(Miracles) experienced by Of some of the Salaf (pious
Hadhrat Abu Bakr radiyAllaahu unhu was eating with 3 of his guests.
Whenever he would lift some food from the utensil, more of that
would appear from below it. When those present noticed this, he
presented the food to Rasulullah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam, who then
fed a large number of people from it.
Hadhrat Khubaib radiyAllaahu unhu was a prisoner of the kuffaar in
Makkah Mukarramah, he was miraculously given grapes at such a time when
grapes were not available in Makkah Mukarramah.
Aamir bin Fuhaira was martyred, his body miraculously ascended to the
sky. The kuffaar could therefore, not find his body. Aamir bin Tufail
witnessed the body being lifted up.
(ra) narrates: A lion advanced towards me, so I said: O lion, I am the
freed slave of Rasulullah sallAllaahu alaybi wa sallam.”
then lowered its head and advanced To direct me, It would nudge me with
its shoulder. This continued until it escorted me out of the jungle,
left me on the road and snarled. I understood that it was now going to
Baraa bin MaaIik used to entreat Allaah Ta’ala to fulfil some need,
Allaah Ta’ala would readily accept his plea. Whenever the Muslims would
experience a difficulty on the battlefield, they would ask Baraa
to entreat Allaah Tatala to aid them. They would then defeat the enemy.
During the incident of Qaadisiyáh; he entreated Allaah Ta’ala to be
sufficient for them; and that he be granted Shahaadat.
He became a Shaheed on that occasion.
Hadhrat Khalid bin Waleed radiyAllaahu imhu besieged a fort. The
occupants refused to surrender unless he drank poison. He drank it and
Umar radiyaliahu unhu once dispatched an army under the leadership of a
person named Saariyah. On one occasion, whilst Hadhrat
radiyAllaahu unhu was delivering the khutbah (in Madinah Munawwarah),
he began calling out: O Saariyah, the mountain! 0 Saariyah,
mountain!” When the messenger of that army returned, he said: 0 Ameerul
Mu’mineen, when we engaged the enemy they initially overpowered us. All
of a sudden we heard a person calling out: ‘0 Saariyah, the
mountain! 0 Saariyah, the mountain!’ We then used the mountain as our
rear support, and Allaah Ta’ala caused the enemy to be defeated.”
bin Hudair (ra)
while Usaid bin Hudair (ra) was seated in his animal-pen reciting [the
Quraan], his horse became agitated and began roving around. It did so a
second time. but he continued reciting. He says: I then feared
that the horse may trample Yahya (his son). I stood up to see what it
was that was agitating the horse, and all of a sudden there appeared to
be a cloud above
head, in which were lanterns suspended in the air, for as far as I
could see Rasulullah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: They were
angels who had come to listen to you. If you had continued
the people would have seen them in the morning with the naked eye.”
Hadbrat Zunairah radiyAllaahu anha was persecuted and
because of her Islam, she refused to relinquish the Deen. Because
the torture, she lost her eyesight. Upon this the mushrikeen retorted:
and Uzzah (two idols) have snatched her eyesight.” She replied: “By
never.” So Allaah Ta’ala restored her eyesight.
A’ala bin Hadhrami
A’ala bin Hadhrami radiyAllaahu unhu was Rasulullah sallAllaahu alayhi
wa sallam ‘s governor over Bahrain. When he used to make dua he used to
exclaim: “0 Allaah, The most knowledgeable One! 0
The Most Forbearing! 0 the Most Lofty! 0 the Most Exalted!” His dua
would be accepted. Once when water was not available, he made dua in
this manner and his desire was fulfilled. On
another occasion he made dua when the Muslims could not cross the sea
on their horses.
they passed over the water without even the saddles of the horses
becoming wet. He also made dua that no one should see his body when he
dies. After his burial, they did not find him in his grave.
Umme Aiman radiyAllaahu unha migrated without any provisions. She was
also fasting. At the time of iftaar she heard a sound above her head.
