The proof that confirms the Mi`raj of the Prophet

Q 1: Is there a Qur'anic text that confirms the incident of Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him) Mi`raj (ascension to heaven)?


A: There is a Qur'anic text which clearly indicates that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) ascended to the seventh heaven during the well-known incident of Isra' (Night Journey) and Mi`raj (Ascension to Heaven) when he traveled from Al-Masjid Al-Haram (the Sacred Mosque in Makkah) to Al-Aqsa Mosque. He saw the angel Jibril (Archangel Gabriel, peace be upon him) near Sidrat-ul-Muntaha (a lote-tree of the utmost boundary over the seventh heaven beyond which none can pass). Allah (Exalted be He) says, Will you then dispute with him (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) about what he saw [during the Mi‘râj: (Ascent of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم to the seven heavens)] And indeed he (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) saw him [Jibrîl (Gabriel)] at a second descent (i.e. another time). Near Sidrat-ul-Muntaha (a lote-tree of the utmost boundary over the seventh heaven beyond which none can pass). Near it is the Paradise of Abode. When that covered the lote-tree which did cover it! The sight (of Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) turned not aside (right or left), nor it transgressed beyond the limit (ordained for it). Indeed he (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) did see of the Greatest Signs, of his Lord (Allâh). Both Sidrat-ul-Muntaha and Paradise of Abode are located in the seventh heaven.Authentic Hadiths provide a detailed account of the incident of Isra' and Mi`raj which has been briefly mentioned in the Qur'an. Allah (Exalted be He) says, And We have also sent down unto you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم) the Dhikr [reminder and the advice (i.e. The Qur’ân)], that you may explain clearly to men what is sent down to them, and that they may give thought. You may refer to the Two Sahihs of Al-Bukhari and Muslim as well as other compilations of the Sunnah for further explanation on that incident.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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