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 What Kind of Miracles Did Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Perform?

Could you give an example for each miracle Our Prophet performed?

Here are some examples of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad’s miracles:

Quran Miracle

Each prophet performed miracles on the most popular and most common issues of their eras.
For example, at the era of Prophet Jesus, medical science was in demand. That’s why; Prophet Jesus’ greatest miracle was bringing the dead back to life as well as healing the blind and the leper.
In the era of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) four things were in demand in the Arabian Peninsula:
1. Eloquence (balaghat) and fluency (fasahat): art of fluent, forcible, elegant and persuasive speaking in an appropriate way to the addressee.
2. Poetry and elocution
3. Soothsaying and informing of the unseen
4. Acquainting of the past and the universal events.
The Holy Quran that is the greatest miracle of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) challenged the poems, elocutionists and soothsayers by giving information about the past and future events and anything related to the universe with Its unique and inimitable eloquence and elocution. None of them could compete with even just one surah of the Quran and none could imitate even just one sentence. So they had to submit to and approve Quran’s superiority with great respect and admiration.

The Ascension (Miraj) Miracle

As the greatest miracle of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) that He performed for the dwellers of the earth is His splitting the moon into two, His greatest miracle performed for the dwellers of the heaven is “Ascension”.
According to the common points of the narrations reported in Bukhari and Muslim, the Ascension miracle occurred in this way:
One night, while Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was in Hijr (Hatim), the name of an area just next to Kaaba, in some narrations while he was sleeping and in some others while he was in a situation between sleeping and being awake, Gabriel (as) came, split his chest and after washing it with zam-zam water He filled it with faith and wisdom and closed back. He helped Prophet Muhammad mount on the ride called Buraq that could cover an incredibly vast distance with one leap. They travelled over than 1200km in less no time and reached the Bait-ul Maqdis(Masjid al-Aqsa in Jerusalem) where Prophet Muhammad performed two rakahs salah leading the previous prophets. Then, Gabriel brought two cups; milk in one and wine in the other. Upon Prophet’s choosing the milk cup, Gabriel said: “You chose the fitrah (creation)”.
After that, our blessed Prophet (pbuh) commenced the next stage of his miraculous Night Journey with the accompany of Gabriel (as). Gabriel took Him from Bait-ul Maqdis and ascended to the heaven.
In each heaven they ascended, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) met the prophets in order of Adam (as), Jesus (as), Joseph (as), Idris (as), Harun (Aeron) (as) and Moses (as). Finally He met Prophet Abraham in the seventh heaven where the bait-ul Mamur is located in. When they reached Sidrat-ul Muntaha (lote-tree of the utmost boundary) where no human has ever been before, He heard the creaks of the writer angels’ pens. Then Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) left Gabriel and passed beyond the Sidrat-ul Muntaha alone, as the first and only creature stepping into that mysterious realm. There He (pbuh) stood in the presence of Allah the Almighty and talked to Him (Subhanahu ve Teala). Human words are not enough to describe the wonder of that realm and the human intellect isn’t capable enough to comprehend how it happened. There, Allah (swt) bestowed 50 prayers a day upon Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and His Ummah. As He was descending after this incomparable Holy Meeting, He met Prophet Moses and told him about the prayers. Moses (ra) said that it would be very hard for Prophet Muhammad’s ummah and advised him to ask Allah to ease it. So, our blessed Prophet applied to the presence of Almighty Allah (swt) until He (swt) increased the prayers to 5 times a day. (Bukhari: Salah,1; Tawhid 37; Anbiya 5; Bad’ul-halk 7; Manakib 24/ Muslim: Iman 259,262-263; Fadaail 164)
According to a narration Allah (swt) also revealed the last verses of Surat-ul Baqara in the Ascend (Miraj) and gave the glad tidings of the ones’ who don’t associate partners with Allah (swt) being forgiven. (Musnad 1, 422; Muslim: Iman, 279)


