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* تفسير Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi

{ يٰأَيُّهَا ٱلْمُدَّثِّرُ } * { قُمْ فَأَنذِرْ } * { وَرَبَّكَ فَكَبِّرْ } * { وَثِيَابَكَ فَطَهِّرْ }

(O thou enveloped in thy cloak…) [74:1-4]. Abu Ishaq Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Muqri’ informed us> ‘Abd al-Malik ibn al-Walid> his father> al-Awza‘i> Yahya ibn Abi Kathir> Abu Salamah> Jabir who related that the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, said to them: “I stayed in Hira’ for a month and when my stay came to an end, I came down. As I was in the middle of the valley, I was called. I looked in front and behind me, to my right and to my left, but could not see anyone. I was called once again. I raised my head, and I saw on a throne in midair [i.e. Gabriel peace be upon him]. I said: ‘Wrap me up, wrap me up!’ And they threw water over me. Allah, glorified and majestic is He, then revealed (O thou enveloped in thy cloak, Arise and warn! Thy Lord magnify, Thy raiment purify)”. Narrated by Muslim> Zuhayr ibn Harb> al-Walid ibn Muslim> al-Awza‘i.


Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi , trans. Mokrane Guezzou