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Today we'll discuss the miracles of the prophet PBUH.

And the word miracle in ar

abic is mu'jiza. What is a mu'jiza? The word comes from the Arabic 'ajaza' which
means to be weak and incapable. This is why the old person in Arabic is called
'ajooz'. So the word miracle comes from the same word as 'weak'. Why? Because a
mu'jiza is something that the rest of mankind is too weak and incapable to repro
duce. The scholars have given a definition of a miracle, and that is an occuranc
e beyond the typical occurances men are accustomed to. Something that is beyond
the natural order i.e. supernatural. It occurs at the hands of somebody who clai
ms to be a prophet, and it proves the claim of his prophethood. What is the purp
ose of a mu'jiza? It's to prove a paticular human has been sent by Allah, and it
's the sunnah of Allah that he has sent prophets with miracles. No prophet has e
ver come without miracles. It's apart of being a prophet that you have miracles
to show the people.
Is it the only sign you are a prophet? No. The prophets do not need miracles to
prove their prophethood. A miracle is but one of the proofs of a prophet. To say
a miracle is the only proof of prophethood means everyone who converts must hav
e converted because of the miracle. But is that the case? Did Abu Bukr see a mir
acle? Did Umar? No. The majority of converts did not see miracles. To this day,
most muslims have not seen any mu'jiza. So clearly a mu'jiza is but one of the w
ays to prove prophethood. Other ways include the character of the prophet. The d
ignity and truthfullness. The lifestyle of the prophets; the content of the mess
age etc. The Qur'an clearly mentions that miracles do not help arrogant people.
Who do they help?
1. People who already believe - it increases their imaan
2. People who are genuine and sincere it works for them
And Allah mentions in the Qur'an the arrogance of the Quraysh, in surah Isra, 90
90. And they say, "We will not believe you until you break open for us from the
ground a spring.
91. Or [until] you have a garden of palm tress and grapes and make rivers gush f
orth with in them in force [and abundance]
92. Or you make the heaven fall upon us in fragments as you have claimed or you
bring Allah and the angels before [us]
93. Or you have a house of gold or you ascend into the sky. And [even then], we
will not believe in your ascension until you bring down to us a book we may read
." Say, "Exalted is my Lord! Was I ever but a human messenger?"
And Surah Hijar verses 14,15:
14. And [even] if We opened to them a gate from the heaven and they continued th
erein to ascend,
15. They would say, "Our eyes have only been dazzled. Rather, we are a people af
fected by magic."
Imagine the miracle: the doors of the heavans have opened up and they are rising
up, yet they would still deny the miracle.
In Surah An'am verse 111:
111. And even if We had sent down to them the angels [with the message] and the
dead spoke to them [of it] and We gathered together every [created] thing in fro
nt of them, they would not believe unless Allah should will. But most of them, [

of that], are ignorant.

