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All About Al Israa Wal Meraaj, the Prophet’s Night Journey

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Dear brothers/sisters, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuhu.

Every year in the month of Rajab we find Muslims around the world discussing about this unique event that took place in the glorious life of Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam.

It has become a common ‘belief’ among us that this fascinating episode took place in the month of Rajab while the fact is something else!

This re-post is intended to spread awareness, educating and conveying the truth of the matter.  Continue reading

April 22, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Israa wal Me’raaj

Dear brothers/sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.

Every year in the month of Rajab we find Muslims around the world talking, discussing etc. about this unique incident that took place in the glorious life of Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam. It has become a common ‘belief’ among us that this fascinating episode took place in the month of Rajab while the fact is otherwise!

I was reluctant to have this re-posted for the fear of becoming one among those who “follow the crowd”. But then I gave second thought and reconsidered to go ahead with the sole intention to educate and convey the truth of the matter.

Two articles are given here, one is in pdf form, which gives a thorough analysis on different aspects of al Israa wa Me’raaj and the other one is a short article, a fatwa, on whether to celebrate the occasion or not. Continue reading

May 21, 2014 Posted by | Isra and Me'raj | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Ruling on celebrating the Night of Israa and Mi`raaj

While interacting with my students, when I told them that there is no value attached to celebrating the Night of Israa and Me’raaj, some students asked: Sir, why then Muslim governments declare holiday on this occasion? It is to commemorate the occasion, not celebrate it.

Well, I thought of sharing this beautiful piece of information with you, dear readers.  Continue reading

June 1, 2013 Posted by | Islamic Months, Isra and Me'raj | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments