Prophet Muhammed is among the prophet of Allah, and like other prophets, he was sent revelation. This article brush through the story of how the Revelation began for the messenger of Allah.
Waraqah’s Comment On The Revelation
Khadeejah, may Allah be pleased with her, said to Waraqah, ‘Listen to the story of your nephew, O my
cousin!’ Waraqah asked, ‘O my nephew! What have you seen?’ The Messenger of Allah, Peace and
Blessings of Allah be upon him, described what he had seen. Waraqah said, ‘This is the same one who keeps the secrets (the Angel Jibraeel, peace be upon him) whom Allah sent to Moosa. I wish I were young and I wish that I could live up to the time when your people will drive you out.’
The Messenger of Allah, Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him, asked: ‘Will they drive me out?’ Waraqah replied, ‘Yes. All those who have brought something similar to what you brought were treated with disdain and hostility; and if I should remain alive till the day when you will be turned out, then I would support you strongly.’
‘You Are Indeed The Messenger Of Allah’ Angel Jibraeel Said
Waraqah did not remain (alive); he died, and the Divine Inspiration also paused for a while; and the Prophet, Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him, became so sad, as we have heard, that he intended several times throw himself from the tops of high mountains, and every time he went up the top of a mountain in order to throw himself down, Jibraeel, may Allah plead with him, would appear before him and say, ‘O Muhammad! You are indeed the Messenger of Allah in truth, ‘ whereupon his heart would become quiet and he would calm down and return home.
And whenever the period of the coming of the inspiration used to become long, he would do as before, but when he reached the top of a mountain, Jibraeel (Peace be upon him) would appear before him and say to him what he had said before.”
The Commencement Of The Divine Inspiration
The Mother of the Believers, ‘A’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, 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 bright daylight.”
This strengthens the narration related by Muhammad Ibn Ishaq Ibn Yasar on the authority of ‘Ubaid Ibn ‘Umar Al-Laithi, in which it was stated that the Prophet, Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him, said: “Jibraeel came to me with a rug of silk brocade on which there was writing, while I was sleeping, and he said: “Read!” I asked: “What shall I read?” Then he pressed me until I felt that I was dying, then he released me.”
That’s how the revelation began, however, as the Quran explain, and all of the scholar’s belief. After the Prophet (PBUH) died, there’s nothing like a revelation. Because he is the seal of the prophethood.
Taken from: Taken from Al-Bidayah wa’l-Nihayah by Ibn Katheer.