Imam Sadiq Online Seminary offers heartfelt felicitation on the Occasion of 27th of Rajab, Eid al-Mab’th
The Tenth Imam, Imam al-Hadi (a) narrates:
"When Muhammad(s) gave up the business at Shaam and gave all the things Allah had bestowed upon him to the poor, he would go the cave of Haraa every day and gaze at the wonders of Allah’s mercy. He would contemplate over the geniuses of Allah's blessings and the novelties of His wisdom.
He would set his eyes around the skies, the horizons of the earth, the seas, the valleys, the plains and the deserts. He would learn lessons from observing all those signs of power and blessings of Allah; and from that entire scenery, he would remember the majesty of Allah, the creator. On this basis he would worship Allah with a great insight. When he reached the age of forty, Allah took a look at his heart, and considered his heart as the best and softest hearts of all.
At that moment Allah ordered to open the doors of the heavens. Muhammad (s) would gaze at the skies from there. Allah then ordered the angels to descend. They obeyed and descended while Muhammad (s) was able to see them. Allah showered His blessings and special attention from the abyss of the heavens upon the head and face of Muhammad (s).
At that moment Muhammad (s) gazed at Gabriel who was surrounded by a halo of light. Gabriel came close, held and shook his arm, and says:
‘O Muhammad! Read!’
-He asked: ‘What shall I read?’
‘Read in the name of your Lord who has created this world and all the worlds. Has created man from a leech [Spermatozoa]. Read and your Lord is the most honourable, who taught (to write) with the pen; taught man what he knew not.’
“Certainly (the Almighty) has conferred a benefit upon the faithful when he appointed among them a prophet from themselves, reciting to them His verses and purifying them, and teaching them the Book and the wisdom, although they were surely in manifest error before that.” (The holy Quran, 3:164)