Splitting the Moon

Narrated Ibn Masud: During the lifetime of Allah's Apostle 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 Apostle said, "Witness this miracle." (Bukhari; 60; 387)

 “The hour drew nigh and the moon was rent in twain. And if they behold a portent they turn away and say: Prolonged illusion. They denied (the Truth) and followed their own lusts. Yet everything will come to a decision.” (Surah al Qamar, 54)

As stated in the previous ayah, one of the greatest miracles of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was splitting the moon. This amazing miracle, which couldn’t been denied even by the unbelievers occurred as the following:

The miracle of the splitting of the moon occurred before the migration to Medina upon the demands of the polytheists with the permission of Allah swt and it was shown by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as narrated by many companions like Anas b. Malik, Hz. Ali, Huzayfa b. Yaman, Abdullah b. Mas’ud, Abdullah b. Abbas, Abdullah b. Umar, Abdullah b. Amr b. As , Jubayr b. Mut’im (May Allah be pleased with all of them).

Among Quraish polytheists, Walid b. Mughira, Abu Jahl. As b. Wail, As b. Hisham, Aswad b. Abdi Yaghus, Aswad b. Muttalib, Zama b. Aswad, Nadr b. Harith and others said to the prophet Muhammad (PBUH):

“If you truly are a Prophet that has been appointed by Allah, then split the moon in half. Let it be in such a way that one half will appear over the Mount Abu Qubais and the other half will be seen over Mount Quayqian.”

The prophet Muhammad (PBUH) asked:

“If I do it, will you become Muslims?”

The polytheists answered: “Yes, we will.”

It was the 14th night, when it was full moon. The Messenger of Allah stood supplicating to Allah. Allah, The Exalted, inspired him to sign towards the moon with his finger. When Almighty Allah swt let the moon split in half, one half standing over Mount Abu Qubais and the other half over Mount Quayqian, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) shouted at Muslims:

“O Abu Salama b. Abdulasad! Arqam b. Abi’l Erqam! Bear witness!

And to the polytheists, he said, “Bear witness! So and so!

However, the polytheists said “This is one of the spells of Abu Kabsha’s Son.” “The son of Abu Kabsha cast a spell on you!” They said “Muhammad cast a spell on us!” Some of them also said:

“If Muhammad had cast a spell on us then, He couldn’t have cast a spell on everyone! Let us ask the wayfarers who came from the surrounding areas if they saw what we saw.”

They asked the travelers, who replied:

“Yes! We also did see the moon in that state! We saw the moon as split! They informed that the moon was split. However, the polytheists, who couldn’t deny the miracle occurred right in front of their eyes, rejected to be Muslims and to believe by saying: “This is a prevalent magic!”, they said “Abu Talib’s orphan affected the sky with his spell!” Since they couldn’t deny the miracle and since they couldn’t embrace Islam, they had to name it as “spell”.

( Muslim, 8/132 , Ahmad Ibn-i Hanbal, Musnad, 1/447, Ibni Kathir, Tafseer: 4/262, Tirmidhî, 5/398 , Kâdı İyaz, Shifa: 1/238 )


Informing about the future

According to an authentic narration, the Noble Messenger (pbuh) said to Fatima (ra): “You will be the first of my Family to join me [after my death].”Six months later, what he said took place.

(Bukhari, Manaqib, 25; Muslim, Fada’il al-Sahaba,101; Ibn Maja, Jana’iz, 64; Musnad, vi, 240, 282, 283; Qadi Iyad, al-Shifa’, i, 340)


He pbuh also told Abu Dharr: “You will be expelled from here [Medina], will live alone, and will die alone.” All this came true twenty years later.

