By Syed Ashja Haiderashja1. Sunday, May 16, 2010 7:07:02 PM
MIRACLES ABOUT STONES AND SOIL
1. During the Battle of Badr, Allah's Messenger (PBUH) threw a handful of earth and small stones at the army of the unbelievers, saying, "May their faces be black!" That handful of earth penetrated into the eyes of each unbeliever, as the words "May their faces be black!" was heard by every one of them.
2. During the Battle of Hunayn, as well as Badr, Allah's Messenger (PBUH) again threw a handful of earth at the enemy, saying, "May their faces be black!" By Allah's permission, each one of them was hit with a handful of earth and had to retreat, being preoccupied with the earth in his eyes.
As those extraordinary incidents are beyond the ability of man and of material causes, the Qur'an declares; “When you threw, it was not your act, but Allah's.” (al-Anfal, 8/17). That is, that incident is beyond the power of man. It happened not through the power of man but extraordinarily, through the power of Allah.
By Syed Ashja Haiderashja1. Sunday, May 16, 2010 7:04:08 PM
MIRACLES ABOUT TREES
One of the various miracles of the Messenger of Allah is that trees obey his orders like human beings and go near him by leaving their places.
1. Hazrat Burayda reports: "When we were together with Allah's Messenger on an expedition, a bedouin came and asked for a miracle. Allah's Messenger said, 'Tell that tree that Allah's Messenger summons her.' Then, when the Prophet pointed at a tree, it swayed and brought itself out with its roots, came to the presence of the Prophet saying, 'Peace be on you, O Messenger of Allah!' The bedouin said, 'Now let it go to its place again.' He commanded and it went. Then the bedouin said 'Allow me to prostrate myself before you.' The Messenger replied, 'No one is permitted to do that.'"(Shifa, 1:299)
2. The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) used to lean against the pole called "palm-trunk" when delivering a sermon. When the pulpit of the mosque was built, he started his sermon from the pulpit. The pole began to moan like a camel; the entire congregation heard it. The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) went near the pole, put his hand on it, talked to it, consoled it; then it stopped. That miracle of Hazrat Muhammad was reported by many people.
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "Its weeping is because of separation from the recitation of the Names of Allah that are uttered in the sermon."
Anas says, "It moaned like a water buffalo and caused the mosque to tremble." Sahl b. Sa'd says, "After this incident, weeping increased among people." Ubayy b. Ka'b says, "It wept so much that it split." According to another report, the Messenger (ASW) said, "Its weeping is because of separation from the recitation of the Names of Allah that are uttered in the sermon."
After that marvelous incident, the Messenger ordered that the pole should be kept under the pulpit. It was put under the pulpit and kept there until the pole was demolished for the restoration of the mosque. Then Ubayy b. Ka'b took it and kept it until it decayed.
As it is seen, trees know the Messenger of Allah and obey him. Human beings should not fall behind trees in terms of obeying him.
The famous scholar Hasan al-Basri would weep whenever he related that marvelous miracle to his students and would say, "A piece of wood demonstrates such love and longing for the Messenger of Allah (PBUH). You need to feel this love more than it does."
Badiuzzaman Said Nursi says "Yes, and loving him can be achieved by love and longing for the Messenger of Allah (PBUH), obedience to his luminous Sunnah and his illustrious Sacred Law.”(Nursi, B.S. Mektubat (Letters))
By Syed Ashja Haiderashja1. Sunday, May 16, 2010 7:00:34 PM
MIRACLES ABOUT WATER
1. Accurate books of tradition, in particular Bukhari, report through an authentic narration from Hazrat Anas: Hazrat Anas says:
"About three hundred of us were together with Allah's Messenger in the place named ‘Zawra'. He ordered us to perform ablution for the afternoon prayer, but we could not find water. He then told us to bring a little water, which we did, and he dipped his auspicious hands into it. I saw water running from his fingers like a fountain. His three hundred men performed ablution with that water and drank from it."
