How did Prophet Muhammad lead other prophets in Salaah in al-Israa’ Wa al-Mi`raaj?

Question 537: In the story of al-Israa’ (night journey), it was narrated that the Messenger (peace be upon him) led the Prophets in Salaah (prayer); how did this take place while they were already dead?

Answer: His leading other the Prophets in Salaah during Al-Israa’ is authentically proven and we should believe in it. As to how they attended, it is of the knowledge of Ghayb (Unseen) that no one knows but Allaah, and He is Able to do all more here.

Second treatise: Celebrating the Night of Israa’ and Mi`raaj : Warning against Bid’ah

All praise be to Allaah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allaah, and upon his family and Companions.

There is no doubt that Israa’ (Night Journey) and Mi`raaj (Ascension to Heaven) are among Allaah’s Great Signs that testify to the truthfulness of His Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his great status in the Sight of Allaah (Exalted be He). They are also signs of Allaah’s Awe-Inspiring Power and His Exaltation above all His creation. Allaah (Glorified be He) says… read more here.