Siirada Nabiga (SCW)

  • بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

  • سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي أَسْرَىٰ بِعَبْدِهِ لَيْلًا مِّنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الْأَقْصَى الَّذِي بَارَكْنَا حَوْلَهُ لِنُرِيَهُ مِنْ آيَاتِنَا ۚ إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْبَصِيرُ

  • Lailatul Mi'raj is a Muslim holiday that falls on the 27th day of the month of Rajab. It commemorates the Prophet Mohamad’s (PBUH) night-time journey from Mecca to the ‘Farthest Mosque’ or Beytul Maqdas in Jerusalem where he ascended to heaven, and given the instruction for Muslims to pray five times daily.

  • Therefore, Lailatul Mi'raj consists of two major parts. The first part begins with the Prophet Mohamad (PBUH) at the Ka'ba in Mecca. Angel Gabriel visited him and provided him a winged Horse called Buraq with which carries the Prophet to the ‘Farthest Mosque,’ or Masjidul Al- -Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, where Prophet Mohamad (PBUH) joins and leads past prophets in prayer.

  • The Prophet Mohamed (PBUH) then ascends to heaven where he is commanded by Allah of the duty for Muslims to pray five times daily (Salat).

Facts About Masjidul Aqsa:

  1. The first qiblah for Muslims;

  2. The station of al-Isra and al-Mi’raj;

  3. The second house of Allah built on earth;

  4. The place where hundreds of Messengers of Allah are buried;

  5. The place where many Sahabah are buried;

  6. A place where miracles were shown by Allah’s will;

  7. A place which Allah  Himself calls a ‘blessed place;

  8. Mentioned directly and indirectly, 70 times in the Quran;

  9. The place where angels have descended with Allah’s message;

  10. The only place on earth where all the Messengers of Allah prayed at the same time led by the Prophet Muhammed (peace and blessings of Allah be on him)

  11. The only Masjid mentioned by name in the Quran after Mecca.