15 May 2015

Ma'bath: The Beginning of Prophethood

On the 27th of Rajab when the Holy Prophet (S) was 40 years old, he received the first revelations of the Quran (96:1-5). The first word was Iqra, Read! It was brought to him by Angel Jibrael in the cave of Hira. This night is known as Mab'ath or the night when he was given the responsibility of Prophethood. The whole Quran was revealed to the Holy Prophet (S) on Laylatul Qadr in the month of Ramadhan and then gradually over a period of 23 years to the people.
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