Description of Rasul

Descriptions (Hilye) of the Holy Prophet (sws) Translated by Mohamad Zakaria Transmitted from Ali, may God be pleased with him, who, when asked to describe the Prophet, peace be upon him, would say: He was not too tall nor too short. He was medium sized. His hair was not short and curly, nor was it lank, but in between. His face was not narrow, nor was it fully round, but there was a roundness to it. His skin was white. His eyes were black. He had long eyelashes. He was big-boned and had wide shoulders. He had no body hair except in the middle of his chest. He had thick hands and feet. When he walked, he walked inclined, as if descending a slope. When he looked at someone, he looked at them in full face. Between his shoulders was the seal of prophecy, the sign that he was the last of the prophets. He was the most generous-hearted of men, the most truthful of them in speech, the most mild-tempered of them, and the noblest of them in lineage. Whoever saw him unexpectedly was in awe of him. And whoever associated with him familiarly, loved him. Anyone who would describe him would say, I never saw, before him or after him, the like of him. Peace be upon him. Hilal related to us, from Ata Bin Yasar. He said: “I met Abdullah ibn Amr ibn Al-As, and I said, ‘Tell me about the description of the Prophet of God, peace be upon him.” He said, “Yes, certainly. By God, he was described in the Torah in some ways as in the Quran, ‘O Prophet, we have sent you as a witness, a bringer of good tidings, and a warner’ and as a protector of the weak. You are my servant and prophet. I have named you The One Who Relies.” “He was not crude, nor was he coarse, nor was he one to shout and make a lot of noise in the marketplace. He did not answer an evil deed with another, but he would pardon and forgive. He would not be taken by God until he had straightened out the crooked people, until they would confess there was no divinity but God, and open blind eyes and deaf ears and closed hearts. O God, grant mercy and peace to our master Muhammad and his family.” Al-Hasan, son of Ali [May God be pleased with both of them] said: “I asked my uncle Hind, son of Abu Hala about the hilye [description] of the Prophet of God, my peace and blessings be upon him. Hind was known to be a prolific describer of the Prophet, and I wished him to relate some of it for me so I might hold fast to So Hind said: “The Prophet of God, peace be upon him, was of mighty significance to God, and profoundly honored among the people. His face radiated light like the moon on its fullest night. He was a bit taller than the medium stature and a bit shorter than the tall and skinny. His head was large. His hair was wavy. If his hair parted, he would leave it parted, if not he would leave it, and it would not be long enough to pass his earlobes. His complexion was fair. He had a wide forehead, arched, thick eyebrows with a space between them. There was a vein between them that would swell and pulse when he was angry. His nose was aquiline; it had a brightness about the upper part that led those who were less observant to think him haughty. He had a thick beard. His eyes were very black and the whites very white. His cheeks were not prominent, he had a wide mouth. His teeth were white and there was a space between his front teeth. “There was a fine line of hair on his chest, and it was as if it were an ivory statue with the purity of silver. His figure was well proportioned, full bodied and strong. There was no slackness in his musculature, his chest didn’t protrude over his belly, nor the reverse. His chest was broad and his shoulders wide and muscular. He had large limbs. The parts of his body that could be seen while he was clothed were luminous. His body from the neck to the navel was joined by hair which flowed down like a line. There was no hair on his nipples. His forearms, shoulders, and upper chest were hairy. The bones of his forearms were long. His palms were wide and generous. His hands and feet were thick. His limbs were long. He had long sinews. His insteps were high. His feet were smooth without protuberances and water would run off of them. When he would move off, he would move with determination. He would step surely and unhurriedly and not proudly. He walked gently and with dignity, and he would take wide steps when he wanted to walk quickly. When he walked, it was as if he were descending from a slope and when he would look at someone, he would turn to him fully. He would lower his gaze and look down more often than up. He didn’t stare. He would lead his companions by walking behind them out of modesty and would always be the first to greet them.” At this point, Al-Hasan said to Hind, “Describe to me the way he spoke.” Hind said, “The Prophet of God, peace and blessings be upon him, was continually full of concern. He was constantly deep in thought. He had no rest, and would not speak without a reason. He would be silent for long periods of time. He would begin conversations, and end them clearly and distinctly and would speak in a way that combined many meanings in few words. He spoke with excellence, and there was no excess in it, nor unnatural brevity. He was gentle by nature and not coarse, nor was he contemptuous of anyone. He would extol the favors he received, even when they were few and small. He never found fault with them. He never criticized the food or drink that was prepared for him, nor did he overly praise it. No one would stand against his anger when matters of the Lord’s truth were opposed, until he had triumphed, but he would never get angry for his own sake, nor would he ever seek to win such an argument. He would gesture with his whole palm, to point. When he was astonished, he would make his palm face upwards. He used his hands frequently as he spoke, and would strike his left palm with his right thumb. When he would get angry, he would turn away and avert his gaze, and when he was full of joy he would lower his eyes. Most of his laughing was as smiling; when he did laugh, it was not loud, and he would show his teeth a bit like they were Al-Hasan said, “I kept this report to myself, away from [my brother] Al-Husayn for awhile, then I told it to him, but he had already heard it and found out even more. He had asked our father [Ali] about the way the Prophet of God, peace be upon him, was at home, when he went out in his assemblies, and about his way of living.” Al-Hasan left nothing of this out. Al-Husayn said, “I asked my father [Ali], may God be pleased with him, about how the Prophet of God, peace be upon him, was at home.” He [Ali] said, “He always asked permission to enter his home, from God, and those within. When at home, he would divide his time into three parts, one for God, one for his family, and one for himself. Then he would divide his own portion between himself and the people. His elite companions would mostly share this time with him, and they would convey his words to the common people. He would hold nothing back from them, neither knowledge or worldly things. It was his way to prefer the people of excellence, according to their merit in religious matters. Among the people there were those with a need, those with two needs, and those with many needs. He would work with them, and he would occupy them and the community in general with that which would improve their situations. This he would do by asking about them and their needs, and informing them what they ought to do. He would say, ‘Let the one who is present among you inform the one who is absent, and bring to me the need of he who is unable to tell me himself. Truly, the one who informs a person of authority of the need of one who is unable to convey it himself, God will make firm his feet on the day of judgment.’ This was the kind of topic mentioned in his presence, and he didn’t accept anything else from anyone [he didn’t like meaningless conversation and liked to talk about how to help people].” Ali then said, in the hadith of Sufyan Ibn Waki: “They would come as scouts [seeking decisions or knowledge], and they would not go on their way until they had found what they sought, and then they would leave as guides and learned people.” I said [Husayn to his father Ali], “Tell me about his going out and how he acted outside.” Ali said, “The Prophet of God, peace and blessings upon him, would hold his tongue except in matters which concerned his companions. He would encourage affection and concord between them and would say nothing to alienate one from another. He honored the nobles of every people who would come to him and make them their leaders. He would be wary around some people and on his guard against them [especially nomads], but he would never withhold from anyone his open-faced friendliness and fine personality. He would ask his companions about their situations, and he would ask people about what was going on amongst them. He would approve of that which was good and advocate it, and he would denounce that which was base and discourage it. “Everything he did was in moderation, without excess or contrariness. He was not thoughtless, out of fear that those who came to him would become unmindful or weary. He was prepared for every situation in this world and the next. He didn’t fail to fulfill what was right, and he didn’t overstep his authority in regards to those near him. The most meritorious and excellent people to him were those whose advice was most universal; the most significant of them to him were those most beneficial to others, and the most helpful in helping others bear their Al-Hasan said, “I kept this report to myself, away from [my brother] Al-Husayn for awhile, then I told it to him, but he had already heard it and found out even more. He had asked our father [Ali] about the way the Prophet of God, peace be upon him, was at home, when he went out in his assemblies, and about his way of living.” Al-Hasan left nothing of this out. Al-Husayn said, “I asked my father [Ali], may God be pleased with him, about how the Prophet of God, peace be upon him, was at home.” He [Ali] said, “He always asked permission to enter his home, from God, and those within. When at home, he would divide his time into three parts, one for God, one for his family, and one for himself. Then he would divide his own portion between himself and the people. His elite companions would mostly share this time with him, and they would convey his words to the common people. He would hold nothing back from them, neither knowledge or worldly things. It was his way to prefer the people of excellence, according to their merit in religious matters. Among the people there were those with a need, those with two needs, and those with many needs. He would work with them, and he would occupy them and the community in general with that which would improve their situations. This he would do by asking about them and their needs, and informing them what they ought to do. He would say, ‘Let the one who is present among you inform the one who is absent, and bring to me the need of he who is unable to tell me himself. Truly, the one who informs a person of authority of the need of one who is unable to convey it himself, God will make firm his feet on the day of judgment.’ This was the kind of topic mentioned in his presence, and he didn’t accept anything else from anyone [he didn’t like meaningless conversation and liked to talk about how to help people].” Ali then said, in the hadith of Sufyan Ibn Waki: “They would come as scouts [seeking decisions or knowledge], and they would not go on their way until they had found what they sought, and then they would leave as guides and learned people.” I said [Husayn to his father Ali], “Tell me about his going out and how he acted outside.” Ali said, “The Prophet of God, peace and blessings upon him, would hold his tongue except in matters which concerned his companions. He would encourage affection and concord between them and would say nothing to alienate one from another. He honored the nobles of every people who would come to him and make them their leaders. He would be wary around some people and on his guard against them [especially nomads], but he would never withhold from anyone his open-faced friendliness and fine personality. He would ask his companions about their situations, and he would ask people about what was going on amongst them. He would approve of that which was good and advocate it, and he would denounce that which was base and discourage it. “Everything he did was in moderation, without excess or contrariness. He was not thoughtless, out of fear that those who came to him would become unmindful or weary. He was prepared for every situation in this world and the next. He didn’t fail to fulfill what was right, and he didn’t overstep his authority in regards to those near him. The most meritorious and excellent people to him were those whose advice was most universal; the most significant of them to him were those most beneficial to others, and the most helpful in helping others bear their Then Al-Husayn said, “Then I asked him [Ali] about his gatherings and about what he did in them, and he said: “The Prophet of God, peace be upon him, did not sit down or stand up without mentioning God, nor did he reserve for himself fixed places among the people to be seated, and he forbade others also to reserve places for themselves [especially in mosques and public gatherings]. When he would go to visit a group, he would sit in the nearest available spot, and ordered that others follow this practice. He would give those seated near him his full share of attention in such a way that no one would think others had been given precedence over him. Whenever someone he would be sitting with would tell him of his needs, he would bear with that person until that person left him. When someone would ask him to solve a problem, he would not turn him away without solving it for him, if possible, or saying a comforting word or a prayer for its fulfillment. His cheerfulness and open personality were felt by all the people, and he became like a father to them. They came to have the right of mercy and compassion from him, as they were close, like the relation of parent and child, distinguished only by virtue and devotion to God. And in another narrative, they became equals regarding their rights in his eyes. “Assemblies with him were gatherings of gentleness, dignified conduct, modesty, patience, and trust. No voice would be raised, nor would women be spoken of in a depraved way, nor would peoples’ errors be mentioned. [This last item comes via different narrations.] They inclined to each other in affection out of devotion to God, as humble people. In these gatherings, the old were honored, the young were treated with gentleness. They would come to the aid of the needy and would have compassion for the stranger.” And then I asked him [Ali] about the Messenger’s conduct among his close associates and servants. [Ali] said: “The Prophet of God, peace be upon him, was unfailingly cheerful, easy going by nature, and mild mannered. He was neither crude nor coarse . He was not a clamorous loudmouth, nor a repeater of obscenities. He was not one to find faults in others, nor did he overly praise them either. He was unconcerned about what he did not want, and this did not bother him. He allowed his soul no portion of three things – hypocrisy, acquisitiveness, and that which did not concern him. He did not allow himself to engage in three things regarding people – he would not criticize others, he would not revile anyone, and he would not seek out others’ faults. He would speak of nothing unless he hoped a reward from God for it. When he would talk, the ones sitting with him would be so still and quiet, you would imagine birds were sitting on their heads. When he was silent, they would talk, but not quarrel in his presence. When one of them would talk, they would all listen attentively until he had finished. They would speak about a subject that was brought up by the first to speak until they had finished with it. He would laugh at what they laughed at, and he would be amazed by what amazed them. He was patient with the stranger who had roughness in his speech. He would say, ‘Whenever you see someone seeking to solve a problem, help him out.’ He did not seek praise, except to be spoken of appropriately. He wouldn’t interrupt another’s speech unless it got excessive or too long, then he would end it or get up to Here ends the hadith of Sufyan IbnWaki. Through other narrators, Al-Hasan continues in the words of his brother Al-Husayn. I said [to Ali], “What was the silence of the Prophet of God [peace upon him] like?” He said, “His silences were for four situations: forbearance, caution, estimation, and contemplation. As for his estimation, it was to take an impartial study of events and listen to the people in order to be just. As for his contemplation, it was about what was eternal and what was transitory. His forbearance was part of his patience, he was not angered by that which was provocative. His caution was for four reasons – taking good speech or action into consideration so he might use it in an exemplary way; abjuring the ugly and bad so it would be left alone; exerting his judgment to improve the situation of his community; [and] establishing ways to maintain the good order of his community in regard to this world and the next.” The description is finished, with thanks and praise to God for His aid. [Translation from zakariya.net used by kind permission

