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05 RIE: WHO IS YOUR PROPHET PART 6 & 7 BY SHAIKH FAISAL {NOVEMBER 04 & 05 2013}





Root Islamic Education Part 6

WHO IS YOUR PROPHET

NOVEMBER 04 2013 / 30 JUMADA AL AWWAL 1435 HIJRI 

BY SHAIKH ABDULLAH AL FAISAL

EDITED BY Abu Hafiza 


The three fundamental principles are taken from the questions you will be asked in the grave.

- Last dars, examples were given to prove to atheists that Allah (SWT) exists.
 
- The accurate position of the sun was cited.

- Allah (SWT) described the sun in the heavens as a lamp. He did not use *lamp* to describe the moon, which reflects light.

- This shows that there is no conflict with the creation and Allah's revelation.

- Allah (SWT) uses Tawheed ar- Rubbibiyah to show Tawheed Ibadaah.

He has created the heavens without any pillars, that you see and has set on the earth firm mountains, lest it should shake with you. And He has scattered therein moving (living) creatures of all kinds. And We send down water (rain) from the sky, and We cause (plants) of every goodly kind to grow therein. This is the creation of Allah. So show Me that which those (whom you worship), besides Him have created. Nay, the Zalimun (polytheists, wrong­doers and those who do not believe in the Oneness of Allah) are in plain error.

(Luqman 31:10-11)

Nu’man ibn Bashir (RA) narrated the Prophet (SAW) said, “The supplication is itself worship.” Then he recited. And your Lord says, “Call upon Me, and I shall answer you. Surely those who are too arrogant to worship Me, they shall enter Hell, disgraced.” (40: 60)

[Tirmidhi (5/456) No. 3372, Abu Dawud (2/76) No. 1479, Ibn Majah (5/5) No. 3828, Ahmad (4/271) No. 18410]

Yahya related to me from Malik from Zayd ibn Aslam from Ata ibn Yasar that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "O Allah! Do not make my grave an idol that is worshipped. The anger on those who took the graves of their Prophets as places of prostration was terrible."

[Muwatta Malik (1/223) No. 570, Musannaf Abdur Razzaq (1/406) No. 1587, Musnad Ahmad (2/246) No. 7352]

- Dua is a form of worship and the grave is classified as an idol.

- Dua is worship and the grave was classified as an idol in the above hadith.

Those (i.e. believers) unto whom the people (hypocrites) said, "Verily, the people (pagans) have gathered against you (a great army), therefore, fear them." But it (only) increased them in Faith, and they said: "Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)."

(Al Imran 3:173)

Two men of those who feared (Allah and) on whom Allah had bestowed His Grace [they were يوشع و كالب Yusha' (Joshua) and Kalab (Caleb)] said: "Assault them through the gate, for when you are in, victory will be yours, and put your trust in Allah if you are believers indeed."

(Al-Ma'idah 5:23)

And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allah will accomplish his purpose. Indeed Allah has set a measure for all things.

(At-Talaq 65:3)

- It is also worthy of mentioning that slaughtering is an act of ibadah.

- Allah (SWT) name is mentioned when you slaughter.

Eat not (O believers) of that (meat) on which Allah's Name has not been pronounced (at the time of the slaughtering of the animal), for sure it is Fisq (a sin and disobedience of Allah). And certainly, the Shayatin (devils) do inspire their friends (from mankind) to dispute with you, and if you obey them [by making Al­Maytatah (a dead animal) legal by eating it], then you would indeed be Mushrikun (polytheists) [because they (devils and their friends) made lawful to you to eat that which Allah has made unlawful to eat and you obeyed them by considering it lawful to eat, and by doing so you worshipped them, and to worship others besides Allah is polytheism].

(Al-An'am 6:121)

- If an animal is slaughtered in other than the name of Allah (SWT), you have eaten haraam meat.

- This is major shirk.

- The one who slaughtered and the one who knowingly ate the meat have done major shirk.

DESCRIBE TO US YOUR LORD

- Now that you have convinced that your Lord exists, describe to us your Lord.

- The Christians believe their God is three in one.

Say (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) : "He is Allah, (the) One. "Allah-us-Samad (The Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He neither eats nor drinks)."He begets not, nor was He begotten; "And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him."

(Al-Ikhlas 112:1-4)

- They wrapped sealed and delivered Christianity in a new package at the council of nicea. They named it trinity; is Shirk.

- Surah 112 was revealed for this purpose.

Had there been therein (in the heavens and the earth) gods besides Allah, then verily both would have been ruined. Glorified be Allah, the Lord of the Throne, (High is He) above what they attribute to Him!

(Al-Anbiya 21:22)

- You have never seen more than one husband in a house, or three presidents of a country. Your common sense tells you there only one Lord running the universe.

No son (or offspring or children) did Allah beget, nor is there any ilah (god) along with Him; (if there had been many gods), behold, each god would have taken away what he had created, and some would have tried to overcome others! Glorified be Allah above all that they attribute to Him!

(Al-Mu'minun 23:91)

- Under divorce everyone is claiming what he or she own.

- There is acrimony in a divorce.

