6. His miracles

June 22, 2013 in The Final Divine Religion ISLAM

Countless miracles took place at the hands of our master the Prophet. Some of these are as follows: HE Jabir (Allah be pleased with him) narrates:

“On the Day of Hudaybiya people got thirsty and came to our Master. There was a leather pail containing water in front of the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him). Our Master made ablution. People approached him. He asked:

‘What is the matter?’ They said:

‘No water is left to make ablution or drink except the container in front of you.’ The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him) placed his noble hand into the container. Water started bubbling in between his fingers, it was exactly like water bubbling in the springs. We all drank from it and made ablution.” When they asked:

“How many people were you that day?” Jabir said:

“Even if we were hundred thousand people, the water would have been enough, but we were one thousand and five hundred people.”[1]

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When Kuraish asked for a miracle from him, the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him) prayed to his lord and the moon was cleaved in two. This miracle was seen from everywhere. When the moon had split into two, one half of it was observed over the mountain of Abu Kubais and the other part over the mountain of Kuaykian. Pagans asked the caravans that came from farther away places outside Mecca whether they have also observed such an occurrence. They also informed them that they had seen that the moon had split.[2]

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There was a tree-stump on which the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him) used to lean and give sermons. After a minbar (pulpit) was built to replace it, everybody heard the tree-stump moaning because it now had to be placed away from the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him).[3]

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Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) narrates:

“We were in an expedition with the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him). At one point, the food supply of the soldiers went down. They wanted to slaughter some of their mounts. His Excellency Omar (Allah be pleased with him) said: “O Messenger of Allah! Would it not be better if I collected the remaining food supply and you prayed for it to be bountiful?” Our Master liked this suggestion. Those who had wheat brought their wheat, those who had dates brought their dates, and those who had a date seed brought that.”

Abu Hurayra’s audience asked him in amazement:

“What were they doing with seeds?” The blessed Companion said the following and continued with the rest of what happened:

“When people couldn’t find anything to eat, they were sucking the seeds and drinking water afterwards.”

“The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him) prayed. The food supply became so bountiful that each filled his food cups. Upon this divine gift, His Excellency Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) said:

“I testify that there is no god but Allah and I am His messenger. Those who meet Allah without hesitating about these two issues shall go to paradise.”[4]



[1].     Bukhari, Menâkıb, 25. In this source, many more miracles of the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him) are cited.

 

[2].     Al-Qamar (The Moon), 54: 1-3; Bukhari, Menâkıb 27, Menâkıbu’l-Ensâr 38, Tefsîr 54/1; Muslim, Munâfıkîn, 43, 47, 48; Tirmizî, Tefsîr, 54/3286; Ahmad bin Hanbal, I, 377, 413.

 

[3].     Bukhari, Menâkıb, 25; Tirmizî, Jum’a 10, Menâkıb 6; Nesâî, Jum’a, 17; Ibn-i Majah, Ikâme, 199; Dârimî, Muqaddime 6, Salât 202; Ahmad bin Hanbal, I, 249, 267, 315, 363.

 

[4].     Muslim, Iman, 44. On the subjects of life, morals, and miracles of our master the Prophet, see:

       http://www.islamiyayinlar.net/content/view/36/8/

       http://www.islamicpublishings.net/images/book/ingilizce/Rahmetesintileri_ing.pdf http://hazretimuhammedmedinedevri.darulerkam.altinoluk.com/

       Ibn Ishaq (150/767), The life of Muhammed, Karaçi: Oxford University, 1967; Mevlana Şibli en-Numani, Siretü’n-Nebi=The life of the Prophet, Lahor: Kazı Publications, 1979; Afzalurrahman, Encyclopaedia of seerah: Muhammed, London: The Muslim Schools Trust, 1982; Abdulahad Dawud, Mohammad in the Bible, Devha [Doha]: A Publications of Presidency, 1980; Martin Lings, Muhammad: his life based on the earliest sources, London: The Islamic Texts Society, 1983; A. H. Vidyarthi, Mohammad in world scriptures, New Delhi: Deep-Deep Publications, 1988.