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Night Journey

noun, Islam.
the journey in which Muhammad was carried from Mecca to Jerusalem and ascended into heaven.
Compare Israʾ, Miʿraj. Unabridged
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night journey

in Islam, the Prophet Muhammad's night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem. As alluded to in the Qur'an (17:1), a journey was made by a servant of God, in a single night, from the "sacred place of worship" (al-masjid al-haram) to the "further place of worship" (al-masjid al-aqsa).

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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