The Prophet’s First Revelation is a monumental event in Islamic history, marking the beginning of the prophetic mission of Muhammad. According to Islamic tradition, this event took place in the year 610 CE on the 17th day of Ramadan, when Prophet Muhammad was 40 years old.
It is believed that while meditating in the cave of Hira, the angel Gabriel appeared to him with a command from God to “Read” or “Recite.” The words revealed to Muhammad in this and subsequent visits by Gabriel would eventually form the Quran, the holy book of Islam.
Muslims around the world reflect on this moment with deep respect and awe, as it signifies the onset of Islam and the transmission of its divine messages.
The anniversary of the First Revelation is a time for Muslims to contemplate the Quran’s teachings and the responsibilities of human beings as its recipients. Religious sessions, community gatherings, and educational events often take place, focusing on the life of Muhammad and the significance of the revelation as guidance for humanity.
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