From the first, Allah created the light of the eyes of his servants.
Noor-e-Muhammadi is the prophetic light that entails the core spiritual essence of human life. Muslims believe that while creating this universe, Allah created his replica in the form of Noor-e-Muhammadi. That is, God first created the light of His prophet and then gave life to other creations with his Prophet’s noor.
This goes in detail in a narration by Jabir bin Abdullah, a companion of the Prophet. He asked the Prophet about the first thing that God created.
The Prophet replied, “O Jabir! Allah created the light of prophethood before all existence”. He added: “This Light was created at a time when there was no heaven or hell, or angel, or sun, or moon, jinn or human being.” The Prophet further explained: “Allah divided the noor into four parts. From the first part, He created Qalam (pen), Lawh (tablet) from the second part, and Arsh (throne) from the third part. He split up the fourth part into four. Then He created the skies from the first part, earth from second and heaven and hell from the third. Again, the fourth part was split into four. From the first, Allah created the light of the eyes of his servants. And from the second one, He created the light of their hearts so as to attain ma’rifat, that is, to get fully acquainted with the Creator.