Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) saw celestial light at the Sidratul Muntaha

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Is this narration authentic?

رفعت لي سدرة المنتهى فرأيت عندها نورا عظيما



This is part of a longer narration recorded by Imam Tirmidhi on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He has declared the Hadith authentic (hasanun sahih).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3360)


See the first part of the Hadith here.



[During the Mi’raj, I was shown] the Sidratul Muntaha (the lote tree which marks the end of the seventh heaven) and I saw great celestial light there.

(See ‘Umdatul Qari, Hadith: 3207 and ‘Tuhfatul Ahwadhi, Hadith: 3360)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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