What exactly was the Buraaq

Please can you provibe clarity as to what exactly was the Buraaq?

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

The Buraaq was the animal used by Rasulullah Sallalahu ‘alayhi Wa Sallam on the night of M’iraaj, on which he travelled from Makkah Mukarama to Baytul Maqdis (known today as Palestine). From this point on, Rasulullah Sallalahu ‘alayhi Wa Sallam ascended the heavens with Hazrat Jibreel ‘alayhi Salaam.

Buraaq was a unique animal, it was white in colour, smaller than a horse and larger than a mule and it travelled at an unimaginable speed.

Hazrat Anas Radhiyallahu ‘anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallalahu ‘alayhi Wa Sallam said:

“I came with Buraaq, it is a white animal, smaller than a horse and larger than a mule; its hooves reaches the extent of its sight. I rode it and it travelled with me until I arrived at Baytul Maqdis. Then I tied it on the ring on which the Prophets used to tie their animals.”

[Tafseer ibni katheer pg.4 vol.3 Darul Mufeed]

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Wassalamu ‘alaykum

Maulana Zakariyya bin Ahmed,
Student Darul Ifta

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Ifta, Madrasah In’aamiyyah

Source : Askimam.org

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