Question: What is the Lote Tree of the Utmost Boundary (Sidra al Muntaha)?
Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
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The Lote-Tree of the Utmost Boundary (Sidra al Muntaha) is a physical tree at the brink of the physical world at which Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) and Sayyidna Jibril came to on the miraculous Night Journey (Isra wa Miraj). Thereupon, the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) went on to see Allah.
The tree is unfathomably beautiful, it has very large leaves and four rivers stem from its roots: two in Paradise and two upon Earth (Fath al Bari, Ibn Hajar al Asqalani).
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Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language