There, Prophet Mohamed saw Prophet Adam in first heaven. To Adam's right, the Prophet saw some bodies, and to Adam's left, other bodies. If Adam would look to his right he would laugh, and if he would look to his left he would cry. Adam was seeing the souls of his descendants. Those on his right were his descendants who would die as believers and those on his left were his descendants who would die as non-believers.
Then the Prophet ascended to the second heaven. In this second heaven was where Prophet Muhammad saw Prophets Aissa and Yahya.
The Prophet ascended to the third heaven, where he found Prophet Yusuf. Prophet Yusuf was extremely handsome.
Then the Prophet ascended to the fourth heaven, where he found Prophet Idris.
In the fifth heaven, the Prophet encountered Harun, the brother of Prophet Musa.
In the sixth heaven, he encountered Prophet Musa.
Then the Prophet ascended to the seventh heaven, and that is where our Messenger saw Prophet Ibrahim.
The Prophet saw Prophet Ibrahim with his back against al-Bayt al-Mamur. To the inhabitants of the skies, al-Bayt al-Mamur is like the Kabah is to us, the inhabitants of the earth. Every day 70,000 angels go there; then exit from it, and never return. The next day another 70,000 angels go, come out, and never return. This will continue until the Day of Judgment. In this, there is an indication as to the greatness of the numbers of the angels--their numbers are far more than the numbers of the humans and the jinns together.
In the seventh heaven, Prophet Mohamed saw Sidrat al-Muntaha: a very big tree of sidr. Each of the fruits of this tree is as large as a big jar. The leaves of this tree are similar to the ears of the elephants. Sidrat al-Muntahais an extremely beautiful tree. It is visited by butterflies made of gold. When these butterflies gather on this tree, its beauty is beyond description.
Then the Prophet ascended to what is beyond the seven skies; he entered Paradise. He saw examples of the inhabitants of Paradise and how their situation would be. He saw most of the inhabitants of Paradise are the poor people .
The Prophet saw the Throne which, is the ceiling of Paradise. The Throne is the largest creation of Allah in size; Allah did not create anything bigger in size than it.
Allah created the Throne as a sign of His Power and He did not create the Throne to sit on it.
Allah created the Throne to show His Power. It is carried by four angels, and on the Day of Judgment, it will be carried by eight. The Prophet said he was permitted to speak about one of these angels who carry the Throne. In describing this angel, the Prophet told us the distance between his ear lobe and shoulder is the distance a fast-flying bird would cover in 700 years.
Edited by sameer.84 - 18 June 2012 at 4:07am