Origin of the name ISRA.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ISRA.
Arabic name, meaning
The words of
the Quran which refer to the wonderful journey, be it in the spirit only
or in the body, are these: "Celebrated be the praises of Him
who took His servant a journey by night from the Sacred Mosque (the
Kaaba at Mecca) to the Remote Mosque (the Temple at Jerusalem), the
precinct of which We have blessed, to show him of our signs! verily, He
both hears and looks." The event accordingly is known as
either the Night Journey (Isra), or the Ascension (Miraj), the latter
referring to the successive stages by which the Prophet mounts through
the seven heavens to pass into the immediate presence of God, far beyond
the limit to which even Gabriel was allowed to soar... (Muhammad and
His Power, Johnstone, 1908)