(al-Hakim, al-Mustadrak, iii, 345; Qadi Iyad, al-Shifa’, i, 343; ‘Ali al-Qari, Sharh al-Shifa’, i, 700; al-‘Asqalani, al-Matalib al-‘Aliya, iv, 116 no: 4109; Ibn Kathir, al-Bidaya wa’l-Nihaya, v, 8-9; al-‘Asqalani, al-Isaba, iv, 64)


According to an authentic narration, he said: “Istanbul will be conquered, and blessed are the ruler and the toops that will conquer it.”1 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.

(al-Hakim, al-Mustadrak, iv, 422; Bukhari, Ta’rikh al-Saghir, no: 139; Musnad,  iv, 335; al-Haythami, Majma’ al-Zawa’id, vi, 218)


Food multiplication

We will give a few examples from among the Prophet’s (pbuh) miracles that relate to his effecting increase in food and that are definite

Anas b. Malik (ra) reported:

My mother Umm Sulaim prepared hais and placed it in an earthen vessel and said: Anas, take it to Allah's Messenger (pbuh) and say: My mother has sent that to you and she offers greetings to you, and says that it is a humble gift for you on our behalf, Messenger of Allah. So I went along with it to Allah's Messenger (pbuh) and said: My mother offers you salutations, and says that it is a humble gift for you on our behalf. He said: Place it here, and then said: Go and invite on my behalf so and so and anyone whom you meet, and he even named some persons. He (Anas) said: I invited whom he had named and whom I met. I (one of the narrators) said: I said to Anas: How many (persons) were there? He (Anas) said: They were about three hundred persons. Then Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) (said to me): Anas, bring that earthen vessel. They (the guests) then began to enter until the courtyard and the apartment were fully packed. Allah's Messenger (pbuh) said: Make a circle of ten (guests), and every person should eat from that nearest to him. They began to eat, until they ate to their fill. A group went out (after eating the food), and another group came in until all of them had eaten. He (the Holy Prophet) said to me: Anas, lift it (the earthen vessel), so I lifted it, but I could not assess whether it had more (food) when I placed it (before Allah's Messenger) or when I lifted it (after the people had been served out of it). (Muslim; Nikah; 3335)


It is narrated either on the authority of Abu Huraira or that of Abu Sa'id Khudri. The narrator A'mash has narrated this hadith with a little bit of doubt (about the name of the very first narrator who was in direct contact with the Holy Prophet. He was either Abu Huraira or Abu Sa'id Khudri. Both are equally reliable transmitters of the traditions). He (the narrator) said: During the time of tabuk expedition, the (provisions) ran short and the men (of the army) suffered starvation; they said: Messenger of Allah, would you permit us to slay our camels? We would eat them and use their fat. The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: Do as you please. He (the narrator) said: Then 'Umar came there and said: Messenger of Allah, if you do that (if you give your consent and the men begin to slay their camels), the riding animals would become short. But (I would suggest you to) summon them along with the provisions left with them Then invoke Allah's blessings on them (different items of the provisions) It is hoped Allah shall bless them. The Messenger of Allah replied in the affirmative. (the narrator) said: He called for a leather mat to be used as a table cloth and spread it out. Then he called people along with the remaining portions of their provisions. He (the narrator) said: Someone was coming with handful of mote, another was coming with a handful of dates, still another was coming with a portion of bread, till small quantities of these things were collected on the table cloth. He (the narrator said): Then the messenger of Allah invoked blessing (on them) and said: Fill your utensils with these provisions. He (the narrator) said: They filled their vessel to the brim with them, and no one amongst the army (which comprised of 30,000 persons) was left even with a single empty vessel. He (the narrator) aid: They ate to their fill, and there was still a surplus. Upon this the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) remarked: I bear testimony that there is no god but Allah and I am the messenger of Allah. The man who meets his Lord without harboring any doubt about these two (truths) would never be kept away from Paradise. (Muslim; Iman; 42)


