Like all the events and occasions related to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), the Night Journey (Al-Israa’ wa Al-Mi`raj) is a rich source of inspiration and lessons. The details of the Prophet’s miraculous visit to Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa, the scenes that he witnessed in his ascension to the heavens and his people’s response to the news of the incident are all worthy of reflection. In many ways they are still relevant to our daily life. In view of the challenges that Muslims face today, what are the lessons that we need to remember and take from the blessed occasion? How does the Prophet’s Journey relate to and affect our daily life?
The Inspiring Journey: Chapter 1 of this edition starts with a recount of the story of the blessed Night Journey, followed with an explanation of the opening of the Surah named after the journey, Surat Al-Israa’. Finally, the aspect of belief in the Unseen is discussed in the last article of the chapter.
Chapter 2 offers a collection of scholars’ reflections on this great event featuring Dr. Salah Sultan, Sheikh al-Mubarkpuri, Dr. Khaled At-Tarawali and and Dr. Sano Koutoub Moustapha.
The last chapter provides answers for common questions about celebrating the occasion of Al-Israa’, fasting on the 27th of Rajab, the Hereafter sights during the journey, etc.