Buraq, a Super Fast Creatures in Mythology

Isra’ and Mi’raj are important events for Muslims. Rasulullah’s journey from the Grand Mosque to masjid al-Aqsa and then to Sidratul Muntaha is very extraordinary. It was from that journey that Muslims got the 50-time prayer order, which eventually became 5 times.

On this journey that only lasted overnight, Rasulullah saw accompanied by the angel Gabriel and rode buraq, a very fast vehicle. This Buraq until now is a mythology that exists in the lives of people in the Middle East.

Buraq is a mythology in the Middle East

Etymologically, Buraq is derived from the Arabic البراق, al-burāq which means light or lightning. The naming of Buraq refers to its ability to be able to run as fast as lightning.

The form of Buraq is mentioned in a hadith narrated by Anas bin Malik, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said that Buraq is white and long with legs that can go very fast as far as the eye can see. The buraq is also a mythological animal that has long been believed by middle easterners.

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The speed of buraq ridden by the Prophet

In the hadith narrated by Muslim number 164, Buraq has a speed beyond common sense. It can move as long as it can look. That is, if we see him one place, he can already reach other places in a matter of seconds.

In fact, buraq’s speed is very far away from the current technological advances. Quoted from various sources, if Buraq is described as having a speed ability such as lightning or light, then lightning and light can move as far as 186,000 miles or 300 kilometers per second.

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