CILEGON. Thursday (14/5), RZ held regular mentoring under the theme “Isra Mi’raj” to celebrate the night journey and the ascension of Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him in Islamic Forum of Nurul Ilmi, Taktakan, CIlegon.
In this opportunity, RZ invited Ustadz Syafei to the story of Isra and Mi’raj to dozens of Anak Juara (beneficiaries of scholarship program).
The Isra is the part of the journey of Muhammad from Mecca to Jerusalem. It began when Muhammad was in the Masjid al-Haram, and an archangel, Gabriel, came to him, and brought Buraq, the traditional heavenly steed of the prophets.
Buraq carried Muhammad to the Masjid Al Aqsa, the “Farthest Mosque”, in Jerusalem. Muhammad alighted, tethered Buraq to the Temple Mount and performed prayer, where on God’s command he was tested by Jibriel.
The Mi’raj is Buraq took him to the heavens, where he toured the seven stages of heaven, and spoke with the earlier prophets such as Abraham (ʾIbrāhīm), Moses (Musa), John the Baptist (Yaḥyā ibn Zakarīyā), and Jesus (Isa). Muhammad was then taken to Sidrat al-Muntaha.
On the other hand, he also explained that as a human being, we must eliminate hatred and establish a good relationship with fellow. In the last session, the mentoring was closed by closing prayer recited by Ustadz Syafei. ***