Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the last Prophet of ALLAH. There are so many miracles which took place in the life of Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) one of them which is most renowned is the miracle of the Miraj night. It is the miracle where Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) escalated to heaven at night and met ALLAH. The event of Miraj took place on the 27 Rajab when ALLAH sent Angel Gabriel to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to bring Him to ALLAH. Shab-e-Miraj is the physical journey of Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).Miraj is one of the most peaceful night throughout the year
Mentioned in Holy Quran by ALLAH in these words:
“Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al- Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the seeing.” (Quran, 17:1)
Isra is an Arabic word which refers to Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) miraculous night journey explicitly from Makkah to Jerusalem, to the site of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem as mentioned in Surah Al-Israa in Holy Quran.In this night of Miraj, Holy Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) started His journey with Angel Gabriel on .In another verse of Holy Quran details about Miraj stated in a way:
“While he was in the highest part of the horizon: Then he approached and came closer, And was at a distance of but two bow-lengths or (even) nearer; So did (ALLAH) convey the inspiration to His Servant (conveyed) what He (meant) to convey. The (Prophet’s) (mind and) heart in no way falsified that which he saw. Will ye then dispute with him concerning what he saw? 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 the Signs of His Lord the Greatest.” (Quran, 53:7-18)
There are three major events happened on the night of Miraj. Here is a detail about three major events on the night of Miraj.
The first major event of the night of Miraj was Beloved Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) meeting with many other Prophets while escalating towards higher skies.
At first heaven, Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) met with Hazrat Adam (AS).
At the second heaven,Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) met with Hazrat Isa (AS) and Hazrat Yahya (AS). Both of them greeted Holy Prophet (PBUH).
At third heaven,Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) met with Hazrat Yusuf (AS) who was known for His beauty. Hazrat Yusuf (AS) supplicated for him and warmly welcomed our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
At the fourth heaven, Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) met with Hazrat Idris (AS) who welcomed him and made supplications for Him.
At the fifth heaven, Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) met with Hazrat Harun (AS) who was the brother of Hazrat Musa (AS). Hazrat Harun (AS) warmly welcomed and supplicated for Him.
At the sixth heaven, Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) met with Hazrat Musa (AS) who also greeted Him and Supplicated for Him.
At the last seventh heaven Holy Prophet (PBUH) met with Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) who was standing with his back rested on Bayt al-Mamur, which is the just like Kaaba around which the angels do the Tawaf in the same way as Muslims do around the Qibla in the world.
At this point, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) also saw Sidra-tul-Muntaha the tree which marks the end of the heavens and from there on there is the residence of Allah Almighty.
The second major event was when Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) met with ALLAH and spoke about the prayers. At that time ALLAH made five-time prayers obligatory for Muslims, the prayers were fifty in the beginning but Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) requested to ALLAH and reduced them to five. In Hadith Holy Prophet (PBUH) said regarding this:
“O Muhammad! These prayers need to be performed five times a day. However, there are ten rewards for each prayer!” (Muslim)
The third event was visiting the paradise and hell during Isra and Miraj. In hell, Holy Prophet (PBUH) saw all kinds of people receiving different kinds of punishments. On the other hand in Paradise Beloved Holy Prophet (PBUH) saw all kinds of blessings and gifts that the dwellers of heaven enjoyed.
In nutshell, the night of Miraj is considered the most respectable night because of miracle journey of Beloved Holy Prophet (PBUH) that Allah Almighty provided only to our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).