Miʿraj

[ meer-ahj ]
/ ˈmɪər ɑdʒ /

noun Islam.

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.

Origin of Miʿraj

From the Arabic word miʿrāj literally, ladder, stairs
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  • We need not copy the descriptions of this Ascension, or "Miraj," in every detail.

    The Life of Mohammad|Etienne Dinet