Miraj Shareef 2017

Kirkcaldy Central Mosque, hosted an event on the 24th April regarding Miraj shareef.

Main Host – Imaam Mansoor

English Speaker – Imaam Hammad

Urdu Speaker – Mulana Atikur Rahman, Mulana Sarwar

Shab-e-Miraj means the night of Ascent. It is the blessed night when the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh – صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم)  of Islam was spiritually transported to heaven and he reached a high stage of nearness to God Almighty which is beyond ordinary human comprehension. The Ascent took place on 27th day or Rajab, 2 years before Hijra. On the way the Holy Prophet (pbuh – صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) , peace be upon him, met Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and some other Prophets. The purpose of the Ascent was to confirm the high status of the Prophet of Islam (pbuh – صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) , a position which all Muslims believe, is impossible to attain by any other human being. It is related that even Gabriel, the Angel who was accompanying the Holy Prophet (pbuh – صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم)  remarked at one stage, ‘I am forced to stop here. I cannot go any further, but you O Messenger of peace and friend of the Master of the worlds, continue your glorious ascent.’

It is also related that the Holy Prophet (pbuh – صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) continued his journey until he reached very close to the Throne of God Almighty and attained the utmost nearness to Him. After having drunk fully at the Divine fountain of spiritual knowledge he came down to impart the knowledge to mankind.

It was on this journey, that five daily prayers were made obligatory upon Muslims.