People who do not believe miracles in the reality, they are sure don’t know our Holly Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) life and it’s occurrences. If you learn Islamic history then you can see many miracles happened here. One of the greatest miracles of Muhammad (PBUH) time was Shab e meraj or Lailatul Miraaj. In this article we will talk about “SHAB E MERAJ HISTORY IN ENGLISH”. Also try to answer some question about shab e meraj which people frequently asking for : what is miraj in islam , is shab e meraj in quran verses, isra wal miraj hadith, isra and miraj story, lailat al miraj, isra wal miraj hadith, the night journey summary, shab e meraj wiki, isra and miraj story summary, shab e meraj date 2018 etc. So let’s started.
SHAB E MERAJ HISTORY IN ENGLISH (Part 1)
WHAT IS MIRAJ IN ISLAM:
Meraj word means Ascent of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SW) . Meraj word actually came from word Urooj which means height or ascension those words occurs in hadith. Word Israa meaning the night journey.
SHAB E MERAJ IN QURAN:
Shab e Meraj night also known as “Isra and Miraj” which indicate that this journey was in two parts. One part is Isra which means walking in the night it’s specified first part of the journey of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SW) which is Holly city of Macca to Jerusalem. And the second part was Meraj where our beloved Prophet visited heaven. Allah verifies the truth of this journey in Quran :
“Glorious is He(Allah) Who made his servant(MUHAMMAD) travel by night from Al-Masjid-ul-Haram to Al-Masjid-ul-Aqsa of which environs We have blessed so that We let him see some of Our signs. Surely, He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing.” Quran, [17:1]
In Surah[ An-Najm 53: 7-18] Allah mention few think about this journey
While he was in the higher part of the horizon, Then he approached and descended, and was at a distance of two bow lengths or nearer. And he revealed to his servant what he revealed. The heart did not lie [about] what it saw. So will you dispute with him over what he saw? And he certainly saw him in another descent at the lote-tree of the utmost boundary- near it is the garden of refuge- when there covered the lote-tree that which covered[it], the sight [of the Prophet] did not swerve, nor did it transgress [its limit]. He certainly saw of the greatest signs of his lord. [ An-Najm 53: 7-18]
SHAB E MERAJ DATE 2018 :
Shab E Meraj comes on the 27th day of the month of Rajab According to Islamic Calendar. The date of Shab E Meraj is always same day according to Islamic calendar but in Gregorian calendar day’s varies. If we calculate then we find that every year Shab E Meraj movies approximately 11 days. The date of Shab E Meraj also depend on the moon has been sighted or not, that’s why Shab E Meraj date varies country to country. But in this year “Shab E Meraj date 2018” at 13th April 2018 (Friday)”. Remember that in Islamic Calendar always holiday start on the sunset of the earlier day, So if we observe this then all Muslim around the world will celebrate Shab E Meraj on the sunset of 12th April (Thursday).
SHAB E MERAJ HISTORY:
In the study, we may come diagonally few different sayings on the period of the journey, however, the most accepted saying that, Miraj happened is one year before Migrating of Prophet toward Madina, But some say it bay be two or three years before migration. Likewise, the most accepted saying on the day/month of the Meraj is 27th Rajab. But some people sayings that it’s 17th Rabi ul Awal.
As little as one year before Muhammad (PBUH) migration from MACCA to MADINA, on the 27th night of Rajab, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had a unique and special experience in the history of all religions. The Prophet (SW) attended by Angel Jabreel and Makail was taken for Night Journey-(ISRA) from Makka to Jerusalem Asqa Mosque.
This journey was in 3 Stages :
- From Masjid Al Haram to AL Aqsa Mosque Jerusalem.
- Jerusalem to Sidra Tul Muntaha .
