Lailat Al Miraj is the the night journey of Prophet Muhammad from Mecca s.a.v.s (Masjid Al-Haram) to Jerusalem (al-Masjid al-Aqsa) and then to the heavenly spheres of the Buraku and in society with Jibril-Emin a.s. Prophet Muhammad was honored with this journey when he had the hardest time in his life. No one before him has never been honored with this journey. This is the time when Prophet Muhammad lost two most important persons in his life – Abu Talib and Hazrat Khadija R.A. (Mother of believers, the first wife of the Prophet s.a.v.s.) died.
On Miraj the Prophet ascended to the highest heaven and stayed close to the Almighty Lord, by exceeding the limit that is not allowed to exceed even the angels themselves. There he saw miracles that the human eye has not seen, nor will see until Judgment Day. On this journey, Salat or Namaz was brought to people, muslim prayer. And three last verses of Surah Al-Baqarah were published to him. It is not precisely recorded when the night of Israa and Miraj took place. It is certain that it was before the Hijrah, but the assumption is the 26th night of the month of Rajab.
Prophet Muhammad saw heaven and hell on Miraj, and their inhabitants. On this occasion i t is good to prey Nafl prayer or supererogatory prayers. This nafl prayer consists of 12 rakats. It is nice to pray this nafl after Isha prayers, and before Vitr. It can be done in the mosque, or at home in solitude.
This is the night when you can make a wish in this Nafl prayer and Allah may fulfill your wish. It is one really special night for Muslims. I will try to pray tonight as much as I can. Health is all we need and that is my wish.
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