Al-Isra' wal-Mi'raj

Book Review

فَذَكِّرْ إِن نَّفَعَتِ الذِّكْرَى * سَيَذَّكَّرُ مَن يَخْشَى * وَيَتَجَنَّبُهَا الْأَشْقَى

"Remind mankind as it may help them. Those who fear Allah will remember
and the unfortunate will choose a different way." (Quran 87:9-11)

Al-Isra' wal-Mi'raj: The night journey and the ascension of the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) has tested and shaped the belief and history of Muslims since the sixth century AD and has been a topic of much debate and interpretation by Muslims as well as non-Muslims.

Dr. Abdul Kareem Awad seeks in his latest book to rectify many of the misconception surrounding this Event and in an elegantly written book attempts to guide the Muslims away from the erroneous customs that developed and continue to be practised.

Imam Awad does not lose the opportunity, however, to remind us Muslims about what we should really learn from the Journey and what we must remember of the events surrounding its occurrence. The book brings us closer to the one Creator and enriches our lives by the spiritual significance of Isra' wal-Mi'raj.

About the author

Dr. Abdul Kareem Awad is the Imam at the Rhyl Cultural Centre and advisor to the North Wales Muslim Council, which addresses the issues of Muslims living in that area of Britain, as well as liasing with leaders of various faiths to build bridges and create better religious understanding.

Dr. Awad holds two Doctorates and extensive teaching and research experience across areas stretching from the Middle East and the United Kingdom. Al-Isra' wal-Mi'raj is his sixth book and is published by the Institute of Islamic History (