The night of Isra and Mairaj
Al-Isra’ Wal-Mi’raj is the second miracle of Prophet Muhammad PBUH’s life. this event took place On 27th Rajab, 10 Nabvi. The journey begins from the house of ume Hani in Makkah where Prophet Muhammad PBUH was sleeping. angel jibreel come to the prophet and took him on the horse-like animal with wings called Buraq to masjid AL Aqsa. At Masjid-e-Aqsa, Muhammad is said to have led the other prophets in prayer. this was the first part of the journey known as Isra. Within the Quran, chapter (surah) 17 al-Isra, contains a brief description of Isra in the first verse.
"Glory to Him who made His servant travel by night from the sacred place of worship to the furthest place of worship, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him some of Our signs. He alone is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing."
in the 2nd part of the journey, prophet Muhammad was shown the heaven and hell and meet with the earlier prophets such as Abraham (ʾIbrāhīm) (Musa), (Yaḥyā ibn Zakarīyā), and Jesus (Isa). after that Muhammad was taken to Sidrat al-Muntaha a holy tree in the seventh heaven that Gabriel was not allowed to pass. Allah gifted 3 major things to Prophet Muhammad in Mairaj;
- Five daily prayers equal to the reward of fifty daily prayers.
2.The last two verses of the chapter al-Baqara.
3.The muqhimat (major sins) of the people from the ummah of Muhammad were forgiven except those who associated partners with Allah.
Happy Shab_e_ Mairaj (Ascension night) to all of you