Encounters during the Mi’raj: Meeting Abraham (a.s.)

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

During the night of the Mi’raj, the Prophet (s.a.w.), accompanied by Jibril (a.s.), travelled to a place where he passed by a large tree whose fruit seemed like a thornless berry, of the kind that gives shade to men and cattle.  Under it, an old man was resting with his dependents.  There were lamps and a great light could be seen.  The Prophet (s.a.w.) asked, “Who is this, O Jibril?” 

He replied, “Your father, Ibrahim.” 

The Prophet (s.a.w.) greeted him, and Ibrahim (a.s.) returned his greeting, and asked, “Who is this with you, O Jibril?” 

He replied, “This is your son, Ahmad.” 

He said thus, “Welcome to the unlettered Arabian Prophet, who has conveyed the Message of his Lord, and acted with perfect sincerity with his ummah!  O my son, you are going to meet your Lord tonight, and your ummah is the last and the weakest of all communities.  Therefore, if you are able to have your need fulfilled concerning your ummah, or most of it, be sure to do it!”  Then he invoked for goodness on his behalf.


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