Insight from His Divine Journey (Muhammad Rasulullah S.A.W)

Sira wor miraj

Al -Miraj — Prophet Mohammad’s Journey

to See Allah, The Creator

No Beautiful Story can be told than the day

Prophet Mohammad, PBUH descended to heaven

and met Allah and saw both heaven and hell.

This is an extremely long post, but promise me

brothers and sisters that each one of you will

read this and digest No single story will increase your faith, as this one

will. No single article will cause you to be

humbled by the miracle of the miraaj and no

single article am I more sure than that it will

grant Jannah to the ones who passes the word to

others. Let us unite on this evening before our

fast begins and praise Allah, the Ultimate

Creator for his wonderful gift of our most

beloved messenger and for the gift of the Miraaj.

MIRAAJ

THE NIGHT JOURNEY OF MUHAMMAD (Peace Be Upon Him) TO HEAVEN

MUHAMMAD RASOOL ALLAH’S JOURNEY

17:1: “Praise be to Allah Who has taken His servant by night from

the Sacred

Mosque (Mecca) to the Farthest Mosque (Jerusalem).”

33:56: “Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Nabee (Prophet

). You

who believe; send blessings on him and salute him with a worthy

salutation.”

53:1-18: “By the star when it sets, your companion does not err,

nor is he deceived:

Nor does he speak of his own desire. It is nothing except an

inspiration that is

inspired, which one of mighty powers has taught him, one vigorous;

and he grew

clear to view when he was on the uppermost horizon. Then he drew

near and came

down till he was at a distance of two bow lengths or even nearer,

And He revealed

to His slave that which He revealed. The heart did not lie in

seeing what it saw. Will

you then dispute with him concerning what he sees? And truly he saw

him yet another

time by the furthest-tree of the furthest boundary, near which is

the Garden of Abode.

When that which shrouds did enshroud the furthest-tree, the eye did

not turn aside nor

yet was it overbold. Truly he saw one of the greater revelations of

his Rabb (Lord).

Allah ordered Jibraeel to go down with seventy thousand angels to

Muhammad (pbuh), and stand

by his door. “Accompany him to My presence. And you, Mikaeel, take

the hidden knowledge and go

down with seventy thousand angels and stand by the door of his

bedroom. You, Israfeel, and you

Azraeel, do as Jibraeel and Mikaeel have been ordered.” Then He said

to Jibraeel: “Increase the

light of the moon with the light of the sun, and increase the light

of the stars with the light of the moon.”

Jibraeel asked: “Allah, has the Day of resurrection dawned?” Allah

said: “No, but tonight We are

calling to Our presence Muhammad (pbuh), the last Messenger who came

after Isa (Jesus) to reveal

to him a secret that pertains to Us.” Jibraeel said: “Allah, what is

that secret?” Allah said: “Jibraeel!

The secret of kings cannot be given to the servants. Go with My

order and don’t ask.”

And Jibraeel began his descent carrying with him the heavenly

message. All the angels accompanied

him as Allah had ordered, until they reached the door of Muhammad (

pbuh). When they arrived, they

said: “Qum ya sayyidi: Arise, my Master, and prepare yourself! Ride

on the back of the buraq, the

heavenly creature that will carry you on your journey to the Rabb (

Lord) of power through the land of the

angels!”

THE BURAQ (HEAVENLY BEAST)

When Allah ordered Jibraeel to carry with him the buraq for Muhammad

(pbuh) to ride, he went to the paradise of

buraqs and there he found forty million buraqs. Every buraq had a

crown on its forehead inscribed with the words:

“There is no god only Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.”

Under it was written: “Believe in Me, in My

angels, in My books, and in My Rasools (prophets).” Jibraeel saw

among them a buraq who secluded himself

and who sat alone crying. Jibraeel came to him and asked him why he

was in such a state. The buraq

answered: “I heard the name of Muhammad (pbuh) forty thousand years

ago, and my yearning for him has

prevented me from eating and drinking.” Jibraeel chose that buraq

and he took him.

The buraq had the body of a horse but the face of a human being,

with big black eyes and soft ears. His colour

was that of a peacock whose plumage was set with red rubies and

corals, on which sat a white head of musk on

a neck of amber. His ears and shoulders were of pure white pearls

attached with golden chains, each chain

decorated with glittering jewels. His saddle was made of silk lined

with silver and gold threads. His back was

covered with green emerald and his halter was pure peridot.

The speed of the buraq is according to his sight. His legs reach

wherever his eyes can see. Jibraeel said:

“Rasool Allah, this night is your night, and your turn has come to

shine in the sky of creation. You are the sun of

ancient and recent knowledge; you are the moonlight of the beauties

of the worlds, the happiness of creation and

the adornment of the lands of human beings and angels. You are the

cup of love from the river of milk and honey.

The river of Kawser in paradise overflows in anticipation of seeing

you. You, the joy of all creation, the pride of

paradise, the tables are ready and the palaces of heaven are waiting

for your coming!”

“Jibraeel,” said Muhammad (pbuh), “did you come with a message of

mercy or wrath?”

