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Assalamu 'alaykum
The following question was answered by Shaykh Mustafa Jaffer.

Salaams & Duas
Ummulbanin Merali - Moderator - 'Aalim Network


Shias believe the ascension of the Prophet [s] was bodily and not in
spirit only (as believed by Sunnis). There is a line in Dua-e-Nudba
which reads as follows:

"wa 'arajta biruhihi ila samaaik"

The translation I have reads as follows:
"And (You) did make him ascend with his soul towards Your heavens"

The verses that follow indicate that the ruh here could not have been
Jibrail. I'd like to know what this verse is refering to.


There is absolutely no contradiction in what we Shias believe and the line
in Dua e Nudba. The English translation, however, may not be entirely just
to the Arabic meaning and hence the line has to be understood in Arabic.
The word 'BIRUHIHI' means with his soul. This does not mean without his
body. The word 'BIRUHIHI' is actually used to confirm that when the Holy
Prophet (SAW) ascended the skies, he went there live and conscious - not in
his dreams as many would like us to believe.

Moreover, if it was only the RUH that ascended, then the correct Arabic
rendering would be 'ARAJTA RUHAHU' - as grammarians will confirm. By
placing a 'BI' in the beginning of the word 'RUH' shows that the RUH was
only of the things that ascended - the person of the Holy Prophet (SAW) was
the other.

Wa Minallaahit Tawfiq

Mustafa Jaffer

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