- The husband claims this and the wife lames that.

- Allah (SWT) is As Samad; He is self-sufficient.

- Every creation needs Allah (SWT).

- Allah (SWT) needs no one.

- Allah (SWT) is not reliant on anyone.

O My servants, if the first of you and the last of you, and the humans of you and the jinn of you, were all as pious as the most pious heart of any individual amongst you, then this would not increase My Kingdom an iota. O My servants, if the first of you and the last of you, and the humans of you and the jinn of you, were all as wicked as the most wicked heart of any individual amongst you, then this would not decrease My Kingdom an iota. O My servants, if the first of you and the last of you, and the humans of you and the jinn of you, were all to stand together in one place and ask of Me, and I were to give everyone what he requested, then that would not decrease what I Possess, except what is decreased of the ocean when a needle is dipped into it. O My servants, it is but your deeds that I account for you, and then recompense you for. So he who finds good, let him praise Allah, and he who finds other than that, let him blame no one but himself.

[Sahih Muslim (4/1994) No. 2577]

- Because Allah (SWT) is the as-samad, He is the lawgiver.

- He is the lawgiver because he does not need anything from the law.

- A man would make laws to benefit only himself.

- Allah (SWT) does not benefit from any law.

- He is the rightful one to establish the law.

It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) observed: “The Satan comes to everyone of you and says: Who created this and that? till he questions: Who created your Lord? When he comes to that, one should seek refuge in Allah and keep away (from such idle thoughts).”

[Sahih Muslim (1/120) No. 134]

- If you ask *Who created Allah (SWT)* you are finished.

- As-Samad also means Allah (SWT) has no systems.

- Allah (SWT) has no digestive system etc.

- It also means Allah (SWT) does not have human weaknesses.

- They accuse Him of losing a wrestling match with Jacob (AS).

- They accuse Him of resting on the seventh day to refresh.

Glorified be your Lord, the Lord of Honour and Power! (He is free) from what they attribute unto Him! And peace be on the Messengers! And all the praise and thanks be to Allah, Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists)

(As-Saffat 37:180-182)

- Refresh means to replenish lost energy.

- They accuse Allah (SWT) of being poor.

- They accuse Him of being tight fisted and stingy.

The Jews say: "Allah's Hand is tied up (i.e. He does not give and spend of His Bounty)." Be their hands tied up and be they accursed for what they uttered. Nay, both His Hands are widely outstretched. He spends (of His Bounty) as He wills. Verily, the Revelation that has come to you from Allah increases in most of them their obstinate rebellion and disbelief. We have put enmity and hatred amongst them till the Day of Resurrection. Every time they kindled the fire of war, Allah extinguished it; and they (ever) strive to make mischief on earth. And Allah does not like the Mufsidun (mischief makers).

(Al-Ma'idah 5:64)

- We declare by AS-Samad that Allah (SWT) is free from all the imperfections they say about Allah (SWT).

- Allah (SWT) is not born from a woman.

- You are born in darul harb and have become desensitized to the lies about Allah (SWT) that he was born of a woman and that he begat a son.

And they say: "The Most Beneficent (Allah) has begotten a son (or offspring or children) [as the Jews say: 'Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allah, and the Christians say that He has begotten a son ['Iesa (Christ)], and the pagan Arabs say that He has begotten daughters (angels, etc.)]." Indeed you have brought forth (said) a terrible evil thing. Whereby the heavens are almost torn, and the earth is split asunder, and the mountains fall in ruins That they ascribe a son (or offspring or children) to the Most Beneficent (Allah)But it is not suitable for (the Majesty of) the Most Beneficent (Allah) that He should beget a son (or offspring or children).

(Maryam 19:88-92)

- They accuse Allah (SWT) that He begat a son and beget means to impregnate women by way of sex.

- This is what the infidels accuse your Lord of; Allah (SWT) asks them.

He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have children when He has no wife? He created all things and He is the All-Knower of everything.

(Al-An'am 6:101)

- They accuse your Lord of committing zina and suicide.

- Allah (SWT) asks them how He can have a son and he has no wife,

- They ideology of a Christian says that you Lord came down to earth and committed suicide.

- Allah (SWT) is free from all the imperfections that the infidels attribute unto Him.

- The hujjah has been presented to refute these claims.

- You are protected by your creed tawheed Asma Wa Siffat.

- Allah (SWT) does not beget nor was He begotten.

- The Christians say *holy Mary mother of God*.

- Jesus (AS) never claimed to be God.

And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

{Matthew 19:17}

Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God

{John 20:17}

I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

{John 5:30}

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.   

{Matthew 24:36}

- All these verses show the hypocrisy of the Christians.

- They say something and the bible says another.

- If you think God is like us you are a pagan there is nothing that resembles Allah (SWT).

There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer.

(Ash-Shura 42:11)

- Some people don't believe in Allah’s (SWT) two hands.

- The Shiites and others have problems with this.

- They say to say Allah (SWT) has two hands means you are making Allah (SWT) like man and this is shirk.

- The clock on the wall has two hands.

- It is not like our hands.

- Why do you think Allah’s (SWT) hands are like ours?