“I came with a message from your Rabb (Lord) to give you a secret.”

“What does the Rabb (Lord) of Generosity want to do with me?”

“He wants to shower you with His mercy and all human beings that

accept you.”

“Give me a moment to prepare myself.”

“I brought you water of paradise and a turban with a message

inscribed: ‘Muhammad the servant of Allah;

Muhammad the prophet of Allah; Muhammad the beloved of Allah;

Muhammad the friend of Allah.'”

“Jibraeel, tell me more about that turban.”

“Allah created a turban from his light and he entrusted it to

Ridhwan, the angel-custodian of paradise, and the

praising of Ridhwan’s host of angels belonged to the owner of that

turban before heaven and earth were created.

Tonight, when the order came for your visit, Ridhwan took the turban

from paradise, and all forty thousand angels

said with him: ‘Our Rabb (Lord), you have ordered us from time

immemorial to praise the owner of that turban.

Honor us tonight with his sight and permit us to walk before him.’

And Allah granted them what they asked. Then

Allah ordered me, Jibraeel, to hand Mikaeel the precious jar of the

pure water of Salsabil, and Mikaeel to give to

Azraeel, and Azraeel to give it to Israfeel, then Israfeel to

Ridhwan, then Ridhwan sent that water another time to

the highest paradise: Jannat al-Firdaws, where all the beautiful

maiden-angels washed their faces with that water

and shone even more brightly. Then they sent back that water to me,

and I am giving it to you.”

And Muhammad (pbuh) showered with the water from paradise. As soon

as it touched his noble body he became

covered with a garment of subtle angelic light, and Jibraeel gave

him the buraq to ride. But the buraq stopped

and asked Jibraeel: “Is that Muhammad (pbuh) who is invited to our

Rabb (Lord)?” Jibraeel said: “Yes.” The

buraq asked: “Is he the owner of the blessed pond in paradise?”

Jibraeel said: “Yes.” The buraq said: “Is he the

leader of the people of paradise?” Jibraeel said: “Yes.” The buraq

said: “Is he the intercessor on Judgment-Day?

” Jibraeel said: “Yes.” At that time the buraq began to melt like

ice and snow melt in the light of the sun. He knelt

down and said to Muhammad (pbuh): “Pride of creation, ride on me;

but I have one request to ask of you: Do not

forget me on the day of intercession.”

THE JOURNEY TO THE FAR-DISTANT MOSQUE

When Muhammad (pbuh) began to ride he was crying. Jibraeel asked him

: “Rasool Allah, why are you crying? ”

He said: “I remembered human beings. Are they going to ride on

Judgment Day as I am riding now on the buraq,

At that Muhammad (pbuh) felt happy, and he rode forward on the buraq

. Jibraeel took hold of the reins while

Mikaeel held the saddle, and Israfeel the saddlecloth. The buraq

moved in space until in the blink of an eye they

reached the place appointed for their first stop in the middle of

the desert. Jibraeel said: “Muhammad, go down and pray to

Allah in this place.” Muhammad (pbuh) said: “What is this place?”

Jibraeel said: “This is the place where you are

going to emigrate, and it is going to be your second city.” That

was the town of Yathrib not far from Mecca, and its

name was going to be Madina.

In the blink of an eye they again passed through space until they

stopped a second time, and Jibraeel told

Muhammad (pbuh) to come down and pray.” Which place is this,

Jibraeel?” asked Muhammad (pbuh).”This is

Sinai, where Musa (Moses) used to speak with Allah. “Then the buraq

moved in space another time until he

reached a third place where Jibraeel ordered him to pray.” And now,

where are we, Jibraeel?” “You are in

Bethlehem, where Isa (Jesus) was born and from where he spread the

message of the King of heavens and of

the earth.”

As Muhammad (pbuh) walked with delight on the soil where Isa (Jesus)

was born, he felt someone moving near

his right shoulder who said: “Muhammad! Wait, I want to ask you a

question.” But Muhammad (pbuh) did not

respond. Then another call came from behind his left shoulder, but

again he did not answer it. Finally, an

unimaginably beautiful mountain covered with the wealth and beauty

of this world appeared in front of him and

spoke to him with a human voice, but for the third time Muhammad (

pbuh) did not respond. Then he asked

Jibraeel about the three voices. Jibraeel said: “If you had listened

to the first voice all your nation would have

been corrupted because it is the voice of evil; and had you

listened to the second one, all your nation would

have been tyrants because it is the voice of Satan. And if you had

stopped to hear the decorated mountain all

your nation would have preferred this world to the eternal world.”

Muhammad (pbuh) continued on his way and saw two beautiful angelic

beings, one masculine and one feminine.

They wore a beautiful dress and the fragrance of heaven. They

kissed him between his eyes and left. He asked

Jibraeel who were these two. He said: “These are the believers of

your nation. They are going to live in

happiness and die in happiness and they are going to enter paradise.

Then another angel appeared to him and offered him three cups to

drink: one of water, one of milk, and one of

wine. He took the cup of milk and drank, and Jibraeel said: “You

have chosen the cup of fitra: innocence.” Then a

maiden-angel appeared and offered Muhammad (pbuh) three suits of

cloth, one green, one white, and one black

He took the first two. Jibraeel said: “White is the colour of

believers and green is the colour of paradise. All of

your followers are going to be believers in this world and all are

going to enter paradise in the next.”

Then, as Muhammad (pbuh) was walking on the place where Isa (Jesus)

taught, he entered the Temple of

Sulaiman (Solomon) in Jerusalem. He found the temple full of angels

waiting for him. Every angel in the temple

represented a group of angels in paradise. Then he saw all the

Prophets (alaihi salaam) standing in rows. He

asked Jibraeel who all these were. Jibraeel said: “These are your

brothers from among the prophets, and these

angels are the leaders of all the angels of paradise.” Then Jibraeel

made the call to prayer, after, which he said:

“Muhammad, most honorable of beings in the sight of Allah, proceed

to prayer.” And Muhammad (pbuh) came

forward and led the prescribed prayer, and all the prophets (alaihi

salaam) and the angels followed him.

Adam spoke saying: – “Praise be to Allah who created me with His

hands and ordered the angels to prostrate for

me and brought out all the prophets from among my descendants!”

Then Nuh (Noah) said: – “Praise be to Allah who accepted my prayer

and saved me and my people from

drowning with my ship with the help of the angels, and honored me!”

Then Ibraheem (Abraham) said: – “Praise be to Allah who took me as

His friend and gave me a huge kingdom,

and gave me prophets for descendants, and saved me from the fire of

Namrood, and made it cool and safe for

me!”

And Musa (Moses) said: – “Praise be to Allah who spoke to me

without an intermediary and chose me for His

message, and made me victorious over Pharaoh with the help of his

angels, and gave me the Torah which

Jibraeel taught me how to write, and adorned me with His love.”

And Dawood (David) said: – “Praise be to Allah who revealed the

Psalms to me, and softened the iron between

my hands and all other elements, and chose me for His Message!”

And Sulaiman (Solomon) said: – “Praise be to Allah who has made

subject to me the winds, the jinn, and human

beings; who taught me the language of birds; who gave me a kingdom

which he never gave to anyone after me,

And Isa (Jesus) said: – “Praise be to Allah who sent me as a Word

from Him to the world, taught me the Torah

and the Gospel, made me cure the deaf, the dumb, and the leper,

made me bring back to life the dead by His

permission, and supported me with Jibraeel and all His angels.”

And Muhammad (pbuh) said: – “All of you praised your Rabb (Lord)

and I praise Him also, Who sent me as a

M0ercy for human beings and revealed the Quran to me, expanded my

breast, took out my sins, raised me up,

made my Nation and all human beings the best that could be, and

called me ‘Kind and Merciful'”!

And Jibraeel said: – “That is why, Muhammad you are the last of

Prophets and a Mercy for human beings.

Prophets and angels, creations large and small, Allah and His angels

send blessings and salutations on His

Prophet! You also send much blessings upon him and utmost greetings

!

Increase your praise. Praise is an angel with two eyes and two wings

that flies to Allah directly to ask forgiveness

for its reciter until Judgment Day.”

Then Muhammad (pbuh) continued on his way, riding on the buraq

together with all the angels that came to greet

and accompany him. Whenever he passed through a different universe

he found the angels of that universe

gathered to greet and dress him with all kinds of gifts and

adornments. They dressed him with the cloaks of

perfection and made him the possessor of every beauty.

Then Muhammad (pbuh) heard a very powerful voice coming from

Israfeel from behind the veils of Lordly Power

and Angelic Perfection: – “Paradises and heavens! Angels! Mountains

and trees and oceans and rivers! Moons

and suns and stars and planets and constellations! Plunge in to the

beauty and perfection of Muhammad (pbuh).

Angels and houris of paradise, walk with pride! Creation, be happy

tonight, for we are receiving in our presence

the Master of human beings and the Seal of Prophets.”

THE ASCENT – AL MIRAAJ

Another voice came from an angel called Ismaeel, saying: “Heavenly

stairs, show yourselves and descend!”

upon which the ladder of heaven descended all the way from Firdaws,

the loftiest paradise, until it reached the

Temple of Sulaiman (Solomon). The arms of the ladder shone with two

heavenly lights, red amethyst and green

asper of the greatest perfection. Every believer is going to see

that ladder and climb on it. It has one hundred

steps and it goes from the temple to the first heaven.