Water runs from his fingers like fountain

Narrated Salim: Jabir said "On the day of Al-Hudaibiya, the people felt thirsty and Allah's Apostle had a utensil containing water. He performer ablution from it and then the people came towards him. Allah's Apostle said, 'What is wrong with you?' The people said, 'O Allah's Apostle! We haven't got any water to perform ablution with or to drink, except what you have in your utensil.' So the Prophet put his hand in the utensil and the water started spouting out between his fingers like springs. So we drank and performed ablution." I said to Jabir, "What was your number on that day?" He replied, "Even if we had been one hundred thousand, that water would have been sufficient for us. Anyhow, we were 1500.'  (Bukhari; Book 59; 473)


Water multiplication

Mu'adh b. Jabal reported that he went along with Allah's Apostle (pbuh) in the expedition of tabuk and he (the Holy Prophet) combined the prayers. He offered the noon and afternoon prayers together and the sunset and night prayers together and on the other day he deferred the prayers; he then came out and offered the noon and afternoon prayers together. He then went in and (later on) came out and then after that offered the sunset and night prayers together and then said: God willing, you would reach by tomorrow the fountain of tabuk and you should not come to that until it is dawn, and he who amongst you happens to go there should not touch its water until I come. We came to that and two persons (amongst) us reached that fountain ahead of us. It was a thin flow of water like the shoelace. Allah's Messenger (pbuh) asked them whether they had touched the water. They said: Yes. Allah's Apostle (pbuh) scolded them, and he said to them what he had to say by the will of God. The people then took water of the fountain in their palms until it became somewhat significant and Allah's Messenger (pbuh) washed his hands and his face too in it, and then, took it again in that (fountain) and there gushed forth abundant water from that fountain, until all the people drank to their fill. He then said: Mu'adh, it is hoped that if you live long you would see its water irrigating well the gardens.  (Muslim; Book 30; Hadith 5662)


Trees listen to his orders

Burayda reports:

“When we were with the Noble Messenger (Upon whom be blessings and peace) on an expedition, a beduin came and asked for a sign, that is, a miracle. The Messenger (UWBP) said: ‘Tell that tree that God’s Messenger summons it!’ Then he pointed to a tree; it swayed to right and left, heaved itself out of the ground with its roots, and came to the Messenger (UWBP), saying: ‘Peace be upon you, O Messenger of God!’ The beduin said: ‘Now let it go back to its place!’ He commanded, and it went. Then the beduin said: ‘Allow me to prostrate before you.’ The Messenger (pbuh) replied: ‘No one is permitted to do that.’ The beduin said: ‘Then I will kiss your hands and feet,’ and he permitted him.”

(Qadi Iyad, al-Shifa’, i, 299; al-Khafaji, Sharh al-Shifa’, iii, 49)


Reported by Imam b. Fawrak, known for his excellence in interpretation as the foremost scholar of his time and the second Shafi‘i:

“While travelling on horseback one night during the Ta’if expedition, sleep overcame God’s Noble Messenger (UWBP). While in that state a lote-tree loomed up before him. To make way for him and not to hurt his horse, the tree split in two, and the Noble Messenger (UWBP) passed between the two parts of the tree on the horse.” The tree has remained with two trunks, in that honoured position, up to our time.  (Qadi Iyad, al-Shifa’, i, 301; ‘Ali al-Qari, Sharh al-Shifa’, i, 619; al-Khafaji, Sharh al-Shifa’,  iii, 57)


Crying of the stem of the Date-palm tree

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:

The Prophet used to stand by a tree or a date-palm on Friday. Then an Ansari woman or man said. "O Allah's Apostle! Shall we make a pulpit for you?" He replied, "If you wish." So they made a pulpit for him and when it was Friday, he proceeded towards the pulpit (for delivering the sermon). The date-palm cried like a child! The Prophet descended (the pulpit) and embraced it while it continued moaning like a child being quietened. The Prophet said, "It was crying for (missing) what it used to hear of religious knowledge given near to it."  (Bukhari; Book 56, Hadith 784)


Mountains and rocks say "Peace be upon you! Oh! Messenger of Allah"

In ‘Ali’s chain of narration, it says:

“Whenever we went around in the environs of Mecca in the early of days of his prophethood, the trees and rocks we encountered would declare: ‘Peace be upon you, O Messenger of God!’”