- You have shirk on your mind, this is why you deny Allah (SWT) has two hands

- You think of comparison to creation.

(Allah) said: "O Iblis (Satan)! What prevents you from prostrating yourself to one whom I have created with Both My Hands. Are you too proud (to fall prostrate to Adam) or are you one of the highly exalted?"

(Sad 38:75)

- If your heart was pure, you would have said you read it, believe it and leave it. !

- Read it, Believe it and Leave it. !

- Do not put a spin on it.

- The tabligh do not believe Allah (SWT) has two hands; they feel if we believe this we fall into anthropomorphism?

- This means to give Allah (SWT) human body parts.

- When Allah (SWT) revealed His two hands no sahabah asked the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) to describe Allah’s (SWT) two hands.

- They read it believed it and left it. they did not try to put a spin on it.

- The infidels believe that Allah (SWT) is everywhere.

- When you say this you are claiming that Allah is in the toilet, and the pig and they call themselves hanafi (RA).

Abu Haneefah (rh) said, when asked of his opinion of the one who says, ‘I do not know whether Allah is above the heavens or on the earth.’ - “He has disbelieved, because Allah says, “The Most Merciful rose above the Throne,” and His Throne is above His seven heavens.’ He was then asked , ‘what if he said that Allah is above His Throne but he does not know whether the Throne is in the heavens or on the earth?’ He said, ‘He has disbelieved, because He has denied that He is above the heavens, And whosoever denied that He is above the heavens has disbelieved.”

(‘Sharh Usul I'tiqaad Ahlus Sunnah’ of al-Laalikaaee (d.414AH), ‘al-Uluww’ of adh- Dhahabee, also ‘Sharh Aqueedah at-Tahaawiyyah’ of ibn Abee al-Izz al-Hanafee)

- Abu haneefah (RA) made takfir on them who said Allah (SWT) is everywhere

- It is like people who say they follow bin baz, al banee etc, but don't follow what they actually say.

- People will always claim to be what they are not, do not be deceived.

Anas Ibn Malik narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "A believer is shrewd, sharp and careful."

[Quda'ee (d. 454 H) in 'Musnad al-Shihab' (Vol. 1 pg. 107) No. 128]

Abu Huraira (RA) narrated the Prophet (SAW) said: "A believer is not bitten from the same hole twice.”

[Related by al-Bukhari (6133) and Muslim (2998)]

- Ibn tammiyah fought the tartars (Al Yaasiq) after making takfir on them they ruled with a cocktail of laws.

- We are explaining the three fundamental principles of Islam and we stopped at that.

WHO IS YOUR PROPHET?

These three quests are from the questions we will be asked in the grave by the angels Munakar and Nakeer.

We already covered who is YOUR LORD

We will bring evidence to convince the sceptics that Muhammad Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the Messenger of Allah (SWT) so in the grave we will be asked.

WHO IS YOUR LORD?

Who is your prophet and what is your religion

Allah (SWT) pronounced Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) as His MESSENGER in the ALLAH (SWT) verse.

Muhammad (SAW) is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves. You see them bowing and falling down prostrate (in prayer), seeking Bounty from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. The mark of them (i.e. of their Faith) is on their faces (foreheads) from the traces of (their) prostration (during prayers). This is their description in the Taurat (Torah). But their description in the Injeel (Gospel) is like a (sown) seed which sends forth its shoot, then makes it strong, it then becomes thick, and it stands straight on its stem, delighting the sowers that He may enrage the disbelievers with them. Allah has promised those among them who believe (i.e. all those who follow Islamic Monotheism, the religion of Prophet Muhammad SAW till the Day of Resurrection) and do righteous good deeds, forgiveness and a mighty reward (i.e. Paradise).

(Al-Fath 48:29)

The Prophet is closer to the believers than their ownselves, and his wives are their (believers') mothers (as regards respect and marriage). And blood relations among each other have closer personal ties in the Decree of Allah (regarding inheritance) than (the brotherhood of) the believers and the Muhajirun (emigrants from Makkah, etc.), except that you do kindness to those brothers (when the Prophet SAW joined them in brotherhood ties). This has been written in the (Allah's Book of Divine) Decrees (Al­ Lauh Al­ Mahfuz)"

(Al-Ahzab 33:6)

Another verse where Allah (SWT) says the Muhammad Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is His Messenger of Allah is the above mentioned ayah:

Muhammad (SAW) is not the father of any man among you, but he is the Messenger of Allah and the last (end) of the Prophets. And Allah is Ever All ­Aware of everything.

(Al-Ahzab 33:40)

Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “My likeness and the likeness of the prophets before me is the likeness of a person who built a house, made it beautiful and made it complete, except the place of a stone in the corner. So people began to go round and to wonder at him and say: ‘Why have you not placed this stone?’ I am that stone and I am Khatam an-Nabiyyin (the Seal of the Prophets)".

[Al-Bukhari (3535) and Muslim (2286)]

- When we say the prophet is my messenger it means he was the last prophet and the best prophet MUHAMMAD (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

- There people in the world who are Christians who call themselves Unitarian they believe in one God.

