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Introduction

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمد لله رب العالمين بارئ الخلائق أجمعين وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وأل بيته الطيبين الطاهرين سيَما الإمام المنتظر المهديِّ صاحب الزمان عليه أفضل التحية والسلام واللعن الدائم على أعدائهم أجمعين إلى يوم الدين.

 

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 
All praise belongs solely to Allah, the Lord of all the Worlds, the Fashioner of all the Creations. And prayers of Allah be upon our Master Muhammad and his family ‑ the Righteous and the Pure, especially al‑Imam al‑Muntazar al‑Mahdi, Sahib az‑Zaman, may the best greetings and salutations be upon him and may the perpetual curse be upon all of their enemies until the Day of Resurrection.
 
And then, Allah the Highest has said in His Noble book and His established great speech:
 

سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي أَسْرَىٰ بِعَبْدِهِ لَيْلًا مِنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الْأَقْصَى الَّذِي بَارَكْنَا حَوْلَهُ لِنُرِيَهُ مِنْ آيَاتِنَا ۚ إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْبَصِيرُ

"Glorified be He who carried His servant from Masjid al‑Haram to Masjid al‑Aqsa, the precincts of which We have blessed, so that We may show him of Our Signs. Verily He is the All‑Hearing, the All‑Seeing. "
 
One of the spiritual and soul inspiring events that took place during the lifetime of our distinguished Prophet Muhammad (S) was the Mi’raj. This incident is considered as one of the indisputable events of history and is a part of our religious belief. Every Muslim, in accordance with the clear verses of the Qur'an, in addition, to the reliable chains of history, believe in the Mi’raj.
 
In the Shi'a teachings, the belief in the Mi’raj is a part of the principal beliefs such that is has been narrated from Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al‑Sadiq and from Imam 'Ali ibn Musa al‑Rida that:
 

من أنكر ثلاثة أشياء فليس من شيعتنا – المعراج – المسئلة في القبر والشفاعة.

 
"One who denies (any of these) three things is not among our Shi`a (followers): the Me`raj, the questioning in the grave and ash­ Shafa`ah (intercession). "
 
The book that you have in your hands deals with the event of Mi’raj of the Final Prophet that this base servant, after research from various books, ahadith and reliable events of history has compiled in the form of a booklet.
 
My purpose for (compiling) this was to keep it condensed, since up until now, the Mi’raj of that great man (Muhammad) has not been presented in a summarized and beneficial manner. It is hoped that the dear readers will forgive the mistakes and slips of the pen.
 

وعلى الله الإتكال وهو حسبي ونعم الوكيل نعم المولى ونعم المصير.

 
Muhammad Faidh al‑Kashani
 

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