When she raised her head she found a suspended bucket of
water. She drank from it until she was quenched. For the rest of her
life she never felt thirsty again.
and his army walked over the Tigris river, while it, due to it’s rising
waters, and was spilling forth debris. He then turned to his companions
and asked: “Are any of you missing any item so that I may make dua for it
“.One of them replied: “My (horse’s) nosebag is missing”. He said:
“Follow me.” He followed him and found the nosebag caught on something.
Anasi (the false claimant of prophethood) once asked Abu Musa Khiwaani:
“Do you believe I am the rasool of Allaah?”
He replied “I cannot hear”. He (Aswad) then asked:” Do you bear witness
that Muhammad sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam is the
of Allaah.” He replied:” Yes”. Aswad then threw him into a fire and
found him standing in the fire performing Salaah while the fire was cool for him.
Abu Musa radiyAllaahu wihu arrived in Madina Munawwarah after the
demise of Rasulullah Sallalahu alayhi wa sallam, Hadhrat Umar made
sit between him and Abu Bakr radiyAllaahu unhuma, and said: “All praise
is due to Allaah Ta’ala who has kept me alive to see such a person from
the Ummah of rasulullah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam who had
experienced that which Hadhrat Ibraheem alayhissalaam had experienced.”
another occasion his slave girl poisoned his food but it did not harm
radiyAllaahu unhu once sent his son Abdullah radiyAllaahu unhu to
Rasulullah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam for some work, but he found
Rasulullah sallAllaahu alayhi wasallam busy with a man, so he returned
without speaking to him. Abbaas (ra) asked: Did you see the man” He
said: “Yes”. Abbaas (ra) said: That was Jibraeel alayhissallaam. He who
has seen Jibraeel alayhissalaam will
not die until he loses his eyesight and be granted vast knowledge.” It
is well known that Abdullah bin Abbaas (ra) became Hibrul Unmmah - a
most distinguished Aaalim, even amongst the Sahaabah
(ra). During his old age he lost his eyesight. This prediction was thus
(ra) said to his son Abu Umaamah (ra): Oh my son, if only you had seen
us on the day of Badr, pointing our swords towards the head of a
mushrik, and his head would fall from his body before our swords
would reach him.”
Janaazah of Ihn Abbaas (ra) and the Bird
Abbaas (ra) passed away in Taif. A strange bird, the likeness of which
was never seen before, was present at his janazah. It entered his body,
but none had seen it coming out. When he was buried, this Aayah
was heard at the side of his grave, but none knew who recited it. "Oh
the tranquil soul! Return to your Rabb (Lord) in a state of you being
pleased with Him and He being pleased with you."
(ra) Vanquishes a Jinn
Mas’ood (ra) narrates that a Jinn wrestled thrice with Umar (ra), and
on each occasion he dropped it. The Jinn then asked: Do you read Aayatul
He replied: “Yes”.
jinn said: Whenever you read it in any home, the Shayaateen will depart
with such speed that they will produce a sound like that of one
wind from the rear, and they will not return until the morning.
bin Amr Al-Aslamee
bin Amr Al-Aslamee radiyAllaahu unhu says:
were once with Rasulullah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam, We then
dispersed into a pitch-dark night. My fingers began to glow, so much
that the people gathered around.
Hamzah used to fast abundantly.
Huraira (ra) narrates: Alaa al-Hadrami (ra) once made dua for rain, and
it rained in the arid desert. After his death and burial, within a
short period his grave was opened, but his body could not be found.
one occasion, he made Du’a: "O Allaah The Most Knowledgeable! 0 The
Most Forbearing! O The Most Lofty”’
Gulf then, by the permission of Allaah, allowed them to cross over.
gently trotted over as if on sand. Water did not touch the feet of the
camels, nor the knees of the horses. In this way they traversed a
distance that normally took a day and night by boat.
Muslim army once crossed over the Tigris River during its flood.
passed over on the surface of the water. When the Persians saw this,
they fled shouting: “The madmen have come!”
person once took a handful of sand from the grave of Sad bin Mu’aaz
(ra) and when he opened his hand he suddenly found the soil had become
Upon this Rasulullah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said:
SubhaanAllaah!... . His delight was apparent from His noble countenance.