- When you say Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ) is my messenger but they still cant go to jannah because they don’t believe in the Messenger of Allah (SWT) even though they believe that Jesus was just a messenger.

It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "By Him in Whose hand is the life of Muhammad, any Christian or Jew who heard about me and died whilst rejecting me, such a person is in the hell fire to abide there forever."

[Sahih Muslim (1/134) No. 153 and Musnad Ahmad (2/350) No. 8594]

So their best isn’t good enough because the need to accept Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) to be in the paradise.

The prophet was called As-Saddiq Al Ameen (the trustworthy).

He was called this even b4 becoming a prophet.

ALLAH (SWT) has promised him success in his mission.

Allah (SWT) says in the Qu’ran ayahs.

They intend to put out the Light of Allah (i.e. the religion of Islam, this Qur'an, and Prophet Muhammad SAW) with their mouths. But Allah will complete His Light even though the disbelievers hate (it). He it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad SAW) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islamic Monotheism) to make it victorious over all (other) religions even though the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah and in His Messenger Muhammed SAW) hate (it).

(As-Saff 61:8-9)

Whatever of good reaches you, is from Allah, but whatever of evil befalls you, and is from yourself. And We have sent you (O Muhammad SAW) as a Messenger to mankind, and Allah is Sufficient as a Witness.

(An-Nisa 4:79)

The meaning of the verse 4:79 is that before the Prophets will dies to see the success of his mission.

He it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad SAW) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam), that He may make it (Islam) superior over all religions. And All-Sufficient is Allah as a Witness.

(Al-Fath 48:28)

- Elijah pole Mirza Ghulam are false prophets and they were disgraced.

- Mirza Ghulam died in a toilet.

- The Surah al Fath verse 28 means Allah (SWT) does not break His promises and the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) will live to see the success of his mission.

"Our Lord Grant us what You promised unto us through Your Messengers and disgrace us not on the Day of Resurrection, for You never break (Your) Promise."

(Aali Imran 3:194)

- Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world because Allah (SWT) does not break His promises and HE Promised to make Islam the successful religion and victorious.

- If we were asked HOW DO YOU KNOW MUHAMMAD (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) WAS A REAL PROMISE what will you say to them.

PROOF THAT MUHAMMAD (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) WAS A REAL PROPHET

1. THE HOLY QURAN

The Quran has no mistakes and discrepancies ever other religious books has errors and discrepancies.
Allah (SWT) says in the Quran ayah

Do they not then consider the Qur'an carefully? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much contradiction

(An-Nisa 4:82)

The Quran contains scientific facts and Allah (SWT) says in the Quran ayah, the Quran does not contradict science it also contains prediction one of which is the preservation of pharaohs body; the body of pharaoh was discovered recently around 1850.

- So his body remained on the ocean floor for 3000 yrs and it did not decompose.

- So how can people read this and still be a kaafir.

- Whenever scholars write about prediction of the Quran.

- They always write about Surah 10 verse 90-92.

- So how can people read this Quranic verse and still not believe.

- Lots of people embrace Islam after reading this verse 10: 90-92

And We took the Children of Israel across the sea, and Fir'aun (Pharaoh) with his hosts followed them in oppression and enmity, till when drowning overtook him, he said: "I believe that La ilaha illa (Huwa) : (none has the right to be worshipped but) He," in Whom the Children of Israel believe and I am one of the Muslims (those who submit to Allah's Will)." Now (you believe) while you refused to believe before and you were one of the Mufsidun (evil-doers, corrupts, etc.)So this day We shall deliver your (dead) body (out from the sea) that you may be a sign to those who come after you! And verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs , revelations, etc.)

(Yunus 10:90-92)

- How can people read about embryology in the QURAN Surah 23 : 12-14

- Dr Keith Moore the leading scientist of embryology accepted Islam after reading these verses.

- He said Muhammad could not have known these things except by it being revealed from ALLAH (SWT).

- Because the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) was illiterate.

And indeed We created man (Adam) out of an extract of clay (water and earth). Thereafter We made him (the offspring of Adam) as a Nutfah (mixed drops of the male and female sexual discharge) (and lodged it) in a safe lodging (womb of the woman).Then We made the Nutfah into a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood), then We made the clot into a little lump of flesh, then We made out of that little lump of flesh bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, and then We brought it forth as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators

(Al-Mu'minun 23:12-14)

- Even Dr Maurice Bucaille accepted Islam after reading surah RUM in which it contains where the lowest land on earth is.

- Another prediction is the defeat of the Romans by the Persians and the Romans made a come back and won the Persians in a battle at the same time of the battle of Badr.

Alif ­Lam ­Mim. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings].The Romans have been defeated In the nearer land (Syria, Iraq, Jordan, and Palestine), and they, after their defeat, will be victorious. Within three to nine years. The decision of the matter, before and after (these events) is only with Allah, (before the defeat of Romans by the Persians, and after, i.e. the defeat of the Persians by the Romans). And on that Day, the believers (i.e. Muslims) will rejoice (at the victory given by Allah to the Romans against the Persians), 

(Ar-Rum 30:1-4)

2. THE MIRACLES OF MUHAMMAD ((Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam))

- The greatest miracle of the Prophet is the QURAN it cannot be tampered with.

