At each gate of the seven heavens, Gabriel sought permission to enter and the angels at the gates welcome
In the first heaven, Prophet Muhammed saw his father Adam, the father of all mankind
In the second heaven, he saw Prophet Jesus
In the third heaven, he saw Prophet Joseph and described him as an embodiment of half of the beauty
In the fourth heaven, he saw Prophet Idris who was described in Quran as being elevated to a very high level.
In the Fifth heaven, he met Prophet Aaron.
In the sixth heaven, he saw Prophet Moses
In the seventh heaven, he met Prophet Abraham
At each meeting, the prophets expressed their faith in Muhammed and his message.
While in the seventh heaven, Prophet Muhammad was shown the building known as the
much-frequented house (al Bayt al-Mamoor) it is the heavenly equivalent of the Kaaba in Mecca.
Every day 70,000 angels visit this much-frequented house in the seventh heaven to worship God.
Prophet Muhammad then moved through the seventh heaven to the uppermost boundary, to Sidrat al-Muntaha,
. “Near Sidrat al-Muntaha (lote-tree of the utmost boundary. Near it is the Paradise of Abode.” (Quran 53:14-15)
Beyond Sidrat al –Muntaha is the realm of the hereafter, Paradise, and the throne of God and God himself.
No one has gone beyond it except Prophet Mu-hammad. As he moves into this realm and stands in the presence
When Prophet Muhammed returned to Mecca , he informed the crowd that he has been to Jerusalem and back
The crowd of people started to laugh, whistle, and clap. They treated it as a big joke and fell against one another
Among the crowd were people who had travelled to Jerusalem and they asked Prophet Muhammad to describe
what he had seen.
He did not remember small details and descriptions. However, Prophet Muhammad tells us that God showed him
the details “right in front of his eyes” and he described what he had seen“stone by stone, brick by brick”.
The travelers confirmed his descriptions.
This event was such a test of faith The Sweetness of Faith To those whose faith was strong and true, like
when hereplied without hesitation “If the messenger of God said so, then it is true”.
Although the Muslims with low faith, disbelieved