The First Revelation of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)

It was this worship in solitude that brought him the first revelation. A few verses of Surah Al-Alaq, and al Muddaththir were revealed to him and he was made Basheer and Nazeer (the giver of good tidings and the warner).

Delegation of Prophethood

The Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was Truthful and Trustworthy before his ProphetHood

We have seen the individual and collective aspects of the pure life of the Khatim Al-Anbiya (the seal of Prophets) Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم). On the one hand, he preferred solitude to immerse himself in the knowledge of Allah, to search the straight path and the concentrate on reforming fellow men. Read more: The Brief overview of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)

On the other hand, he spoke the truth with individuals and tribes, truthfulness was his habit and his dealings with other people were very fair. His excellent character endeared him to all people who were unanimous in calling him As-Sadiq and Al-Ameen (the truthful, the trustworthy). The enmity or the hatred that they showed with Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) because of his Prophet Hood, was not seen, at all, with Muhammad bin Abdullah ﷺ whom everyone regarded as sacred and pure.

Jibrael appeared before Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) when He was 40 years old to bring the Message Of Allah

Things began to change when he was forty years old. It was the month of Ramadan and the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was in the cave Hira busy worshipping. Suddenly, Jibril (A.S) appeared before him that Allah had selected him to guide men and Jinn, and appointed him as Prophet and Messenger. Read more: History and Importance of Prophet’s (Peace Be Upon Him) First Visit to Taif

Naturally, this incident was unique in the history of mankind and it brought Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) to great heights from which he shaped up about tremendous reformation and revolution in the lives of men. Because of the importance attached to this incident, it details preserved in the books of Hadith and history from a sound line of transmission. Bukhari, too, has narrated it in Al-Jami As-Sahih, on the authority of Sayyidina Ayshah (رضي الله عنها). Read more: 5 Attempts to Steal the Body of Prophet (P.B.U.H) from Madinah

How the First Revelation was received by Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)?

The first revelations that the Messenger of Allah Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) received were true visions in sleep and every vision he saw came like the bright gleam of dawn. He then became fond of solitude (Privacy or Isolation) and would go alone to the cave on Hira, where he would engage in worship. Sometimes, he would return to his family. Khadija (رضي الله عنها) prepared some provision for him and he returned to the cave with it. Read more: After 25 years, Imam of Masjid-e-Nabwi moved back to Prophet’s Mihrab to offer 5 times prayers

Suddenly, one day, an angel came to him and said,

“Recite!” to which he replied, “I am not a reciter.” The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “He then took me and squeezed me till I was distressed, after which he let me go and said, ‘Recite’ when I said ‘I am not a reciter, he took me and squeezed me a second time till I was distressed letting me go he said, when I replied, I am not a Reciter,’ he took me and said, Recite! In the name of your Lord who created, created man from a clot of blood. Recite! And you’re most bountiful Lord, He Who taught the use of the pen, taught man what he did not know”. The Messenger of Allah came back with the verses, his heart trembling and went into Khadijah (رضي الله عنها) and said: “wrap me up, wrap me up.”

The Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) Informed His Wife Khadijah about what happened with him

 When he became peaceful, he informed Khadijah (رضي الله عنها) that:

“I fear for myself.” She replied, by no means, I swear by Allah that He will never shame you. You join ties of relationship, you speak the truth, you bears people’s burden, you entertain guests, and you help against the vicissitudes which affect people’s rights”.

Khadijah, the Wife of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) took him to Cousin after the above incident

Khadijah (رضي الله عنها) then took him to Waraqa bin Nawfal, her paternal cousin (who was a true Cristian and knew the Hebrew language and used to write the Bible (Injil) but had then grown very old and had lost his eyesight), she said to him, listen, cousin, to what your nephew has to say.” Waraqa asked him and the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) informed him what he had seen. Read more: Who was Khadija Bint Khuwaylid and What Role She Played for Islam?

Waraqa said, “It is the Prophet Hood (Namus) whom Allah sent to Musa. Would that I were a young man during your Prophetic career! Would that I might be alive when your people expel you! The Messenger of Allah asked,” Will they expel me?” And he replied, “Yes, no man has ever brought anything like what you brought without meeting hostility. If I see your day, I shall give you strong help”. Waraqa died soon afterward.

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