‘Exalted is He who took His Servant (Muhammad) by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al-Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him (Muhammad) of Our signs. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing.’
(Surah Al-Isra 17:1)
Isra and Miraj (Shab-e-Miraj) is an important event in Islamic history and is considered one of the miracles of the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.). The event is described in the Quran and is commemorated by Muslims every year on the 27th day of the month of Rajab.
Here are some of the reasons why Isra and Miraj is considered important in Islam:
Prophet’s (S.A.W.) Ascension to Heaven
The event is significant because it marked the Prophet Muhammad's (S.A.W.) ascension to heaven, where he was able to have direct communication with Allah and receive the commandments of Islam.
Sign of the Prophet's (S.A.W.) Piety
The event is considered a sign of the Prophet's (S.A.W.) piety and closeness to Allah. It is a demonstration of the fact that he was chosen by Allah to be His final messenger to humanity.
Ordination of Five Daily Prayers
During his ascension to heaven, the Prophet (S.A.W.) was commanded by Allah to perform the five daily prayers. This was an expansion of the previous obligation of fifty daily prayers, and it is considered a great blessing for the Muslims.
Increased Moral Character
The event is believed to have had a profound effect on the Prophet's (S.A.W.) moral character, and it is said that he returned from his journey with an increased sense of responsibility and a greater commitment to spreading the message of Islam.
Inspiration for Worship
The event serves as a source of inspiration for Muslims, who are encouraged to follow the example of the Prophet (S.A.W.) in their worship and devotion to Allah.
These are just some of the reasons why Isra and Miraj is considered important in Islam. The event serves as a reminder of the close relationship between Allah and Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.), as well as the importance of devotion and submission to Allah's will.
The Quran, written centuries ago, contains profound hints at future discoveries. It includes scientific facts that surpass the knowledge of anyone who lived in the 7th century. This serves as compelling evidence of the divine nature of the Quran.
This year, Nisf Shaban (Shab-e-Barat) will start after the sunset of Tuesday, March 7th, 2023.
Isra wal Meraj is a journey of faith and revelation that the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) took from Makkah to Jerusalem and then to the 7th Heaven.
We can learn many lessons from the life of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) which include how to be honest, humble and resourceful in any situation that we face9.