Night of Ascension regarding Hadiths:
story of the Al-Miraj goes that the beloved Prophet
(PBUH) was asleep one night towards the end of his prophetic
course in Makkah when he was wakened by the angel Gabriel(as)
who cleansed his heart before bidding him alight on
a angelic horse named Buraq.
Muslim, Vol. 1, p. 101
was brought al-Burg who is an animal white and long,
larger than a donkey but smaller than a mule, who would
place his hoof at a distance equal to the range of vision.
I mounted it and came to the Temple (Bait-ul Maqdis
in Jerusalem), then tethered it to the ring used by
journey from Makkah to Jerusalem is known as al-Isra,
"the night journey". At Jerusalem the Prophet(PBUH)
was tested in the following way by Gabriel(as).
al-Bukhari, Vol. 6, p. 196
Apostle was presented with two cups, one containing
wine and the other milk on the night of his night journey
at Jerusalem. He looked at it and took the milk. Gabriel
said, "Thanks to Allah Who guided you to the Fitra
(i.e. Islam); if you had taken the wine, your followers
would have gone astray".
this began al-Mi'raj, "the ascent". The Prophet(PBUH)
passed the sea of kawthar, the sea of "abundance",
and then met various prophets, from Adam(as) to Abraham(as),
as well as a variety of angels as he passed through
the seven heavens. After this Gabriel(as) took him to
the heavenly lote-tree on the boundary of the heavens
before the throne of Allah.
al-Bukhari, Vol. 5, p. 147
I was made to ascend to Sidrat-ul-Muntaha (i.e. the
lote-tree of the utmost boundary). Behold! Its fruits
were like the jars of Hajr (i.e. a place near Medina)
and its leaves were as big as the ears of elephants.
Gabriel said, "This is the lote-tree of the utmost
and Buraq could go no further but the Beloved Prophet(PBUH)
went on to the presence of Allah where he was commanded
to order the Muslims to pray fifty times a day:
al-Bukhari, Vol. 1, p. 213
Allah enjoined fifty prayers on my followers. When I
returned with this order of Allah, I passed by Moses
who asked me, "What has Allah enjoined on your
followers?" I replied, "He has enjoined fifty
prayers on them". Moses said "Go back to your
Lord (and appeal for reduction) for your followers will
not be able to bear it".
Prophet(PBUH) went back and forth between Allah and
Moses(as) till the prayers were reduced to five per
day. Moses(as) then told him to seek yet a further reduction
but The prophet stopped at this point and answered Moses:
Ishaq, Sirat Rasulullah, p. 187
replied that I had been back to my Lord and asked him
to reduce the number until I was ashamed, and I would
not do it again.
then said whoever observed the five times of prayer
daily would receive the reward of fifty prayers. The
Prophet(PBUH) then saw some of the delights of paradise
as he returned to Gabriel(as) and Buraq and then beheld
the torments of the damned before going back to his
home in Makkah that same night. This, briefly, is the
narrative of the ascent.
Qur'an also supports this miraculous journey.
to (God) 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). Surah 17.1
"Sacred Mosque" (al-masjidul-haram) is interpreted
to be the Ka'aba at Makkah and the "Farthest Mosque"
(al-masjidul- aqsa) the Temple at Jerusalem. The great
mosque which presently stands next to the Dome of the
Rock is accordingly known today as the "al-Aqsa"
try to get more reference InshaAllah, that will explain
the story in details.
it was possible to travel faster then the speed of light,
would time reverse itself (like backwards time travel)
or just not exist?
: The problem with this question is that you can't
say, 'Hey, what would happen if you could go faster
than the speed of light?' because that's totally "physically"
impossible. It's not possible to go faster than the
speed of light, so the laws of physics can't possibly
say what would happen if you imagine things that way
in some hypothetical universe. Physics is a complete
package: once you decide to ignore one physical law,
you're ignoring them all.
run into a similar problem when you ask 'What if I could
divide by zero?' or 'What if I went back in time and
killed my grandfather before I was born?' There's no
answer, because the question doesn't make any sense.
course, this doesn't bother the writers of Star Trek.
They go faster than the speed of light every show and
travel into the past like it's a trip to Disneyland.
This brings up an interesting point, however: The idea
of a space-warping engine is NOT entirely a bad one!
Warping space would allow you to travel as if you were
moving faster than light by changing the structure of
the universe, at least temporarily. You would end up
in a certain location much faster than if you travelled
there the 'normal way,' kind of like a secret passage.
Happily for relativity, you would STILL not actually
be travelling faster than the speed of light in local
space, so Einstein's 'speed limit' still holds.
point is that though it's fun to think about and enjoy
in science fiction, truly going faster than the speed
of light is a violation of the laws of physics and therefore
can not really be discussed by physics. I can't say
time would reverse itself or not exist or anything because
those aren't even options. It's like if I invited you
out to dinner and you told me you absolutely couldn't
come, but then I asked you whether you were going to
have the soup or the salad!
of the reasons that prevent any object with a mass going
at or faster than the speed of light is that the mass
is not constant - it increases with velocity and it
goes to infinity at the speed of light. So that eventually
you need infinite amounts of energy to accelerate infinite
mass past the speed of light mark! (and as far as I
know we have yet to find an infinite source of energy.
we know Allah Subhanuwatala is not bound by any of these
created laws. There is no measurement of what He could
do and what he can bestow on his creation. The Buraq
and Raf-Raf are both made of Noor (light), therefore
the laws of physics as we understand them do not apply
to them as well.
of the reasons why the people of Makkah denied the Miraj
is because the fastest modes of transport they had were
horses and Camels. Over the centuries speeds of transport
have increased greatly to thousands of miles per hour.
the Miraj the Prophet on his way to Jerusalem saw Musa
praying in his grave. When he reached Jerusalem all
the Prophets were in Masjid al-Aqsa ready to be lead
by the Imam of the Prophet's , Muhammad-ur-Rasoolallah
. Musa was also there, which shows that the speed at
which Prophets can travel, with the blessing of Allah
Subhanuwatala is much greater than the Buraq. Imagine
the speed of travel if the Holy Prophet went on the
blessing Allah Subhanuwatala has given them. Sunhanallah!
you call someone as a guest, in order to show his importants
you send a means of transport, therefore Allah Subhanuwatala
sent a Noorani Buraq and a guide Jibraeel . Subhanallah!
we cannot begin to understand the greatness of the Holy
Prophet , let alone Allah Subhanuwatals greatness.
I have said anything wrong may Allah Subhanuwatala forgive
me, Ameen. Allah Knows Best!
was this night, on which our belove Prophet(PBUH) went
to Skies in Buraq and met all earlier Prophets(May Allah
Pleased With them).
was the night on which Prophet(PBUH) met Allah
was the night, on which 5 time Prayers were get compulsary
celebrate this night with great happiness and Pray the
Nawafils and pray for all ur friends and family
on this night, Angels are gonna come to our house with
blessings of God
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