(Tirmidhi, Manaqib, 6; Darimi, Muqaddima, 4; al-Haythami, Majma’ al-Zawa’id, viii, 260; al-Hakim, al-Mustadrak, ii, 607; ‘Ali al-Qari, Sharh al-Shifa’, i, 628)


While in his chain of transmission, Jabir says: “Whenever the Noble Messenger (pbuh) came across rocks and trees, they would prostrate before him, that is, demonstrating obedience to him, they would declare: ‘Peace be upon you, O Messenger of God!’”

(Qadi Iyad, al-Shifa’, i, 307; al-Khafaji, Sharh al-Shifa’, iii, 71)


Staff's and baton's turning into swords

While fighting the idolators during the great Battle of Badr, itself a source of wonders, ‘Ukkasha b. Muhassin al-Asadi had his sword broken. God’s Noble Messenger (Upon whom be blessings and peace) gave him a stout staff in place of it, saying: “Fight with this!” Suddenly, with God’s leave, the staff became a long white sword, and he fought with it. He carried the sword on his person for the rest of his life until he fell as a martyr during the Battle of al-Yamama

(Qadi Iyad, al-Shifa’, i, 333; ‘Ali al-Qari, Sharh al-Shifa’, i, 671; al-Khafaji, Sharh al-Shifa’, iii, 156; Ibn Hisham, Sirat al-Nabi, i, 637; Ibn al-Qayyim, Zad al-Ma’ad (Tahqiq: Arnavudi), iii, 186)


A handful of earth entered the eyes of an army

“And when you threw, it was not you who threw; it was rather God that threw.”(8:17) As established by the researches of all Qur’anic commentators and the reports of the scholars of Hadith, this verse refers to the following incident that occurred during the Battle of Badr:

Allah’s Noble Messenger (pbuh) took up a handful of earth and small stones and threw them at the army of the unbelievers, saying: “May your faces be deformed!”, and just as these words entered the ears of all of them despite being a single phrase, so too the handful of earth entered all their eyes. They all became preoccupied with their eyes, and although on the attack, the army suddenly turned tail and fled.  (al-Haythami, Majma’ al-Zawa’id, vi, 84)


Curing the old and ill people

In the Battle of Uhud, Qatada b. Nu‘man was hit in the eye by an arrow; it was struck out of his head, so that it was sitting on the side of his face. God’s Messenger (pbuh) took the eye in his blessed, healing hand and placed it in its socket; it was healed as though nothing had happened to it and became the better of his two eyes. This event became very widely known. A grandson of Qatada, even, once described himself to ‘Umar b. ‘Abd al-‘Aziz as, “I am the grandson of one who, when God’s Most Noble Messenger (pbuh) placed his eye back in its socket after it had been struck out, it was suddenly healed and became his best eye.”

(Qadi Iyad, al-Shifa’, i, 322; al-Haythami, Majma’ al-Zawa’id, vi, 113; al-Hindi, Kanz al-‘Ummal, xii, 377; Ibn al-Qayyim, Zad al-Ma’ad (Tahqiq: Arnavudi), iii, 186-7; al-Hakim, al-Mustadrak, iii, 295) Kaynak: http://askaquestionto.us - What Kind of Miracles Did Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Perform?


Resurracting the dead

Healing ill and injured people

All his prays are accepted

Animal's testifying His Prophethood through speaking

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Being protected by Allah

Holy Book's speaking of Him

Predictor's informing about Him

Jinn's called "Hatif" informing about Him before His prophethood

Friends of Allah's informing about Him

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The extraordinary incidents happened during His birth

The extraordinary incidients happened troughout His childhood

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