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Lessons from Surah al-Isra

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Ahsan Hanif

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barakato smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi etchmiadzin a MOBA. In today's throw with prayer we heard the recitation of Surah Surah Surah Surah that is also known as surah Bani Israel. Both of those names are used for this surah The first of them refers to the surah the journey that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had during the night, from Mecca to Jerusalem, which is considered one of his greatest miracles. So the lower Allah He was seldom and the second name of the Surah Surah Benny Islam in we first the nation of Venezuela into the Israelites, because the lines though which

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addresses them in the opening passage of the surah

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the first name refers to the first verse of this surah in which allows the origin says Subhana Allah the US Ravi Abdi lead aminal Mr. Dill harami eternal mystery the opposite lady Baraka Hola, Nuria who Minaya Tina inaho, Semyon bossier Glory be to the one who took his servant on a night journey from administrator haram to administer the Uppsala, the surroundings of which we have blessed so that we may show him from our science, indeed, he is, all hearing all seeing a lot of social speaks about this amazing journey of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, which took place in the meccan period, which shows us that this Surah Surah Surah, is from the murky souls from the sutras

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that were revealed before the hijra of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in the statement of our dilemma, or the Allah one, the famous companion and scholar of Tafseer. He said, concerning this surah and surah, two calf which is the sort of after sort of israa and surah, Maryam, which is the surah, after Soraka have all three of these sutras in the Quran, come one after the other, he said concerning them in the hoonah minella return, well, these are from the early songs, meaning they will revealed in the meccan period. And he said who I mean atella the the king together one after the other, meaning they will revealed one after the other they are the Mexican sauce. So this sort

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of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam it was revealed to him in the meccan period. And it is a sort of that speaks about this amazing journey. This journey took place, according to many of the scholars of history, and Sierra. It took place after the death of the wife of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Khadija rhodiola Juana and the death of his uncle Abu Talib. And these two people, these two individuals, by the permission of a large village were the people who most consoled, most supported, most defended the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after Allah subhana wa tada Khadija the Allahu anhu would be the one who would give him the private support that he would need and the

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comfort and the concealment that he would need when he would enter into his house. She would be there and she would be ready and she would support him as she did from the very first moment when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam received revelation and he came back home and he wasn't able to understand yet the significance of what he had just received and witnessed and experienced. And it was Khadija the Allahu Allah with her forthrightness and with her with a steadfastness that help the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam make sense of this revelation that came to him during that initial period. She continued in this way, and his children were brought up his daughters by his

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wife Khadija rhodiola. Juana continued in this way, until she died later on Viola Juana and shortly after her death is Uncle Abu Talib, who even though he never accepted Islam, and he wasn't from the Muslims, he was an ardent defender and supporter of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the public arena, when it came to the leadership of oration, their nobility, and those people who wanted to harm him on the streets of Makkah. Abu Talib was the one who was standing between them and him. And they would fear about Parliament because he was one of the elders and they had a certain level of respect for the people who were the elders and people in their positions of leadership. A Batali

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was someone that he respected because of his seniority and his age. And there are narrations that they would say that they would want to kill the profits on a lower limb or send them or not that he would look bad or Abu Talib is a chieftain from amongst them, and they go and kill his nephew. These two individuals, these two people died very close to one another. Some narration say that only a few months between the two deaths. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was left alone. Neither did he have a supporter at home, nor did he have a supporter in the public, someone that could stand before the leadership of koresh was at the level of leadership and seniority and defend

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So what is the origin at this moment chose to take the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam on this miraculous Night Journey.

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It has many lessons this length journey but from the greatest of them is that a lot of soldier shows the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his support and his love. And it shows the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that even though others around you may have died, and maybe their support has finished for one reason or another, a large soldier will always be to be with you, and allows divine care and protection will always be with you. So learn social refers to this itself in the Quran, and Allah azza wa jal glorifies himself, because there is an amazing journey. And there is a journey that took place, in body and in spirit. The angel gabriel Ali Sam came to the Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one night whilst he was asleep in his house in Mecca. And he came and he woke him up. And he extracted his his heart from his chest, and he washed it in a bowl full of Zamzam water, and he filled it with a man and wisdom. And then he placed it back into the chest of the prophets on the lower it was sell them. And then he bought for him the animal buraq, which is like a horse like animal with wings that took the profits on a lot while he was selling them in that single night, from Makkah to Jerusalem. When a large soldier speaks about this, he says to handle the US robbia de Allah, his glory be to allow the one who took his servant on a night journey,

