The Israa Wal Miraj refer to — two parts of an miraculous journey that prophet Muhammad (PBUH) took in one night from Mecca to Jerusalem and then an ascension to the heavens.
Israa is an Arabic term referring to prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) miraculous night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem — specifically, to the site of al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem — as referred to in Surah (chapter) Al-Israa in The Book.
It is believed to have been followed by the Mi’raj, his ascension to 7th heaven. According to some of the Hadith scholars, this journey is believed to have taken place just over a year before prophet Muhammad (PBUH) migrated from Mecca to Madina, on the 27th of Rajab.
It is a day to remember — the meeting of The Lord with His Messenger and the gift of Sholat (supplication) — from 50 to 5 times a day. And where prophet Muhammad (PBUH), got to meet with his fellow seniors in Tawḥīd (monotheism) prophetic brotherhood — Adam, Jesus & John (Yahya), Joseph, Enoch (Edress), Aaron, Moses & Abraham. May The Lord bless them all.
“Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al-Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is The Hearing, The Seeing” | QS 17:1.
So, Happy Isra’ Wal Miraj of prophet Muhammad (PBUH), 27 Rajab 1435H for all my Tawḥīd friends around the globe! 🙂