And why do we mention these verses? Because for us these miracles are complete p
roofs of prophethood, and we will say "how can anyone deny them?" But Allah has
already said they are arrogant. In their arrogance what miracle do they want? 'S
how us God Himself'. And indeed this is the Qur'an, surah Furqaan verse 31:
21. And those who do not expect the meeting with Us say, "Why were not angels se
nt down to us, or [why] do we [not] see our Lord?" They have certainly become ar
rogant within themselves and [become] insolent with great insolence.
They have no desire to meet Allah really; they aren't sincere. They don't really
care about religion. But they want to see God. This is what athiests say. And A
llah says in response: "they have become arrogant in themselves". And so from al
l of this we gain a simple fact. Alot of people ask 'why weren't the Qurayh show
n more miracles?' The answer is they still would not have believed. And Allah in
His wisdom does not play games. He says in the Qur'an that "there is nothing th
at are games with Us". Once the Quraysh asked the prophet PBUH to turn the mount
ain into gold. And the prophet PBUH asked Allah. Allah said 'If you want I can t
urn it into gold, but once I do they only the have option to believe or else the
y are gone'. Because Allah does not play games. Allah does not do anything with
batilness. Or if they don't get the miracle, Allah will give them more than once
chance and in his wisdom the prophet PBUH chose this option.
We began like this to illustratae why most of the miracles happened in front of
the sahabah. Only some happened in front of the Quraysh. It's a mercy from Allah
they weren't given too many miracles because too much arrogance means Allah's d
estruction. Too much arrogance means His destruction. Out of a mercy, Allah show
ed them enough miracles to show them the prophet PBUH is true, and if they didn'
t believe, He gave them enough time, after Badr, after Uhud etc to eventually co
nvert at the conquest. So how many miracles was the prophet PBUH given? The mira
cles of the prophet PBUH has been the subject of special books written. The most
important called 'dalaail an Nabowa' - the proof of prophethood. The most famou
s is by al Bayhaqee, from Iran. He died 438H, and he wrote the most famous book
about the miracles of the prophet PBUH, and it's now been published in 12 volume
s. So how many miracles? Imam al Bayhaqee who is the foremost authority says ove
r 1000 miracles documented in the life of the prophet PBUH.
Later on, Haatim ibn Hajar, the master of hadith, quotes Imam Nawawi in saying t
here are authentically narrated more than 1200 miracles from our prophet PBUH. T
he fact of the matter is that these are only talking specific hadith and inciden
t. Yet every single statement and action that ever happened to the prophet PBUH
is a type of miracle. His whole life. His whole methadology is a miracle. His ex
istance. As the famous scholar ibn Hazam from Kurtaba, "if our nabi had not been
given any miracle other than the miracle of his own life, that would have been
sufficient to prove he is a prophet from Allah". And walahi this is true. Since
it is not possible to go through all 1200+ miracles, we will instead categorise
the miracles into 10 categories. Each of the categories have hundreds of example
s. And there are more than these 10.
1. Miracles that occured with inanimate objects
So miracles that occured with rocks, stones etc. Of these are so many.
1) The famous hadith in Bhukari that the prophet PBUH said "I still recognise th
at stone which used to say salaam to me before my prophethood".
2) Ibn Masud said "sometimes we heard the food the prophet PBUH put into his mou
th saying tasbih". Reported in Bhukari.

3) Abu Dhur al Gifari narrated "I was in a gathering with Abu Bukr, Umar, Uthman
, Ali and others. And the prophet PBUH took a group of pebbles in his hand and w
e all heard the stones praising Allah. The prophet PBUH passed these stones to A
bu Bukr and they continued praising and we all heard. The prophet PBUH took it b
ack, gave it to Umar and they continued praising and we all heard. The prophet P
BUH took it back, gave it to Uthman and they continued praising and we all heard
. All of us heard this. Then after the prophet PBUH left and we took those stone
s, nobody could hear anything from them". The point is that, it's as if by picki
ng up the stones, the praise that is already eminating (because everything prais
es Allah) - when he touched those stones, the barrier between us and those rocks
were lifted. So the sahaba could hear what the stones were always doing. And wh
en he gave it Abu Bukr, Umar etc the barrier was still lifted. But when he left
and he put them down, the barrier returned back to where it's is.
4) It's narrated once the prophet PBUH was giving daw'ah to one of the leaders o
f Amr ibn Sa'saa. And he said "do you want to see a miracle?" He said "yes". So
the prophet PBUH said "look at that grove of date palms and call out to that tre
e to come". So the tribe said "oh baby palm tree come", and the sahabi narrates
the tree came crawling all the way until it stood in front of the cheifton. Then
the prophet PBUH said "go back". And the tree went back until it resumed it's o
riginal post. And the cheifton converted on the spot and he said "I shall never
disbelieve you after this". Reported in Musnan Ahmed. This shows us the purpose
of miracles. This man was open minded - he was shown a miracle and he converted
on the spot. The leaders of Quraysh - it dosen't matter what the prophet PBUH sh
owed them they would not have converted.
5) Jaabir ibn Abdullah reports "once we went on a military expidition, and the p
rophet PBUH took me to help him relieve himself." Meaning when the prophet PBUH
went to relieve himself one of the sahaba would carry the water, or anything and
they would help protect the prophet PBUH. So the prophet PBUH went out but he c
ould not find anything to cover himself with. Until he saw in a valley two shrub
s on either side. So Jaabir says "he went to one of the shrubs, held onto it and
said 'follow me by the permission of Allah'. And the shrub started following be
hind him along the ground. Then the prophet PBUH went to the other shrub and sai
d again 'follow me by the permission of Allah' and he began walking away from Ja
abir, both shrubs in his hand, and they are walking with him. Until finally the
prophet PBUH merged the two together and said 'stick together by the permission
of Allah'." The two of them stuck together and the prophet PBUH relieved himself
. After this, Jaabir says "when the prophet PBUH started walking towards me I sa
w the two shrubs return to their original places". Note this was a miracle not d
one to demonstrate anything - just done so the prophet PBUH could relieve himsel
6) Of course the most famous in this category is the tree trunk of the prophet P
BUH. The entire masjid is jam packed, over 1000 people, all eye witnesses to thi
s great miracle. When the prophet PBUHs masjid was originally built they had to
cut down trees and they left one of the stumps so the prophet PBUH could deliver
the khutbah from it. Eventually money came in and so one sahaba recommended a c
ustom made pulpit, carved out with three steps etc. So the prophet PBUH agreed,
and one of the ladies of the Ansar had a servant trained in the art of carpentry
. So he built a pulpit, and it was now moved to the middle of the masjid (before
it was towards the side). And the very first day the prophet PBUH gave a khutba
h from the new pulpit, and this is reported in Bhukari, Muslim, it is muawattir,
over 1000 eye witnesses, the sahaba said "we began hearing a noise like the cry
ing of a baby camel - loud noises coming, and the prophet PBUH stopped the khutb
ah, came down from the mimbar, hugged the tree and patted it until it stopped cr
ying. And then he said "if I had not hugged and patted it, it would have cried u
ntil the day of Judgement". And he then commanded the tree be uprooted and burie
d underneath its mimbar. Whenever Hasan al Basasri narrated this hadith he began
to cry. Because he would say "a tree cried because it missed the prophet PBUH,