MIRACLES OF THE PROPHET

Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur'an) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption).

(Al-Hijr 15:9)

3. THE QURAN

Falsehood cannot come to it from before it or behind it (it is) sent down by the All-Wise, Worthy of all praise (Allah).

(Fussilat 41:42)

- The Quran is a comprehensive book any topic you want is in the Quran.

There is not a moving (living) creature on earth, nor a bird that flies with its two wings, but are communities like you. We have neglected nothing in the Book, then unto their Lord they (all) shall be gathered.

(Al-An'am 6:38)

- From all aspects of Science to Grammar to History is found in the Quran; nothing is left out of the Quran.

4. THE SPLITTING OF THE BOSOM OF THE PROPHET (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam)

- The angel split the bosom of the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) and washed it and place hikmah and removed his diseases from heart.

- The Prophet's (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) name is a household name.

- Its mentioned in the Adhan the Iqama and in the Tashahud.

Have We not opened your breast for you (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him))? And removed from you your burdenWhich weighed down your back? And raised high your fame?

(Ash-Sharh 94:1-4)

- That is the tafseer of the above verse:

5. THE SPLITTING OF THE MOON

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

[Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 56, Number 830]

- Allah (SWT) spoke about this miracle in the quran verse and it is a very important miracle.

The Hour has drawn near, and the moon has been cleft asunder (the people of Makkah requested Prophet Muhammad SAW to show them a miracle, so he showed them the splitting of the moon).And if they see a sign, they turn away, and say: "This is continuous magic."

(Al-Qamar 54:1-2)

6. THE MULTIPLICATION OF FOOD

- When the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) was digging the ditch with his sahabas they were very hungry they had to tie stones to their stomach.

- A sahabah had one sheep  and killed it and the Prophet fed 3000 people from that one sheep.

- Even when he is invited his uncles to Islam and fed them from a small piece of meat they all ate from it and still had meat left over from it.

7. THE TWO LIGHTS FOR HIS COMPANIONS

Two of the companions of the Prophet departed from him on a dark night and were led by two lights like lamps (going in front of them from Allah as a miracle) lighting the way in front of them, and when they parted, each of them was accompanied by one of these lights till he reached their (respective) houses. 

{Bukhari, Vol 1, Book 8, No 454}

- Two of the companions were with the Prophet 2 lights were provided from them to show them their homes.

8. THE CRYING OF THE DATE PALM TREE

The Prophet used to deliver his sermons while standing beside a trunk of a date palm. When he had the pulpit made, he used it instead. The trunk started crying and the Prophet went to it, rubbing his hand over it (to stop its crying). 

{Bukhari Vol 4, Book 56, No 783}

9. THE MEALS OF THE PROPHET (SAW) USED TO GLORIFY ALLAH AS HE ATE

There is no doubt; we heard the meal glorifying Allah, when it was being eaten (by him). 

[Bukhari Volume 4, Book 56, Number 783]

10. THE CORPSE OF A CHRISTIAN WAS EXPELLED FROM THE EARTH BECAUSE HE LIED ON THE PROPHET

Narrated Anas: There was a Christian who embraced Islam and read Surat-al-Baqara and Al-'Imran, and he used to write (the revelations) for the Prophet. Later on he returned to Christianity again and he used to say: "Muhammad knows nothing but what I have written for him." Then Allah caused him to die, and the people buried him, but in the morning they saw that the earth had thrown his body out.

They said, "This is the act of Muhammad and his companions. They dug the grave of our companion and took his body out of it because he had run away from them." They again dug the grave deeply for him, but in the morning they again saw that the earth had thrown his body out. They said, "This is an act of Muhammad and his companions. They dug the grave of our companion and threw his body outside it, for he had run away from them."
They dug the grave for him as deep as they could, but in the morning they again saw that the earth had thrown his body out. So they believed that what had befallen him was not done by human beings and had to leave him thrown (on the ground).

[Al-Bukhari (3617) and Muslim (2781)]

11. THE SPEAKING OF THE WOLF ON BEHALF OF THE PROPHET

Narrated Unais bin 'Amr: Ahban bin Aus said, "I was amongst my sheep. Suddenly a wolf caught a sheep and I shouted at it. The wolf sat on its tail and addressed me, saying, 'Who will look after it (i.e. the sheep) when you will be busy and not able to look after it? Do you forbid me the provision which Allah has provided me?' " Ahban added, "I clapped my hands and said, 'By Allah, I have never seen anything more curious and wonderful than this!' On that the wolf said, 'There is something (more curious) and wonderful than this; that is, Allah's Apostle in those palm trees, inviting people to Allah (i.e. Islam).' 

"Unais bin 'Amr further said, "Then Ahban went to Allah's Apostle and informed him what happened and embraced Islam.)" palm trees or other trees and share the fruits with me."

