Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ sent his prophets for the guidance of human being at different times and also blessed them with miracles as proof of their Prophethood. There is no prophet who is not blessed with miracles but, the miracles of beloved Rasool Hazrat Muhammad صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ are manifest, frequent, and countless. Let’s look on the Holy Quran, it is a miracle but having a lots of miracles in it as the demand of only one Surah like Quran made the great poet of Arabia powerless. The earlier prophets showed miracles in their time but the presence of those miracles ended up with the passage of time. The people of their time looked those miracles but these cannot be seen now. The greatness of miracles of Holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ is that these can be seen and noted till now and will be till the end of the world. When unbelievers demanded for the sensible ordinary miracles from Holy prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ then Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ replied them in these words:
(اَوَ لَمْ یَكْفِهِمْ اَنَّاۤ اَنْزَلْنَا عَلَیْكَ الْكِتٰبَ یُتْلٰى عَلَیْهِمْؕ-اِنَّ فِیْ ذٰلِكَ لَرَحْمَةً وَّ ذِكْرٰى لِقَوْمٍ یُّؤْمِنُوْنَ۠(۵۱
“Is it not enough for them that We have sent down the Book upon you, which is read to them? Indeed in it is mercy and advice for the Muslims”.
(Al ankboot, 51)
The greatest evidence of the Prophethood of Holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ is the Holy Quran. The reason is that the other prophets showed miracles to prove the truthfulness of their revelation but in this case the revelation is itself a miracle to prove its truthfulness and it does not need any other evidence.
Miraaj, the Ascension of Holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ to heavens is another greatest miracle. The event of Miraaj occurred a year before the migration of Holy prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ from Makkah to Madina. He صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ traveled from Kaaba to Masjid Aqsa in Jerusalem on the Buraaq and from there towards the heaven, where he صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ met different prophets of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. The beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ visited the Jannah and then he went to meet his Lord, the Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ talked to him and he صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ saw Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ with his real eyes. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ gave him the gift of prayers for his Ummah. From here he descended to Jerusalem and then to Makkah safe and sound in the same night. This event is described in Holy Quran in these words:
سُبْحٰنَ الَّذِیْۤ اَسْرٰى بِعَبْدِهٖ لَیْلًا مِّنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ اِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الْاَقْصَا الَّذِیْ بٰرَكْنَا حَوْلَهٗ لِنُرِیَهٗ مِنْ اٰیٰتِنَاؕ-اِنَّهٗ هُوَ السَّمِیْعُ الْبَصِیْرُ(۱
“Glory be to Him Who took His bondsman by night from the Sacred Masjid to the Masjid Ul Aqsa around which We have placed blessing, in order that We may show him Our great signs; indeed he is hearing, seeing.”
(Bani Israel, 1)
Splitting of Moon:
This miracle was happened on the demand of disbelievers. The beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ splatted the moon into two pieces with the sign of his finger. The moon got into two pieces, the one piece was on one mountain and the other was on the other but the disbelievers said it as an illusion and magic. Holy Quranmentions this occasion in these words:
(اِقْتَرَبَتِ السَّاعَةُ وَ انْشَقَّ الْقَمَرُ(۱)وَ اِنْ یَّرَوْا اٰیَةً یُّعْرِضُوْا وَ یَقُوْلُوْا سِحْرٌ مُّسْتَمِرٌّ(۲
“The Last Day came near, and the moon has split (with the indication of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad the moon split into two halves). And when they (disbelievers) see a sign, they turn away their faces and say, “this is just an on-going magic.”
(Al Qamar, 1, 2)
Returning of Sun:
Once Hazrat Ali could not pray the Asar prayer at time because he رضی اللہ تعالی عنہ was keeping the head of beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ on his leap and sun sat but it returned back by the prayer of beloved Rasoolصَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ. Hazrat Ali offered prayer and then the sun sat down.
Making Alive the Dead:
Holy prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ made the dead alive many times in his life. Once he صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ called a person towards Islam but he demanded a miracle in this way that he صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ make his girl alive. The beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ went on the grave of his girl and called her. The girl stood up from her grave in obedience of beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ. Many other such occasions were also noted.
The Change of Effect and Response of Things:
The things which were used by the beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ were changed in their reality. The response of things changed and this happened abundantly in the apparent life of beloved Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ. Narrated Anas bin Malik: Once the people got frightened, so Allah’s Messenger صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ rode a slow horse belongs to Abu Talha, and he set out all alone, making the horse gallop. Then the people rode, making their horses gallop after him. On his return he said, “Don’t be afraid (there is nothing to be afraid of) (and I have found) this horse a very fast one.” That horse was never excelled in running hence forward.
Attestation from Babies:
The babies and children who did not speak any word before attested the Prophethood of beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ. Once a woman brought his son in front of beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ and told he did not speak from his birth. Holy prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ asked from him “who is me?” The boy replied “you are the Prophet of Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ.”
Curing the ill Persons:
There are many incidents in the life of beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ that he صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ cured the ill persons. A person who had lost his eyesight of both eyes got it back by the prayer of Holy prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ. At the time of the battle of Khyber, Hazrat Ali رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہwas suffering from ophthalmic and he was cured by application of the spittle of beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ on his eyes.
Increasing the Food:
At the time of battle of Tabuk there was shortage of food and there was nothing to eat. The beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ asked his companions to bring whatever food was left with them. Then he صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ read something over it and ordered the people to take from it as much as they wanted. All the people filled their vessels with food and the remaining food was as it was before division.
The Acceptance of Prayers:
The prayers of Holy prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ were accepted by Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ whenever he صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ do it. This is one of his great miracles. This topic includes vast stories however some are described:
Narrated Ibn `Abbas:
“Once the Prophet entered a lavatory and I placed water for his Wudu. He asked, “Who placed it?” He was informed accordingly and so he said, “O Allah! Make him (Ibn `Abbas) a learned scholar in religion (Islam). So with the blessing of this Dua Ibn e Abbas became the big scholar of this Ummah and he is a authority in the tafseer of Quran.”
Flowing of Water from His Fingers:
Narrated Salim bin Abi Aj-Jad: Jabir bin `Abdullah said, “The people became very thirsty on the day of Al-Hudaibiya (Treaty). A small pot containing some water was in front of the Prophet and when he had finished the Wudu, the people rushed towards him. He asked, ‘What is the problem?’ They replied, ‘We have no water either for performing Wudu or for drinking except what is present in front of you.’ So he placed his hand in that pot and the water started flowing among his fingers like springs. We all drank and performed Wudu (from it).” I asked Jabir, “How many were you?” he replied, “Even if we had been one-hundred-thousand, it would have been sufficient for us, but we were fifteen-hundred.”
The Holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ talked with animals, trees and other non-living things and these all also saluted him and attested his Prophethood. There are lots of incidents in this regard; all of them could not be explained here. The miracles of beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ are countless. It is impossible to describe all of these. The Holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ knew the hidden news and also described the incidents which will occur till the Day of Judgment. The news given by Holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ for the future are all true which happened till the day and will be true till the end of the world.
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