The Second Addendum
to the Twenty-Fourth Letter
[This is about the Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad (UWBP)]
In His Name!
And there is nothing but it glorifies Him with praise.(17:44)
In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.
For, indeed, he saw him at a second descent; * Near the Lote-tree of the farthest limit; * Near it is to the Garden of Abode. * Behold, the Lote-tree was shrouded in mystery unspeakable! * [His] eye did not waver, nor yet did it stray; * Truly did he see some of the most profound of his Sustainer’s signs.(53:13-18)
[We shall explain in five points, the section on the Ascension in the Mevlid of the Prophet (UWBP).1]
Süleyman Efendi, in the Mevlid which he wrote, recounts a sad love story about Buraq, which was brought from Paradise. Since Süleyman Efendi was one of the saints and the story is based on narrations, it must surely express a truth.
The truth of the matter must be this: the creatures of the Eternal Realm are closely connected with the light of God’s Most Noble Messenger (Upon whom be blessings and peace). For it is through the light that he brought that Paradise and the world of the hereafter will be inhabited by mankind and the jinn. If it had not been for him, there would have been no eternal happiness, and mankind and the jinn, who have the ability to benefit from all the creatures of Paradise, would not have dwelt there; in that sense it would have remained empty, a wasteland.
As is explained in the Fourth Branch of the Twenty-Fourth Word, a sort
A Mevlid is a recitation by special singers of the long poem about the Prophet Muhammad (UWBP) written by Süleyman Çelebi, who died in Bursa 780/1378.