Muhammad’s night journey to paradise. [Islam: Leach, 731]
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It is also where the Prophet Mohammad, PBUH, came on his mystical Night Journey, Lailat Al Mi'raj, when he travelled from Makkah on the winged horse Al Buraq to Jerusalem before ascending to Heaven when he spoke with Allah.
Mushabak sweets are normally made on the night of Rajab 27, the night of Mi'raj (Ascension) and Isra' (Night Journey).
Jeffrey Lang, an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the US University of Kansas, converted to Islam after a Muslim friend gave him a copy of the Holy Quran, Mi'raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) reported.
Except for the reports about the mi'raj, which are late with regard to the Quran, it seems that the designation of the sacred rock by the term sakhra is ancient.
On the Islamic calendar, Lailat al Miraj (also known as Isra and Mi'raj, Al Isra'wal Miraj or Laylat al Miraj) is generally observed on the 27th day of the month of Rajab.
On the occasion of Isra Wal Mi'raj today, all emergency departments of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA)-affiliated hospitals and health centres will function as usual.
UAE, Kuwait and Oman's bourses will be closed for trading today for a holiday marking Isra and Mi'raj.
The Immaculate Conception and Assumption in Light of the Mi'raj
They take part in reviving the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, the annual ceremony of Mi'raj, the night that the Prophet was lifted up to heavens, and for funerals.
It is remarkable that Ibn Arabi's description of Mi'raj (the Prophet's Ascension to Heaven--Koran 17:1), in his book Futuhat al Makkiya (Mekkan Revelations) following the many details not included in the Koran, like the detailed description of the stages the Prophet ascended through, and his human headed horse, does acknowledge the Koranic account that the Prophet reached within "two bows' length" from God (Koran 53:9).
Its significance has been reinforced by the incident of Al Isra'a and Al Mi'raj -- the night journey from Makkah to Al-Quds and the ascent to the Heavens by Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).