5 Greatest Miracles of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

by Ustaz Abdul Rahman Rahuni

Whenever we hear the word miracle, surely immediately we will think of something that is beyond our understanding as a human being. On the other hand, nothing is impossible with the will of Allah. Similarly, there are various miracles performed by our beloved prophet, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. 

Miracle is an extraordinary event bestowed by Allah to His messengers as evidence of the authenticity of their prophecy. It is something that no other human being can do. Among the miracles of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ are:

1.     The Holy Quran

قُلْ لَّىِٕنِ اجْتَمَعَتِ الْاِنْسُ وَالْجِنُّ عَلٰٓى اَنْ يَّأْتُوْا بِمِثْلِ هٰذَا الْقُرْاٰنِ لَا يَأْتُوْنَ بِمِثْلِهٖ وَلَوْ كَانَ بَعْضُهُمْ لِبَعْضٍ ظَهِيْرًا 

Say, “If mankind and the jinn gathered in order to produce the like of this Qur’an, they could not produce the like of it, even if they were to each other assistants.” 

[Al – Isra’ 88:111]

 

The Holy-Quran is the first and the greatest miracles of the Prophet ﷺ. It is a book that will remain unchanged until the Day of Judgement and will always be the guide of life for Muslims around the world. 

2.        The Splitting Moon

Narrated by Anas ibn Malik r.a:

أن أهل مكة سألوا رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أن يريهم آية فأراهم القمر شقتين حتى رأوا حراء بينهما

The people of Mecca requested Prophet ﷺ to show them a miracle, and so he showed them the moon split in two halves between which they saw the Hira’ mountain.

[Sahih Al-Bukhari]

The miracle of the splitting moon is a miracle shown to the Meccan polytheists who asked for proof of his prophethood. Prophet ﷺ then said: “Witness”. When the moon split in two, the Hira’ mountain appeared to be between the two split moons. He explained that with Hira’ mountain visible, they could see that the moon was completely split.

3.     Isra and Miraj: The Night Journey and Ascension 

سُبْحٰنَ الَّذِيْٓ اَسْرٰى بِعَبْدِهٖ لَيْلًا مِّنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ اِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الْاَقْصَا الَّذِيْ بٰرَكْنَا حَوْلَهٗ لِنُرِيَهٗ مِنْ اٰيٰتِنَاۗ اِنَّهٗ هُوَ السَّمِيْعُ الْبَصِيْرُ

Glory be to the Most Perfect One Who took His servant for a journey on a (blessed) night from Masjidil Haraam (in Mecca) to Masjidil Aqsa (in Jerusalem) where its surrounding area We have blessed so that We may show him some of Our signs. Indeed, He alone is the One who hears all and sees all. 

[Al – Isra’ 1:111]

4.     Water Flowed from Prophet’s ﷺ Hands

Narrated by Anas ibn Malik r.a:

أتي النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم بإناء وهو بالزوراء فوضع يده في الإناء فجعل الماء ينبع من بين أصابعه فتوضأ القوم

Prophet ﷺ was given a container while in Zawra’ and he dipped his hands in the container. Then, water began to flow from his fingers like a fountain and the people performed ablution.

[Sahih Al – Bukhari]

Once the time for prayer approached but the companions could not find any water to perform ablution and this matter came to the knowledge of the Prophet ﷺ. The Prophet ﷺ asked for a bowl and put his hand in the bowl and the water began to squirt out of his fingers and the water sufficed for the companions to perform ablution. 

5.     A Little Amount of Food That Multiplied

Narrated by Anas ibn Malik r.a:

بعثني أبو طلحة إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لأدعوه وقد جعل طعاما قال: فأقبلت ورسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم مع الناس، فنظر إلي فاستحييت فقلت: أجب أبا طلحة. فقال للناس: قوموا. فقال أبو طلحة: يا رسول الله إنما صنعت لك شيئا. قال: فمسها رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ودعا فيها بالبركة ثم قال: أدخل نفرا من أصحابي عشرة. وقال: كلوا، وأخرج لهم شيئا من بين أصابعه فأكلوا حتى شبعوا فخرجوا. فقال: أدخل عشرة، فأكلوا حتى شبعوا. فما زال يدخل عشرة ويخرج عشرة حتى لم يبق منهم أحد إلا دخل فأكل حتى شبع ثم هيأها فإذا هي مثلها حين أكلوا منها.

Abu Talhah sent me to Prophet  to call him to eat. He said: I met Rasulullah ﷺ. when he was with the people, then he looked at me, I was ashamed, and I said: Accept the invitation of Abu Talhah. He then said: “Come on (all)”. Abu Talhah said: O Messenger of Allah ﷺ. I have only prepared a little food for you. The Prophet  touched the food and prayed for blessings for him and then said: “Enter ten people” and then said: “Eat”. He scooped the food out of his fingers, then they ate until they were full and then they came out. Then he said: “Enter ten more”. They ate until they were full. This thing went on for ten people until all were full. Then he kept the food while the contents were the same as when they ate earlier (a lot).

[Muslim]

This incident happened when Abu Talhah heard the weak voice of Prophet ﷺ and he knew that it was a sign that the Prophet ﷺ was feeling hungry. He then, told his wife to prepare food for the Prophet ﷺ. The food they had was very little. Hence, he asked Anas Bin Malik to invite the Prophet ﷺ to eat at his house. At that time, the Prophet ﷺ was in the mosque with other companions. Then he invited all of them to come along. The matter surprised Abu Talhah because the food provided was not enough for all the companions, but only for the Prophet ﷺ. However, when the Prophet ﷺ entered the house of Abu Talhah, the Prophet ﷺ asked the companions, as many as ten people at a time, to enter the house to eat in turns and then distributed food to them until they were all full and satisfied. The total number at that time was 70 or 80 people.

Insha’Allah, by knowing more about the various miracles from the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, we can increase our faith in Allah.

Ustadz Abdul Rahman Rahuni. The author is a graduate of the Islamic University of Madinah  studying in the field of Islamic Sharia. He is currently a lecturer at Sekolah Menengah Ugama Islamiah, Tawau, Sabah.