History of Shab e Meraj – Night of 27th Rajab
Shab e Meraj history in English
Dear Islamic brothers! The 27th night of Rajab-ul-murajjab (Shab e Meraj) is the great night in which Allah granted a great miracle upon our Beloved and Blessed Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Who can give the description of the incidents which occurred in this luminous night off tonight, the spiritual manifestation and luminosity that were showered? However, some Madani pearls will be briefly presented. Listen to them attentively. the love of the Noblest Prophet will develop further in the heart.
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Being intoxicated with love, Imam-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat, Shah Imam Ahmad Raza Khan is giving the description of Beloved Mustafa’s Mi’raaj and in the first 12 couplets of ‘Qaseedah Mi’raajiyah’ has stated: Let me give you a summary of these couplets. Shab e Meraj the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) arrived at the ‘Arsh-e-Mua’lla in full glory and splendor, so for his pleasure, all were gathered; tonight all the angels and Heavens were singing in their own tones like nightingales and saying: O splendors! How beautiful is tonight! May you have blessings in this joy! And O gardens! May you have blessings in these splendors!
Tonight there was an ecstasy of happiness and joy in the sky and on the earth and celebrations were going on; Shab e Meraj in celebration of the Beloved Prophet’s Mi’raaj, the rain of luminosity was falling (as flowers are showered upon the arrival of a bridegroom). Tonight the fragrance of the reception of the luminosities from the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was spreading and there was a great festivity, as is seen in a wedding house. Tonight, so much brightness was spreading from the glowing face of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that it illuminated the whole atmosphere up to Grand ‘Arsh.
What is Shab e Meraj
Shab e Meraj was shining so brightly that it seemed as if mirrors had been placed everywhere and the Sacred Ka’bah was beautiful like a new bride, and may I be sacrificed for Hajr-e-Aswad which is like a beauty spot on the blessed Kaaba, looking so lovely. Tonight, the Beloved Prophet’s blessed eyes had a special brilliance (Tajalliyat); rejoicing and celebrations were everywhere tonight. Shab e Meraj, such an atmosphere of reciting Na’at was created that the Ka’bah itself was in a state of joy; tonight the ‘Meezab-e-Zar’ looked like an ornament (worn by a woman on the forehead); tonight the blessed Kaaba was shining brightly and its fragrant Ghilaaf (velvety sheet spread over it) swayed in delight with the cool fragrant breeze; the beauty of the hills was also so awesome that their magnificent and stunning peaks were looking very attractive.
Buraaqab e Meraj the Zephyr (light/westerly wind) generated such a wave in the greenery of the hills that it seemed as if it was wearing a green Dupatta (a piece of cloth draped loosely over the head and shoulders); tonight the streams were such that it seemed they were wearing a shining dress of flowing water; tonight for the reception of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) the old floor of the moon’s moonlight was removed and the floor of Noori creatures’ eyes that are made of the wires of gold and silk was spread.
Dear Islamic brothers! Tonight is the great and illuminating night in which a great miracle was granted to our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Tonight the chief of all the angels Sayyiduna Jibra`eel-e-Ameen came to the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) with an extremely swift transport named the ‘Buraaq’. The angels made the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) a bridegroom, and then he was mounted onto the Buraaq with extreme respect and honor. The Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) reached Bayt-ul-Muqaddas in no time where all the Prophets Muhammad (PBUH) welcomed him.
The Beloved Prophet led the Salah of all the Prophets; tonight he visited all the Heavens and saw their wonders; tonight he blessed the Prophets Muhammad (PBUH) with his sight on every sky; the Prophets Muhammad (PBUH) congratulated the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) upon his arrival. He reached Sidra-tul-Muntaha. He reached that place after which none else can enter, even Sayyiduna Jibra`eel-e-Ameen also excused himself for being unable to move further.
The Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) reached that place where intellect and wisdom cannot even reach. Tonight the Beloved Prophet was blessed with the gifts of Allah; special gifts were granted to the Beloved Prophet. The special gift of 50 Salahs was first granted to our Noble Prophet that after being reduced to 5 Salahs, was made Fard (compulsory) for us; tonight the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) toured Paradise and Hell; tonight He attained the special closeness to Allah and he saw the Creator and Owner of the whole universe with his own blessed eyes.