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Isra and Mi’raj

Experience the divine journey of Isra and Mi’raj, as we commemorate the remarkable night voyage of Prophet Muhammad to the heavens above.
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Unleash your spirit of celebration as we honor the glorious event of Isra and Mi’raj on February 8. This day marks the profound night journey of Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Jerusalem and then ascension to the heavens, a journey known to have taken place over 1400 years ago. This blessed night is regarded as one of the most significant events in the Islamic calendar, signifying not only the supreme spiritual station of Prophet Muhammad but also the elevated status of Jerusalem within the Islamic faith. Enlightening and spiritually uplifting, Isra and Mi’raj offers a time for reflection, prayer, and understanding of the profound mysteries of the divine. Let's together embark on this spiritual journey and delve into the wonderful history of Islam!

History of Isra and Mi’raj

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>570</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Prophet Muhammad's Birth</div><div class='timeline-text'>Prophet Muhammad, to whom the journey of Isra and Mi'raj is attributed, was born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>610</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Start of Revelation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Beginnings of the divine revelations of the Qu'ran, Islam's holy book, to Prophet Muhammad by Angel Gabriel.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>621</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Night of Isra and Mi'raj</div><div class='timeline-text'>Prophet Muhammad is transported from Mecca to Jerusalem and ascends to the heavens in one night.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>632</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Prophet Muhammad's Passing</div><div class='timeline-text'>Prophet Muhammad passed away, marking the end of the Qur'anic revelations but affirming the significance of Isra and Mi’raj.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1885</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Elevation of Al-Aqsa Mosque</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the destination of Prophet Muhammad's journey, was restored and elevated after an earthquake.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>International Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>The global Muslim community continues to celebrate Isra and Mi'raj as a significant moment in the Islamic history with public holidays in several countries.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Isra and Mi’raj

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Engage in collective prayer and recitation</h3><p class='facts-text'>Participate in communal prayer meetings on the night of Isra and Mi’raj. Recite the Quran, particularly Surah Al-Isra, which recounts the Prophet's journey.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Watch or stage a religious play</h3><p class='facts-text'>Organize or attend a play that depicts the holy journey of Prophet Muhammad. It will be an educational and devotional experience for everyone involved.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Organize a study circle</h3><p class='facts-text'>Invite friends, family, or community members to participate in a study circle where you read, understand, and discuss the significance of Isra and Mi’raj in Islamic history.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Prepare and share a meal</h3><p class='facts-text'>Celebrate the togetherness that Isra and Mi’raj brings by preparing a meal to share with your family, neighbors, or those less fortunate in your community.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Conduct a night vigil</h3><p class='facts-text'>The night journey was a vital part of Isra and Mi’raj. Commemorate this experience by holding a prayer vigil. Stay awake for the night in prayer, recitation, and reflection.</p></div></div>

Why Isra and Mi’raj is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Commemorating a Significant Event</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Isra and Mi’raj represent a turning point in Islamic history, marking the Prophet Muhammad's ascension from Earth to the heavens. Celebrating this event gives us a sense of unity and connection with our heritage, reminding us of the divine guidance that forms the basis of our faith and way of life.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Maintaining a Strong Islamic Community</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The celebrations on Isra and Mi’raj bring Muslims from different backgrounds, cultures, and regions together in worship and celebration. This encourages stronger bonds within the Islamic community and promotes a sense of unity and brotherhood among all Muslims, fostering a strong global Islamic community.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Opportunity for Enlightenment and Reflection</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The serenity that accompanies the observance of Isra and Mi’raj makes for an opportune time for spiritual reflection. The day provides a unique opportunity to delve into the complexities of the Islamic faith, reflect on personal spiritual journeys, and manifest these realizations into actions that are pleasing to the divine.</p></div></div>

5 Undisclosed Facts About Isra and Mi’raj

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Isra and Mi'raj literally means 'Night Journey' and 'Ascension'</h3><p class='facts-content'>While Isra refers to Prophet Muhammad's night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem, Mi'raj is the term for his ascension from Jerusalem to the Heavens, both conducted within a single night.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class="facts-title">The Exact Date of Isra and Mi’raj Is Not Concretely Known</h3><p class='facts-content'>Though the date of Isra and Mi’raj is commonly regarded as being on the 27th day of Rajab, the seventh month in the Islamic calendar, there's no unanimous agreement on the exact date among scholars.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Isra and Mi'raj Varies Geographically</h3><p class="facts-content">Different countries mark Isra and Mi'raj on different days in Rajab, due to lunar visibility varying by geographical location.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Miraculous Signs Were Left Behind from the Journey</h3><p class="facts-content">It is believed that a rock in the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem bears the footprint of Prophet Muhammad that was left behind before he ascended to the heavens.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Prophet Muhammad Met with Previous Prophets During His Journey</h3><p class='facts-content'>During his ascension, Prophet Muhammad is said to have met previous prophets like Moses, Jesus and Abraham and led them in prayer.</p></div></div>

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