How can Muslims today benefit from the lessons of the Night Journey?
What can inspire Muslims who are facing hardships around the world in the Prophet’s journey?
History is really important.
If we don’t know our history, it becomes someone else narrative.
What are some of the intersections between history and our lives?
And what are some lessons we can take from Israa and Mi’raj?
1- Israa and Mi’raj happens at a time when Lady Aishah says it was the most difficult for the Prophet, peace be upon him.
There was a socio-economic and political boycott of the Prophet, peace be upon him, and his community.
On top of that he lost his wife, the emotional pillar of the Prophet, peace be upon him.
And of course his uncle, which is the political, economical and social pillar.
There are only 67 Muslims. Islam is not big and popular.
It was really a form of social, economical and political suicide to become Muslim.
The Prophet, peace be upon him, goes to Ta’if and he is rejected even there.
He is not allowed back into Makkah.
Things are difficult, and then Israa and Mi’raj happens.
What is the lesson that you and I can take in the face of Islamophobia?
If humanity rejects you o Muhammad, peace be upon him, you are accepted in the Heavens…
2- The second lesson that we take is how awesome it is to be a member of the Ummah of the Prophet, peace be upon him.
You should not get down.
You should not be defeated.
You belong to an honorable community.
3- The last lesson from is how to deal with professional success.
Don’t miss this excellent twelve minutes video by Imam Suhaib Webb for lessons learned from the Night Journey of the Prophet, peace be upon him, and how they relate to our context of today.