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The Prophet’s Ascension

In this verse of the Holy Quran, Allahsubḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) has mentioned about the Prophetsṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) Ascension (MERAJ). On the night of 27th Rajab, Allahsubḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) sent Angel Jibraeel to take the Prophetṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) on a journey to the seven skies on BURAQ. This journey is called MERAJ.

On the night of 27th Rajab Angel Jibraeel came and woke the Prophetṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) upon Allahsubḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He)‘s command and conveyed Allahsubḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He)‘s message. Heṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) perform ablution (Wudhu), came out of His house, ascend on the Buraq and first visited the Holy Kaaba and from there to the Aqsa Mosque. Where 124,000, all the messengers of Allahsubḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) prayed behind the Prophetṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him). From Aqsa Mosque they went towards the sky. They passed all the seven steps of the skies and reached the place called “SIDRAT-UL-MUNTAHA”. Then Angel Jibraeel told the Prophetṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) that he could not accompany him any further. If he took even a step forward he would burn. The Prophetṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) travelled alone until the Burag reached the destination and stopped.

Then an enlighted platform “RAF RAF” came and the prophetṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) sat on it and reached a place called “QAAB-A-QAUSAIN-O-ADNA”.
Here heṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) also saw heaven and hell. Heṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) visited the different levels of Heaven and saw the different kinds of punishments given to the wrong doers in hell. On hisṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) return from MERAJ Allahsubḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) made prayers five times a day obligatory on all the prophet’sṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) followers.

 

The night of 27th Rajab is an auspicious night where the muslims spend the whole night offering prayers and fast during the day.
Fasting on this day has many rewards according to one Riwayat, fasting on 27th Rajab is equivalent to fasting for 70 years.

 

Events In Rajab

The Holy Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) ascended to Heaven (Mi’raaj), physically.

Hadhrat Bilal Ibn Haritha  brought a congregation of four hundred men named Banu Muzeena in the presence of the holy prophet.

They all embraced Islam, in the year 5 A.H

The Battle of tabook took place in the year 9 A.H. This was the last battle which the Holy prophet participated in.

Imam Abu Hanifa raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him) passed away on the 15th of Rajab 150 A.H

Imam Shafi’ee raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him) passed away on the 14th Rajab 204 A.H

Imam Muslim raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him) passed away on the 24th of Rajab 261 A.H

Imam Nawawee raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him) passed away on teh 14th of Rajab 677 A.H

 





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