Hazrat Anas relates this incident in the name of three hundred men. Is it possible that those three hundred people should not have confirmed him or that none of them should have repudiated him if they had not agreed with him?
2. As narrated in accurate books, in particular Bukhari and Muslim, Jabir b. Abdullah al-Ansari says:
"We, fifteen hundred people, had become thirsty during the battle of Hudaybiya. Allah's Messenger performed ablution from a leather water bag called qirba and then dipped his hand into it. I saw that water was running out of the bag like a fountain. Fifteen hundred people drank from it and filled their water bags."
Once Salim b. Abil-Ja'd asked Jabir, "How many of you were there?" He said, "Water would have sufficed even if there had been a hundred thousand, but we were fifteen hundred."
Since that decisive miracle was witnessed by fifteen hundred Companions of the Prophet, its informants in effect number fifteen hundred, for human nature has a tendency to reject lies. As for the Companions of the Prophet (PBUH), who sacrificed their tribes and persons, their fathers and mothers, their lives and all that they possessed for the sake of truth and veracity, they could not have remained silent in the face of a lie, especially in the light of the warning given by the narration, "Whoever knowingly tells a lie concerning me should prepare for his seat in hellfire." Since they remained silent concerning that report they accepted it, joined Jabir, and confirmed his words.
3. Imam Malik relates in his book, 'Muwatta', through Mu'adh b. Jabal: "During the battle of Tabuk, we found a spring that was barely running in the thickness of a thin piece of string. Allah's Messenger ordered, 'Collect a little water.' They put a little water into his palms. Allah's Messenger washed his face and his hands with the water, which he then put in the spring. Suddenly the outlet of the spring widened and water began to well out, which sufficed the whole army."
Another informant, Imam Ibn Ishaq, reports: "The fountain ran with a noise under the earth like that of thunder. Allah's Messenger said to Mu'adh, 'You will see, if your lifetime suffices, that this miraculous water will transform these places into gardens.' And so it did."
4. Accurate books, including those of brilliant authorities in the science of narration such as Ibn Jabir at-Tabari, relate through an authentic narration from Abu Qatada:
"We were going for help, as the commanders had been martyred in the famous battle of Muta. I had a water bag with me. Allah's Messenger commanded, 'Keep your water bag carefully; there will be great need for it.' Soon after, thirst prevailed. We were seventy-two people. Allah's Messenger said, 'Bring me your water bag.' I did, he took the bag and brought its brim to his lips. I do not know whether he blew into it or not. Then seventy-two men came and drank out of the bag and filled their bags. When I had it back, it was full to the brim just as it had been before."
5. Accurate books of narration, including above all Bukhari and Muslim, narrate through Imran b. Husain: Imran says:
"In a battle, we, together with Allah's Messenger, ran out of water. He said to me and Ali, 'There is a woman in such and such a place, riding her beast that is laden with two water bags. Go and fetch her.' Ali and I went to find her in exactly the same place as described, and brought her to the Prophet. He ordered, 'Pour a little water into a vessel,' which we did, and he prayed for blessing. He then commanded that: “everyone should come to fill their water bags.” All the people came, drank, and filled their bags. Afterwards he ordered: “Collect something for the woman”, and they filled her skirt."
Imran says, "I imagined that the two water bags were constantly filling. Allah's Messenger told the woman, 'You can go now. We did not take water from you; rather Allah gave us from His treasure.'"
6. Narration scholars, primarily Ibn Huzayma in his Sahih, report from Umar:
"We ran out of water during the battle of Tabuk. Some of us had to slaughter their camels to drink what was inside. Abu Bakr as-Siddiq requested that Allah's Messenger should pray. Allah's Messenger raised his hands, and hardly had he lowered them when the clouds gathered and heavy rain began to fall. After we had filled our vessels, the clouds withdrew immediately. In fact, it was only our area that received the rain; it did not fall outside of it." Thus, no chance was involved in the incident; it was purely a miracle of Muhammad (PBUH).