let us see authentic narration in this regard

bukhari mentions in his sahih

رقم الحديث: 4570
(حديث مرفوع) حَدَّثَنَا إِسْحَاقُ بْنُ مَنْصُورٍ ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الصَّمَدِ ، حَدَّثَنَا حَرْبٌ ، حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى ، قَالَ : سَأَلْتُ أَبَا سَلَمَةَ أَيُّ الْقُرْآنِ أُنْزِلَ أَوَّلُ ، فَقَالَ : يَأَيُّهَا الْمُدَّثِّرُ سورة المدثر آية 1 ، فَقُلْتُ : أُنْبِئْتُ أَنَّهُ اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ سورة العلق آية 1 ، فَقَالَ أَبُو سَلَمَةَ : سَأَلْتُ جَابِرَ بْنَ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ أَيُّ الْقُرْآنِ أُنْزِلَ أَوَّلُ ، فَقَالَ : يَأَيُّهَا الْمُدَّثِّرُ سورة المدثر آية 1 ، فَقُلْتُ : أُنْبِئْتُ أَنَّهُ اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ سورة العلق آية 1 ، فَقَالَ : لَا أُخْبِرُكَ إِلَّا بِمَا قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ، قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : ” جَاوَرْتُ فِي حِرَاءٍ فَلَمَّا قَضَيْتُ جِوَارِي هَبَطْتُ ، فَاسْتَبْطَنْتُ الْوَادِيَ ، فَنُودِيتُ فَنَظَرْتُ أَمَامِي وَخَلْفِي ، وَعَنْ يَمِينِي وَعَنْ شِمَالِي ، فَإِذَا هُوَ جَالِسٌ عَلَى كُرْسِيٍّ بَيْنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ ، فَأَتَيْتُ خَدِيجَةَ ، فَقُلْتُ : دَثِّرُونِي وَصُبُّوا عَلَيَّ مَاءً بَارِدًا ، وَأُنْزِلَ عَلَيَّ يَأَيُّهَا الْمُدَّثِّرُ { 1 } قُمْ فَأَنْذِرْ { 2 } وَرَبَّكَ فَكَبِّرْ { 3 } سورة المدثر آية 1-3 .

صحيح البخاري » كِتَاب تَفْسِيرِ الْقُرْآنِ » سُورَةُ الْمُدَّثِّرِ

online link english translation writes it like this

Volume 6, Book 60, Number 444 :

Narrated by Yahya bin Abi Kathir
I asked Aba Salama bin ‘Abdur-Rahman about the first Sura revealed of the Qur’an. He replied “O you, wrapped-up (i.e. Al Muddaththir).” I said, “They say it was, ‘Read, in the Name of your Lord Who created,’ (i.e. Surat Al-‘Alaq (the Clot).” On that, Abu Salama said, “I asked Jabir bin ‘Abdullah about that, saying the same as you have said, whereupon he said, ‘I will not tell you except what Allah’s Apostle had told us. Allah’s Apostle said, “I was in seclusion in the cave of Hiram’, and after I completed the limited period of my seclusion. I came down (from the cave) and heard a voice calling me. I looked to my right, but saw nothing. Then I looked up and saw something. So I went to Khadija (the Prophet’s wife) and told her to wrap me up and pour cold water on me. So they wrapped me up and poured cold water on me.” Then, ‘O you, (Muhammad) wrapped up! Arise and warn,’ (Surat Al Muddaththir) was revealed.” (74.1)

