The Messenger seeing Allaah in the Night Journey

Question: When the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) was taken on the Night Journey to Al-Aqsa Mosque then ascended to the seven heavens to the Sidrah (Lote Tree), as mentioned in Tafseer Al-Saawee `Alaa Al-Jalalayn, did he see Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) during this Night Journey?

Answer: According to the belief of Ahl-ul-Sunnah wal-Jamaa`ah (adherents to the Sunnah and the Muslim mainstream) which is based on texts of the Sharee`ah, Muhammad (peace be upon him) did not see his Lord. When the Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked about this he replied: I saw Light. And in another narration: Light, how could I see Him. Related by Muslim in his Saheeh (authentic) book. The Prophet (peace be upon him) also stated… read more here.


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