Belief In Miracles

Question

In how many Miracles should we have belief that cannot be interpreted? Does not the Holy Qur'ān confirm that no Miracles were conferred on Muhammad (sws)? Which verse of the Holy Qur'ān indicates that Miracles were given to the Holy Prophet (sws)?


Answer

The Holy Qur'ān mentions certain demands of unbelievers and the Jews from the Holy Prophet (sws) to present some supernatural things but, in response, Allah Almighty has always presented the Holy Qur'ān. This indicates that as a proof of the truthfulness of his Prophethood, the Holy Prophet (sws) had not been bestowed with any observable Miracles. However, it does not implicate that the life of the Holy Prophet (sws) is empty of any unusual events. The event of splitting the moon has been mentioned in the Holy Qur'ān. Some other true predictions have also been made in the Holy Qur'ān. Some narratives also mention certain abnormal events. He founded a great state that itself is a great miracle.

The events mentioned in individual reports can be differed on the basis of ḥadīth criterion but as a rule, they cannot be denied in any condition.

Translated by: Abid Mahmood Hashmi

About the Author

Talib Mohsin


Mr Talib Mohsin was born in 1959 in the district Pakpattan of Punjab. He received elementary education in his native town. Later on he moved to Lahore and passed his matriculation from the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Lahore. He joined F.C College Lahore and graduated in 1981. He has his MA in Islamic Studies from the University of Punjab. He joined Mr Ghamidi to learn religious disciplines during early years of his educational career. He is one of the senior students of Mr Ghamidi form whom he learnt Arabic Grammar and major religious disciplines.

He was a major contributor in the establishment of the institutes and other organizations by Mr Ghamidi including Anṣār al-Muslimūn and Al-Mawrid. He worked in Ishrāq, a monthly Urdu journal, from the beginning. He worked as assistant editor of the journal for many years. He has been engaged in research and writing under the auspice of Al-Mawrid and has also been teaching in the Institute.

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