Tradition ascribes this day in the year 610 CE as the date on which the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) began to receive the revelation later transcribed as the Qur’an, which begins,
“In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.
Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of all the worlds,
The Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful,
Master of the day of Requital,
You do we serve and You do we ask for help.
Guide us on the right path,
The path of those upon whom You have bestowed grace,
those who incur no wrath, and who go not astray.”
Thought for the day will be taking a break now and will be back on 1st September.