What do wormholes and multiverses have to do with the teachings of the Quran and the secrets of the cosmos?
A lot, actually.
Kitaab has just launched a new title, Isra & Meraaj–The Out Stairways Towards The Lord of the Universes by Alarcon, a Singaporean author and spiritual guide. In a one of its kind book, Alarcon offers a Quranic, Scientific and Metaphysical elucidation of the heavenly journey of Islam’s Prophet Mohammad.
In the year 621 CE, God took the Holy Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) on a miraculous journey known as Isra & Meraaj. He (pbuh) was given a celestial steed, called Buraq, to ride on. He (pbuh) tumbled over a pitcher of water when he (pbuh) was carried away by it. The Buraq reached Masjid Al-Aqsa in a blink of an eye. He (pbuh) then ascended to the Heavens and reached the celestial Lote Tree through a wormhole coined as the celestial ladder. He (pbuh) then went beyond to meet the Lord of the universes. He (pbuh) returned from the Heavens to Jerusalem and back home to find his (pbuh) bed still warm and the pitcher of water which he (pbuh) tumbled over, was not even completely drained out!
How is it possible for anyone to travel in no time? This book attempts to explain the mystery of Isra and Meraaj by the Quranic directives through unifying different branches of knowledge in order to bring it to the very frontiers of our intellect. It explores space time dimensions, the human personality, history, spirituality, the meaning of Buraq, its relation to psychology and the dormant primal energy innate in humans. This book aims to give some possible explanations or at least point to some potential directions without putting a capstone over it thus, leaving it open for readers to explore further.