Chapter 3: The Prophet’s mission

Divine Revelation first descended upon the Prophet (peace be upon him) at the age of forty during his solitary retirement for Tahannuth (worship) in Hira’ Cave There, the Angel Jibreel (Gabriel, peace be upon him) was sent down to him during one of these retreats and embraced him powerfully, then released him and said, “Iqra!” This was the beginning of the prophetic mission… read more here.