and the knowledge he spread, how about us and our hearts - should we not cry asw
2. Miracles dealing with animals
1) Of them is the hadith of Bhukari that in Khaybar, when the jew gave him the s
hank of a lamb (shoulder), so she put alot of poison in that area; when the prop
het PBUH was presented it and put it in his mouth, he said "the lamb has just to
ld me it's been poisoned so everyone spit their food out".
2) Reported by Abu Dawud. Once the prophet PBUH was riding on a camel with Abdul
lah ibn Ja'far. And Abdullah reports "I was with the prophet PBUH on a camel and
we entered one of the gardens of the Ansar. There was another camel there who c
ame up to the prophet PBUH and started making its noises. And tears began to com
e from its eyes. The prophet PBUH said "where is the master of this camel?" A yo
ung man came and said "I am its owner". The prophet PBUH said "do you not fear A
llah with regards to these creatures that do not speak. For verily this camel ha
s told me you do not feed it and you overwork and beat him". So this camel is co
mplaining to the prophet PBUH, and he understands this.
3) In an even more bizzare incident, a group of Ansar came complaining that thei
r camel had gone mad, and they begged the prophet PBUH to help them out, so the
prophet PBUH went to the pen, entered it alone. They said "this camel is as mad
as a dog with rabies. We fear he'll attack and harm you". The prophet PBUH said
"I have no danger". So the prophet PBUH entered the pen and walked towards the c
amel. And when the camel saw who it was, the narrator says the camel lowered its
forehead as if it was prostrating. The prophet PBUH rubbed its head, picked it
up and took it back where it should be. It was normal after that - after this th
e sahaba said "this is an animal who is prostrating to you who cannot speak, sur
ely it is more befitting for us to prostrate to you?" But the prophet PBUH said
"no for it is not allowed for any human to prostrate to another human".
4) We also did the story of Suraka ibn Malik when he tried to capture the prophe
t PBUH but his horse would not proceed. It stopped right then and there and Sura
ka fell off it. And every time Suraka tried to proceed the horse would stop and
Suraka would keep on falling off it. Three times until finally he realised it's
beyond his control.
5) In the Musnan ibn Ahmed it's narrated the prophet PBUH was sitting in his mas
jid. And all of a sudden a camel came running in, made its way directly to the p
rophet PBUH, put his head in its lap, began making noises and crying. So in fron
t of all the sahaba this happened. And the prophet PBUH said "go and find the ow
ner of this camel for it has a story to tell me". In those days every camel was
different so people knew the owners. So the sahaba found the owner and said "wha
t is the matter with your camel? It is crying to the prophet PBUH". But the owne
r became fustrated and said "what is the problem? We worked the camel and when i
t stopped walking, we used it to carry water, when it can't even do this, last n
ight we have decided to slaughter it and distribute the meat amongst us". The pr
ophet PBUH heard this news and said "either gift me the camel or allow me to buy
it". And so the owner gave the camel. In other words, the camel didn't want to
die and it ran to the prophet PBUH complaining it's been overworked and it's old
etc. So the prophet PBUH was merciful and did not allow them to kill it.
3. Miracles dealing with food and water
Perhaps this is the largest section of miracles. So many times teh prophet PBUH
made a small quantity of food feed a large quantity of people.
1) Of the most salient examples is at the treaty of Hudaybiyya; when there was n
o water for the sahaba to drink, the prophet PBUH put his hands in whatever wate

