“لَوْ أَنزَلْنَا هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ عَلَىٰ جَبَلٍ لَّرَأَيْتَهُ خَاشِعًا مُّتَصَدِّعًا مِّنْ خَشْيَةِ اللَّهِ ۚ وَتِلْكَ الْأَمْثَالُ نَضْرِبُهَا لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَفَكَّرُون”
“If we had sent down this Quran upon a mountain, you would have seen it humbled and coming apart from fear of Allah. And these examples we present to the people that perhaps they will give thought.”
There were signs indicating the prophecy of Muhammad peace be upon him before the revelation to him, for example, there was a stone in Mecca before the mission salutes the Prophet in Mecca whenever he passed and he also saw the vision in sleep and then he saw it in the next day in fact as he saw it exactly and other things. Then he loves to be alone so that he can worship Allah in the cave of Hira for days, then be back to get water and drink then be back to the cave, the angle came to him suddenly and appeared to him and asked him to Read, the prophet said, I cannot read, he repeated the question three times until the prophet was very tired in the beginning of revelation, as the angel hugged And left him three times and it was the first to come down from the Quran as saying:-
“اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ خَلَقَ الْإِنْسَانَ مِنْ عَلَقٍ اقْرَأْ وَرَبُّكَ الْأَكْرَمُ الَّذِي عَلَّمَ بِالْقَلَمِ عَلَّمَ الْإِنْسَانَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَمْ”
“Recite in the name of your Lord who created- Created man from a clinging substance- Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous- Who taught by the pen- Taught man that which he knew not.”
So the Prophet was afraid and then he returned to his home and entered on the mother of the believers Khadija asked her to cover him until the fear went away from him, then he told Khadija about that matter while he was afraid, Khadija said to him I swear, Allah will save you because you always contact with your kinship and help the poor and honored the guest. Then, she went with him to Waraqa Ibn Nawfal her cousin and he was a Christian in the pre-Islam era and he was writing the Bible and the Torah and also, he was a great blind Sheikh. Khadija asked him to listen to what Muhammad is going to say after listening, Waraqa told Muhammad; O my nephew tell me, what do you see?
The prophet told him about what he saw, then Waraqa told him that this is the same revelation that Allah revealed to Moses and then said to him I wish to be alive when you get your message and I will support you when your people expel you out of Mecca, then the Prophet asked him; are they going to expel me out? Waraqa replies; yes. Every prophet like you was expelled out by his people and be an enemy to them.
Then, the revelation was stopped for a period of time. And one day while the prophet was walking, an angel sitting on a chair between heaven and earth came again and said to him, oh Muhammed, you are the Messenger of Allah and this was the first of revelation after seeing him that day in the cave.
What we understand from this story since the beginning of revelation, Allah prepared Muhammad and chose him up of all people and gave him the good behavior, as he did not worship idols or do vices before prophecy and also we can understand from this story that Allah endeared to the prophet the worship and to be alone to worship Allah to be close to him, and we learn also from this story that the sunnah of Allah is to test his prophets and the righteous slaves to pure their hearts and raise them by degree in paradise.
And to know that the beginning of the revelation of the Quran was not easy, but it was the best event ever, it is the greatest book known to creation since the creation of people to the day of Resurrection, everyone understands this book strongly, Allah will raise him by degrees in the life and hereafter.
It has been revealed on Muhammad PBUH so, he was the best creature ever and imam of the messengers and the Quran has been descended in the nation of Muhammad so, it was the best of the nations and it has been descended on the night of decree so, it was a night of a thousand months and it has been come down in the month of Ramadan so, it was the best month.
The Quran fills what it touches with a blessing and increases the one who learn it an honor. The beginning of revelation was a turning point of the world, what was before the Quran is something and what was after the revelation of it is something else. Even the heaven and its conditions have been changed as it has been filled with powerful guards and burning flames when the Quran has been sent down so, the jinn could not listen to the news of the heaven.
Or steal anything of the words of the angels after the descent of the Quran until the Jinn wondered and spread in the land looking for the cause until some of them heard some of the Quran and knew that the earth changed by the descent of this great book. Allah bless us and bless you with learning and teaching it.