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Splitting the moon miracle

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Assalam o Alaikum Mr. Burhan

I hope you must be keeping well by the grace of ALLAH.

I have come to know about u via one of my friends & I thought I shall ask you few questions to clear my doubts.

 

My First question is whether Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) showed a MIRACLE to AHL-E-MECCA by dividing / splitting the Moon in 2 Halves after pointing his Index & Middle Fingers towards the Moon. I read in a Tabloid when Armstrong became the first Human to step on the Planet he witnessed as if the Planet has been split in 2 Halves and then rejoined......  to which a Muslim replied this act was done 1400 years ago by our Prophet Mohammed. IS THIS TRUE ????

 

Secondly if a Close RElative of Someone dies, can we say ALLAH TUMHAIN SABAR DEY GA..... (Allah shall give you the patience & Stamina to bear this grievance). I have been told by somebody ONE CANNOT ASK FOR SABAR FROM ALLAH........ AS OUR PROPHET HAS PROHIBITED US FROM DOING SO.......... Pls. Clarify.

 

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Splitting the moon miracle

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Q-1: whether Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) showed a MIRACLE to AHL-E-MECCA by dividing / splitting the Moon in 2 Halves after pointing his Index & Middle Fingers towards the Moon.


 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 54 Surah Al-Qamar verses 1-2:

1 The Hour (of Judgment) is nigh, and the moon is cleft asunder!

2 But if they see a Sign, they turn away and say "This is (but) transient magic."

 

Allah Subhanah gives a connotation to the splitting of the moon in the Glorious Quran in the Aayah quoted above, and there are several authentic narrations related by many of the Noble Companions of the Prophet, who themselves witnessed this great Miracle of Allah Subhanah at the hands of the Messenger of Allah (saws).

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.830 Narrated by Abdullah bin Masud

During the lifetime of the Prophet the moon was split into two parts and on that the Prophet said, "Bear witness (to this)."

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.832 Narrated by Ibn Abbas

The moon was split into two parts during the lifetime of the Prophet.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 5.208 Narrated by Anas bin Malik

The people of Mecca asked Allah's Messenger (saws) to show them a miracle. So he (saws) showed them the moon split in two halves between which they saw the Hiram' mountain.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 6.387 Narrated by Ibn Masud

During the lifetime of Allah's Messenger (saws) the moon was split into two parts; one part remained over the mountain, and the other part went beyond the mountain. On that, the Messenger of Allah (saws) said, "Witness this miracle."

 

Q-2: I read in a Tabloid when Armstrong became the first Human to step on the Planet he witnessed as if the Planet has been split in 2 Halves and then rejoined......  to which a Muslim replied this act was done 1400 years ago by our Prophet Mohammed. IS THIS TRUE ????

Neil Armstrong was the first man to step on the moon; and Allah Alone Knows Best what he witnessed. But the splitting of the moon in the lifetime of the Prophet (saws), is indeed true according to the various authentic traditions.

 

Q-3: Secondly if a Close RElative of Someone dies, can we say ALLAH TUMHAIN SABAR DEY GA..... (Allah shall give you the patience & Stamina to bear this grievance). I have been told by somebody ONE CANNOT ASK FOR SABAR FROM ALLAH........ AS OUR PROPHET HAS PROHIBITED US FROM DOING SO.......... Pls. Clarify.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verse 126:

(The believers said to Pharoah) But thou dost wreak thy vengeance on us simply because we believed in the signs of our Lord when they reached us! O Our Lord! Pour out on us patience and constancy, and take our souls unto thee as Muslims (who bow to thy will)"!

 

There is absolutely no harm if a believers implores the Merciful Lord to bestow patience upon himself, or his fellow brothers and sisters in faith.

 

There is absolutely nothing in the Quran and Sunnah which prohibits a believer from asking anything good from the Lord of the Worlds! You must ask the person who told you that one cannot ask for sabr from Allah Subhanah, to provide his proof and evidence from the Quran and Sunnah for his statement. If he is not able to produce it, and in this case he will definitely not be able to produce it, his statement should be immediately rejected!

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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