Islamic Months · Rajab

Salah – the Gift of Ma’iraj

  Those of us who grew up in Muslim families know the story of Isra’ since the age before we could even offer our prayers. Our parents did a good job in narrating stories of our faith. That is how most of us established a connection with our Creator and the beloved Messenger salAllahu 'alayhi… Continue reading Salah – the Gift of Ma’iraj

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Islamic Months · Rajab

The Night Journey and the Ascension [Part 6]

Part 1| Part 2| Part 3| Part 4| Part 5 The miraculous journey was about to become a weapon against Prophet Muhammad salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and his followers by his enemies, and equally it would be an extreme test of faith for the believers. Upon his homecoming, Prophet Muhammad salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam made his way to Umm Ayman radhiAllahu… Continue reading The Night Journey and the Ascension [Part 6]

Islamic Months · Rajab

The Night Journey and the Ascension [Part 5]

Part 1| Part 2| Part 3| Part 4 Beyond the Lote Tree, the upmost boundary is a place where, apart from one exception, no human has ever been. The night journey and ascension through the heavens culminated in Prophet Muhammad salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam moving past the upmost boundary and standing in the presence of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala.… Continue reading The Night Journey and the Ascension [Part 5]

Islamic Months · Rajab

The Night Journey and the Ascension [Part 4]

Part 1| Part 2| Part 3 The Angel Jibreel 'alayhi salaam and Prophet Muhammad salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam continued their miraculous ascension through the heavens. This journey was far beyond the widest imagining of any human being. It began in the deserts of Arabia and spanned the reaches of the known universe and beyond. At the gate of the seventh heaven,… Continue reading The Night Journey and the Ascension [Part 4]

Islamic Months · Rajab

The Night Journey and the Ascension [Part 3]

Part 1|Part 2 The Night Journey and the Ascension was a great blessing bestowed upon Muhammad salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. It was a journey beginning at the Masjid in Makkah, then moving overland to Masjid al-Aqsa in Jerusalem and finally continuing up through the seven heavens into the presence of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. As we… Continue reading The Night Journey and the Ascension [Part 3]

Islamic Months · Rajab

The Night Journey and the Ascension [Part 2]

Part 1 Al-Aqsa Mosque This was a difficult time in the life of Prophet Muhammad salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and this journey was a great compliment to him. The deliverance of the message was entering a new phase, and the establishment of the Muslim nation was about to begin. Prophet Muhammad salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was… Continue reading The Night Journey and the Ascension [Part 2]

Islamic Months · Rajab

The Night Journey and the Ascension [Part 1]

The journey of Prophet Muhammad, salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, by night from the sacred mosque in Makkah to the farthest mosque in Jerusalem was a miracle granted to him by Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. It is the first part of a night of wonder and amazement, culminating in Prophet Muhammad’s ascension through the heavens and… Continue reading The Night Journey and the Ascension [Part 1]

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The Sacred Months

Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala says in Surah at-Tawbah Ayah 36, إِنَّ عِدَّةَ الشُّهُورِ عِندَ اللَّهِ اثْنَا عَشَرَ شَهْراً فِي كِتَـبِ اللَّهِ يَوْمَ خَلَقَ السَّمَوَت وَالاٌّرْضَ مِنْهَآ أَرْبَعَةٌ حُرُمٌ ذلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ فَلاَ تَظْلِمُواْ فِيهِنَّ أَنفُسَكُمْ وَقَاتِلُواْ الْمُشْرِكِينَ كَآفَّةً كَمَا يُقَـتِلُونَكُمْ كَآفَّةً وَاعْلَمُواْ أَنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الْمُتَّقِينَ "Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve… Continue reading The Sacred Months