The night journey, also known as Al-Isra’ wal-Mi’raj holds significant meaning for Muslims. It was the night that Islam’s holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon him) received revelation of the holy Qur’an – the constitution for Muslims to live their lives by in accordance with Islam.
On this night, the noble prophet was transported from Masjiedul al-Haram to Masjiedul al-Aqsa in Palestine where he ascended to heaven to receive revelation of the Qur’an.
Contrasting that with the events happening in present-day Palestine, how can we look to the Qur’an and this sacred night to keep our spirits strong when supporting the Palestinian cause.
For more on this, we’re joined by the Senior Lecturer in the Department of Religion at the University of Johannesburg, Dr and Shaykh, Shahid Mathee…