[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 3, Book 39, Hadith #517]

12. AL ISRAA WAL MIRAJ IS THE OTHER MIRACLE OF THE PROPHET

Glorified (and Exalted) be He (Allah) [above all that (evil) they associate with Him] [Tafsir Qurtubi, Vol. 10, Page 204] Who took His slave (Muhammad SAW) for a journey by night from Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah) to the farthest mosque (in Jerusalem), the neighbourhood whereof We have blessed, in order that We might show him (Muhammad SAW) of Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs, etc.). Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer

(Al-Isra 17:1)

13. THE CAMEL OF JABIR IBN ABDULLAH

Narrated By Jabir bin 'Abdullah: I was accompanying the Prophet on a journey and was riding a slow camel that was lagging behind the others. The Prophet passed by me and asked, "Who is this?" I replied, "Jabir bin 'Abdullah." He asked, "What is the matter, (why are you late)?" I replied, "I am riding a slow camel." He asked, "Do you have a stick?" I replied in the affirmative. He said, "Give it to me."

When I gave it to him, he beat the camel and rebuked it. Then that camel surpassed the others thenceforth. The Prophet said, "Sell it to me." I replied, "It is (a gift) for you, O Allah's Apostle." He said, "Sell it to me. I have bought it for four Dinars (gold pieces) and you can keep on riding it till Medina." When we approached Medina, I started going (towards my house).

The Prophet said, "Where are you going?" I Sad, "I have married a widow." He said, "Why have you not married a virgin to fondle with each other?" I said, "My father died and left daughters, so I decided to marry a widow (an experienced woman) (to look after them)." He said, "Well done." When we reached Medina, Allah's Apostle said, "O Bilal, pay him (the price of the camel) and give him extra money."

Bilal gave me four Dinars and one Qirat extra. (A sub-narrator said): Jabir added, "The extra Qirat of Allah's Apostle never parted from me." The Qirat was always in Jabir bin 'Abdullah's purse.

[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 3, Book 38, Hadith #504]

- This was a very old camel and the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) hit the camel and it became young again it out lived the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) an took part in may jihad it lived till in the caliphate of uthman.

14. THE VOMITTING OF TWO WOMEN

Ubaid, the freed slave of the Prophet (SAW), reported “Two women were once fasting during the lifetime of Allah’s Messenger and they almost died of thirst. This was mentioned to the Prophet (SAW) but he turned away from (allowing) them (to break the fast). Then they were mentioned to him again, so he called for them and ordered them to vomit, i.e. throw up, what was in their stomachs. So they both vomited and filled up a bowl with puss, blood and pieces of flesh. Then the Prophet (SAW) said: ‘These two fasted by refraining from what Allah made lawful for them. but they broke their fast by doing what Allah made unlawful for them. One of them sat with the other and they began to eat from the flesh of people.’”

[Musnad Ahmad (5/431) No. 23703]

13) CURING THE EYE OF ALI AT THE BATTLE OF KHAIBAR

Narrated By Sahl: On the day (of the battle) of Khaibar the Prophet said, "Tomorrow I will give the flag to somebody who will be given victory (by Allah) and who loves Allah and His Apostle and is loved by Allah and His Apostle." So, the people wondered all that night as to who would receive the flag and in the morning everyone hoped that he would be that person.
Allah's Apostle asked, "Where is 'Ali?" He was told that 'Ali was suffering from eye-trouble, so he applied saliva to his eyes and invoked Allah to cure him. He at once got cured as if he had no ailment. The Prophet gave him the flag. 'Ali said, "Should I fight them till they become like us (i.e. Muslim)?" The Prophet said, "Go to them patiently and calmly till you enter the land.
Then, invite them to Islam, and inform them what is enjoined upon them, for, by Allah, if Allah gives guidance to somebody through you, it is better for you than possessing red camels."

[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 4, Book 52, Hadith #253]

- The spit of the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) cured the eye ailment of ALI (AS).  

14) CURING THE SNAKE BITE OF ABU BAKR IN THE CAVE

- When the snake bit Abu Bakr in the cave the Prophet used his saliva to cure and ease the pain of Abu Bakr (AS)

15) CURING THE BLINDNESS OF A SAHABAH WITH A DUA

Uthman ibn Haneef (RA) narrated: "A man who was blind came to the Prophet and requested him to pray to Allah that He may cure me of my blindness. He said, 'If you wish, but if you be patient, that is better for you.' He said that the Prophet (SAW) may pray for him. So, the Prophet (SAW) commanded him to make ablution and make it very well and pray in these words, 'O Allah, I ask you and plead to you through your Prophet Muhammad, Prophet of mercy, I plead by your virtue O my Lord, for my need, this one that it be granted to me. O Allah, accept his intercession for me.'"

[Tirmidhi 3589, Ibn Majah 1385, Ahmed 17240]

- This is called tawassul; tawassul is to ask a pious man to make dua for you this is halal, but going to the grave and asking them to pray for you is shirk.

16) RETURNING THE EYE OF QATADAH ON THE BATTLEFIELD

- So when the kuffaa asks you how you know the Prophet was a real Prophet we must remember the miracles of the Prophet.

Qatadah (RA) said he could see better from the eye that was returned than the other eye.