similar narration has been mentioned by muslim

رقم الحديث: 237
(حديث مرفوع) وحَدَّثَنَا زُهَيْرُ بْنُ حَرْبٍ ، حَدَّثَنَا الْوَلِيدُ بْنُ مُسْلِمٍ ، حَدَّثَنَا الأَوْزَاعِيُّ ، قَالَ : سَمِعْتُ يَحْيَى ، يَقُولُ : سَأَلْتُ أَبَا سَلَمَةَ : أَيُّ الْقُرْآنِ أُنْزِلَ قَبْلُ ؟ قَالَ : يَا أَيُّهَا الْمُدَّثِّرُ ، فَقُلْتُ : أَوِ اقْرَأْ ، فَقَالَ : سَأَلْتُ جَابِرَ بْنَ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ : أَيُّ الْقُرْآنِ أُنْزِلَ قَبْلُ ؟ قَالَ : يَا أَيُّهَا الْمُدَّثِّرُ ، فَقُلْتُ : أَوِ اقْرَأْ ، قَالَ جَابِرٌ : أُحَدِّثُكُمْ مَا حَدَّثَنَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ، قَالَ : ” جَاوَرْتُ بِحِرَاءٍ شَهْرًا ، فَلَمَّا قَضَيْتُ جِوَارِي ، نَزَلْتُ فَاسْتَبْطَنْتُ بَطْنَ الْوَادِي ، فَنُودِيتُ فَنَظَرْتُ أَمَامِي ، وَخَلْفِي ، وَعَنْ يَمِينِي ، وَعَنْ شِمَالِي ، فَلَمْ أَرَ أَحَدًا ، ثُمَّ نُودِيتُ فَنَظَرْتُ فَلَمْ أَرَ أَحَدًا ، ثُمَّ نُودِيتُ فَرَفَعْتُ رَأْسِي ، فَإِذَا هُوَ عَلَى الْعَرْشِ فِي الْهَوَاءِ يَعْنِي جِبْرِيلَ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَام ، فَأَخَذَتْنِي رَجْفَةٌ شَدِيدَةٌ فَأَتَيْتُ خَدِيجَةَ ، فَقُلْتُ : دَثِّرُونِي ، فَدَثَّرُونِي ، فَصَبُّوا عَلَيَّ مَاءً ” ، فَأَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ : يَأَيُّهَا الْمُدَّثِّرُ { 1 } قُمْ فَأَنْذِرْ { 2 } وَرَبَّكَ فَكَبِّرْ { 3 } وَثِيَابَكَ فَطَهِّرْ { 4 } سورة المدثر آية 1-4 . حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْمُثَنَّى ، حَدَّثَنَا عُثْمَانُ بْنُ عُمَرَ ، أَخْبَرَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْمُبَارَكِ ، عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ أَبِي كَثِيرٍ ، بِهَذَا الإِسْنَادِ ، وَقَالَ : فَإِذَا هُوَ جَالِسٌ عَلَى عَرْشٍ بَيْنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالأَرْضِ .

صحيح مسلم » كِتَاب الإِيمَانِ » بَاب بَدْءِ الْوَحْيِ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ

online english translation says

Yahya reported: I asked Abu Salama what was revealed first from the Qur’an. He said:” 0, the shrouded one.” I said: Or” Recite.” Jabir said: I am narrating to you what was narrated to us by the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam). He said: I stayed in Hira’ for one month and when my stay was completed, I come down and went into the heart of the valley. Somebody called me aloud. I looked in front of me, behind me, on the right of my side and on my left, but I did not see any body. I was again called and I looked about but saw nothing. I was called again and raised my head, and there on the Throne in the open atmosphere he, i. e. Gabriel (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) was sitting. I began to tremble on account of fear. I came to Khadija and said: Wrap me up. They wrapped me up and threw water on me and Allaah, the Exalted and Glorious, sent down this: you who are shrouded! arise and deliver warning, your Lord magnify, your clothes cleanse.”

it has been mentioned in musnad ahmad as well, with these chains

حَدَّثَنَا الْوَلِيدُ بْنُ مُسْلِمٍ ، حَدَّثَنَا الْأَوْزَاعِيُّ ، أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ يَحْيَى . ح وَوَكِيعٌ ، قال : حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْمُبَارَكِ ، عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ أَبِي كَثِيرٍ ، الْمَعْنَى ، قَالَ : سَأَلْتُ أَبَا سَلَمَةَ أَ

sheikh shoaib ul arnawut says about these in his research on musnad ahmad

both the chains are sahih on terms of sheikhain [vol 22/ page 193/ hadeeth 14287]

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