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Sidrat Al-Muntaha

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in response to reader comment: Ibn Kathir and al-Tabari tell us that the one who spoke to Muhammad in Q53 is Gabriel

Submitted by Guardian of Deen (Canada), Dec 1, 2013 at 18:10

This is what I am refering to ...

This Sidrat Al Muntaha, is the farthest anything can go beyond, including the Angels,

So in Surah Al-Najm (53) when God says "and he cetainly saw him in another descent" 53:13

this means that when Gabriel reached Sidrat Al-Muntaha after taking Prophet Muhammad on Al-Buraq (that you always like to comment about, and that is why I metioned it here again), he stopped there and could not continue any farther, but Prophet Muhammad continued alone until he was beyond the boundaries of the utmost boundary after Sidrat Al-Muntaha alone to stand in front of Almighty, then when Prophet Muhammad returned from his audience with God, he descended back to Sidrat Al-Muntaha where he saw Gabriel Again. - this verse refers to this point

read the Ascension Hadith related to us by Al-Bukhari

"... Then I was made to ascend to Sidrat Al-Muntaha......"


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