The Philosophy of Miraj Shareef: Revealed by Dr. Muhammad Allama Iqbal
The journey of Miraj of Prophet SAW is what Science defines now as ‘time travel’.
Physics have proved that anything travelling at speed of light will bent the fabric of time.
Hence when Prophet returned back on earth after spending significant time viewing Heavens and meeting
Allah, Hazrat Aisha R.A. said that the door chain was still moving as he left and returned. His span of times in other worlds was merely a split second on Earth.
Prophet’s opponents at Makkah ridiculed such claim, a concept unbelievable at that time. However, Hazrat Abu Bakr R.A. and other companions stood by Prophet. At this occasion, Prophet gave Abu Bakr the title of Sadeeq, The Truthful one.
A thousand of years later, the variation of time was confirmed by Einstein. Light (Noor) is the only force that is always constant, which Allah has attributed to him (Allah is Noor of Heavens and Earth).
Dr. Allama Iqbal lived thought the times when theory of space time was revolutionised by Einstein. With his exceptional study of Islam and Sufism as well as an interest in Metaphysics, Allama Iqbal presented the philosophy of Miraj Sharif in below beautiful verses:
Sabaq Mila Hai Yeh Miraj-e-Mustafa (S.A.W.) Se Mujhe
Ke Aalam-e-Bashriyat Ki Zadd Mein Hai Gardoon
Ye Kainat Abhi Na-Tamaam Hai Shayad
Ke Aa Rahi Hai Dama-dam Sadaay ‘Kun Fayakun’
In Muhammad SAW’s Miraj, I have learned this lesson
That in reach of mankind exist great heavens
This universe perhaps is still incomplete.
Since God’s order to create Universe (Be and it happens) still echoes faraway.