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Jibril is the one meant by “Then he drew close and dangled, and he was as close as two cubits or close PDF Print Email
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Tuesday, 30 June 2015 04:32

It is not intended by the Ascension [Mi^raj] up to the skies that the Messenger would reach a place in which Allah exists, and whoever believes that blasphemes.  The only intent of the Ascension is to honor the Messenger by making him aware of the amazing upper world, glorifying his status, and letting him see the Holy Self of Allah with his heart, not his eyes, without the Self of Allah being in a place. Rather, the place is for the Messenger.  What is meant by the Saying of Allah:

﴿ثمَّ دَنَا فَتَدَلَّى﴾ ﴿فَكَانَ قَابَ قَوْسَيْنِ أَوْ أَدْنَى﴾

[which means] “Then he drew close and dangled, and he was as close as two cubits or closer,” is Jibril when the Messenger saw him in Makkah in a place that is called Ajyad. He has six hundred wings, and his enormous size filled the horizon. This is just as the Prophet ﷺ saw him a second time by Sidratul-Muntaha[1], as Allah said in the Qur’an:

﴿وَلَقَدْ رَءَاهُ نَزْلَةً أُخْرَى﴾ ﴿عِنْدَ سِدْرَةِ المنْتَهَى﴾

[which means] “He saw him a second time at Sidratul-Muntaha.

 


[1] A huge tree rooted in the sixth Heaven that grows to the seventh.