Jibraeel called Muhammad (pbuh) and the buraq climbed the first step

. There Muhammad (pbuh) saw all kinds

of angels red in colour. On the second step, Muhammad (pbuh) saw

angels in yellow cloth, on the third step the

angels were green and all of them were greeting him and giving him

heavenly gifts, which he took and gave to

Jibraeel to keep as a trust for the believers on earth. On the

fourth step messenger-angels came and said: ”

Jibraeel, keep rising for the Rabb (Lord) is waiting!” And Muhammad

(pbuh) saw their subtle bodies shining and

their faces glittering like mirrors in the sun.

Then he climbed the fifth step of the ladder and saw a huge world

of angels that had no beginning and no end.

All of them were praising Allah and their only words were: “There is

no god only Allah.” He asked

Jibraeel: “How many are these angels?” for he was awed by their

numbers. Jibraeel said: “If the skies and the

earth and the moon and the sun and the stars and galaxies were

crushed into dust and were all piled up, their

dust particles would not be one tenth of the angels of this step of

the ladder of paradise.” Then the buraq climbed

up to the sixth step and there a great surprise awaited Muhammad (

pbuh), and a great event took place which

passed all description. An immense, white-upon-white angel sat on a

chair of burnished white gold, accompanied

by a great host of angels with wide, awe-struck gazes looking at

the divine majesty. The white angel stood up

and said: “Muhammad, welcome! I beg you to bless my seat by sitting

on it.” When Muhammad (pbuh) sat on the

chair, it melted with love for him and became a cloud of

multicolored light chanting the praise of Allah. Out of every

drop of that cloud Allah created another throne and another great

angel sitting upon that throne.

Then the buraq climbed to the seventh heaven and Muhammad (pbuh) saw

angels whose light replaced the light

of his vision, as in the case when someone looks at the sun and his

sight is stolen away. At that time, he became

able to see whatever these angels were seeing. Then he climbed the

eighth step of the ladder and saw nothing

but angels in prostration. He quickly climbed to the ninth so as not

to disturb them. On the ninth step of the ladder

he saw angels which passed description and he stood in awe, unable

to comprehend their creation. At that time

their leader appeared and said: “Rasool Allah! we are dressing you

with the secret of our creation and enabling

you to understand all things by Allah’s permission.”

Then Muhammad (pbuh) went up to the tenth step of the ladder and saw

the angels that praised Allah in all the

languages that had been created since the beginning of creation.

Muhammad (pbuh) wondered at the limitless

creations of Allah. At the eleventh step, the angels numbered even

more than the angels of the fifth step, and out

of them an infinite number of colours glowed, different for each

single one of them. At the twelfth step, Muhammad

(pbuh) found angels with faces like moons and eyes like stars. The

light of their faces were covering their words.

On the thirteenth step, the most beautiful angels appeared and these

were the angels of Allah, praising Allah with

soft voices and reveling in other-worldly beauty. Their music did

not resemble any other kind of music and if one

tone of that music were heard on the earth everyone on it would

faint.

On the fourteenth step Muhammad (pbuh) saw the angel Ismaeel with

seventy thousand angels riding on horses.

Behind everyone of them was a battalion of one hundred thousand

angels created from the attribute of Beauty. It

is the duty of each and everyone of these angels to appear on earth

at least one time to bring it the touch of his

beauty. The fifteenth to the twenty-fourth steps were under the

command of the angel Ruqyaeel, great and small,

thin and wide. The twenty-fifth step to the ninety-ninth were

presided by the angel Qalaeel. His right hand was

under the first heaven. Between each two of his fingers there are

seven hundred thousand angels continuously

praising Allah. For each of the praises that they utter strings of

pearls come out of their mouth. The diameter of

every pearl is eighty-one miles. For each pearl Allah creates an

angel that guards it and keeps it as a trust for

human beings until they enter paradise.

Then Muhammad (pbuh) saw a huge throne from a precious element other

than gold standing on five posts.

Each post has two wings and each wing encompasses the constellation

of our world five times. On each wing

rest fifty thousand angels, each of whom ask forgiveness for human

beings in a different dialect and yet in

complete harmony and with an angelic sound that melts the rocks of

the seven earths. Out of each one of their

tears Allah creates fifty thousand angels more whose task is to ask

forgiveness in the same way as these angels

do and in many times more dialects than they. Then the throne spoke

to Muhammad (pbuh) and said: “I and the

angels who guard me were created to carry human beings to their

stations in paradise.” Then, the throne invited

Muhammad (pbuh) to sit on it, and when he sat he felt a pleasure

he had never experienced before.

Blessings and Peace on Muhammad, his Family, and his Companions.

THE FIRST PARADISE: THE ABODE OF PEACE

Muhammad (pbuh) arrived at the hundredth step where he heard the

angels praising and glorifying their Rabb

(Lord) in the first heaven. It is called Dar as Salaam, the Abode

of Peace, and has one hundred and twenty-four

thousand doors. Each door represents a prophet. Jibraeel knocked at

the door reserved for Muhammad (pbuh).

A voice said from inside: “Who is it?” Jibraeel replied: “It is

Jibraeel and Muhammad (pbuh).” The voice said:

“Has he been sent for?” Jibraeel said: “Yes, he has been called to

the Divine Presence.” The door was opened.

The angel Ismaeel came on a horse of light, covered in a cloth of

light, holding a staff of light. In his right hand,

Ismaeel carried all the deeds of human beings performed during the

day, and in the other, all that they had done

during the night. One thousand processions of angels accompanied him

.

Ismaeel said: “Jibraeel, who is with you?” He replied: “The Prophet

Muhammad (pbuh).” Ismaeel said: “Has he

been sent for?” Jibraeel replied yes. Then the buraq was invited to

land on the first paradise, the nearest

paradise to the world. It is also called As Samaa ad-Dunya: the

nearest heaven. This paradise can be compared

to a rolling wave held in mid-air; Allah spoke to it and said: “Be

a red emerald,” and it was. The praising of its

inhabitants is: Subhana zil Mulki wal Malakut: “Praise be to the

Possessor of the earthly and the heavenly

dominions.”

Then Muhammad (pbuh) looked at the first heaven and found an angel

formed like a man. All the actions that

belong to human beings are displayed to him. If the spirit of a

believer comes to him he sends it to paradise; if the

spirit of an unbeliever comes to him he asks forgiveness for it.

When forgiveness is granted he sends it to

paradise. He has a tablet made of light, which hangs from the

throne to the first heaven. He writes on it the names

of those who are sent to paradise. Then Muhammad (pbuh) saw a man

with an angelic power towards whom he

felt a great attraction. When he asked who that man was, Jibraeel

said: “This is your father, Adam.” Adam

greeted him and said to Muhammad (pbuh): “Welcome to the good son

and the righteous Prophet.”

There are two doors to the right and the left of Adam. When he

looks at the right side he is happy and when he

looks at the left he weeps. Muhammad (pbuh) asked what these two

doors were. Jibraeel said: “The door to the

right is the door to paradise and rewards. When Adam sees his

children entering it he smiles and is happy. The

door to the left leads to punishment and the fire. When Adam sees

his children entering it he weeps and is sad for

them. Out of each of his tears Allah creates an angel who asks

forgiveness until the day when forgiveness is

granted and they are allowed to enter into paradise.”

Then the angels began to recite:

“I yearn to see the one whom Allah created

To be unique in creation!

No beloved one is purer nor more elevated than that one,

Allah’s beloved is His servant, the Praised One (Ahmad)

Whose name was cut out from the name Of the Most Glorious One.

His are the attributes that no eloquence can express.

It is enough honor that for him the moon split in two.

What more do you ask than Allah’s perfecting of his beauty?

And truly Allah endowed him with the best character.

And truly Allah created his light to be the greatest blessing,

And He called him “Beloved” before He created creation.

And because of his light the sun was clouded over,

Because of his overwhelming light filling the firmament.

The clouds showed a great miracle and moved

Like a wild herd,

And thunder clapped and rain poured

Upon his mere request.

What more do you want than the softening of the rock

When he walked upon it with his sandaled feet,

Although you did not see its marks

When he tread on the sand?

Allah has elevated him to His presence

And the angelic world.

Were it not for him, there would never be paradise,

Nor heavens, and no earth.

What an honor Allah bestowed upon him when He gave

Ten salutations to those who would

Send to him only one!”

They moved for five hundred thousand light-years within the radius

of the first paradise. The buraq moved faster

than the speed of light, for each of its steps could reach wherever

his sight did. The entire distances they traveled

were filled with angels whose number is known only to the Creator,

praising Him and glorifying Him with all kinds

of praises. There was not one handful of space but it was occupied

by an angel in prostration. They were all sizes

big and small. A voice came saying: “My beloved Muhammad! all these

angels are glorifying Me, and I am

sending all this praise as waves upon waves of angelic blessings to

support human beings through their daily life.

These blessings will guide them towards everything that concerns

them, and open for them all kinds of physical

and spiritual knowledge that will help them progress in their ways

of life, materially and spiritually. I will raise them

through this angelic power and enable them to enter My paradise when

they come to My Divine Presence.”

