With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Sura 17 (Bani-Isra’il)
This sura deals with various laws and ethics that Allah has laid down for believers. It also deals with the Bani Israeel after introducing the Isra or night journey where Allah SWT facilitated the journey of the Prophet SAW from Makkah to the distant mosque.
Verse 1: Glory to (Allah) Who did take His servant for a Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque to the farthest Mosque, whose precincts We did bless,- in order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the One Who heareth and seeth (all things).
The purpose of the journey was for Allah to show His signs to His messenger. Some understand verse 60 later in the Sura referring to the “Ruya” or vision as it relates to the showing of the signs in this verse.