Meaning of Miʿraj

Mi•عraj

Pronunciation: (mēr'äj), [key]
— n. Islam.
  1. Muhammad's miraculous ascension from Jerusalem, through the seven heavens, to the throne of God. The site from which he ascended is now the shrine of the Dome of the Rock. Cf. Isra&hamza;, Night Journey.
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