Blessings and Peace on Muhammad, his Family, and his Companions.

THE SECOND PARADISE: THE ABODE OF CONSTANCY

Then Jibraeel ordered the buraq to take Muhammad (pbuh) to the

second paradise, whose name is Dar al

Qarar, the Abode of Constancy. He then knocked at one of the doors

of the second paradise. It was made of a

heavenly element that has no name in our language. The angel

Jarjaeel came with one thousand processions

of angels who made an even greater and happier music than the angels

of the first paradise.

A voice said: “Who is it?”

“Jibraeel.”

“Who is accompanying you?”

“Muhammad, the Prophet of Mercy.”

Then the door was opened. Muhammad (pbuh) saw angels, whose faces

were like the disk of the sun, riding

horses and girded with spiritual swords and lances.

Muhammad (pbuh) asked: “Jibraeel! Who are these?”

Jibraeel answered: “These are angels whom Allah created to support

humans against devils. Their praising is:

Subhana zil `Izzati wal Jabarut: ‘Glory to the Rabb (Lord) of Force

and Might,’ and they are wearing yellow turbans

on their heads. When they praise Allah their turbans move and

radiate a yellow light that supports the light of the

sun. They radiate another light also, which makes the devils run

away and chases out gossip from the heart of

believers.”

Then Muhammad (pbuh) saw two very handsome men sitting on a throne

made of red rubies. He asked: “Who

are these?” Jibraeel said: “They are your relatives, Yahya (John)

and Isa (Jesus).” Isa (Jesus) was of a reddish

complexion as if he came out of the bath. Then angels came to

Muhammad (pbuh) in battalions, greeting him one

by one. Allah extended time in such a way that one second was

enough to greet all of the angels and pray with

them, for the time of prayer had come. Isa (Jesus) and Yahya (John)

greeted Muhammad (pbuh) farewell, and

Jibraeel ordered the buraq to go to the third paradise.

Blessings and Peace on Muhammad, his Family, and his Companions.

THE THIRD PARADISE: THE ABODE OF ETERNITY

Muhammad (pbuh) moved in space for another five hundred thousand

light-years until they reached the third

paradise. It is called Dar ul Khuld: the Abode of Eternity. As they

approached their destination they heard great

voices that thundered all around them. “That is the sound of angels

praising their Rabb (Lord),” said Jibraeel. As

they approached they heard the music of the angels by which

everything moves in the orbits of the heavenly

worlds. Jibraeel stopped at a door made of a pure, burnished

heavenly copper, and he knocked. “Who is there?”

said a voice behind the door. “Jibraeel, bringing Muhammad.” “Has

he been sent for?” “Yes.” And the door was

opened.

Muhammad (pbuh) entered and he saw an angel who changed from one

shape to another in every moment. As

he changed, his colour changed also. He seemed as one moving in a

flash and yet immobile like a moving

series of pictures and yet each picture is fixed in its place.

Behind the angel Muhammad (pbuh) saw seven

hundred thousand angels, all of them moving like the first angel,

from one colourful image into another, like

countless kaleidoscopes. Their feet reached the seven earths. Their

musical praise was: Subhan al Hayy ul

Qayyum al lazi la yamut: “Glory to the Living One, the Self-

Subsistent who never dies!” The melody of their praise

moved the entire heavens to unutterable joy, which showered mercy

on the earth and its inhabitants. Muhammad

(pbuh) asked Jibraeel to ask the angel whether human beings could

hear that music and if it were possible for

them. The angel said: “Anyone who opens his angelic power and

connects himself to us will hear that melody

and he will receive the reward that we receive for uttering this

praise.” Then the angel recited:

Secret Reality!

Angelic heart of light,

Kingdom of power, shining in steadfast light,

Firm in foundation, in beauty all complete,

Its essence descended from Adam’s heart enthroned,

Just as the All Merciful descended on His Throne.

Essence of angels’ light in Adam manifest,

And yoked with it Allahs’ trust fulfilled,

The grant He made to all mankind.

Here appeared knowledge of Allah’s light

Known only to chosen saints who alone can see.

Where His knowledge glows imperfection flees

And all worldly cares dim and disappear.

Here ends and begins the place of drawing near

Where the pure ones settled, similar to light upon light.

As they moved forward they saw a handsome man before whose beauty

everything paled. “This is Yusuf

(Joseph), the Prophet,” said Jibraeel. Muhammad (pbuh) approached

him and greeted him, and Yusuf (Joseph)

greeted him back with the best greeting of heaven. Jibraeel said: ”

Out of the beauty of Yusuf (Joseph) came the

beauty of all human beings. His is the beauty of the full moon, the

sun and the stars.” Yearning for angelic beauty

will melt the hearts of the stone hearted. The faint hearted cannot

hope to approach its secret, for they will

immediately fall under its power and extinguish themselves in it.

That is the meaning of the sweetness of painful

yearning in love: the approach of beauty in its absence is sweeter

still than its embrace and possession. For

possession of the beloved entails the satisfaction of the lower self

, while to remain in pain because of the beloved

is better than comfort and contentment.

Behind Yusuf, Muhammad (pbuh) saw a great human crowd, all of them

wearing radiant angelic dresses.

Muhammad (pbuh) asked, “Who are these people, Jibraeel?” He answered

: “Behind Yusuf (Joseph), Allah

created seven hundred thousand posts in paradise; on each post there

are seven hundred thousand red jewels;

each jewel contains seven hundred thousand palaces; in every palace

there are seven hundred thousand rooms

, and in every room there are seven hundred thousand windows. These

rooms are inhabited by human beings

who carry angelic powers and spend their lives in love of each

other and nature. Their hearts are filled with love

of Me and devoid of low desires. They pine for Me and I pine for

them. Every day these human beings appear at

their windows and look at the people of paradise. From their beauty

a great light shines forth, in the same way that

the sun appears in the windows of the sky and sheds its light over

the people on earth. Then the people of

paradise say: ‘Let us run towards the Lovers of Allah.’ As soon as

they reach them these Lovers adorn them with

all kinds of rainbows and showers of light. They give them a dress

made of green silk which symbolizes the

qualities of those made perfect and agreeable to Allah.”

Blessings and Peace on Muhammad, his Family, and his Companions.

THE FOURTH PARADISE: THE SHELTERING GARDEN

Then Jibraeel called for prayer and Muhammad (pbuh) led the prayer

among all the inhabitants of paradise.

Then the buraq moved for another five hundred thousand light-years

during which they traveled towards the fourth

heaven, which is called Jannat al-Maawa: the Sheltering Garden.

There they heard a voice mixing angels and spirits. The door was

made of silver upon a floor of gold. Again, the

voice behind the door asked: “Who is there?” and Jibraeel answered,

“Muhammad.” “Has he been sent for?”

“Yes.” And the door opened.

Muhammad (pbuh) saw angels standing and sitting, lying and bowing,

praising and saying: “Subhan al Malik al

Quddus Rabb al Malaaikati war Ruh,” “Glory to the holiest King, Rabb

(Lord) of the angels and the Spirit!”

Muhammad (pbuh) asked Jibraeel, “Jibraeel, is that not the prayer of

my grandfather Abraham?” and Jibraeel

said, “Yes, this is how your grandfather Abraham used to pray, and

Allah was so happy with that prayer that he

created an entire host of angels and filled the fourth heaven with

them. He ordered them to repeat the same

prayer. If anyone recites that praising among human beings, Allah

will give them rewards according to the number

of these angels.”

Then Muhammad (pbuh) saw two angels, one of transparent crystal like

spring water, and one denser like salt

water. Jibraeel said: “One is the angel of sweet waters. He carries

all the oceans of this universe with his right

thumb. The other is the angel of salty waters. He carries all the

oceans of this universe in his left thumb. These are

the angels responsible for supporting every creature in creation

through water, sweet or salty. They meet without

mixing, as Allah has said: “He has loosened the two seas. They

meet. There is a barrier between

them. They encroach not one upon the other.” (40:19-20)

Behind them Muhammad (pbuh) saw angels shaped like birds, standing

on the bank of a great river of paradise.

When a human being on earth says: “There is no god only Allah,” one

of these angel-birds opens

his wings. If the person says: “Glory to Allah,” the angel-bird

enters the river to swim in it. When

the person says: “Praise be to Allah,” the angel-bird dives into

the water. When the person says:

“Allah is greatest,” the angel-bird comes out of the river. When

the person says: “There is no

power nor might except in Allah,” the angel-bird will shake off the

water from him, and seventy

thousand drops of water will come from him, out of each of which

Allah creates an angel that

asks forgiveness for that person until Judgment Day. In addition to

this, Allah orders forty thousand

rewards written in the book of that one and keeps them for him

until his resurrection.

Then Muhammad (pbuh) saw a man who leaned against the books of

human beings, in which were inscribed all

their deeds. Muhammad (pbuh) asked: “Who is this?” Jibraeel said: ”

This is the Prophet Idris, peace be upon

him.” Muhammad (pbuh) approached Idris and greeted him. Idris

greeted him back and said: “Welcome to the

pious brother and perfect prophet.” Above him Muhammad (pbuh) saw a

dome of light on which was written:

“There is no god only Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.”