17) THE STONES OF MAKKAH USED TO GIVE SALAMS TO THE PROPHET

The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, “I know a stone in Makkah that used to salute (give salaams) me before I received the revelation, I still know it now.” 

(Muslim)

18) THE DUA OF IBN ABBAS (RA)

Narrated By Ibn 'Abbas: Once the Prophet embraced me and said, "O Allah! Bestow on him the knowledge of the Book (Qur'an)"

[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1, Book 3, Hadith #075]

19) THE INCIDENT OF SURAQA IBN MALIK (RA)

Narrated By Anas bin Malik: Allah's Apostle arrived at Medina with Abu Bakr, riding behind him on the same camel. Abu Bakr was an elderly man known to the people, while Allah's Apostle was a youth that was unknown. Thus, if a man met Abu Bakr, he would day, "O Abu Bakr! Who is this man in front of you?" Abu Bakr would say, "This man shows me the Way,"

One would think that Abu Bakr meant the road, while in fact, Abu Bakr meant the way of virtue and good. Then Abu Bakr looked behind and saw a horse-rider pursuing them. He said, "O Allah's Apostle! This is a horse-rider pursuing us." The Prophet looked behind and said, "O Allah! Cause him to fall down." So the horse threw him down and got up neighing. After that the rider, Suraqa said, "O Allah's Prophet! Order me whatever you want." The Prophet said, "Stay where you are and do not allow anybody to reach us." So, in the first part of the day Suraqa was an enemy of Allah's Prophet and in the last part of it, he was a protector.

- He tried to capture the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) for reward but his horse got stuck on two occasions.

Then Allah's Apostle alighted by the side of the Al-Harra and sent a message to the Ansar, and they came to Allah's Prophet and Abu Bakr, and having greeted them, they said, "Ride (your she-camels) safe and obeyed." Allah's Apostle and Abu Bakr rode and the Ansar, carrying their arms, surrounded them. The news that Allah's Prophet had come circulated in Medina. The people came out and were eagerly looking and saying "Allah's Prophet has come! Allah's Prophet has come! So the Prophet went on till he alighted near the house of Abu Aiyub.
While the Prophet was speaking with the family members of Abu Aiyub, 'Abdullah bin Salam heard the news of his arrival while he himself was picking the dates for his family from his family garden. He hurried to the Prophet carrying the dates which he had collected for his family from the garden. He listened to Allah's Prophet and then went home. Then Allah's Prophet said, "Which is the nearest of the houses of our Kith and kin?"

Abu Aiyub replied, "Mine, O Allah's Prophet! This is my house and this is my gate." The Prophet said, "Go and prepare a place for our midday rest." Abu Aiyub said, "Get up (both of you) with Allah's Blessings." So when Allah's Prophet went into the house, 'Abdullah bin Salaim came and said "I testify that you (i.e. Muhammad) are Apostle of Allah and that you have come with the Truth. 

The Jews know well that I am their chief and the son of their chief and the most learned amongst them and the son of the most learned amongst them. So send for them (i.e. Jews) and ask them about me before they know that I have embraced Islam, for if they know that they will say about me things which are not correct." So Allah's Apostle sent for them, and they came and entered. Allah's Apostle said to them, "O (the group of) Jews! Woe to you: be afraid of Allah. By Allah except Whom none has the right to be worshipped, you people know for certain, that I am Apostle of Allah and that I have come to you with the Truth, so embrace Islam." The Jews replied, "We do not know this." So they said this to the Prophet and he repeated it thrice. Then he said, "What sort of a man is 'Abdullah bin Salam amongst you?" They said, "He is our chief and the son of our chief and the most learned man, and the son of the most learned amongst us." He said, "What would you think if he should embrace Islam?"

They said, "Allah forbid! He can not embrace Islam." He said, " What would you think if he should embrace Islam?" They said, "Allah forbid! He can not embrace Islam." He said, "What would you think if he should embrace Islam?" They said, "Allah forbid! He can not embrace Islam." He said, "O Ibn Salaim! Come out to them." He came out and said, "O (the group of) Jews! be afraid of Allah except Whom none has the right to be worshipped. You know for certain that he is Apostle of Allah and that he has brought a True Religion!' They said, "You tell a lie." On that Allah's Apostle turned them out. 

[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 5, Book 58, Hadith #250]

20) THE PROPHET ASKED ALLAH TO BLESS OMAR OR HISHAM WITH ISLAM

Narrated that Aslam said: ‘Umar said to us, ‘I was the most severe of people against the Messenger of Allah (SAW). Then one hot day at midday I was in one of the pathways of Makkah, and a man met me and said, “I am amazed at you, Ibn al-Khattab. You claim that you are like this and like this, and this matter has entered your own house.” I said, “What is that?” He said, “Your sister has become a Muslim.”

So I went back in a fury and struck the door. Someone said, “Who is it?” I said, “‘Umar.” They hurried and hid from me. They had been reciting a page which they had and they abandoned it and forgot it. My sister got up to open the door, and I said to her, “Enemy of her own self, have you converted?” I struck her upon the head with something that I had in my hand so that the blood flowed and she cried.

