Advertisement

City of Brass

City of Brass

27th Rajab al Asab: The Night of Ascent and the Day of Elevation

The holy month of Rajab al Asab draws to a close – by the Fatimi calendar this is the night of 27th Rajab, which is when the Prophet Mohammed SAW ascended for a tour of Heaven. For more details about the Night of Ascension, see this post from a few years back – including a fun little anecdote about when the Prophet Muhammad SAW met the Prophet Moses AS, and took some advice on the patience of the believers for daily prayer! Click to read it in full, but let me just say that all muslims have VERY VERY good reason to be grateful to Moses AS 😉

Advertisement

Here is a photo of the interior of the Dome of the Rock, in Jerusalem from where the Prophet alighted:

image003.jpg.scaled.500.jpg

The day of 27th Rajab is also the Day of Elevation – 9 years prior to the me’raj, a humble businessman named Mohammed SAW was elevated to the status of Prophet of Islam by Allah and made Messenger to all humanity of the divine Revelation. It is on this day that the angel Jibreel (Gabriel) came to Mohammed SAW in a cave with the first verse of the Qur’an, a command: Read! In the name of your Lord (Al-Quran: 96)

Advertisement

This day, my entire family will observe a fast in the prayer that Allah also elevates our station in His path. The fast is also commonly known as “Motius Sawalaat“, which means “Answerer of prayers”, in supplication to Allah. (See my earlier post on the merits of fasting during the month of Rajab in general)

Advertisement
Comments Post the First Comment »
post a comment

Comments are closed.



Previous Posts

Obama quoted my letter about my daughter
This is a guest post by Ali Asghar Alibhai. There is no question that the America my generation grew up in is much different than the America of now. I grew up in West Texas, a place that some might consider as among the most conservative in ...

posted 1:30:00pm Feb. 04, 2016 | read full post »

Who was Saudi Shi'a Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr?
Yesterday, the Saudi government executed the Shi'a cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, as an enemy of the state. His ...

posted 2:12:32pm Jan. 03, 2016 | read full post »

Hijab Wars
It's fundamentally problematic for a man to weigh in on hijab. That hasn't stopped me from wading into the topic before (see: The Burka and the Bikini), but the only conversation of substance that can happen on the topic is between Muslim women, ...

posted 3:13:28am Dec. 22, 2015 | read full post »

Misquoted verses in the Qur'an (and the Bible)
This is a popular graphic that makes the ruonds on Facebook from time to time, so I thought I'd publish it here for reference. These five verses are among the most common ones that Islamophobes use to justify arguments that Muslims are evil ...

posted 12:15:12pm Dec. 15, 2015 | read full post »

Trump, the cartoon enemy
It needs to be said - that Trump is a symptom, not a disease. There has been a GOP War on Muslims for years, and despite heroic efforts by Republican Muslim Americans to sway opinion, the bottom line is that Muslim hatred is a prerequisite for ...

posted 12:50:28pm Dec. 11, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.