Muhammad (pbuh) looked inside it and saw

a venerable old man with a white beard filled with light and

crowned with a white turban. He asked: “Who is that,

Jibraeel?” He answered: “That is an angel representing the Prophet

Idris.” Muhammad (pbuh) greeted him and

said: “My brother! Allah has elevated you and honored you, and you

have entered paradise before me and saw

its pleasures.” Idris said: “Beloved one! At first I did not enter

paradise nor see its pleasure. But when I left this

world I entered a garden with a door on which I saw: ‘Beyond this

door none may enter before Muhammad (pbuh)

and his nation.’ And I asked Allah, ‘For the sake of my grandson

Muhammad (pbuh), let me in.’ Allah let me in, so

now because of you I am in this place.”

Then Idris recited:

“This Station sought by all for shelter,

This lofty place where all people bow subdued

And stands the noble Messenger

With wisdom and might endued,

Station of guidance and angelic light

Where gloom of night and orphans’ sadness

At once are effaced,

This is the Station of direct communication

And the firm foothold for those determined to reach.

The All-Merciful called him His beloved one

And he is the beloved one of the universe

And from his light came the light of all life.”

Blessings and Peace on Muhammad, his Family, and his

Companions.

THE FIFTH PARADISE: THE GARDEN OF BEAUTY AND FELICITY

Muhammad (pbuh) traveled for five hundred thousand light-years,

after which he arrived at the fifth paradise,

which is called Jannat al Naeem: “the Garden of Beauty and Felicity.

” Its door is made of mixed gold and silver

from heaven. Jibraeel knocked at the door and a voice said: “Who is

it?” “Jibraeel, bringing Muhammad (pbuh).”

“Has he been sent for?” “Yes.” “Welcome, Beloved one, to the fifth

paradise!” The door opened and Muhammad

(pbuh) saw five beautiful ladies whose radiant light among their

servants made them appear like diamonds

surrounded by pearls. His heart was moved towards them. He asked

Jibraeel: “Who are these ladies?” He

answered: “This is Hawwa (Eve), the mother of human beings, this is

the Virgin Maryam (Mary), the mother of Isa

(Jesus), this is Musa’s (Moses’) mother Yukabid, and this is Assia,

the wife of Pharaoh.” The fifth lady looked like

a sun among stars. Her light shone over the rest of the

inhabitants of that paradise like a gentle breeze passing

through the tree-leaves. Jibraeel said: “This is an angel

representing your daughter Fatima”

Muhammad (pbuh) asked: “Jibraeel, what is the secret of this

paradise?” Jibraeel said: “Allah created this

paradise to reflect the beauty and perfection of women. The light of

this paradise is the source of the angelic

lights of all women on earth. Women have been created to carry the

secret of creation in themselves. Allah has

honored them greatly by making their wombs the repository of His

word, which represents the Spirit. He looks at

the most sacred place and there descends His mercy and blessings.

He perfected that place and covered it with

three protective layers to shelter it from any damage. The first is

a layer of light, the second a layer of love, and

the third a layer of beauty. There he fashions and creates human

beings after His likeness, as Muhammad (pbuh)

said: ‘Allah created Adam after His likeness.’ He orders the angels

of the womb to perfect His creation by giving

the baby life, beauty, health, intelligence, and all kinds of

perfect attributes that will make each one distinguished

among human beings.”

“Women are not created weaker but more generous than men. They are

created more beautiful and less fierce,

as beauty hates to hurt and harm others. That is why they seem weak

to people, but in reality they are not. Angels

are the strongest of created beings, and women are closer to the

angelic nature than men, as they are readier

han men to carry angelic light. It is the good manners and ethics

of spirituality, which they carry which makes them

less forceful than men. Even physically, however, they are extremely

strong. They undergo great upheavals in

their body without flinching for the sake of childbirth, and face

the direst physical conditions more successfully

than men because Allah has enabled them to insure the survival of

generations.”

“Allah gave women five angelic qualities which men rarely have. They

are the source of peace, as Allah said that

He created them “so that you might find rest in them” (30:21).

This is the attribute of the first paradise, which

give birth as the mother nurtures and shelters the baby more

reliably than the father. This is the attribute of the

second paradise, which is named ‘the Abode of Constancy.’ They

perpetuate generations. Through their

offspring Allah creates angelic prophets and saints who establish

His perpetual remembrance on earth as the

angels establish it in heaven. This is the attribute of the third

paradise, which is named ‘the Abode of Eternity.’

They are generous and bountiful. They are described as ‘a fertile

land’ in all Scriptures because they give

without counting, including life. They sacrifice themselves for the

sake of another creation, and this is the attribute

of the fourth paradise, which is named ‘the Sheltering Garden.’

Finally, they are the source of Beauty. Through

their softness and subtlety, Allah has crowned the earth with the

diadem of angelic grace. This is the attribute of

the fifth paradise, which is named “the Garden of Beauty.”

Blessings and Peace on Muhammad, his Family, and his Companions.

THE SIXTH PARADISE: THE GARDEN OF EDEN

Muhammad (pbuh) traveled again on the buraq for five hundred

thousand years. On his way to the sixth paradise,

which is called Jannat al Aden: “the Garden of Eden,” he saw nations

and nations of saffron-coloured angels

standing on pedestals of pink marble. They had one thousand wings

and on each wing there were one thousand

faces. Each face had one thousand mouths saying: “Praise be to the

Rabb (Lord) of Majesty and Splendor!”

Jibraeel knocked at the door of the sixth paradise, which was made

of aquamarine and gold. As usual, a voice

asked from behind the door who was there and the answer was given:

“Jibraeel, bringing Muhammad (pbuh).”

“Has he been sent for?” said the voice. “Yes,” replied Jibraeel.

The door was opened. Muhammad (pbuh)

entered and what he saw passed all imagination and all recorded

books, all fabled accounts, all legends, all

histories.

Silent gold sat on stars of pearl. Under every pearl fifty thousand

angels whirled in a lake of galaxies producing a

heavenly sound like a million birds humming on top of the buzzing of

a million bees. Everything is moving at the

speed of light but at the same time everything is silent and still.

Each angel spoke words of greetings to

Muhammad (pbuh) at the same time in a different language but

distinctly and without any clash one with the other.

Their words were phrased in diadems and garlands of light which he

wore one after the other on his head and

after the other on his head and around his neck. A huge angel named

Semlaeel appeared at the head of ten

thousand processions of similar angels wearing a crown of multi-

coloured garnets and reciting praise of Allah in

an angelic language, which made each angel swoon and rise up in turn

. These were the karubiyyun: ‘Those

brought near.’ No one on earth can see them and live because of the

intensity of their light, which they borrow

from the One they behold.

Muhammad (pbuh) asked: “Jibraeel! What is this untarnished heavenly

sound?” “Rasool Allah!” Jibraeel

answered, “This is the music of the angelic souls in the presence of

their Rabb (Lord) trembling like a leaf, not

daring to move or speak, awed and annihilated by perfection, yet

vivified and moved by divine Light, rushing to

the divine meeting and announcing your coming.”

Muhammad (pbuh) saw a honey-coloured angel of astounding beauty and

of yet even greater majesty so that

his majesty overpowered his beauty. He had a long mane of hair and

a long beard out of which light flashed like

thunderbolts. He had a stern face and yet a child’s eyes. His

enormous chest seemed to heave like a dormant

volcano under his shirt of heavenly brocade. When Muhammad (pbuh)

enquired about him, Jibraeel said: “This

is your brother Musa (Moses). He is the one who prayed six times

on the Mount of Sinai in order to be a simple

servant in your Nation. He is the vanquisher of tyrants and the

secret of his father Yaqoob (Jacob). Allah wrote for

him the character of a fiery servant. That is why he approached

the burning bush and was not afraid when His

Rabb (Lord) wanted to speak to him.”

Musa (Moses) was crying and he said to Muhammad (pbuh): “Prophet of

the Last Nation! Intercede for me and

my people.” Muhammad (pbuh) said: “Why are you crying, my brother

Musa (Moses)?” He replied: “I cry for love

of you and for the great honor where Allah has raised you and made

your nation countless people and other

nations very few, even mine. Muhammad! You are the seal of prophets

and the light of creation. Allah is raising

you today to His presence, to a station where no one can reach.

Remember me there as Allah made you the

intercessor for all human beings including prophets, from Adam to

Isa (Jesus). Then he recited:

“Prophet sprung from Hashim’s line,

Lover of Him Who is lauded above,

Sealer of every book revealed to mankind.

Opener of treasured knowledge sublime

Who mounted the buraq to ascend to his Rabb (Lord),

Allah in Whose presence none before had remained,

Approach that place where only angels draw near

Messenger of Allah before whom winds and clouds move

And lay open clear myriad paths to celestial light.

For your intercession human souls plead and yearn,

Prophet at whose sight angels delight!

It is you for whom paradise was made and adorned,

For you the furthest-tree of farthest limit is made to stand

And bear the fruit of compassion in every land.

Beloved Muhammad, may Allah grant us to be

Always numbered in your noble band.”

Blessings and Peace on Muhammad, his Family, and his Companions.

