Note: Insha’Allah the June 2020 Monthly Tarbiyyah Programme Quiz shall be based on this article. (Quiz is for boys between the ages of 8 and 11 years)

Prophethood 

On the outskirts of Makkah is a mountain with a cave in it called the cave of Hira. Our beloved Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) used to spend time in this cave remembering Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’la). He would stay there for many days.

 

One day, whilst our beloved Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) was busy remembering Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’la), the Archangel Jibrail (Alayhis salam) came to him with revelation from Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’la). Jibrail (Alayhis salam) is the angel appointed by Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’la) to bring his message to all his prophets (Alayhimus salam). He recited the following verses of the Glorious Qura’n to our beloved Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam):

 

Read in the name of your Lord who created (everything) – created man from a clot of blood. Read, and your Lord is Most Gracious, who taught by means of the pen. He taught man what he did not know. (96:1-5)

 

With these verses our beloved Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) was honoured with prophethood and given the responsibility of conveying the message of Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’la) to mankind. Our beloved Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) was 40 years of age.

 

Our beloved Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) returned home and conveyed the Message, first to his wife Sayyidah Khadijah (Radiyallahu anha) and then to those who were close to him. He said, “Allah is only one, and I am His last and final messenger.”

 

The good people of Makkah Al-Mukarramah accepted his call and accepted Islam. The first woman to accept Islam was Sayyidah Khadijah (Radiyallahu anha). The first man to accept Islam was Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (Radiyallahu anhu). The first child to accept Islam was Sayyiduna Ali (Radiyallahu anhu). The first slave to accept Islam was Sayyiduna Zayd (Radiyallahu anhu).

 

 

 

 

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