The Prophet's Night Journey and Heavenly Ascent
Sayyid Muhammad Alawi al-Maliki
Dr. Gibril Fouad Haddad (translation)
Paperback, 88 pages
Praise be to Allah Who chose His praiseworthy servant Muhammad ﷺ for the Message, distinguished him with the night journey on the lightening-mount Buraq, and caused him to ascend the ladders of perfection to the high heavens to show him of the greatest signs of his Lord. He raised him until he reached the Lote-tree of the Farthest Boundary where ends the science of every Messenger-Prophet and every Angel Brought Near, where lies the Garden of Retreat, to the point that he heard the sound of the pens that write what has befallen and what is to befall.
Shaykh Muhammad 'Alawi al-Maliki delivers an absorbing account of the Isra' wal-Mi'raj that brings the reader almost into the story. It is a detailed narrative accompanied by a simple commentary that attempts to reconcile various accounts or reports of the event. This provides a comprehensive reading that takes the reader on an experiential ride to feel the miracle of Rasulullah's journey.