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

G. Willow Wilson's Ms. Marvel nominated for Hugo Award - and needs YOUR support
Few people outside the fandom of science fiction and fantasy probably are aware of the Hugo Awards, but in a nutshell, they are the single most prestigious award for SF/F, launched in 1953 during the Golden Age of sci-fi. These are the Academy ...

posted 9:34:01am Apr. 17, 2015 | read full post »

Bomb blast in Karachi targets Dawoodi Bohra community
This happens almost every day in Pakistan - fanatic hirabists commit arrogant blasphemy and murder ...

posted 8:22:26am Mar. 20, 2015 | read full post »

Proof denies faith
On Reddit, someone posted the following question: "What convinces you that the Quran is the literal Word of God?" I think this is precisely the ...

posted 9:33:46am Mar. 13, 2015 | read full post »

Proud to be American, proud to be Muslim
This is a guest post by Safiya Dahodwala. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS graced the land of America for the first time as the 53rd Dai (spiritual leader) of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community. It has been nearly a decade since his predecessor, ...

posted 12:58:00pm Mar. 05, 2015 | read full post »

is ISIS Islamic? Wrong question.
There is an excellent longform essay on ISIS published in The Atlantic, "What does ISIS Really Want?" that lays out an excellent case fore ISIS being genuinely different in ideology, motivation and ethos than Al Qaeda. The real question boils ...

posted 11:34:08pm Feb. 17, 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.