r remained and he then took his hands out, and from between his fingers, water b
egan to flow like a fountain. And people did wudu and washed themselves. In anot
her version Anas ibn Malik said "over 300 people did wudu from the water coming
from the prophet PBUHs hands". Imam al Kurtabi narrates the miracle of the water
coming from the hands of the prophet PBUH is even more miraculous then the mira
cle of Musa AS causing water to gush from a rock. Because occasionally water doe
s come from a rock. But never does water come from flesh and bones.
2) In the battle of Tabuq a small quantity of food sufficed an entire army.
3) In the incidence of the Hijrah, the prophet PBUH and Abu Bukr pass by an old
lady whose animal cannot produce milk. But the prophet PBUH makes dua and the ud
ders fill up and overflows. Of course this first happened with Haleema, his fost
er mother. All of a sudden her own camels and goats started giving milk and thei
r udders were always full.
4) Perhaps the most famous incidences is that of Khandak. When the prophet PBUH
is digging the trench with the sahaba, and Jaabir ibn Abdullah comes home to his
wife and says "oh my wife I've heard the voice of the prophet PBUH is weak - wh
at do we have? Whatever we have we must give him." And she said there's an old g
oat and some flour, so he told her to prepare them. This would have fed around 5
people. So Jaabir whispered to the prophet PBUH that "I have something prepared
". In one version the prophet PBUH stood up and said 'Oh people of the trench, J
aabir has a walima prepared for you', walima meaning da'wah/feast. Everyone is o
verjoyed because they are all hungry and tired. The prophet PBUH told Jaabir "ma
ke sure you don't cook the food before I come". So the prophet PBUH came, spat i
nto the dough, kneeded it with his own hands and he helped put the dish into the
furnace. And then in batches the entire army of 1400 people came, ate and left.
When they left there was more food than when they began. This is of the baraqah
witnessed by thousands of people in Madinah.
4. Protection that Allah gave to the prophet PBUH
Out of nowhere, the prophet PBUH was protected with miraculous intervention. And
we see this throughout the entire seerah. How many times was he protected out o
f nowhere. There are just countless incidents to list:
1) At Taif
2) The entire hijrah: on the night multiple times, including when they are walki
ng to Madinah and the prophet PBUH is looking up in the cave and Abu Bukr is tre
mbling but they are saved. The story of Suraka ibn Malik etc.
3) The praying in the ka'bah, when Abu Jahal just wanted to kill the prophet PBU
H, and when he came to kill him, he began walking backwards up. When he was aske
d why he said "I saw a camel with fiery eyes and razor teeth coming to bite me".
And they said there is no camel but he said "no walahi if I took another step h
e would have killed me".
4) The battle of Badr: 300 not so well armed muslims against 1000 strong of the
5) Every single battle. Even Uhud - it could be a loss, but Allah still protecte
d the life and persona of the prophet PBUH. Even though he came so close to deat
h. That is why Aisha RA said "was there any day worse than Uhud?" And the prophe
t PBUH said "Ta'if was worse".
So many incidences and miracles occuring either directly or indirectly. Either t
he angels coming down, or animals inteferring etc. All of these things prove the
miraculous protection of the prophet PBUH.

5. Knowledge of the unseen given to the prophet PBUH

Now, did our prophet PBUH have ilm al gayb? There are two types. One type only A
llah has, and no one shares it with Allah. An example is the five knowledges tha
t only Allah has:

