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Dear brother in Islam...!

Assalaamu Alaikum Varahma.

I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD TELL ME SOME OF THE MOOJIZAATH OF OUR BELOVED RASOOL (SALLA ALLAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM) (like the stick changing in to a snake, hand changing to white, etc., to Moosa Alaihi Aassalaam, and as of Essa Alaihi Assalaam, speaking from in side the womb, curing of leprous, etc.,) ALONG WITH SOME AUTHENTICATIONS FROM THE HOLY QURAAN & HADHEETH SHAREEF, JUST FOR ME TO KNOW FIRST & TO EXPLAIN TO OTHERS...!!! MAY ALLAH REWARD YOU .


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Miracles of Prophet saws

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.


A miracle is described as an out of the ordinary event or occurrence carried out by Divine Decree and Help. Allah has prescribed a way or sabab for everything to happen in this world, and anything that happens beyond this way or sabab is termed a miracle. For example, if one wishes to eat something he needs to make or go and get some eatables to eat; but if, without the usage of any sabab the food were to appear in front of him out of thin air, it would be termed a miracle!


One must know with conviction that a miracle cannot be performed by anyone, including the Prophets of Allah, by their own selves; but it is Allah Subhanah Alone Who bestows miracles at the hands of whom He Wills, Pleases, and Decrees.


Miracles are only in the domain of Allah Alone and nobody has a right to do or show any miracles whatsoever, unless Allah Himself commands and sends the miracle to any of his slaves. No one, absolutely no one, can do a miracle by his own self; not even the mightiest Prophets of Allah! Allah gives many examples of His Miracles in the Holy Quran which he gave to Prophet Abraham, Prophet Moses, Prophet Isa and many other Prophets. These miracles were not performed at the whim or desires of the Prophets, but were always in Allahs Hands and Commands.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 13 Surah Raad verse 38: We have sent many Messengers before you (O Mohamed), and We assigned to them wives and children. And no Messenger had the power to show any Miracles without the sanction of Allah.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imran verse 49-50: (Jesus said), I have come to you with a clear Sign (Miracle) from your Lord. In your very presence, I make the likeness of a bird out of clay and breathe into it, and it becomes, by Allahs Command, a bird. I heal those born blind and the lepers, and I bring to life the dead by Allahs Command. I inform you what you eat and what you store up in your homes. Surely there is a great Sign for you in all this, if you have a mind to believe.


The duty and mission of the Prophets of Allah is not to come and perform Miracles, but their duty and mission is to declare the Message of Truth from their Lord and Creator. The truthful and righteous people of society recognize the Prophets through their character and the truthfulness of the Message they come with, without the need of any miracles. The Miracles are more often than not reserved for those obstinate and arrogant disbelievers who absolutely disbelieve in the Messengers of Allah and the Message they have been sent with, and it is they who time and again demand that the Prophets of Allah show them miracles to substantiate their claims that they are indeed appointed as Prophets from their Lord!


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 109: They (the disbelievers) swear their strongest oaths by Allah that if a (special) Sign (or Miracle) came to them, by it they would believe. Say (O Prophet to them): "Certainly (all) Signs (and Miracles) are in the Power of Allah Alone. But what will make you realize that even if a (special) Sign comes they will not believe!


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Israa verses 89-93:

89 And We have explained to man in this Qur'an every kind of similitude: yet the grater part of men refuse (to receive it) except with ingratitude!

90 They (the disbelievers) say: "We shall not believe in thee (the Prophet (saws)) until thou cause springs to gush forth for us from the earth;

91 Or (until) thou have a garden of date trees, and vines, and cause rivers to gush forth in their midst carrying abundant water;

92 Or thou cause the sky to fall in pieces as thou sayest (will happen) against us; or thou bring Allah and the Angels before (us): face to face;

93 Or thou have a house adorned with gold, or thou mount a ladder right into the skies. No! We shall not even believe in thy mounting until thou send down to us a book that we could read." Say (to them O Prophet (saws)): "Glory to my Lord! Am I aught but a man, and a Messenger?"


If Allah Wills to try and test these obstinate disbelievers to their word that they will believe after the showing of miracles, Allah Subhanah performs the miracles through the hands of His appointed Prophets. Those who witness the Miracles at the hands of the Prophets and continue to disbelieve in their appointment, are ultimately subdued or destroyed by Allah Subhanah.


