Al-Isra (journey to Masjid-al-Aqsa) and Al-Mi’raj (journey to the heavens) is one of the greatest miracles of Rasulullah r. No being before him or after him ever travelled such a vast distance within such a short time. It is a requirement of Iman to believe in this supernatural, miraculous feat. To deny it or doubt it, demolishes the Iman of a person.
This nightly journey establishes the superiority, leadership and virtue of Nabi r over all the other Messengers of Allah (alayhim-as-salaam) when Nabi r led them in Salah at Masjid-al-Aqsa. Do we regard this greatest leader to be our role model & ideal?
By virtue of the greatness and glory conferred to Nabi r as the leader of the Prophets, we as his Ummah, become the greatest of all the Ummahs. This is a great honour for us. With honour comes responsibility. Are we fulfilling our responsibility as ‘Khairul-Ummah’?
The great significance of Masjid Al-Aqsa and al-Quds was established during this journey, as it was this holy land that was chosen for the congregation of the Prophets (alayhim-as-salaam). We have now lost our third Haram due to our misdeeds. The question is: how do we get it back?
The Mi’raj of the Muslim Ummah is through Salah, which was granted to Rasulullah r personally on this journey in the heavens above. All other commands were sent down to the earth via Jibreel (alayhis salaam). Do we appreciate this great gift given to us by Almighty Allah Y or is it regarded as a burden?