وَهُوَ بِٱلۡأُفُقِ ٱلۡأَعۡلَىٰ
While he was in the highest part of the horizon:<br/>
when he was on the highest horizon, the horizon of the sun, that is to say, at the place from which it rises, in the form in which he [Gabriel] was created, so that the Prophet may peace and salutation be upon him saw him; he [the Prophet] had been at [Mount] Hiraa', where Gabriel had obscured the entire horizon to the west. The Prophet fell down swooning, after he had asked him [Gabriel] to show himself to him in the form in which he was created. Thus Gabriel had made a tryst with him at Hiraa', where he came down to him in human form.