Date of Israa'a and Mi'raaj
Fatwa No: 116141

  • Fatwa Date:16-12-2008 - Thul-Hijjah 18, 1429
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Question

our prophet (sAW) went to miraj on what is the month and date ?Wassalam

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

The scholars  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them differed in opinion about when the incident of Al-Israa’ and Mi'raaj (the night journey of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) to Jerusalem and ascension to the heavens) happened; some said that it happened one year before Hijrah (migration to Madeenah) and some said that it happened five years before Hijrah.

The scholars  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them also differed in opinion about the month when the Mi’raaj took place; some said that it took place in Rabee’ Al-Awwal, some said that it took place in Rajab and some said that it took place in Ramadan, or Shawwaal, etc...

However, the most correct opinion is that there is no authentic evidence which proves exactly when the Mi’raaj took place, as per the view of prominent scholars, like Ibn Taymiyyah and others  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them.

Allaah Knows best.

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