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Why Do We Celebrate Al-Mi'raj?

Short Answer: There is no doubt that mi`raj (ascension) was one of the miracles in the life of our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It happened on the 27th of the month of Rajab, during the tenth year of Muhammad’s prophethood. It is reported in the literature of hadith, that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was carried from the sacred …

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Al-Isra: Prophet Muhammad Led Other Prophets in Prayer

Short Answer: This prayer signifies the continuity of their messages and their unity of rank and purpose, that Islam has completed all Divine messages and brought them to their final form, and that Jerusalem also belongs to the Muslims who follow Muhammad, the recognized leader of all Prophets. Salam Dear Rahma, Thank you very much for your …

How Should New Muslims Deal Their Non-Muslim Families?

Al-Israa': It Is All About the Unseen

Belief in the Unseen is an essential part of a Muslim’s creed. Every Muslim must believe in all whatever Allah told us about in the Qur’an and through the Porophet’s Sunnah. In the Qur’an we are told the first characteristics of the righteous: {This is the Book; in it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those …


What Is the Significance of Al-Isra and Al-Miraj?

Short Answer: There is no doubt that Al-Isra (the night journey) followed by Al-Miraj (the heavenly ascension) was one of the miracles in the life of our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). According to the most accepted view, it happened on the 27th of Rajab, the seventh month of the Hijri calendar, in the tenth year of …

3 Questions About the Night Journey

3 Questions About the Night Journey

The last days of the Makkah phase in the Prophet’s life were noted for alternate fortunes. However, glimpses of propitious lights were looming on the distant horizon, ultimately materialized in the event of the Prophet’s Night Journey (Al-Israa’) to Jerusalem and then Ascension (Al-Mi`raj) through the spheres of the heavens. When did the Night Journey …

The Night Journey: Shift in Spiritual AuthorityThe Night Journey: Shift in Spiritual Authority

The Night Journey: Shift in Spiritual Authority

There are simple facts that have their roots in the blessed journey of Al-Israa’ and Al-Mi`raj (Night Journey and Ascension of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him). These facts flow along the flowery garden of the biography of the Prophet. As we see in the Noble Qur’an, the story of the Night Journey …

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