SHAB– E – MIRAJ, Also Known As Al-ISRA WAL-MIRAJ and the NIGHT OF MIRAJ
In the Qur’an, Surah 17 Al-Isra is named after Isra, and the first verse contains a brief description. There is some information in the next verse and some scholars say that one verse of Surah An-Najm also contains information about Isra and Mi’raj.
The majesty of the Holy One who led His servant by night to a place far away from the holy place of worship, around which we have blessed, to show him some of my signs. He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing. [Qur’an, Surah 17: 1]
The second time he saw him,
By the lot-tree which no one can cross
Near the garden of rest
When the tree was covered by nameless (splendor).
His vision never wavered, nor was he too brave.
And he saw some of the great signs of his Lord. [Qur’an 53: 13-18]
Shab-e-meraj the complete story
Mi’raj is one of the miracles of Allah and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Mi’raj took place in the 11th year of the Prophethood, on the 27th day of the month of Rajab. Nabiji was then 51 years old. Nabiji’s uncle Abu Talib died this year. Within a week of his death, Hazrat Khadijatul Kubra, the wife of the Prophet, passed away. Both of them were very dear to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) at home and abroad. In the same year, Nabiji was very upset after losing his two main favorites and support. That is why this year is called Amul Hujan or the year of worries. To comfort the beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) and to show him his secrets, Allah took his beloved to Miraj. The night on which Miraj took place is called Shabe Miraj or Miraj Rajini.
Mi’raj took place both physically and while awake. The great proof of this is the denial and disbelief of the unbelieving infidels, polytheists, and hypocrites. If they were told to be spiritual or spiritual or dreamy, they had no reason to disbelieve. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): Your partner (Muhammad SAW) did not go astray and did not go confused. And he does not speak fiction. (Rather what he says) is a given revelation (nothing else). He was taught by the superpower (Jibrail A.). He (Jibrail A.) has wings. He is standing far above. Then he approached, then pointed. Then there is the edge of the two bows or closer. Again He revealed to His servant what He revealed. The heart did not make a mistake, which is what it saw. Do you doubt him as to what he saw? And of course, he saw him in the second landing; To Sidratul Muntahar; Jannatul Mawa is near him. When Sidra was covered, that which was covered, neither was there any illusion nor was he confused; surely, he has seen the great signs of his Lord. ‘[Surah 53 Najm, verses 1-18].
Isra is a part of Miraj. Isra means nighttime travel. Since the Mi’raj of Prophet Karim (peace be upon him) took place at night, it is called Isra. Especially the journey from Baitullah Sharif to Baitul Muqaddas is called Isra. In the Qur’an, Allah says, ‘He is the Holy One (Allah), Who has made His servant travel by night from the Sacred Mosque to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the surroundings of which I have blessed, so that I may show him My signs. Surely He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing. ‘[Surah-17 Isra, verse: 1].
Mi’raj means ascension. In Arabic terms, Mi’raj means the first heaven to the seventh heaven and Sidratul Muntah by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the Burak carriage of Hazrat Jibrail (peace be upon him) and Hazrat Mikail (peace be upon him) in the state of consciousness. From there travel alone to Arshe Azim in a Rafraf vehicle; Return after visiting Arshe Azim and Jannat-Jahannam with the great Rabbul Alamin. Dear Prophet (PBUH) on the journey to Miraj Hazrat Adam (PBUH) in the first heaven, Hazrat Yahya (PBUH) and Hazrat Isa (PBUH) in the second heaven, Hazrat Yusuf (PBUH) in the third heaven, Hazrat Idris (PBUH) in the fourth heaven, Hazrat Harun (AS) in the fifth heaven, Hazrat Musa (AS) in the sixth heaven, Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) in the seventh heaven. Salam kalam and Kushal are exchanged with everyone. He went to Baitul Mamur, where 70,000 angels come and go every day; they do not get a second chance to come. Then go to Sidratul Muntahar. Then he reached Baitul Mamur.
The things that are announced in this private meeting of Habib and Mahbub on the night of Miraj: Do not worship anyone except Allah, be kind to your parents, give rights to your close relatives; The poor and the street children (their rights must be paid); Can’t be wasted, brother of the wasting devil; Cannot be stingy; Children cannot be killed; You can’t even go near adultery; Human beings cannot be killed, (for the purpose of embezzlement) the property of orphans cannot be approached; Promises must be fulfilled; Must be given in full size; It cannot be said or done that you have no knowledge of the subject; You cannot walk proudly on earth. All this is evil, disliked by your Lord. [Surah 17 Isra, verses: 22-44].
اسراء معراج کا ایک حصہ ہے۔ اسراء کا مطلب ہے رات کا سفر۔ چونکہ
نبی کریم صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کا معراج رات کو ہوا اس لیے اسے اسراء کہتے ہیں۔ خصوصاً بیت اللہ شریف سے بیت المقدس تک کے سفر کو اسراء کہتے ہیں۔ قرآن میں اللہ تعالیٰ فرماتا ہے کہ وہ پاک ذات (اللہ) ہے جس نے اپنے بندے کو راتوں رات مسجد حرام سے مسجد اقصیٰ تک کا سفر کرایا، جس کے گردونواح میں نے برکت دی ہے، تاکہ میں اپنے بندوں کو مسجد الحرام سے مسجد اقصیٰ تک پہنچا دوں۔ اسے میری نشانیاں دکھا۔ بے شک وہ سننے والا اور دیکھنے والا ہے۔ ”[سورہ 17 اسراء، آیت: 1]۔