No one knows when someone will die

Where they will die
What the womb will give
When is the day of judgement

and more. There is also relative ilm al gayb. Some of it may be given to the pro
phets. "Allah knows the gayb and dosen't give it to anyone except if he wants a
prophet to come to some of this knowledge". So did the prophet PBUH have ilm al
gayb? The ultimate ilm al gayb - NO. But some, by the permission of Allah. After
all did the prophet PBUH not see Jibreel AS? Did he not see the heavans and hel
l? But the prophet PBUH did not share all ilm al gayb. That is very clear in the
Qur'an. And Allah says "Say to them 'I don't know ilm al gayb'". So very clearl
y the prophet PBUH is being told to announce he dosen't have the ultimate ilm al
So what did the prophet PBUH know that he told us that is of the ilm al gayb? Ma
ny incidents:
1) The day that najashi died, and he died in Abyssinia and the prophet PBUH is i
n Madinah. One day the sahaba woke up and an announcement was made 'come to the
masjid'. And the prophet PBUH said "one of your brothers has died; he was a righ
teous man and we shall pray janazah for him". Lo and behold months the later the
news came that indeed najashi died on that very day, and the very hour the prop
het PBUH said.
2) Isra wal Mi'raj - when he saw Jeresulam and he was tested by the Quraysh "tel
l me what doors go where etc". And the prophet PBUH said "I became so terrified
that they will reject me until I saw Jibreel AS raising the city in front of my
eyes, and I could see it as they were asking me the questions. And no one questi
on they asked me except that the city was turned this way and that, and I could
respond based upon the question".
3) The battle of Mu'tah - that right when the three leaders died, the prophet PB
UH described it in Madinah in real time. Of course the first to die was Zaid ibn
Harith, second was Ja'far ibn Abi Talib and last Abdullah ibn Rawahah. And Anas
said "the prophet PBUH told us the news of their death before it came to us". T
his is how the hadith begins. And the prophet PBUH describes in vivid detail as
it is happening. And it's proven to them a week later when the news came.
4) Also we have the famous incident when the leader of the sassanid emporer sent
two spies to Madinah pretending to be messengers. And they arrived and the prop
het PBUH recognised them to be spies. So he didn't even look at their letter. He
said "come back the next day". They came back the next day and he said "today m
y Lord has killed your Lord". And they were terrified. And it turned out that wa
s the same day the sassanid emporer was assassinated. And that caused the two en
voys to accept Islam. Why? In their religion they of course worshipped the empor
er. They had a whole theology that the emporer is a divine entity so they called
him 'Lord'. So the prophet PBUH said "my Lord has killed yours".
All of these are knowledge of the unseen.
6. Predictions of the future

Even though we can say this is knowledge of the unseen, this is different and so
we can classify this as a category in and of itself. And once again quite liter
ally we have over 150 predictions of the prophet PBUH. The foremost of these are
the signs of the day of Judgement. Indeed every single sign narrated by the pro
phet PBUH is a prediction of the future. And there are literally up 350 hadith r
egarding this matter.
1) Of the most prominent predictions was that, whilst in Mecca, the prophet PBUH
predicted the conquer of the Arabian empire which is truly bizzare. And in Madi
nah he specifically mentions names: Yemen, Busra, Syria etc. He tells them they
will conquer Egypt and so "be good to them" for they are related to Hajar AS his
mother (wife of Ibrahim AS). The prophet PBUH tells the persian empire will col
lapse and the booty will be spread. As we know Suraka ibn Malik wore the bracele
ts. The prophet PBUH predicted Constantinople would be conquered, and it took ne
arly 1000 years but it was done. All of these lands were conquered as the prophe
t PBUH predicted.
2) The prophet PBUH even predicted there would be a naval force within the lifet
ime of the sahaba. The mother of Anas ibn Malik said "ya RasulAllah make dua I a
m in that force and I die in it". And in the middle of the desert when not a sin
gle muslim knew anything about the art of building ships he says "you will be am
ongst them". And what happened? In the reign of Muawayia, he made some naval for
ces (even Uthman started this too) - and Muawayia sent this in expiditions. And
Anas's mother was in these expiditions, but as she was getting off the ship she
slipped and cracked her skull. And she died there as per the dua of the prophet
PBUH. And the sahaba built a masjid for her, which still to this day is the famo
us masjid of Cyprus. To this day, there is the masjid of Umme Milhan. Where is C
yprus and where is Madinah? Subhan'Allah.
3) One of the more interesting ones, the famous sahabi Abdullah ibn Busar, who w
as one of the last to die in 103/105H. And he narrates in Damascus "when I was a
young child, the prophet PBUH visited my parents. And I remember my father gave
him a rug to sit on. And my father asked my mother 'is there any food?'. And th
e mother says 'yes we have haus (biscuit/cookie)'. So my mother sent me with the
haus and I presented it to the both of them. And the prophet PBUH turned to loo
k at me, rubbed his hand on my head and he said "this child shall live for a cen
tury". And I was a young child so I said "how much is that?" And the prophet PBU
H said "100 years"." And Abdullah ibn Busar is narrating this hadith in Damascus
, and he is now 95 years old. And in exactly 5 years after this when he was exac
tly 100 he passed away while in the act of wudu. Subhan'Allah.
7. The healing of the prophet PBUH
There are again numerous reported incidences of this happening in the life of th
e prophet PBUH.
1) In the battle of Uhud, Katada is one of the 11 people guarding the prophet PB
UH. He was the one who stood guard outside the cave. And he used his own body to
protect the prophet PBUH against the stray arrows. And one of the arrows came r
ight into his eyes. And his eye fell out, and when the prophet PBUH saw this, he
made a special dua and said "Oh Allah your servant has sacrificed his own face
for mine, so return his eye to him even better than it was". And Katada said imm
ediately the eye healed and it became the most sharpest of his two eyes.
2) And we have the famous incident of Ali ibn Abi Talib on the day of Khaybar, w
hen after 15/16 days of battling the prophet PBUH predicted that "tomorrow I sha
ll give the flag to someone Allah will allow victory to occur". And the next day
after Fajr all the sahaba are eager to get the flag, but the prophet PBUH said
"where is Ali?" and they said "he is suffering from eye problems". So the prophe
t PBUH called him, he was brought with his eyes closed, and the prophet PBUH spa

