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The Ladder of Divine Ascent

The Ladder of Divine Ascent

Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad into Heaven

Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad into Heaven

Buraq--Prophet Muhammad's magical horse who carried him in his ascension to heaven.  Islamic tradition calls it Muhammad's Night Journey (from Mecca to Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock up to heaven and back home to Mecca all in one night).

Buraq--Prophet Muhammad's magical horse who carried him in his ascension to heaven. Islamic tradition calls it Muhammad's Night Journey (from Mecca to Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock up to heaven and back home to Mecca all in one night).

Mohammed (on the right, astride Buraq) and the Angel Gabriel (center) talk with Abraham (left) in Paradise. Persian, 15th century.

Mohammed (on the right, astride Buraq) and the Angel Gabriel (center) talk with Abraham (left) in Paradise. Persian, 15th century.

Buraaq (Night of the Ascension)

Buraaq (Night of the Ascension)

Buraq-Muhammad1.jpg (513×612)

Buraq-Muhammad1.jpg (513×612)

Al Buraq is an angelic being with the body of a horse, the head of a woman, and a peacock's tail, who carried the Prophet Muhammad, on the Miraj, the Night Journey through the Seven Heavens to Jerusalem and got him back in the same night.

Al Buraq is an angelic being with the body of a horse, the head of a woman, and a peacock's tail, who carried the Prophet Muhammad, on the Miraj, the Night Journey through the Seven Heavens to Jerusalem and got him back in the same night.

via The Appendix | British Library, Royal 16 G VIII

via The Appendix | British Library, Royal 16 G VIII

Chururgia, by Gerard of Cremona, twelfth century, Codex Series Nova 2641, fol 41 r. Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna.

Chururgia, by Gerard of Cremona, twelfth century, Codex Series Nova 2641, fol 41 r. Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna.

middle ages facts - medieval birth

middle ages facts - medieval birth