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meaning that it was a real journey, wasn't a dream wasn't just something that happened during the sleep of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because if he had done so that it wouldn't be a miracle. The prophets always received dreams to receive a dream for me or for you, or for anyone else is that miraculous? The miraculous element of this journey is that he physically was transported on a low while he was seldom, and it is amazing, because a large soldier then says Leland, on a night, and a lot doesn't specify the night. A lot doesn't say on a particular night, what type of night it was named the day, or the night that it was on, he says on a night, and the

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scholars of Tafseer they see that there are two reasons for this number one, is because it was a miracle, in those days for a person to travel from Mecca to Jerusalem, by horse by donkey by foot would take them a month or more in one direction one way, and then it would take them a month or more to travel back from Jerusalem to Mecca. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did this, not in the night, but in the portion of a night, but even the whole night. Because in the duration of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he describes his journey, and he describes his return, he says that I came back to my bed, and it was still warm from where I had laid down. Just

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like when you get up in the morning and your bed is warm at the time of surgery, you go to the bathroom, you come back, feel quick enough, you get back into bed and it's still warm. You still feel that it's comfortable, you still feel that it's snug, and warm and comfortable. That's how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam describe his night journey, that it was quick, so quick that when he came back, he could still feel the warmth of his macros solo while he was seldom the secondary. So that's the first reason why a lot was it a night, because it is a miracle, that in a single portion of the night, a large social took him upon this amazing journey. And as we know,

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that's only stage one of the journey. Stage two is that he goes to the heavens and meets all of those prophets and Allah subhanho wa Taala. The second reason is because it is an amazing night and Alonzo wooden is describing it as a night to show that it surpasses all other nights. It is something which was amazing for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and for the Muslims, because he was a turning point. This was the time when the largest origin we would obligate the first pillar of Islam, or after the Shahada. The first pillar of Islam to be obligated was the Salah, and it's the only pillar of Islam that was obligated before the migration to Medina. So Sokka fasting was

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after the migration to Medina, the only pillar of Islam The only act of worship that was obligated upon the Muslims before they went to Mecca. Medina was the Salah, and it was obligated upon this night. So Alonso describes it. Lila Minal Mr. Dill harami el Masjid Al Aqsa from Al Masjid al haram to Al Masjid Al Aqsa. Now, there is significance in this and between the second name of this surah and that is Benny Israel. And that is that the two mosques that are learned soldier refers to in this surah they have a common denominator in terms of the person who laid the foundation and raised the foundation of these two mosques. The Prophet told us Allah while he was telling them that

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Ibrahim alayhis salam built the mosque in Mecca as we know as Allah mentions in the Quran, he raised its foundation with his son is married. And then he went and he back home because where he lived was in Jerusalem. He lived in Jerusalem. He went back home and then he established the mosque of ministry the axon, and between them the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked

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What was the the length of time between the two? He said about 40 years, between the construction of one and between the construction of the other. So all of these Abrahamic faiths, as they're called, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, they all reveal this figurehead, Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. So the Bani Israel in the larger region will then refer to after these verses of this run mirage. They are the people who also respect and honor Ibrahim alayhis salam and Ibrahim Alayhi. Salam was the one who went to Mecca. And he laid down its foundation and a lot posit in the Quran, Allah baiting the nurse, the first house of worship to be built on the face of the earth. And then he went to

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Jerusalem and he laid the foundation of that mosque as well. And Allah describes that mosque as blessing as well. Allah de Baraka, Hola, the mosque, the surroundings of which we blessed, meaning not just the mask itself and mustard, the Luxor, but the surrounding area, which is the area of a sham and the Levant. That is an area which is blessing and it was the abode of the prophets of Allah. Many of the prophets of Allah live there and many of the prophets of Bani Israel in that alliance will send the Israelite prophets came to that area of the Levant and Sham in the Sunnah has many a hadith that speaks about that area of a sham the event today would be considered Syria and

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Lebanon and Jordan and Palestine. All of that area is considered a sham. In the Quran, when Allah azza wa jal speaks about the Prophet lute, when his people will destroy him. He says when a Jena who will open in an o de la t Baraka, we took load, and we took him from that area and we took him to the land that we had blessed meaning the land of b to knock this likewise the prophets that would the Prophet truly man, the prophet Risa Zakaria, one of them alima salatu salam came from that area, even the Prophet Musa alayhis salaam, who is one of the greatest of the prophets of Allah azza wa jal, when he was leaving Egypt, he was heading towards that land or the madrasa Allah refers to it

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in the story, the promised land, the Holy Land, that name the Holy Land is a title that Allah gives to it in the Quran.

