Isra’ wal Meraj – Did Prophet Muhammad PBUH see Allah with his Own Eyes?
Did the Prophet Muḥammad (peace and blessings upon him) see Allāh with his own eyes on the night of Isrā’ wal M’erāj?
Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh
Thank you for your question.
There have been extensive discussions regarding the Prophet Muḥammad (peace and blessings upon him) seeing Allāh on the night of ‘Ascension’. Please refer to the following:
“Thus He (Allāh) revealed to His slave what He revealed. The heart did not err in what he saw.” (Qur’ān 53:10)
Ibn Abbās (May Allāh be pleased with him) said, “Muḥammad saw his Lord” (Tirmidhī)
Abū Dhar (May Allāh be pleased with him) states, “I asked the Messenger of Allāh (peace and blessings upon him)”, “Did you see your Lord?” He replied, “I certainly saw His light” (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim)
There is a debate amongst the scholarly fraternity. While some believe the seeing was with his heart, others suggest the seeing was in actuality with his eyes.
And Allah knows best.
Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
Hadith of the Day Imam
Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
Since You’re Here… we have a small favour to ask.
In these extraordinary times, millions rely on HOTD for daily uplifting & inspiring content. Established since 2009 and with your kind support we’ve seen readers elevate their Imaan & strive for better on a daily basis. We’re committed to keeping our content freely available and open for all readers. Every contribution, however big or small, makes a difference and help us spread knowledge to millions daily
HOTD is something special, it’s a place where people can come to be inspired, to renew their faith, to learn and share knowledge, to fall in love with our faith and also our Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him and his family).
All content on HOTD is free. We believe what we do in this life builds for the next one and we work tirelessly with the aim to please Allah and inspire the global Muslim community as
well as providing information and inspiration for anyone interested in Islam. We simply cannot do this without your support and your support helps us continue our services.
If there were ever a time to join us, it is now. You can support HOTD and help sustain our future. Support Hadith of the Day and make a one-off donation or give regularly from as little as £10 a month Jazak’Allah Khayr – whatever you donate will come back to benefit you Insha’Allah as whatever is spent in the way of Allah is an investment in the future and the next life. Thank you.