Mab’ath of Chief of Prophets (P.B.U.H)
Highlighting the significance of 27 Rajab, history recounts a very important event that took place on this date. It is Mab’ath (Holy Prophet Muhammad’s, peace be upon him and his progeny, official appointment to the Prophetic Mission).
Mab’ath (Holy Prophet Muhammad’s, peace be upon him and his progeny, official appointment to the Prophetic Mission) signals the turning point in the history of the world as the Seal of Messengers with the final revelation was finally brought into this material world.
Prophet Muhammad Ibn Abdellah Al-Mustafa, peace be upon him and his progeny, says: “Kuntu Nabiyan Wa Adam Bain Al-Maa’ Wat Teen” (I was Prophet even when (Prophet) Adam was in between Water and Clay). However, the time and day when Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him and his progeny, was ordered by Allah to declare his Prophethood to the world was 27 Rajab, 40th year of elephant (610 C.E.). At that time he was 40 years old.
On that day he was in the cave of Hira, and the Angel Gabriel came to him conveying to him the following message of Allah: “Read in the name of thy Lord Who created, Created man from a clot (of congealed blood): Read and thy Lord is most Bountiful, He Who taught with the pen, taught man that which he knew not.” (The Holy Qur'an, 96:1-5).
These were the first verses to be revealed. The flow of the Divine message which continued for the next 23 years had begun, and the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, had arisen to proclaim the Unity of God and the Unity of Mankind, to demolish the edifice of superstition, ignorance, and disbelief, to set up a noble conception of life, and to lead mankind to the light of faith and celestial bliss.