t in his eyes and made dua and then and there his eyes were fixed. And of course
after this victory was given to the muslims.
3) There is another incident of a boy who had been born deaf and dumb, and the p
rophet PBUH made dua over him and right then and there he became normal after 7/
8 years.
Again there are many more examples.
8. Immediate responses to his dua
This is duas being answered instantly as soon as he made it.
1) The most famous example reported in every book of hadith, Bhukari, Muslim etc
. The people of Madinah were suffering a drought for many months. And in the mid
dle of the kuhtbah a bedouin comes and stops the khutbah and says "Ya RasulAllah
we have not had rain for months and our crops are withering, and our animals ar
e dying and our children are dying. Make dua to Allah He sends rain". And Anas i
s the narrator of the hadith, and he says "walahi we had not seen the whif of a
cloud for months, but as the prophet PBUH raised his hands, we saw a dense, thic
k cloud come from the back of the mountain of Madinah. It came racing forward, a
nd before the prophet PBUHs hands had reached his sides, we heard the pitter pat
ter of rain on the roof. And when we went back home, we had to rush back so that
not to get drenched. And walahi we did not see the sun for an entire week. And
the next week in the middle of the khutbah another man came and said "Ya RasulAl
lah our crops are overflooded, our children are drowning, our animals are swimmi
ng around, make dua to Allah to stop the rain". And so the prophet PBUH said "Oh
Allah send the rain around and not on us". And the prophet PBUH pointed in the
sky, and wherever he pointed the clouds parted up and the sun came out. And agai
n this hadith took place in front of the entire city of Madinah. Numerous narrat
ions and hundreds of eye witnesses.
2) The mother of Abu Hurrairah - he was yemeni and when he migrated to Madinah h
e told his mother to come and he would take care of her. He used to live in the
Ahlul Suffat but when his mother came to Madinah he had to get an apartment to s
tay with her. And his mother was very hurt that Abu Hurrairah had left Islam; an
d she always cursed Islam and said bad things about the prophet PBUH. So one day
Abu Hurrairah came crying to the prophet PBUH and said "Ya RasulAllah my mother
has said too much about you and I cannot take it - make dua Allah guides her".
So the prophet PBUH raises his hands then and there and says "Oh Allah guide the
mother of Abu Hurrairah". And Abu Hurrairah comes back sad and depressed, but b
efore he enters the house his mother says "do not enter, I am taking a bath". Ri
ght then and there, that was the bath of Islam, and as soon as Abu Hurrairah com
es into his house she says the shahada.
9. Stories of the previous prophets
Now how is this a mircle? For many reasons. First and foremost, one needs to rea
lise how uneducated Arabia was at the time of the prophet PBUH. Consider for exa
mple the people living in the jungles of Brazil. Would they know the histories o
f medival Europe etc? Of course not. Imagine you came across a civilisation cut
off from all others and they somehow know about all other civilisations. Even th
e name of the Judao-christian prophets were not known to the Arabs. Why should t
hey know the story of Yusuf, Ishaaq etc? That branch was completely unrelated. Y
es, they preserved Ibrahim and Ismail. But Ishaaq onwards was completely irrelev
ant to them. And that is why when the Quraysh went to Madinah and they said "giv
e us some test quiz questions, one of the questions was 'ask him about Yusuf and
his brothers'". There isn't a single library in the entire Arabian hijaaz. In t
he whole city of Mecca less than 5-10 people can read and write. Even if they ca
n, there is no bible to read if they can even acquire it. In the middle of all t

