The 27th of the 7th month in the Islamic calendar (Rajab) which happens to be tonight, marks an auspicious night in Islamic history.
It is the night that the prophet Muhamed PBUH (may peace and blessings be upon him) journeyed from Mecca to the “furthest mosque” in Jerusalem and ascended to the heavens during the evening.
Allah (God) instructed the Prophet (PBUH) to communicate the obligatory 5 times daily prayers to mankind.
Prophet Muhamed (PBUH) got to see the 7 heavens and hell during this night journey. It is said that got to meet some of the other prophets like Adam, Moses and Abraham just to name a few ( may peace and blessings be upon them all. This was on his journey through the seven heavens before meeting Allah.
Muslims around the world celebrate this evening by attending lectures and discussions as part of an extension of the evening prayer or, celebrate it privately in their homes by reading the holy Quran and partaking in prayers and salutations to And for God almighty.
The elderly share the teachings of the auspicious night with the young highlighting why this day marks such significance.
May all our efforts to learn more about our seen (faith) and to commemorate special days as today, be recognized by the almighty Allah. By his will and permission.
With that said, Miraj Mubarak to all muslims around the well and hope this was insightful to our non Muslim friends and family ❤️
In the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful.
Prophet Muhammed ( may peace and salutations be upon him always) delivered his final sermon to mankind on the 9th day of Dhul Hijjah ( the last month of the Islamic calendar)
His words were directed to all of mankind as a reminder of how to conduct ourselves and what our purpose is on this earth.
*”O people, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether, after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and TAKE THESE TO THOSE WHO COULD NOT BE PRESENT HERE TODAY.*
*O people, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as sacred, so regard the life and property of every muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet your lord and that He will indeed reckon your deeds. ALLAH has forbidden you to take usury (interest). Therefore all interst obligation shall henceforth be waived.*
*Beware of Satan, for the safety of your religion. He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in things, so beware of following him in small things.*
*O people, it is true that you have the right with regards to your woman, but they also have rights over you. If they abide by your rights then to them belong the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers. And it approve, as well as never commit adultery.*
*O people, listen to me in earnest, worship ALLAH, say your five time daily prayers (salat) fast during the month of ramadan, and give your wealth in zakat. Perform Hajj if you can afford to. You know that every muslim is the brother of another muslim. YOU ARE ALL EQUAL.. No body has superiority over another except by piety and good action.*
*Remember, one day you will appear before ALLAH and answer for your deeds. O beware, do not stray from the part of righteousness after I am gone.*
*O people, NO PROPHET OR APOSTLE WILL COME AFTER ME AND NO NEW FAITH WILL BE BORN. Reason well, therefore people, understand my word, which I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, the QURAN and my SUNNAH and if you follow these you will not go astray.*
those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again, and may the last understand my words better than those who listen to me directly. Be my witness O ALLAH, that I have convyed your message to the people.”
May Allah bless our prophets abundantly, may we always look at their lives and reflect and take lessons of good will. May Allah ta Allah make us part of those whom he choose to guide on the straight path. May we always turn back to Allah ta Allah even when we fall. May we walk in the foot steps of Allahs most loved. Inshallah aameen.
Reading this sermon just created an urge in me to do and be better, before we look to others flaws, let’s look at our own and work on correcting them inshallah. Not today satan, not today
Posted by a humble, ordinary girl.