The place where the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, received revelation most
Fatwa No: 246955

  • Fatwa Date:13-4-2014 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 13, 1435
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Question

Where did Mohammad most receive revelations through Jibrel alayhis-salaam? outside or inside his house

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Jibreel  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention came to the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) for the first time outside his house in the Cave of Hiraa’. Sometimes he came to him inside the house and sometimes outside the house. In the Hadeeth reported by Muslim, Jibreel came to the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) and the Companions (outside the Prophet's house) to teach them their religion. Also, ‘Aa’ishah narrated that the revelation came down to the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) in her home.

We have not come across a text that shows where he received revelation most, and this does not result in a significant benefit. A person should occupy himself with what benefits him.

Allaah Knows best.

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