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tonight commemorates the Prophet Muhammad’s night journey - carried by the creature buraq from Mecca to Jerusalem and then into the heavens, he met Adam, Jesus, John the Baptist, Moses, and Abraham, finally reaching the Throne of God. buraq images in Indonesia - a thread 🧵 1/ Image
Images of buraq were part of the decorations carved into traditional wood buildings used for public and ritual purposes in Aceh, in northern Sumatra. Here is buraq in the fable of a meunasah, a traditional village hall, built in 1950. photo from Maritime Asia Heritage Survey Image
Here’s another image of buraq in Acehnese carving, this one from a traditional wood house. This style of building is pre-colonial. Photo from Kominitas Beulangong Tanoh Image
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