The Prophet's Night Journey And Ascent Into Heaven. `Abd-Allah Hajjaj has compiled from al-Fath al-Bari a selection of Hadith on the Isra', the Prophet Muhammad's (S) Night-Journey from the Kab' ah in Makkah to Bayt al-Maqdis - Jerusalem, and the Mi'raj, the Prophet Muhammad's (S) ascension to heaven. This selection of Hadith takes us from Makkah to Jerusalem then up to the seven heavens, to the meetings with previous prophets and shows us the wonders of Paradise.
The Isra' and Mi'raj are of great importance to all Muslims, for this is when Allah commanded the five daily prayers, one of the five pillars of Islam. Also Prophet Muhammad (S) leading all the other prophets in prayer shows that Islam is the fulfilment and perfection of mankind's religious development, and that he was the last and greatest of Allah's Messengers.