During the lifetime of the Prophet (saws), there were umpteen miracles which as the occasions, conditions and times demanded, the Lord Most Gracious bestowed and showed miracles at the blessed hands of the Prophet (saws). The miracles which were performed at the hands of the Prophet (saws) are several and documented in his (saws) authentic ahaadeeths. The famous amongst them are:


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

1 The hour (of Judgment) is nigh and the moon is cleft asunder.

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


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, Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "Witness this miracle."


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.340 Narrated by Imran

Once we were traveling with the Prophet (saws) and the people complained to him of thirst. Thereupon he got down and called a person and 'Ali, and ordered them to go and bring water. So they went in search of water and met a woman who was sitting on her camel between two bags of water. They asked, "Where can we find water?" She replied, "I was there (at the place of water) this hour yesterday and my people are behind me." They requested her to accompany them. She asked, "Where?" They said, "To Allah's Messenger (saws)." She said, "Do you mean the man who is called the Sabi, (with a new religion)?" They replied, "Yes, the same person. So come along." They brought her to the Prophet (saws) and narrated the whole story. He (saws) said, "Help her to dismount." The Prophet (saws) then asked for a pot, then he (saws) opened the mouths of the bags and poured some water into the pot. Then he closed the big openings of the bags and opened the small ones and the people were called upon to drink and water their animals. So they all watered their animals and they (too) all quenched their thirst and also gave water to others, and last of all the Prophet (saws) gave a pot full of water to the person who was Junub and told him to pour it over his body. The woman was standing and watching all that they were doing with her water. By Allah, when her water bags were returned they looked like as if they were more full (of water) than they had been before! Then the Prophet (saws) ordered us to collect something for her; so dates, flour and Sawiq were collected which amounted to a good meal that was put in a piece of cloth. She was helped to ride on her camel and that cloth full of foodstuff was also placed in front of her and then the Prophet (saws) said to her, "We have not taken your water but Allah has given water to us." She returned home late. Her relatives asked her: "O so and so what has delayed you?" She said, "A strange thing! Two men met me and took me to the man who is called the Sabi' and he did such and such a thing. By Allah, he is either the greatest magician between this and this (gesturing with her index and middle fingers raising them towards the sky indicating the heaven and the earth) or he is Allah's true Prophet."


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.115 Narrated by Anas

A man came to the Prophet (saws) on a Friday while he (saws) was delivering a sermon at Medina, and said, "There is lack of rain, so please invoke your Lord to bless us with the rain." The Prophet (saws) looked at the sky when no cloud could be detected. Then he (saws) invoked Allah for rain. Clouds started gathering together and it rained till the Medina valleys started flowing with water. It continued raining till the next Friday. Then that man (or some other man) stood up while the Prophet (saws) was delivering the Friday sermon, and said, "We are drowned; Please invoke your Lord to withhold it (rain) from us." The Prophet (saws) smiled and said twice or thrice, "O Allah! Please let it rain round about us and not upon us." The clouds started dispersing over Medina to the right and to the left, and it rained round about Medina and not upon Medina. Allah showed them (the people) the miracle of His Prophet and His response to his invocation.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.170 Narrated by Anas bin Malik

Once I saw Allah's Messenger (saws) when the 'Asr prayer was due and the people searched for water to perform ablution but they could not find it. Later on (a pot full of) water for ablution was brought to Allah's Messenger (saws). He (saws) put his hand in that pot and ordered the people to perform ablution from it. I saw the water springing out from underneath his fingers till all of them performed the ablution.


Beloved brother, there are many such instances where a miracle was performed at the hands of the Prophet (saws) by Allah Subhanah, and they are well documented in the various authentic traditions. But the truth is that regardless of which miracle Allah Subhanah chose to perform at the hands of which Prophet (saws), such miracles as performed by Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.), Prophet Saleh (a.s.), Prophet Musa (a.s.), Prophet Isa (a.s.), and even Prophet Mohamed (a.s.) were only witnessed by those who saw them first hand; but, without an iota of a doubt, the single biggest Miracle which the Lord Most Gracious performed through His Last and Final Messenger (saws) was His Gift of Mercy and Guidance which can be witnessed by man till the end of time: the One and Only Glorious Quran al-Kareem!


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.379 Narrated by Abu Huraira

The Prophet (saws) said, "There was no Prophet among the Prophets but was given miracles because of which people had security or had belief, but what I was given was the Divine Inspiration (the Al-Quran) which Allah revealed to me. So I hope that my followers will be more than those of any other Prophet on the Day of Resurrection."


Such is the magnitude of this miracle of the Glorious Quran, that Allah Subhanah has chosen to name every single verse of His Message as His Aayah or Miracle!


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


Your Brother in Islam,





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