Date of the Prophethood of Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam
Fatwa No: 85767

Question

What was the date when the Prophet was sent?

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, is His slave and Messenger.

Our beloved Prophet Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) was sent when he reached 40 years of age. This was on the night of Monday, Ramadan 21, which coincides with August 10, 610 C.E. The writer of The Sealed Nectar says, "His (the Prophet's) age was, at the time he was sent, exactly 40 lunar years, 6 months and 12 days. This is equivalent to 39 calendar years, 3 months and 22 days".

Allaah Knows best.

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