Miracles of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) - I
By Syed Ashja Haiderashja1. Thursday, April 29, 2010 7:19:13 PM
1. According to an authentic narration, Allah's Messenger said to his companions, "You will be victorious over all your enemies, will succeed in the conquest of Mecca, Khyber, Damascus, Iraq, Persia and Jerusalem, and will share among yourselves the treasures of the rulers of the greatest empires, the Byzantine and the Persians." He did not say this as a matter of conjecture or personal opinion; he said it as if he had seen it, and what he said came true as predicted, despite the fact that at the same time he had to migrate to Madinah with a handful of followers, with the rest of the world, including the environs of the Madinah, hostile to him.(For more information, see Badiuzzaman Said Nursi-Mektubat (Letters).)
2. Also according to an authentic narration, when the Najashi, the Ethiopian ruler, who had accepted faith earlier, died in the seventh year of Hijrah, Allah's Messenger informed his companions about it; he even performed funeral prayers for him. One week later came the news confirming the death of the Najashi on the very same day as the Prophet had seen it.
3. According to an authentic narration, Allah's Messenger said to Fatima, "You will be the first of my family to join me after my death.” Six months later, what he said took place.
4. Once, as he awakened in the house of Anas b. Malik's aunt, Umm Haram, he smilingly said:
"I saw my nation waging war on the seas like kings sitting on thrones." She requested:
"Pray that I too will be with them." He said:
“You shall be.” Forty years later, she accompanied her husband, Ubada b. Samit, on the conquest of Cyprus. She died there, and her grave has since been visited by the believers. Thus, what the Prophet foretold proved to be true.
5. According to an authentic narration, he said, "Istanbul will be conquered, and blessed are the ruler and the troops that will conquer it." He thus gave tidings that Istanbul would be conquered by Muslim hands, and that Mehmed the Conqueror would attain a high spiritual rank. His prediction again proved to be true.
6. Again, according to an authentic narration, he declared, "The fortress of Khyber will be conquered by Ali's hand." As a miracle of his prophethood and beyond all expectation, the following day Ali ripped off the gate of the fortress of Khyber, used it as a shield, and seized the fortress. Then he threw it aside after the conquest.
7. Again, according to an authentic narration, he declared about Utba ibn Abi Lahab: “A lion will eat him“, informing his tragic sequel. When Utba was going to Yemen, a lion came and ate him. Thus, it confirmed both the curse and news of the Prophet (PBUH).
Acting upon those miracles, do not attempt to explain it by simply saying,
"Muhammad was a wise man!" It is because the accurate information of Muhammad (PBUH) concerning the Unseen cannot be explained except in one of these two ways: you will either suppose that this blessed person has such a keen sight and such a broad genius that he sees and knows the past and the future and all the world; he gazes upon the East, the West and the whole universe; and he discovers that which happened in the past and that which is to happen in the future. Such a quality cannot be found in an ordinary human being, but if it is, it must be a wonder bestowed on him by the Creator of the universe, which would itself be the greatest of miracles. Or you will believe this blessed person to be an official instructed by a Being under Whose governing and observation everything stands, under Whose command are all ages and all species of the universe, in Whose ledger is everything recorded, so that He shows and communicates information to him whenever He wishes. Thus, Muhammad (PBUH) instructs others as he himself is instructed by the Lord of Eternity.