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Surat Al-Isra
الإسراء
Classification Makkan
Meaning of the name The Night Journey
Other names Bani Israel (Children of Israel)
Statistics
Sura number 17
Number of verses 111
Juz' number 15
Hizb number 29 to 30
Number of Sajdahs 1 (verse 109)
Previous Sura An-Nahl
Next Sura Al-Kahf

Sura Al-Isra (Arabic: سورة الإسراء‎, Sūratu al-Isrā, "The Night Journey"), also called Sura Bani Isra'il (i.e. Children of Israel), is the 17th surah of the Qur'an, with 111 verses.

Content[edit]

This Surah takes its name from the first verse, which tells the story of the Isra and Mi'raj, the transportation of Muhammad during the night to what is referred to as "the farthest Mosque". The exact location is not specified, although in Islamic Hadith this is commonly taken to be the Noble Sanctuary (Temple Mount) in Jerusalem. Some scholars disagree about this (see Isra and Mi'raj). While the city of Jerusalem (or al Quds) is not mentioned by name anywhere in the Qur'an, it is identified in various Hadith. The first verse refers to Mohammed being taken from the 'Sacred Mosque' to the 'Furthest Mosque':

Glory to (Allah) Who did take His servant for a Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque to the farthest Mosque, whose precincts We did bless,- in order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the One Who heareth and seeth (all things).

It is generally agreed upon that the 'Furthest Mosque' refers to Masjid al-Aqsa in Jerusalem and the 'Sacred Mosque' refers to Masjid al-Haram. The Surah also refers to the other Prophets for example, Moses.

This Meccan surah was revealed in the last year before the Hijra. Like all the Meccan surah it stresses the oneness of Allah, the authority of the prophets. However, the primary theme of the Surah is salah (daily prayers), whose number is said to have been fixed at five during the Miraj which it alludes to. In addition, the Surah forbids adultery, calls for respect for father and mother, and calls for patience and control in the face of the persecutions the Muslim community was facing at the time.

Ayah 71 contains a reference to Yawm al-Qiyamah, the Day of Judgement:

One day We shall call together all human beings with their (respective) Imams: those who are given their record in their right hand will read it (with pleasure), and they will not be dealt with unjustly in the least.

Ayah 8 Refers to Hell and states that those who reject the faith will be punished:

It may be that your Lord may (yet) show Mercy unto you; but if ye revert (to your sins), We shall revert (to Our punishments): And we have made Hell a prison for those who reject (all Faith).

However it also states that Allah is merciful and could forgive you.

It also refers to the hereafter and states that there is a punishment for not believing in it(Verse 10):

And to those who believe not in the Hereafter, (it announceth) that We have prepared for them a Penalty Grievous (indeed).

Ayah 13-15 tells us that our fate is in our hands and tells us that what we do will be rewarded or punished for on the Day of Judgement:

Every man's fate We have fastened on his own neck: On the Day of Judgment We shall bring out for him a scroll, which he will see spread open. (It will be said to him:) "Read thine (own) record: Sufficient is thy soul this day to make out an account against thee." Who receiveth guidance, receiveth it for his own benefit: who goeth astray doth so to his own loss: No bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another: nor would We visit with Our Wrath until We had sent a messenger (to give warning).

Ayah 104 tells us that the Children of Israel dwelt securely in the Promised Land.

External links[edit]

Previous sura:
An-Nahl
Surah 17 Next sura:
Al-Kahf
Arabic text

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gulfnews.com

gulfnews.com
Mon, 11 May 2015 04:18:06 -0700

Al Isra'a Wal Mi'raj is an Islamic holiday which is observed annually on the 27th day of the Islamic month of Rajab, according to the Hijiri calendar. This year, as far as the Gregorian calendar is concerned, the holiday falls on Saturday May 16. What ...

Onislam.net

Onislam.net
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 08:33:45 -0700

Its significance has been reinforced by the Islamic incident of Al Isra'a and Al Mi'raj — the night journey from Makkah to Al-Quds and the ascent to the Heavens by Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him). Israel occupied the holy city of ...

MuslimVillage.com (press release) (blog)

MuslimVillage.com (press release) (blog)
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 06:52:30 -0700

Allah the Almighty provides significant insight about man's nature in the Noble Qur'an whereby the human being is considered the crown of creation (Qur'an Al Isra', 17: 70). In honouring mankind with this superiority over other creation, Allah is ...
 
The Star Online
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:03:45 -0700

Surely, the wasters are brothers of satans, and Satan is ever ungrateful to his Lord” (al-Isra', 17:26-27). To understand why wasters are evil, it is important to observe what magnificent resources God provides in nature for the sustenance of all His ...

PPP Focus.com

PPP Focus.com
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:15:00 -0700

Abu Zuhri said that Hamas and other factions will not stand idly on this Israeli assault on Jerusalem's sanctities. Its significance has been reinforced by the Islamic incident of Al Isra'a and Al Mi'raj – the night journey from Makkah to Al-Quds and ...

Free Malaysia Today

Free Malaysia Today
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:10:24 -0700

... Datu and the expose on the Rohingya deaths camps along the border which has shamed the country no end. “All these are signs from God to the leadership and the people,” said Zainuddin in pausing for a religious moment and citing the Surah Al Isra'.
 
Onislam.net
Sat, 01 Jun 2013 04:03:45 -0700

There is no doubt that Al-Isra (the night journey) followed by Al-Miraj (the heavenly ascension) was one of the miracles in the life of our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). According to the most accepted view, it happened on the 27th ...

Hidyatullah.com mengabarkan kebenaran

Hidyatullah.com mengabarkan kebenaran
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 01:48:45 -0700

Al-Qur'an sangat mengecam sifat yang tidak layak disandang manusia yang hina. “Dan janganlah kalian berjalan di atas bumi ini dengan menyombongkan diri, karena kalian tidak akan mampu menembus bumi atau menjulang setinggi gunung.” (al-Isra': 37) ...
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