Celebrating Eid al-Mab’ath

Date(s) - February 28, 2022
19:00 - 21:00

Islamic Centre of England


The Islamic Centre of England will celebrate the Eid of Mab’ath on Monday 28 Feb’22 19:00-21:00 as follows:

19:00-19:15  Recitation of the Holy Quran

19:15-19:35  The Lecture in Arabic by HIWM Sheikh al-Turaiki

19:35-19:55  Poetry by Brother Noor al-Deen Kazemi in Arabic & English

20:00-20:40  Lecture by HIWM Seyed Hashem Moosavi in English & Farsi

20:40-21:00  Poetry by Haj Behzad Molaee in Farsi

A Short Introduction to Eid al-Mab’ath

The 27th of Rajab marks the day that the angel Jibrā’īl first descended upon Prophet Muḥammad (s) with the opening verses of Sūrah al-ʻAlaq, the 96th chapter of the Qur’ān. This marked the mabʻath, or delegation of the Prophet (s), as the messenger who would convey the final religion of Allah: al-Islam. In a society full of injustice and ignorance, the best of Allah’s creation was appointed with a message to provide guidance and salvation for mankind until the end of time.

Upon the command of Allah, the Prophet (s) started an all-out struggle to invite people towards the truth. This relentless struggle continued throughout the most difficult of conditions. Initially confined to a small number of individuals, day by day the religion of Islam grew. The more the enemies strived to put out the light of Islām, the more it spread.

يُرِيدُونَ لِيُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّـهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَاللَّـهُ مُتِمُّ نُورِهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ

They desire to put out the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will perfect His light though the faithless should be averse. (61:8)

Story: The First Revelation

Prior to the mabʻath, the Messenger of Allah (s) used to frequently escape city life and spend time alone in the cave of Ḥirā’, located north of Makkah. There he would worship Allah and ponder about His creation. Day by day, his humility and submission to Allah increased. On one such day when he was in the cave, something very different happened! It was the 27th of Rajab, coinciding with the day of Nawrūz, when the Prophet (s) was 40 years old.

This special day is described by Imām al-ʻAskarī (a), who says “Then when he completed 40 years of age, Allah the Exalted and Glorious looked at his heart. He found it to be the best of hearts, the greatest, most submissive, and most humble. Therefore He ordered that the doors of the heavens to open and the angels to descend while Muḥammad looked at this. And He ordered that His mercy descend from the bottom of His ‘arsh (throne) down to the head of Muḥammad. And he looked at Jibrā’īl – the trustworthy spirit, encompassed in light, the most beautiful of all the angels – descend upon him, take his upper arm and shake it saying “O Muḥammad! Read!”. He replied “And what should I read?” Jibrā’īl said “O Muḥammad! Read in the Name of your Lord who created; created man from a clinging mass. Read, and your Lord is the most generous, who taught by the pen, taught man what he did not know.”

If the greatness of a day is judged by the grace that Allah (swt) sends down in it, then this is undoubtedly a profoundly grand day in history. This because the blessing of Islam is the greatest blessing that Allah ever gave to humanity. Our heartfelt congratulations to all Muslims on this great and festive day.


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