The Prophet (s.a.w.) and Messenger
At the age of forty, Jibril (a.s.) descended to reveal to him the seal of messages beginning with the first divine verses:
Read in the name of your Lord Who created. He created man from a clot. Read and your Lord is Most Honourable, Who taught (to write) with the pen, Taught man what he knew not...
Holy Qur'an (96:1-5)
It was so great, so majestic and so glorious an experience to receive the revelation, that he felt a little tired, and so he lay down on his bed to have some rest. During these critical moments Jibril appeared to him for the second time:
O you who are clothed! Arise and warn, And your Lord garments do purify, And uncleanness do shun,...
Holy Qur'an (73:1-5)
Thus, Allah ordered His Prophet to carry His message to all people.
Adapted from the book: "Muhammad The Messenger of Allah"
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