Its the night of Israk Mikraj...
I had forgotten it was a Friday.. Masya'Allah... the busi-ness of the working world had caught up in my mind that I had forgotten it was the most blessed day..
I only realised it when I took a break in the office and read Ihsan's blog...
And tonight was the night that me and hubby would usually spend at Masjid Khalid,
me following him and ~ him with the Briyani Dam and his group of friends.
But tonight, we didnt follow the yearly ritual of spending 27 Rajab at Masjid Khalid, for we had a doa selamat at Mak Uchu's hse.
Im re-reading the story of Israk Mi'raj from the book Muhammad - The Messenger of Islam by Hj Aminah Adil, just recapping some of the even of Israk Mi'raj.. some narration from the book.
Tonight is the night when our Holy Prophet (s.a.w) accended the heavens on a stairways of precious gems beginning at Al Quds ( juruselem) during his lifetime and in his pure physical form.
Among all the prophets and messengers, it was a privilege reserved for the Holy Prophet (s.a.w) alone to be granted such experience. Therefore the appellation Sahib Al-Mi'raj was appended to his name.
One day after the Mi'raj, the Angel Jibra'il came again to the holy Prophet (s.a.w) who was in a state of vexation because of his nation. The angel said to him :
"Oh Prophet of Allah ( s.w.t ) do not grieve all that much over your nation, for today, I have come to you with good tidings. The Lord will forgive and pardon all those from your nation who recite peace and blessings to you with a loving heart and He will grant them access to Paradise "
When the Holy Prophet (s.a.w) came out to his companions after this, his face was as radiant as the moon at its fullest and he smiled so broadly, that his back teeth showed.
He then informed his companions of the good tidings the angel had brought to him, of how the Lord would forgive all those who recited Selawat upon him, and all his blessed Companions rejoiced with him.
~ Allahumma salli wa Sallam was Barik' ala Saiyidina Muhammadan wa 'ala wa sahbihi wa sallam tasliman wal-hamdu-lillahi-rabbil-'alamin. ~