his, an unlettered shepard begins telling the detailed stories of Adam AS, Ishaa
q and Ya'qub, Yusuf AS, Isa AS etc. And of course Musa AS - there are so many st
ories about Musa in the Qur'an. Allah mentions "neither you nor your people knew
these stories before the Qur'an came down".
1) Of the most interesting tangiable evidences is that the Qur'an preserves some
stories of Isa AS that are not found in the New Testemant to this day, yet were
discovered later in outside sources. All of us as muslims know the story of Isa
AS speaking from his mothers cradle. Most of us are not aware this story is sim
ple not found in the Bible. None of the gospels have it. Also, the Qur'an mentio
ns in three occasions the story of Isa AS and the birds i.e. he blew into them a
nd they became real birds. Again this story is not mentioned in the christian go
spels. And for the longest time christians ridiculed muslims because of this. No
w, around 150 years ago in Egypt a interesting monostary was discovered in the d
esert. In it was the body of a monk from 4th century CE before the coming of Isl
am. And the body of the monk belonged to a lost sect of Christianity. And in the
coffin were scrolls - multiple scrolls and these scrolls contained gospels that
are beyond the four cannonical gospels (Mark, Matthew, Luke and John). Note Con
stantine and others got rid of all other gospels besides these four. To this day
most of them are destroyed; this was the most significant discoveries of the 19
th century. One of these gospels was the gospel of St. Thomas. In this gospel, w
e have both of these stories. The story of Jesus speaking as a baby, and the sto
ry of the birds being brought to life. This is clearly a miracle.
10. Miscellaneous (everything else)
1) Of these is perhaps one of his greatest miracles, which is the splitting moon
in half. This one of the few miracles which the Quraysh challenged and he did.
The Quraysh challenged him and he said "If I were to split the moon in half woul
d you believe in me?" They all said yes, but as we all know and the Qur'an is ex
plicit, the moon was split and Saffa was in between the two halves of the moon.
Ibn Kathir this incident has been narrated by numerous chains and even if we did
n't have any chain, the Qur'an is explicit enough. And Imam Al Kitaabi (died 330
H) writes 'the splitting of the moon is one of the greatest miracles ever that c
annot be compared to the miracles of any prophet because it occured in the seles
tial skies, outside of this Earth we are accustomed to. And inaccessible to us m
ortals, hence it was an even greater miracle".
2) And, we also have the personal miracle given just for the prophet PBUH, and t
hat is the miracle of Mi'raj. As for Isra he somewhat proved it by talking about
Jeresulam to the Quraysh, as for Mi'raj, we just believed it happened - it was
a personal miracle just for him. A mu'jaza just for him to console him after the
death of Khadija RA, Abu Talib RA and also Ta'if. That time was the lowest of t
he low so Allah blessed the prophet PBUH with the highest of the high.
The greatest and ultimate miracle we still use today is the miracle of the Qur'a
n. That miracle eclipses all other miracles. And it is more than all the other m
iracles combined, infintely more. The simplest point is all the other miracle we
have mentioned, we were not witnessing them. They happened in front of other gr
oups. We believe but we did not see. The only miracle that is still amongst us r
ight now, and that is why it is called the eternal miracle, the only miracle we
can say to a non muslim is "here is the Qur'an, read this book and listen to its
recitation". That is the miracle that how no time/space constraints. That is wh
at the prophet PBUH said: "every single prophet has been given miracles because
of which his people have believed in him, as for me, the only miracle Allah gave
me (especially after this lecture we see the magnitude of the miracle of the Qu
r'an, the prophet PBUH is almost saying all other miracles are meaningless in co
mparison) in the wahi sent down. And because of this wahi I hope to have the lar
gest number of followers on the day of Judgement." This hadith is in Bhukari and
demonstrates the Qur'an is the ultimate time-free miracle that we can use when

we give da'wah.