How The Revelation Began For the Messenger of Allah – Part 1

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Prophet Muhammed is among the prophet of Allah, and like other prophets, he was sent a revelation. This article brush through the story of how the Revelation began for the messenger of Allah.

Read part two of this series. https://muslim-news.com/how-the-revelation-began-for-the-messenger-of-allah-part-2/

The Narration Of How The Revelation Began For Him

Al-Bukhari narrated on the authority of ‘A’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, that she said, “The commencement of the Divine Inspiration to Allah’s Messenger, Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him, was in the form of good dreams which came true like broad daylight, and then the love of seclusion was bestowed upon him.

He used to go in seclusion to the Cave of Hira’ where he used to worship (Allah, the Almighty, Alone) continuously for many days before his desire to see his family overcame him. He used to take food with him on the journey, for the stay and then would come back to (his wife) Khadeejah, may Allah be pleased with her, to take more food supplies, until suddenly the Truth descended upon him while he was in the Cave of Hira’.

The Angel Came And Asked The Prophet To Read

The angel came to him and asked him to read. He replied: ‘I do not know how to read.’ The Prophet said: ‘The angel caught me (forcefully) and pressed me so hard that I could not bear it anymore. He then released me and again asked me to read and I replied: ‘I am not literate.’ Thereupon he caught me again and pressed me a second time until I could not bear it anymore. He then released me and again asked me to read but again I replied: ‘I am not literate.’

Thereupon he caught me for the third time and pressed me; then he released me and said: ‘Read in the Name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists) has created man from a clot. Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous Who has taught (the writing) by the pen. He has taught man that which he knows not’.’ (Soorah Al-‘Alaq 96:1-5)

I Fear That Something May Happen To Me

Then the Messenger of Allah, Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him, returned with the Inspiration and with his heart pounding. He went to Khadeejah Bint Khuwailid, may Allah be pleased with her, and said: ‘Cover me! Cover me!’ They covered him till his fear was over and after that, he told her everything that had happened and said: “I fear that something may happen to me.”

Khadeejah Console The Prophet

Khadeejah, may Allah be pleased with her, replied, ‘Never! By Allah, Allah will never disgrace you. You
keep good relations with your kith and kin, serve your guests generously, assist the weak, benefit those who have nothing and support people afflicted by calamity.’ Khadeejah then took him to her cousin Waraqah Ibn Nawfal Ibn Asad Ibn ‘Abdul-‘Uzza, who, during the pre-Islamic period had become a Christian and used to write Hebrew.

He would write from the Gospel in Hebrew as much as Allah, the Almighty, wished him to write. He was an old man and had lost his eyesight.

Read part two of how the Revelation began for the messenger of Allah. https://muslim-news.com/how-the-revelation-began-for-the-messenger-of-allah-part-2/

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