The Prophet’s Ascension

In this verse of the Holy Quran, Allah[swt] has mentioned about the Prophets[saw] Ascension (MERAJ). On the night of 27th Rajab, Allah[swt] sent Angel Jibraeel to take the Prophet[saw] on a journey to the seven skies on BURAQ. This journey is called MERAJ.

The journey of the Prophet Muhammad [S], by night from the Holy Mosque in Mecca to the farthest mosque was a miracle granted to Him by God. It is the first part of a night of wonder and amazement, culminating in Prophet Muhammad’s ascension through the heavens and into the presence of God.

On the night of 27th Rajab Angel Jibraeel came and woke the Prophet[saw] upon Allah[swt]’s command and conveyed Allah[swt]’s message. He[saw] 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 Allah[swt] prayed behind the Prophet[saw]. 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 Prophet[saw] that he could not accompany him any further. If he took even a step forward he would burn. The Prophet[saw] travelled alone until the Burag reached the destination and stopped.

Then an enlighted platform “RAF RAF” came and the prophet[saw] sat on it and reached a place called “QAAB-A-QAUSAIN-O-ADNA”.
Here he[saw] also saw heaven and hell. He[saw] visited the different levels of Heaven and saw the different kinds of punishments given to the wrong doers in hell. On his[saw] return from MERAJ Allah[swt] made prayers five times a day obligatory on all the prophet’s[saw] 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 [saw] 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 [ranhu] passed away on the 15th of Rajab 150 A.H

Imam Shafi’ee [ranhu] passed away on the 14th Rajab 204 A.H

Imam Muslim [ranhu] passed away on the 24th of Rajab 261 A.H

Imam Nawawee [ranhu] passed away on teh 14th of Rajab 677 A.H