THE SEVENTH PARADISE: JANNAT AL FIRDAWS

Muhammad (pbuh) arrived at the seventh paradise whose roof touches

the Heavenly Throne and whose name is

Jannat al Firdaws, after a travel of five hundred thousand light-

years. He knocked at the door, which was made of

pure emerald, topaz, beryl, and gold. After he entered he saw

another gate of light. From it came the praise of

nations of hidden angels at whose sight one would die of awe because

of their intense beauty. Their laud was

simply: “Praise be to the Creator of Light!” Beyond this it is not

permitted to speak about them. Muhammad (pbuh)

greeted them with the greeting of peace and proceeded past the gate

of gold to a dome of light which

encompassed all the previous heavens, although the distance he had

traveled between the sixth and the

seventh heaven was the same as that between each two of the other

layers of paradise.

Inside the dome Muhammad (pbuh) saw an angelic being which resembled

him in every fashion and who was

leaning against a wall of white silk, which seemed to move like a

waterfall and yet stand firm. Muhammad (pbuh)

asked who that was and Jibraeel said: “This is your grandfather

Ibraheem (Abraham), the leader of the pure of

heart and a great one among prophets.” Ibraheem (Abraham) said: ”

Welcome to the pious son and the perfected

Prophet!” Around Ibraheem (Abraham) stood crowned angels. Each of

their crowns contained four hundred

diamonds, each worth more than what the entire earth contains. At

their service stood throngs of angels crowned

with the light of the previous angels and all were reading the Ayat

ul Kursi. Jibraeel said: “This is the verse that

keeps the universe firm in the balance. This is the secret of the

order of Creation.” And the angels recited:

Allah! There is no god save Him, the Living, the Eternal, Neither

slumber nor sleep overtakes him.

Unto him belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in

earth. Who is he that

intercedes with him save by His leave? He knows that which is in

front of them and that which is

behind them, While they encompass nothing of His knowledge except

what He will. His Kursi

includes the heavens and the earth, And He is never weary of

preserving them. He is the Sublime

, the Tremendous. (2:255)

Circumambulating the building against which Ibraheem (Abraham)

leaned, the entire universes, the throngs of

angels of the seven heavens, the angels of mercy and the angels of

wrath, the angels of beauty, the angels

brought near, the great and the small angels, the visible and the

invisible angels, and all the human beings

whose angelic souls had been purified and elevated to the divine

presence, the prophets, the truthful saints, the

martyrs, the righteous, all of creation whirled and turned in the

same direction as every heavenly body,

counterclockwise, around the Kaaba of the heavens. Muhammad (pbuh)

said: “Jibraeel, How wondrous are the

incredible marvels of my Rabb (Lord)!” And Jibraeel replied: ”

Muhammad! You have seen only a glimpse of the

wonders of Allah.”

Blessings and Peace on Muhammad, his Family, and his Companions.

THE FURTHEST-TREE OF THE FURTHEST BOUNDARY

Muhammad (pbuh) and Jibraeel travelled once more until they reached

the absolute limit of the created intellect,

named Sidrat al Muntaha: “The Furthest-Tree of the Furthest Boundary

.” There they saw nothing, which the tongue

could describe. The effect of the sight they beheld on Muhammad (

pbuh) is a secret, which took place in his heart.

A sound came to them from above which dissipated some of Muhammad’s

(pbuh) astonishment. At that time he

saw a large tree, which does not resemble any of the trees of

paradise, a tree without description, covering all the

paradises, heavens, and universes. The trunk of the tree was a

huge angel named Samrafeel. Muhammad

(pbuh) could see nothing else besides it. It grew from an infinite,

unimaginable, indescribable ocean of musk. The

tree had an infinite number of branches, created from a heavenly

element that has no name in a created

language. The distance between one branch and another was five

hundred thousand light-years. On every

branch there was an infinite number of leaves. If all the created

universes were placed on a single one of these

leaves they would disappear, like an atom disappears inside an ocean

of water. On every leaf sat a huge angel

in a multi-coloured light. On his head was a crown of light and in

his hand a staff of light. Written on their forehead

was the inscription: “We are the inhabitants of the Furthest-Tree.”

Their praise was: “Praise be to Allah Who has

no end.” Their names are the Sarufiyyun, “The secret ones,” because

they are created from the absolute secret

of their Rabb (Lord).

From the trunk of the tree four absolute springs issued. The first

was a pure, transparent, crystal water; the second

was a river of white milk; the third was a river of pleasurable,

untarnished wine that elevates without abasing; the

fourth was a river of pure honey mixed with gold. Inside the trunk

was the prayer-niche of Jibraeel, and his constant

words of praise are: Allahu Akbar: Allah is Great! to which the

reply always comes from above: Ana Akbar: I am

Greater! Ana Akbar: I am Greater!

Jibraeel entered his prayer-niche and he called for the prayer. All

the Sarufiyyun stood in rows and Muhammad

(pbuh) led them in prayer. The prayer finished and all the

Sarufiyyun were ordered to give their greetings to

Muhammad (pbuh) one after the other. After this, a great angel came

out from behind Jibraeel’s prayer-niche and

asked Muhammad (pbuh) to approach.

Muhammad (pbuh) and Jibraeel entered the trunk of the tree and

reached in a glance the entire sight of creation.

On the top of the tree they saw Adam and Hawwa and Nuh, Ibraheem,

Musa, Isa, and all the other prophets whom

they had just visited. With them they saw all their respective

nations, sitting with them in spirit together with those of

Muhammad’s nation who had already left this world. All were sitting

there together, happy, basking in the love

and beauty of their Rabb’s (Lord’s) mercy and praising Him.

That Furthest-Tree carries the knowledge of all of Allah’s creation

from the beginning of its sequence in time. What

ever is created is part of it and contained in it. It was called the

tree “of the furthermost boundary” because

everything ends in it and after it begins a new life. Allah

decorated it with the light of His own essence. It has three

characteristics: a continuous shade of light extending over every

creation, a continuous pleasure reaching

everyone from the fruit of its branches, and a continuous fragrance

from its flowers scenting with beauty the life of

creation.

Then Muhammad (pbuh) and Jibraeel moved forward. A stern and severe

angel appeared and covered the

horizon before them. Jibraeel said: “Muhammad! This is the angel of

death, Azraeel.” The angel of death said:

“Welcome, Muhammad! You who bear goodness, and welcome to all the

prophets and their nations. This is the

place from which I gaze at the destinies of every person and seize

the spirits of those whom I am commanded to

bring to eternal life.”

Muhammad (pbuh) asked: “Tell me how you take the souls of the dying

.” The angel of death revealed to

Muhammad (pbuh): “When Allah orders me to take the spirit of a human

being at the last hour of his life and the

first hour of his afterlife, I send to him my deputies who carry

with them the smell of paradise and a branch from the

tree of paradise which they put between his eyes. When that sweet

smell reaches him and he catches a glimpse

of that heavenly branch, his spirit is attracted and his soul begins

to ascend to paradise, until it reaches his throat.

At that time, I descend from my place and I take his spirit with

the greatest care, because Allah wants this moment

to be easy on His servant. I then carry his soul to paradise. On

the way, whenever I pass by angels, then angels

will greet this soul and salute it until it reaches the presence of

its Rabb (Lord). Allah the Exalted says to that soul

at that time: “Welcome to the good spirit which I created and placed

in a good body! My angels! Write the upper

layer of paradise as a reward for that person.” Then angels take him

up to paradise, where he will see what Allah

has prepared for him and he will be happy to stay there. However,

Allah orders the spirit to go back to his body on earth, where he

can see the people washing him, crying for him, and all those who

love him standing around him until they take the body to the grave.

There the soil says to him: “Welcome, my beloved one! I was always

yearning for you when you were above me. Now you are in me and I

will show you what I am going to give you.” Immediately, his grave

will be enlarged beyond sight, until the two angels of the grave

come and ask him about his Rabb (Lord) and about his belief. He

will give them the correct answers by Allah’s permission. At that

time they will open for him a door leading to paradise and his

spirit will go back upward to the same place where Allah first

called him to His presence.”

“I remember when death had separated us.

I consoled myself with the thought of the Beloved Prophet.

I said: All of us go on this way one day.

Who does not die today, he will die tomorrow.

Be happy, my soul, because your Rabb (Lord) is waiting for you

And the beloved one is calling you.”

Then Jibraeel moved forward another five hundred thousand light-

years, mounted on the buraq, until they reached

a place where Jibraeel began to slow down. Muhammad (pbuh) said: ”

Jibraeel! Why are you slowing down? Are

you leaving me?” Jibraeel replied: “I cannot go further.” Muhammad (

pbuh) said: “Jibraeel, don’t leave me alone.”

“Muhammad!” Jibraeel said, “You now have to step down from the buraq

and move to a place which no-one has

entered before you.” At that moment the buraq stopped and was unable

to move further. Muhammad (pbuh)

stepped down and moved hesitantly. Jibraeel said: “Muhammad, move

forward without fear. If I were to continue

with you I would be annihilated for the greatness of the Light.”

Muhammad (pbuh) moved, and moved, and moved. He saw Mikaeel

standing ahead of him, afraid and trembling.

