ENGLISH: A Descriptive Study of Khamsa of Nizami: The Ascent of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH to Heaven

  • Bushra Subhan Qaid e Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Prof. Dr Nosheen Zaheer Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University, Quetta, Pakistan
Keywords: Mirajnama, Isra, Miraj, Islamic Cosmolgy

Abstract

The miraculous journey of Prophet Muhammad PBUH is called Isra nd Miraj. The detail of this journey can be known from the Quran and Hadith. In history this miraculous event was captured by Muslim painters in their Mirajnamas. The one under consideration is khamsa Nizami;s Mirajnam which is a miniature that depicts this night voyage in calligraphic and as well as pictographic form. The calligraphic part includes one Persian peon consisting on nine couplets. While the pictography is influenced by Timurid and Chinese art. This mirajnama is symbolic representation of Islamic cosmology as well as the symbolic representation of every event of Isra and Miraj.  

Author Biographies

Bushra Subhan, Qaid e Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Lecturer and PHD scholar

Prof. Dr Nosheen Zaheer, Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University, Quetta, Pakistan

Associate Professor, Department of Islamic Studies

Published
2022-08-06
How to Cite
Bushra Subhan, & Prof. Dr Nosheen Zaheer. (2022). ENGLISH: A Descriptive Study of Khamsa of Nizami: The Ascent of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH to Heaven. Rahat-Ul-Quloob, 6(2), 10-18. https://doi.org/10.51411/rahat.6.2.2022/413