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But he passed away before he was able to reach into that land according to some narrations in the books of history, it is said that he died looking upon the land of Jerusalem, but he wasn't able to enter it. And that's another story that Allah mentions in the Quran. It's a different reason. The point being, that all of these, all of these prophets of Allah lived in that place. They took from that place of Jerusalem, it is a blessed place, and the area that surrounds it, and that is the place where the monkey and his army will be at the end of time when the army of the digital comes to fight the army of the Muslims. And it's in that land where a large soldier can cause the Prophet

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sallallahu Sallam to descend from the heavens again, towards the end of time. Many issues of our own many innovations in our religion speak about that area of the event and a sham and it is a Blissett land. The Prophet Ibrahim Alayhi Salam therefore went to both he went to Mecca and he went to Jerusalem and he is unique in the prophets of Allah in this way until our Prophet son alone while he was sillim King, nor the profit of a lot combined between those two holy places. So mooster Risa, one of those profits are in beta knock this, they never went to Mecca. And those profits that were in Makkah, like his money rally, his Salaam never came and went to Jerusalem. Ibrahim alayhis salam

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was the only one to go to both, until our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came, and the scholars are Tafseer say that in this is an indication and a sign that the true heir and final inherit of the Prophet Ibrahim alayhis salaam and his legacy was our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because a lot combined for him also between these two holy lands, and then he added for him a third, and that is the mosque of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam in Medina, so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went to both, and to show how his status is higher than the status of Ibrahim alayhis salam, and the status of all of those prophets who were prophets of beta noctus. They were prophets

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of Jerusalem, and of a mystery the Aqsa, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he arrived there, he led them all in Salah, as is mentioned in the narration, he came and all of the prophets were there ready for him. And by the way, in that time and mystery that wasn't the most that you see today that Musk was built many years later was built at the time of a model the loved one, at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam it was an empty land was a barren land. There was no mystery there because it wasn't even under the control of the Muslims. It was an empty land but the area of the Luxor was known by its boundary walls was an open place. So if you go there today on

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these, you know tour guides that you get in Jerusalem, and you ask the different tour guides and the different imams

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They differ as to which one exact place was the place in which the profits on the low earning was still in play. Some will say it is the mystery of the upside that is famous now the one with the black dome, others will say that it's a different place others if you go there, there's a small merabh just in the middle of the courtyard, they see that's the place where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, lit them in sada. The point is that no one really knows but it was in that area, that Allah allowed him to lead all of the prophets of Allah and Sunnah. And it was after that, that a large soldier then caused him to ascend to the heavens. And that is why these two names have that

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link. Surah Surah Surah Benny Surah Al, yes, Ben Israel have a claim to the land of beetle knock this over a large soldier is saying to this man to those people who read the Koran that that claim has now come come and transferred to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and in his oma. And that's why this Surah Surah Surah is a surah that speaks about the status of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and a large soldier begins by mentioning one of the greatest miracles that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was received. And that was the miracle of the slot and the mirage. But the lesson for me in you is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam connected to

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Allah subhanaw taala on this amazing night, by going and by seeing things that he saw, on that night he saw the people of the fire he saw the people of gender image, so many of the prophets of Allah, so many things happen upon that night. So many as Allah says, The Nuria hoomin, Aya Tina, so that we could see show him from our many signs, he so many signs on a log wiring or send them but the greatest of those gifts that Allah gave to him on that night was the gift of Salah because the gift of prayer shows that each and every single one of us is able to connect to Allah subhana wa Tada. We don't need to go on a night journey. Just as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after he was

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given the Salah, never again, went on a journey, didn't have to go and travel back into the heavens didn't need to go and make some kind of miraculous journey to speak to a large soldier. Allah gave him an amazing way of doing this five times a day. And that is the sada every time you stand in Salah, you are speaking to Allah subhana wa Tada. And Allah is responding as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the Hadith Oh Surah Fatiha Allah responds to us. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and you stand in prayer. And you face a lot of laugh. He says you and the Lord does not turn away from you until you turn away from him. How do we turn away from a lion Salah I sing a

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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa salam alikoum. When we turn away from Allah, that is when a large social turns away from us. So when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after that night, every single moment, every single time, he needed solace and, and contentment, he needed tranquility, he needed to speak to Allah subhana wa Tada. He would rush to the prayer as mentioned in the Hadith, or he would call beloved your loved one and see to make the event. Let us take some rest, bite and rest in the prayer. And that is the same for all of us. Every time you have an issue, every time you have a problem. Every time you have a need that you need fulfill, but Allah subhana wa tada turned to the

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prayer and with sincerity, if you ask a large surgeon, a loss of panatela will respond and He will give it to you Maillard zildjian makers from amongst the people of Iran and the people of Sala or subtle Annabella. Mohammed. Earlier he was suffering he was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah