“Paint me a picture of His (S.A.W)’s ascention to the heavens”

This is a very basic rendition of the Me’raj of Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم). 
According to some narrations, Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) was at the house of Umme Haani (رضى الله عنها) when he was approached by Angels. Other narrations mention that Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) was at Musjidul-Haraam. 

Jibra’eel (عليه السلام) approached Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) and cut open his chest. His heart was first washed with ZamZam. Thereafter, it was filled with a liquid in a container that was brought on a golden tray from Jannah. This liquid contained Iman and Wisdom. Thereafter the heart was replaced and Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم)’s chest sealed. 

The first phase of the journey was from Makkah Mukarramah to Baitul Muqadis, where Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) was requested to perform two Rakaats Salaah in Bethlehem and two Rakaats Salaah on Mount Seena. Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) rode on the Buraq; described as a while animal, taller than a donkey but shorter than a mule with a single leap reaching as far as the eye can see.

Some narrations report that our Rasool (صلى الله عليه و سلم) also witnessed the punishments of certain groups of people. 

Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم) reached Baitul Muqadis and tied the Buraq upon the stone to which all the Messengers of Allah used to tie their horses. He thereafter entered the musjid with Jibra’eel (عليه السلام).

In a short while, a number of people gathered in the musjid and angels also descended. Azaan was called out, and saffs formed. Jibra’eel (عليه السلام) held Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم)’s hand and led him forward to lead the congregation. Jibra’eel (عليه السلام) then informed Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) that all the Messengers, from Adam (عليه السلام) till Isa (عليه السلام) had performed Salaah behind him. 

Jibra’eel (عليه السلام) presented Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) with two containers; one containing milk and the other liquor. Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) chose the milk, which represented Fitrat (Islam). 

A beautiful lift made of pearls brought from Jannah was thereafter entered. It had two steps, one of which was silver and the other gold. They lift traveled until it reached the first heaven. 

Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) met Adam (عليه السلام) on the first heaven. Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) met Yahya (عليه السلام) and Isa (عليه السلام) on the second heaven. Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) met Yusuf (عليه السلام) on the third heaven. Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) met Idrees (عليه السلام) on the fourth heaven. Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) met Haroon (عليه السلام) on the fifth heaven and Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) met Moosa (عليه السلام) on the sixth heaven. 

The lift then rose to the seventh heaven. The door opened and Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) met Ibrahim (عليه السلام). Together with some of the followers of Ibrahim (عليه السلام) and some of the followers of Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم), Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) entered Baitul Mamoor, situated directory above the Ka’bah Shareef, and performed Salaah there.

Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم) was lifted up to the Sidratul Muntaha on the wings of Jibra’eel (عليه السلام). Sidratul Muntaha is a tree up to which good deeds are brought. The lower part of the Jannah begins from this tree, the roof of which is the Arsh/Throne. 

Jibra’eel (عليه السلام) revealed that he was not allowed beyond this point or he would be burnt to ashes. This makes Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) the only individual to go beyond Sidratul Muntaha. Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) was raised up on a beautiful green carriage known as the Raf-Raf. 

Allah gifted Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) with 50 compulsory Salaah for his Ummah. During the course of the return journey, Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) met Moosa (عليه السلام), who advised him to return to Allah and request the number of compulsory Salaahs to be decreased. Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) conceded his request and Allah decreased the number as asked by Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم). Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) met Moosa (عليه السلام) on his way down again who told him to request a further reduction. This continued on until 5 Salaah remained. The reward of 50 Salaahs are promised for these 5. 

Finally, our Rasool (صلى الله عليه و سلم) returned to Makkah Mukarramah before dawn. 

[Referenced from The Miraculous Journey Of The Holy Prophet Up To The Throne Into Space by Haji Ahmed Nakhooda of Madinah Mumawwarah] 

Don’t forget to recite as much Durood as you can!

Love and Duas,

TWS ❤

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4 comments

  1. bintimahmood · · Reply

    Assalaamu Alaykum…. Hope you well sister…. I was just thinking about you and the blog yesterday…… wishing you would post……💞😘

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    1. Wa Alaikum Salaam Wa Rahmatullah! I am, alhamdulillah. Jazakallah Khair ❤ Wa iyyaki! Ah, I’m so so so (×100) sorry! It’s been a busy month! 😅🌻

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  2. Sorry but I think there’s an error. Curse? Think it’s supposed to be course?

    Welcome back! 💜

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    1. Ah, okay, I see the mistake. Jazakallah Khair for pointing it out! Barakallah Feek ❤

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