Millions of Muslims across the world are celebrating Eid al-Mab’ath, the anniversary of the day Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him and his progeny,received his first revelation and was chosen as Allah’s final messenger.
To commemorate the revered occasion, Shia Muslims celebrate in the holy city of Najaftoday, where a massive pilgrimage is taking place at Imam Ali Holy Shrine.
Prior to his prophetic mission, Muhammad, peace be upon him and his progeny, used to retreat to the Hira cave, located on Nour Mountain outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, spending many hours alone in prayer and reflecting on life.
He was especially concerned about social unrest, injustice, widespread discrimination, fighting among tribes and abuse of tribal authorities prevalent in pre-Islam Arabia.