7 - The First Revelation

In the year 610, during the last ten days of the month of Ramadan, when Prophet Muhammad was in Hira, Archangel Gabriel appeared to him.

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8 - Interruption in the Course of Revelation

A break in revelation occurred for some time following the first revelation. The interruption that Divine revelation underwent when the gravity and difficulty of the first revelation had scarcely passed caused Prophet Muhammad great anxiety.

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9 - The First Muslims

With the Divine command to convey God’s message to the people, Prophet Muhammad now started to invite those around him to the religion of Islam. This invitation continued for up to three years in secret.

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10 - Open Invitation

The public invitation to Islam started in Makka after the fourth year of Prophethood. The Prophet Muhammad’s first and most important addressees were the Quraysh.

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11 - Emigration to Abyssinia

As Islam gradually spread in Makka, the attitudes of the Makkan polytheists towards the Muslims became even harsher and their verbal opposition was now joined with physical intervention.

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12 - The Boycott

The Quraysh decided to counteract the power of influence that the Prophet gained with Hamza and ‘Umar’s acceptance of Islam.

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13 - The Year of Sorrow

In the tenth year of Prophethood, the Prophet’s uncle Abu Talib, who had given him constant support, and his wife Khadija, with whom he had shared a happy life for twenty-five years, passed away only three days apart from one another.

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14 - Inviting the People of Ta'if to Islam

In the period spanning the tenth year of Prophethood until the Emigration, the Prophet turned his focus outside Makka in communicating the message of Islam to the people. Taking Zayd ibn Harith with him, the Prophet went to Ta’if where the Thaqif tribe lived.

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16 - The 'Aqaba Allegiance

From the first years of his Prophethood, Prophet Muhammad showed great efforts to convey the message to those coming to Makka for pilgrimage as well as those coming to the city’s fairs for trade.

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17 - The Emigration (Hijra)

After the second Aqabah pledge to Prophet Muhammad, he gave permission to his companions to emigrate (hijrah) to Yathrib.

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