The Night Journey experience, presented in classical accounts of the Prophet’s life as a gift from God and a consecration for the Messenger, the Elect (al-Mustafa) was a real trial for Muhammad and those around him. It marked the boundary between those believers whose faith radiated in their trust in this Prophet and his message and the others, who were taken aback by the improbability of such a story.

The hearts of all humans are between the fingers of Allah, and He turns them in any way that He desires. The Arabic word for heart, qalb, comes from the root qalaba, which means to change, alter, transform, or convert. The heart is constantly changing, and the greatest fear is that it would change from belief to disbelief. Even the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to supplicate for an obedient heart, saying: "Verily, the hearts of all the sons of Adam are between two fingers of the Compassionate, like one heart. He turns that to any direction He likes." Then the Messenger of Allah said: "O Allah, the Turner of the hearts, turn our hearts to Your obedience." [Muslim]

Prophets were completely trustworthy and asked no wage for their services. Among his own people, Prophet Muhammad was famous for his trustworthiness even before his proclamation of Prophethood. He was known as al-Amin (the Trustworthy). Like his predecessors, he asked no wage for calling to God.

Any author might have a "personal view," that was developed by personal or social circumstances, but such a view has to be figured out, and its reasons have to be analyzed and assessed, to evaluate the differences and find out the outweighing interpretation. Tolerating different views does not mean necessarily that they are equally valid or convincing. It is the responsibility of and the challenge for the human intellect, in any time and place, to figure out the Quranic idea, according to the intellectual merits and capability on one side, and to the existing cultural and social circumstances on the other, since an interpretation of a Quranic text is not merely a linguistic or formal exercise. The Quran is a living guidance that continuously reveals new angles of interpretation according to the development of individual intelligence and social experience. It cannot be ambiguous or contradictory if it's ideas interact with the divine gift of the human mind. Prominent commentators on the Quran and the Sunna, and prominent theologians and jurists as well might have different interpretations, but each presented his argument for his view against others.

Al-e-Imran (The House of Imran) - Chapter 3: Verse 84

"We believe in God, and in that which has been revealed to us, which is that which was revealed to Abraham and Ismail and Jacob and the tribes [of Israel], as well as that which the Lord revealed to Moses and to Jesus and to all the other Prophets. We make no distinction between any of them; we submit ourselves to God."