She said, “Ibn al-Khattab, whatever you are going to do, then do it, for I have converted.” I entered and sat down on the couch. Then I glanced at the page and said, “What is this? Give it to me.” She said, “You are not one of its people, you don’t clean yourself after intercourse, and this is a writing which none touches except for those who have purified themselves.” But I wouldn’t give up until she gave it to me. I opened it and there in it was, “In the name of Allah, the Merciful, and the Compassionate.” When I passed by one of the names of Allah, exalted is He, I became afraid of it and I put down the page. Then I came back to myself and picked up the page and there in it was, “There glorifies Allah that which is in the heavens and the earth,” and I became afraid.

I read up until, “believe in Allah and His messenger!” (Qur’an 57: 1-7) and so I said, “I witness that there is no god but Allah,” and so they all came out to me hastily, saying, “Allahu Akbar!” and said, “Rejoice! Because the Messenger of Allah (SAW), supplicated on Monday and said, ‘O Allah strengthen Your deen with whoever is the more beloved of the two men to You, either Abu Jahl ibn Hisham or ‘Umar.’” They directed me to the Prophet (SAW), in a house at the foot of as-Safa, and I went to it and knocked on the door. They said, “Who is it?” I said, “Ibn al-Khattab.” They knew my severity against the Messenger of Allah (SAW), so nobody moved to open the door until he (SAW) said, “Open it for him.” They opened it for me, two men grabbed hold of me by the upper arms and brought me to the Prophet (SAW), who said, “Leave him alone.”

Then he grabbed me by my shirt and dragged me forcibly towards him and said, “Accept Islam, Ibn al-Khattab. O Allah guide him,” and I bore witness and the Muslims said, “Allahu Akbar!” so loudly that it was heard in the valleys of Makkah.

 ‘They had been concealing themselves. I did not wish to see a man striking and being struck but that I experienced it myself and none of that touched me. I went to my uncle Abu Jahl ibn Hisham, who was one of the nobility, and knocked on his door. He said, “Who is it?” I said, “Ibn al-Khattab, and I have converted.” He said, “Don’t do it,” and slammed the door on me. I said,  “This isn’t anything,” and went to one of the great ones of Quraysh, called out to him and he came out to me. I said to him the same as I had said to my uncle, he said to me the same as my uncle had said to me, went in and slammed the door on me. I said, “This isn’t anything, the Muslims are being struck and I am not being struck.” A man said to me, “Would you like your acceptance of Islam to be known?” I said, “Yes.” He said, “When people are seated in the Hijr go to so-and-so, a man who cannot possibly conceal a secret, and say to him, just between yourself and him, ‘I have converted,’ for it is very rare that he has ever concealed a secret.” I went and people had already gathered in the Hijr. I said, just between me and him, “I have converted.” He said, “Did you really do that?” I said, “Yes.” He cried at the top of his voice, “Ibn al-Khattab has converted.” They ran up to me; I was hitting them, they were hitting me and people gathered around me. Then my uncle said, “What is this group?” Someone said, “‘Umar has converted.” He stood upon the Hijr and indicated with the palm of his hand, “I have helped the son of my sister.” They dispersed from around me. I did not want to have seen any of the Muslims being struck and striking without seeing it myself, so I said, 

“This which has happened to me is nothing.” 

I went to my uncle and said, “Your help is returned to you,” and I continued to hit and be hit until Allah strengthened Islam.’ 

[related by al-Haythami in ‘Majma’ az-Zawa’id’ (Vol.9, pg.58) No. 14413, and in Al-Bazzar, at-Tabarani, Abu Nu‘aym in al-Hilyah, and al-Bayhaqi in ad-Dala’il]

21) THE ISLAM OF ABU HURAIRA MOTHER

- She used to hate and insult the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

- A blind man killed his wife for insulting the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

Abu Huraira reported: I invited my mother, who was a polytheist, to Islam. I invited her one day and she said to me something about Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) which I hated. I came to Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) weeping and said: Allah's Messenger, I invited my mother to Islam but she did not accept (my invitation). 

I invited her today but she said to me something which I did not like. (Kindly) supplicate Allah that He may set the mother of Abu Huraira right. Thereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: O Allah, set the mother of Abu Huraira on the right path. I came out quite pleased with the supplication of Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) and when I came near the door it was closed from within.

My mother heard the noise of my footsteps and she said: Abu Huraira, just wait, and I heard the noise of falling of water. She took a bath and put on the shirt and quickly covered her head with a headdress and opened the door and then said: Abu Huraira, I bear witness to the fact that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His bondsman and His Messenger.

He (Abu Huraira) said: I went back to Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and (this time) I was shedding the tears of joy. I said: Allah's Messenger, be happy, for Allah has responded to your supplication and He has set on the right path the mother of Abu Huraira.

(Sahih Muslim Book #31, Hadith #6082)

Narrated Jabir bin `Abdullah, “I said, ‘O Allah's Messenger! We have slaughtered a young sheep of ours and have ground one sa` of barley. So, I invite you along with some persons.’ So, the Prophet said in a loud voice, ‘O the people of the Trench! Jabir has prepared ‘Sur’ so come along.”

(Al-Bukhari, 3070)