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Under category The Prophet’s Miracles
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the miraj is another of the great miracles of prophet muhammad (pbuh). in surat al-isra and al-najm, the prophet's miraculous night journey to al-masjid al-aqsa and his ascension to sidrat al-muntaha (the last boundary where the knowledge of creations ends and beyond which no one can pass) are mentioned.
in the first verse of surat al-isra, the prophet's miraculous journey is mentioned in the following words:
"glory to ((allah)) who did take his servant for a journey by night from the sacred mosque to the farthest mosque, whose precincts we did bless,- in order that we might show him some of our signs: for he is the one who heareth and seeth (all things)." (al-isra, 1).
the messenger of allah was brought to al-masjid al-aqsa (in jerusalem) from mecca in a matter of seconds. ibn kathir states that at least twenty-five people from the companions told accounts of the incidence of the miraj, and this number could be as great as forty-five. according to information in 26 hadiths, while prophet muhammad was sleeping in the house of his cousin ummuhani bint abu taleb, gabriel came and took him to the al-masjid al-aqsa on an animal called buraq. there are many details in hadiths about what the prophet saw during the miraj.
some of the information in the quran is about the ascension of prophet muhammad to the sidrat al-muntaha:
"for indeed he saw him at a second descent, near the lote-tree beyond which none may pass: near it is the garden of abode. behold, the lote-tree was shrouded (in mystery unspeakable!)  (his) sight never swerved, nor did it go wrong! for truly did he see, of the signs of his lord, the greatest!  (an-najm, 13-18).

 




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