Isra wal Miraj
Learning about Isra wal miraj is important for Muslims as it contains many important and useful lessons. For example, it draws attention to the absolute power of Allah and how He is capable of everything and anything. This is is something we need to be reminded of when making Dua. (If you are specifically looking for the Isra wal miraj PDF and related resources, please scroll further down).
It was on this night that Allah gifted us with Salah, the five daily prayers which serve as a means of direct communication with our creator and sustainer.
Furthermore, the night journey highlighted the status of Al-Aqsa, the third most holiest site in Islam (with the first 2 being Masjid Al-Haram and Masjid Nabawi). It was here that the Prophets prayed behind our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
The night journey truly demonstrates how Allah truly controls time and space. The Prophets, who had long passed away, were able to meet Muhammad (pbuh) and pray behind him. This shows that Allah is capable of things that we cannot even comprehend, SubhanAllah!
Isra wal miraj meaning
Ever wondered what Isra and Miraj mean? Isra (the first part) refers to the night journey that the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) took from Makkah to Al-Aqsa. The second part of the night journey (Miraj), refers to the ascension from Al-Aqsa to the heavens.
The night journey in the Quran and hadith
‘Glory to Him who made His servant travel by night from the sacred place of worship to the furthest place of worship, by whose surroundings we have blessed, to show him some of Our signs: He alone is the All Hearing, the All Seeing. (Surah Al-Isra, Ayah 1).
‘When the Prophet (pbuh) was sleeping in the house of Umm Hani (ra) in Makkah he said: ‘the roof of my house was opened and the Angel Jibril (as) descended.’ (Bukhari)
The Prophet (saw) continued: ‘I was then brought a white beast which is called al-Buraq [from the Arabic word barq, meaning lightning], bigger than a donkey and smaller than a mule. Its stride was as long as the eye could reach’. [Muslim]
A hadith in Sahih Bukhari goes through the entire journey in detail, which you can read about here.
Isra wal miraj pdf for kids
I have created an Isra and Miraj PDF booklet for kids which goes through the night journey. The Isra wal miraj pdf is child-friendly and informative. I have also included pictures to go with the retelling of the story so as to engage smaller children.
Resources for teachers
I have included teaching notes, tips and resource links within this download to help teachers deliver the story and accompanying lessons in an engaging manner.
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