Isra Meraj from 21st Century Perspective


( I wrote this post as ” Lote tree or Cosmic tree of Universe in Islam “a couple of months ago. Today , 27 th of Rajab is widely believe by Muslim Scholars as the day our Prophet accession  to the Heavens happened 1400 years ago.Most of us refer to Surah 17, Al Isra ( The night Journey) to look into the Quranic revelation about Isra Mearaj.However Surah 53, An Najm ( The Star) revealed detailed events of Night Jorney in the Holy Book. That is the reason I have re posted this  after revision)

Allah knows the best,

Kyaw Kyaw Oo

We are living in a period of so called “knowledge and technology”. Many people believe that current technology and Science should be the absolute truth. It is a true fact that many of today’s youths are expecting Religions to be out of human history in next century. They claimed that science will eventually meet  immortality, and then existence of Religious faiths will be exterminated.

Scientology is the example of how modern men blindly put their faith in Science to be same level as a religion.

Is it true that Science is so great, able to give all the answers to mankind?

When we look internally to our own body and externally to the cosmic world, then we will find nothing but signs of the only Creator, Allah SWT.

What makes our own heart to activate inside the mother’s womb?

Why there is surge of brain waves just a moment before death?

What activate our hormones during puberty?

There are many more questions than answers when you really look into our inner body structure and functions. The same analogy can apply whenever we look into the sky. All astro physicists face more questions than answers when they look into our universe.

Science is only good in answering questions of ” HOW”, but it failed to answer “WHY”  as you all can see in above few examples.

Following slide shows, galaxies, nebulae, stars, dying stars, and many more unknown things in the Universe millions to billions light years away from us.

We all know that our beloved Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) was brought to heaven in “ Night Jouney” known to Muslims as Meraj. When people asked about how our earth looks like from heaven Prophet(PBUH) answered “ Earth looks like a Dinar in sea of sands.”

“Glory to (Allah) Who did CARRY His Servant for a journey by night from the sacred mosque to the farthest mosque, whose precincts We did bless in order that we might show him some of Our signs: Lo! Only He is the Hearer, the Seer” (Quran 17:1).

And now read the Quran verses Chapter 53:1 to 18 for the facts. Allah Himself swears by the star, to convince us that it was a celestial event.

Source of Pictures; Nasa Hubble telescope

What is Lote tree ?

It comes from the Qur’an chapter 53, An-Najm (The Star), verses 10-18 and alludes to Muhammad‘s (PBUH)night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and then through Heaven. “The Lote Tree of the farthest boundary,” as it is called, is believed to be the farthest anyone can travel in Heaven in their approach to God; beyond this none can pass. The following are the Quranic verses from which this term is derived (Qur’an 53:10–18):

10 So did Allah convey the inspiration to His Servant what He (meant) to convey.
11 The heart in no way falsified that which he saw.
12 Will ye then dispute with him concerning what he saw?
13 For indeed he saw him at a second descent,
14 Near the Lote-tree beyond which none may pass:
15 Near it is the Garden of Abode.
16 Behold, the Lote-tree was shrouded (in mystery unspeakable!)
17 (His) sight never swerved, nor did it go wrong!
18 For truly did he see, of the Signs of his Lord, the Greatest!

No one except Prophet (PBUH) understands the real nature of Lote Tree. For ordinary men, without Prophetic knowledge, by looking into amazing views of galaxies billions  of light years away from us indirectly telling all of us to remind our limitation  and to submit our faith to Allah SWT.

Allah knows the best,

Kyaw Kyaw Oo


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