- Sidra Tul Muntaha to Qaab O Qosain
FROM AL HARAM TO AL AQSA MOSQUE: Our beloved Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SW) was relaxing in Hateem e Qaba with Hazrat Hamza and one other, then suddenly angel Jabreel (AW) appear with angel Makail (AW) and woke him up, Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) saw around him but he didn’t saw them, so he lay back, Jabreel again woke him up, and again Prophet saw no one and He (PBUH) lay back. Then Jabreel (AW) Third-time hold his hand and waked him up and then told him that Allah invited Him (PBUH) and wanted to meet him(PBUH).
Then both Angel took our Prophet(PBUH) to the wall of Zamzam, Then Jabreel (AS) told Mekail (AS) to give a tray and some water from Zamzam well, so he (Jabreel) can wash the chest of our beloved Prophet (PBUH). When Makail (AS) provides everything to jabreel (AS) then He (jabreel) revealed Prophet (SW) Chest and washed it 3 times with Zamzam water. But Prophet Muhammad didn’t feel any pain. After washing the Chest Makail (AS) provide a tray with full of gold which was filled with faith and Hiqmat and then they Filled our Prophet (SW) Chest with that.
After the procedure did a white horse like animal name Burraq arrive which was smaller than a mole and pretty much bigger than a donkey. The Burraq was very speedy. In their Journey, Angel Jabreel(AS) and Mikail (AS) were the right and left side of the Burraq. In their journey, Jabreel (AS) took our beloved Prophet(SW) to a green valley and request Him (PBUH) to say a prayer. After complete the prayer Jabreel (AS) said this place name is Madina where you will migrate. Then Jabreel (AS) took him some other place and request Him (PBUH) to pray and then told Him (PBUH) those place name and which Prophet lived here. After reaching Al Aqsa Mosque Jibreel (AS) gestured with his finger so he can make a hole in a stone and tied the Buraq with it. Then Jibreel (AS) told Our Prophet (PBUH) “You are not among those who’s ride will stand outside the doors, Your ride will stand inside” Then he let Burraq inside The Mosque of Al Aqsha.
Inside the Mosque Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SW) met some other Prophets And called for Prayer. Then Jibreel (AS) sent our Prophet (SW) forward so He (PBUH) can lead the prayer. During the prayer Prophet Ibrahim (AS) was standing just behind our Prophet (PBUH), The right side and left side of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) was Prophet Ismaeel (AS) and Prophet Ishaaq(AS). After prayer our beloved Prophet (PBUH) praised Allah Subhana Tawala and then Addressed all the Prophets in this word:
“You all have appreciated Allah; now I will praise my Rabb! All blessings and oneness belong to Allah who made me mercy for all the worlds, the one who tells good news and to scare people from Allah’s punishment. And I am given The Quran in which everything is considered, and My Ummah (community) is made better and moderate (balanced). And its My Ummah (community) which is the first one and the last one (the first ummah to enter Heaven on the day of judgment and last as there will be no new ummah after). And He (Allah) opened My heart and took away My burden and raised (made blissful) my remembrance. Made me victorious and the finisher.”After that Prophet Ibraheem (as) addressed like “It feels like Muhammad Rasool Allah exceeded us all in Superiority.”
(Al-Shifa by Qazi Ayyaz oz)
After prayer, Jabreel (AS) came with Angle Malik (the guardian of hell) came to Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SW), and submitted Malik to Him and spoke “He is Malik, say Salaam to him”, and when Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) look approaching him (Malik the keeper of hell), he (Malik) stated Salam first”. Every prophet and angle was smiling when talking with Prophet Muhammad, but Malik didn’t smile. Then Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) question Jabreel (AS) that “what is the cause that this person Malik responded to my greetings and also greeted me with prayers but he didn’t smile?” Then Jabreel(as) answered “His Name is Malik! And he is the guardian of hell, the day he is born till now, he nevermore smiled. And if he smiles, then only you were the person he laughs for”.
This is the end of our article SHAB E MERAJ HISTORY IN ENGLISH first part. we will complete our article in part 2 so till then stay with us.
You can read our other article “SHAB E BARAT DATE IN 2018”.