The light of his face was changing quickly from one colour to

another. Muhammad (pbuh) asked: “Mikaeel, is this

your station?” “Yes,” Mikaeel answered, “and if I were to trespass

it I would be annihilated. But you go on and

don’t stop.” Muhammad (pbuh) moved, and moved, and moved. Then he

found Israfeel with his four huge wings,

one of which covered his face to veil him from the light, which

came from the horizon of everything. Muhammad

(pbuh) asked him: “Is this your station, Israfeel?” Israfeel said, ”

Yes. If I trespass it, that light would burn me. But

you move on and do not fear.” And Muhammad (pbuh) moved, and moved,

and moved. He saw the Spirit to

whom Allah gave the power of earth and the heavens. From the top of

his head to the bottom of his feet and from

every cell of his there were faces with traits of subtle light, the

number of which no-one knows but Allah, and from

the each of which Allah creates an angel-spirit which looks like the

Spirit, whom He then takes to himself as the

spirit-angels of the Divine Presence.

Every day the Spirit looks into hell three times, and because of

the cool light of his angelic gaze the fire of hell

melts until it becomes as a rainbow. The Spirit also looks into

paradise three times every day and extends to it

the divine light, which Allah gives him. If Allah gathered the

tears of the eyes of the Spirit it would flood all the

created universes and make Nuh’s (Noah’s) flood seem like the drop

gathered by a needle dipped into the

ocean. This is the Spirit whom Allah mentioned in the Quran: “The

day when the Spirit and the angels rise,

no-one shall speak except with permission from His Rabb (Lord).”

Muhammad (pbuh) said: “Spirit! Is this your station?” The spirit

replied: “Yes, and if I trespass it I will be annihilated

by the light which I am receiving. Muhammad! Move forward and do

not be afraid. You are invited and you have

permission.” Muhammad (pbuh) moved forward. Allah inspired his

heart with the following discourse: “I the Rabb

(Lord), have veiled myself from the inhabitants of paradise, as I

have veiled myself from the inhabitants of the

earth. As I veiled Myself from their minds, I veiled myself from

their vision. I am never in anything, and I am never

away from anything.”

Muhammad (pbuh) then moved through one veil after another until he

passed through one thousand veils. Finally

he opened the Veil of Oneness. He found himself like a lamp

suspended in the middle of a divine air. He saw a

magnificent, great and unutterable matter. He asked his Rabb (Lord)

to give him firmness and strength. He felt that

a drop of that presence was put on his tongue and he found it cooler

than ice and sweeter than honey. Nothing on

earth and the seven paradises tasted like it. With this drop, Allah

put into Muhammad’s heart the knowledge of the

First and the Last, the heavenly and the earthly. All this was

revealed to him in one instant shorter than the fastest

second. He was ordered to move forward. As he moved he found himself

elevated on a throne that can never be

described, now or later. Three additional drops were given to him:

one on his shoulder consisting in majesty, one

in his heart consisting in mercy, and an additional one on his

tongue which consisted in eloquence. Then a voice

came from that presence, which no created being had heard before: ”

Muhammad! I have made you the

intercessor for everyone.” At that moment Muhammad (pbuh) felt his

mind enraptured and taken away to be

replaced with an astonishing secret. He was placed in the fields of

Allah’s Eternity and Endlessness. In the first he

found no beginning and in the second he found no end. Then Allah

revealed to Him: “My end is in My beginning

and My beginning is in My end.” Then Muhammad (pbuh) knew that all

doors were absolutely closed except

those that led to Allah, that Allah cannot be described within the

confine of a place in speech, and that Allah

encompasses the everywhere of all places. This is a secret that no

tongue can be stirred to express, no door

opened to reveal, and no answer can define. He is the Guide to

Himself and the Rabb (Lord) of His own

description. He is the Beauty of all beauty and the speech by which

to describe Himself belongs to Him alone.

Allah my Creator, in Your infinity do I stand amazed.

In Your ocean of unity do I drown submerged.

Allah, at times You are close to me in familiar intimacy.

At times You leave me without, veiled and strange,

Hidden in Your sovereign Majesty.

Give me to drink the wine of Your love,

For only drunk from it am I able to say:

My Rabb (Lord)! Let me see You.

Muhammad (pbuh) then looked on his right and saw nothing except His

Rabb (Lord), then on his left and saw

nothing except his Rabb (Lord), then to the front, to the back, and

above him, and he saw nothing except his

Rabb (Lord). He hated to leave that honored and blessed place. But

Allah said: “Muhammad, you are a

Messenger to My servants as all Messengers, if you stay here you

would never be able to communicate My

Message. Therefore descend back to earth, and communicate My message

to My servants. Whenever you

want to be in the same state as you are now, make your prayers, and

I shall open this state for you.” This is why

Muhammad (pbuh) stated: “Prayer is the apple of my eyes,” and he

called it also: “Our rest.”

Then Muhammad (pbuh) was ordered to go back to earth, but he left

the self in heaven and his spirit at the

Furthest-tree, and his heart in the unutterable divine presence

while his secret was left suspended without place.

His self wondered: “Where is the heart?” And the Heart wondered: ”

Where is the spirit?” And the spirit wondered:

“Where is the secret?” And the secret wondered where it was. And

Allah revealed: “Self of Muhammad (pbuh)! I

granted you the blessing and the forgiveness, and spirit! I granted

you the mercy and the honor, and heart! I

granted you the love and the beauty, and secret, you have Me.”

Allah then revealed to Muhammad (pbuh) the

order to recite: “He is the one who sends blessings on you,

together with His angels, in order to bring you out from

darkness into light” (33:43). “Muhammad! I have ordered the angels

of all My heavens, those created and those

yet uncreated, to send blessings on you and My creation unceasingly,

with My own praise. I am your Rabb (Lord)

Who said: My Mercy has taken over My anger. And all My angels I

have created for you human beings.” And

Allah ordered Muhammad (pbuh) to descend with this angelic message

back to earth.

Blessings and Peace on Muhammad, his Family, and his Companions.

 

Study of the Pparallel Word of Jinns part 1

First understand that the Jinn are mentioned in

the Quran, so this article is based on Islamic

beliefs and so there are mentions of Allah,

Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him and

how to use the Quran in ridding yourself of this

problem. The Jews or Mossad regularly use jinn

to track known threats. The US “supposedly”

works with the Mosad to keep track of people of

threats and to harm or kill those needed to be

eliminated.

The Turkish used Jinn to protect their caves of

gold in Jordan. They hid their gold in Jordan and

to make sure that no one stole their valuables,

jinn were placed in front of the caves and

therefore years and years later, those jinn are still

there. There have been many deaths from people

who try in infiltrate these well guarded forts but

very few have achieved this and those who do

are working with jinn. Many people hunting for

gold and treasures in Jordan work with these

underworld figures, devils to find their ultimate

love of gold. The government claims rights to all

gold found here, but few ever report their

findings or that deaths occurred from jinn.

In the US or the West you hear of Voodoo in

Africa and in some parts of America and about

black magic, but you rarely hear of jinn. The jinn

was mentioned in the bible and the Quran by

Prophet Solomon and he regularly battled them

and won. The jinn have been around forever and

there are good jinn and bad jinn. The good jinn

come to remind you to be good, to read your

bible or Quran and to tell you to be good to your

families. In other words enforce your religion.

The bad jinn are here under direct orders usually

to kill, cause divorce, kill unborn children or to

cause illness. When the jinn first come, they

come as small children and the longer you allow

them to remain with you, the bigger they grown

and the harder they are to get rid of.

They are at war with the person they are sent to

harm, because the big Dijal (head jinn) will kill

them if they fail. So if you try to rid yourself of

jinn, they will call in their friends to defeat you or

leave temporarily until you think you are free.

1/3 of the people in the graves are from the jinn,

according to Prophet Mohammad, pbuh, so this

is a serious problem. This is not an Islamic

problem, but a worldwide problem. There are

many jinn in Iraq also. There are many reported

stories of jinn and the Iraqi dinar and bringing

the Iraqi dinar and exchanging it for good

money.

If you are given something to drink with black

magic in it your stomach or head will hurt. If you

have regular stomach problems and even if the

doctor cannot find any problems with you, you

may consider that you have a jinn possession.

women who have drank some potion from black

magic will abort their babies before being born.

You will see these women, all of a sudden have

periods every two weeks.

Some homes are possessed with jinn and there

is constant arguing, battles, maybe the husband

all of a sudden hates his wife for no reason or

maybe the wife will refuse to have sex with her

husband.

Jinn marry and have sex with humans and many

humans are powerless during these attacks. Men

who work with the jinn in the search for gold

have stated they have sex with the jinn to get

their favors.

Here is a You Tube Video on protection from the

jinn. Although it is in Arabic, English listeners can

still be protected by playing this once a day in

their homes.

There are many people who work with the jinn

and who worship the devil. This is a reason to

be thrown in the hellfire according to Islam. They

will write incantations or black magic words and

bury the words in the property of the person that

is being attacked or make a potion to give to

them. Unlike in voodoo where they stick pins in a

doll.

In order to get rid of jinn you must bring a

professional, if you have a big case. Seeking a

one time help is not enough. You must have

regular sessions. You may have seen some of

the scary movies where the woman is so

possessed she can fight off 4 men, this is not

that far fetched.

Jealousy will also bring in minor jinns. Sadly the

world is possessed with these evil creatures.