Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy Eid of Mabas

The cave Hira in the mountain Jabal al-Nour where, The place that Muhammad received his first revelation (Reference of the photo: Wikipedia)

At some point Muhammad adopted the practice of meditating alone for several weeks every year in a cave on Mount Hira near Mecca. During one of his visits to Mount Hira, the angel Gabriel appeared to him in the year 610 and commanded Muhammad to recite the following verses:

Proclaim! (or read!) in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created- Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood: Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful,- He Who taught (the use of) the pen,- Taught man that which he knew not.(Qur'an 96:1-5)

upon receiving his first revelations Muhammad was deeply distressed and contemplated throwing himself off the top of a mountain but the spirit moved closer and told him that he has been chosen as a messenger of God. To know more please click here.

Reference of the text: wikipedia

Medina- Prophet Muhammad's Mosque- is taken last summer

The anniversary of that event became one of the greatest Muslim's celebrity which is named "Eid of Mabas". "Eid" means celebrity and "Mabas" means to be chosen (here as the messenger of God) .