House of Umme Hani (may Allah be pleased with her)
It is believed that in this area, on the side of the gates, Bab-e-Abdul Aziz, was the home of Umme Hani (may Allah be pleased with her), the Prophet’s cousin (saw) and daughter of Abu. Talib It was from here that the Prophet (saw) was summoned by Angel Jibraeel (peace be upon him) and taken to Bayt al-Maqdis in Jerusalem. This incident is known as Al-Isra (night trip) and occurred around 621 CE years.
The event of a night trip to Jerusalem is mentioned in Sura al-Isra (also known as Sura Bani Israeel) in the Quran: “Glory to Him Who took His Slave on a night journey from the Sacred Mosque to the furthest Mosque,” The mosque whose precincts we blessed. “[Quran 17: 1]
The Prophet (saw) prayed evening prayers with Umm Hani and her family, then they all went to bed. At dawn, he told them: “I prayed with evening prayers with you in this valley, then I went to Jerusalem, where I prayed, and here I pray with you at sunrise prayers.” “The Messenger of Allah,” said Umm Hani, “Do not tell people about it, lest they reject and injure you.” “Indeed, I will say,” said the Prophet (saw).
The Prophet (I saw) went to the Kaaba, where he began to talk about his wonderful journey and ascension to heaven. Meccan pagans, of course, ridiculed his claims. Some ran to Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) and told him a story, thinking that it would shake his faith in the Prophet. “If he said that,” said Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him), “this must be true.” Abu Bakr’s answer about why he believes inspires all generations of Muslims. Since he believed that the Prophet is indeed a prophet, to whom the angel brought revelations from Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, why should he not also believe the Prophet’s story of his travels in space and time? From that day on, Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) was called Siddeeq, the one who believes.
In an attempt to prove that the Prophet (saw) lied, those Meccans who were familiar with Jerusalem and the Holy Mosque (al-Aqsa) questioned him about his journey. The Prophet (saw) described everything in detail, and no one could reproach his description. In addition, the Prophet (saw) told Meccan about the caravan going from Jerusalem to Mecca, mentioning the number of camels, their condition and the time when they arrive in Mecca. A caravan from Jerusalem appeared just when the Prophet (saw) said that this would happen, and everyone saw that his description was accurate. But the pagans remained constrained by their unbelief.
Some scholars believe that the Prophet (saw) went to bed at night in the house of Umme Hani (may Allah be pleased with her), then rose after a short time and went to the Ka’bah because he liked to visit him at night. While he was there, the desire to sleep again seized him, and he lay down in the hijr. It was from here that Angel Jibraeel (peace be upon him) woke him.
The real name of Umme Hani was Fakhita. She grew up with the Prophet (saw).