Praise be to Allah Who chose His praiseworth servant Muhammad (saw) for the Message, distinguished him with the night journey on the lightening-mount Buraq, and caused him to ascend the ladders of perfection to the high heavens to show him of the greatest signs of his Lord. He raised him until he reached the Lote-tree of the Farthest Boundary where ends the science of every Messenger-Prophet and every Angel Brought Near, where lies the Garden of Retreat, to the point that he heard the sound of the pens that write what has befallen and what is to befall. Contents: Al-Isra' & Jerusalem The Seven heavens The lote-Tree & Paradise The divine Meeting The descent About the Author Shaykh Muhammad 'Alawi al-Maliki was Shaykh al-Islam fil-Balad al-Haram, the educator of Ahl al-sunna and light of the House of the Prophet (saw) in our time, a major contemporary Scholar of hadith, commentary of Qur'an, Law, doctrine, tasawwuf, and prophetic biography (sira). He passed away in 1425/2004. Allah have mercy on him.
About the Translator Dr. Gibril Fouad Haddad was born in Beirut in 1380/1960. He embraced Islam while a graduate student in French literature at Columbia University in New York. He lives in Damascus. Since 1997 he has published many translations of classical texts by the living masters of the past and present.