What Really Happened When Muhammad Met Jesus?

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Christians are directly concerned with and interested in the prophetic biography of Jesus Christ. Muslims are directly interested in the prophetic biography of the Prophet Muhammad and following his example. Muslims believe that both of these Prophets, Muhammad and Jesus, actually met each other.

Different narrations exist of the Night Journey and Ascension of Muhammad. One condensed version of a narration provided by Imam Dr. Usama al-Atar draws on classical sources as follows. It maintains that one night, when the Prophet Muhammad (s) was resting in the house of his cousin in Makkah, the angel Gabriel came to him with a heavenly animal called the Buraq. The Prophet (s) rode on the Buraq’s back and it flew him to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem where he said, “I saw Abraham, Moses, Jesus among many other prophets who lined up for prayers. I performed the call for starting the prayers (Iqamah) and then the angel Gabriel asked me to lead the prayers so I did.” From there the Prophet rode the Buraq, ascended to the Worldly heavens where he saw a tall man, and Gabriel told him that he was Adam. I said to him, “Assalam Alaikum (Peace be upon you),” and he replied the greeting to me. I then prayed for his forgiveness and he prayed for my forgiveness and then said, “Welcome O virtuous son, virtuous prophet, who is sent in the virtuous time.”

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  1. In this article The two Spiritual Journeys of Muhammad ( S.A) The One Spiritual Journey is called Meraj and The other Spiritual Journey is called Isra are mixed in this article. Meraj was the spiritual jurney arranged by The God ( AllAh All-Mighty )through Gibraile ( A.S ) to call Muhammad ( S.A). It was from Mecca to God. The other Spiritual Journey was from Mecca to Bat-ul-Quds ( Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem ), where prayers were said in the leadership of Muhammad ( S.A ) and other Prophets including Abraham, Moses and Jesus followed in that prayers.
    The main lesson from these spiritual journeys is that all the Prophets were believers of one and only God The All-Mighty. They all believed in the Unity of God and said prayers together. So their believer should also follow them.

  2. In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious Ever Merciful
    I endorse the views expressed by Mr. MNA Khan. They were two separate spirtual jurnies and not only the one.
    Zarif Ahmad

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