Maalik (ra) :Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) told them about the night of Al-‘Israa’ saying that while he was lying down at Al-Hijr beside the Ka’bah  Jibreel (Gabriel) (alehimsalam) came to him and cut from the top of his chest down to the bottom of his belly and took out his heart. Jibreel brought a gold vessel filled with faith and washed the heart of the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), and then filled it with wisdom and faith, and replaced it.  Al-Buraaq, a white animal, smaller than a mule but larger than a donkey which could reach as far as it could see, was brought to the Prophet, and he mounted it. After arriving in masjid al Aqsa in Jerusalem, he tied al-buraaq to the same post all previous prophets did tie their animals, and I prayed 2 rakah in the masjid & I saw all previous prophets in salah behind me, he came out and was offered by Jibreel a cup of wine & a cup of milk. The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), chose the milk, and it was said to him that he had chosen what represented the religion of  Fitrah (natural disposition of man); meaning Islam, which is the religion of the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), and his Nation.

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