Sayyidah Aminah (Alayhas-Salaam) related that just before her confinement her whole body trembled for a very short time, and after that she saw the house excessively illuminated, so that fright and terror overcame her, and she felt a white bird rubbing its wings against her. When her apprehensions vanished she felt very thirsty; then an extrememly white beverage was given her, which she imagined was milk, but drinking thereof she found it more sweet than honey. After that she beheld a number of women of tall stature, whom she considered to be maidens of the Beni A'bd Munaf. She took confidence in them and wondered whence they had come, but they calmed her mind. Hereon she saw a piece of long white brocade, and heard the allocution: 'Keep her concealed from the eyes of people.' She perceived a company of men, standing in the air with vases of silver in their hands. Then perspiration was dripping from her which had the odour of musk, and she exclaimed: 'I wish A'bd-ul-Muttalleb were here!' She beheld, as it were, the whole world ina blaze of light; a legion of birds with emerald beaks and ruby wings had entered the house, and the Lord Most High having raised the veils, she bodily saw the eastern and western regions of the world. On the roof of the Ka'bah and in other places banners had been erected, and many shocks were felt in the house without seeing movers. The moment Muhammad (Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) was born he prostrated himself in adoration, and raised his head towards the sky, as if in the act of supplication and prayer. All of a sudden a hand appeared from above, which covered and snatched him up into a cloud out of sight, and the words were heard:
'Receive him in the series of prophets, invest him with the robe of honour of the orthodox religion, show him to his ancestor Ebrahim, and take him to the ocean that the inhabitants of the sea may know that in his time unbelief and idolatry will be abolished.' After that, upon a folded woollen cloth, and piece of silk was spread under him for a couch. He had keys in his hands, and a voice was heard saying: 'This is Muhammad, who holds in his hands the keys of prophecy, victory, and confirmation.' After a short time another cloud descended, which was more luminous than the first, from which the neighing of horses and flapping the wings of birds was heard, and when Muhammad (Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) had for a long time remained concealed fromt eh sight of his mother, she heard a voice saying: 'Take him round the earth! Present him to the saints among genii and men,' and exclaiming: 'Endow him with the purity of Adam, with the strenth of Nuh, with the friendship of Ebrahim, with the nature of Eshaq, with the eloquence of Esma'il, with the glad tidings of Ya'qub, with the beauty of Yusuf, with the voice of Daud, with the abstinence of Yahia, and with the kindness of I'sa. Immerse him into the sea of the morals of the prophets and the ispired messengers.' A considerable time afterwards she again beheld him with a piece of white silk in his hand, and the water of (Divine?) succour distilling from him, and heard a voice saying: 'Muhammad having the whole world in his grasp, every creature will obey and revere him.'