Protect the Body of Aasin
bin Abil Aqlah beseeched Allaah Ta’ala that he should not touch any
mushrik nor should any mushrik touch him When he passed away.
Ta’ala sent a cloud of wasps over his body, which protected him from
the mushrikeen. This is why he was also referred to as Hamyuddubur
one protected by the wasps).
by 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
never heard 'Umar saying about something that he thought it would be
so-and-so, but he was quite right. Once, while 'Umar was sitting, a
handsome man passed by him, 'Umar said, "If I am not wrong, this
person is still on his religion of the pre-lslamic period of ignorance
or he was their foreteller. Call the man to me." When the man was
called to him, he told him of his thought. The man said, "I have
never seen such a day on which a Muslim is faced with such an
accusation." 'Umar said, "I am determined that you should tell me the
truth." He said, "I was a foreteller in the pre-lslamic period of
ignorance." Then 'Umar said, "Tell me the most astonishing thing your
female Jinn has told you of." He said, "One-day while I was in the
market, she came to me scared and said, 'Haven't you
seen the Jinns and their despair and they were overthrown after their
defeat (and prevented from listening to the news of the heaven) so that
they (stopped going to the sky and) kept following
camel-riders (i.e. 'Arabs)?" 'Umar said, "He is right." and added, "One
day while I was near their idols, there came a man with a calf and
slaughtered it as a sacrifice (for the idols).
(unseen) creature shouted at him, and I have never heard harsher than
his voice. He was crying, 'O you bold evil-doer! A matter of success!
An eloquent man is saying: None has the right to be worshipped except
you (O Allah).' On that the people fled, but I said, 'I shall not go
away till I know what is behind this.' Then the cry came again: 'O you
bold evil-doer! A matter of success! An eloquent man is
saying: None has the right to be worshipped except Allah.' I then went
away and a few days later it was said, "A prophet has appeared." (Bukhari,Volume 5, Book 58, Number 206)
an Inconceivable Source
Hurairah (ra) narrates: A Sahabi came home to his family and found them
in dire need of food. He then went out into the desert. When his wife
saw this, she took her hand-mill and placed it on her clay oven. She
turned the mill and pleaded: “Oh Allaah! Grant us sustenance.” All of a
sudden she found the container to be full. She also found the clay-oven
to be full.
(Abu Hurairah) mentioned this to Rasulullah SallAllaahu alayhi wa
sallam who said: “If she did not open the container, the mill would
have continued to turn and produce flour until the day of Qiyaamah.”
bin ‘Aas says:
we were sent to the emperor of Rome, we proclaimed to him: “La ilaaha
illAllaah wAllaahu akbar. When we did so, the chamber (of the emperor)
collapsed. And Allaah knows best.
of the Sons of Abu Kurfusa (ra) was captured by the Romans. When the
time of each Salaah would approach, Abu Kurfusa would climb the wall of
the town of Askalaan and call out: 0 so and so! It is the
time of Salaah. His son would hear it in Rome a vast distance away.
bin Waleed (ra)
man came to Khalid bin Waleed (ra) with a water bag full of wine.
(ra) said: Oh Allaah, make it honey.
turned into honey.
to another narration, a man passed by Khalid (ra) with a water bag full
of wine. He asked: What is this. The man replied: Vinegar. Khalid (ra)
said: Indeed Allaah has made it into vinegar.
then found it to be vinegar, whereas it had previously been wine.
Miracle of Husain (ra)
man once relieved his call of nature on the grave of Husain (ra), son
of Ali (ra). His household was then afflicted with mental
derangement,leprosy, white-liver (a disease) and poverty.
Mali asked Ruhr: Can you inform me what sign occurred on the day Husain
(ra) was martyred.
replied: None of the pebbles of Baitul-Maqdis were lifted, except that
blood was found under it.
also narrates: On that day, no stone in Shaam Syria remained without
blood on it.
Umme Salmah and Maymoona radiyallaliu unhuma said that they heard the
jinns wailing at the death of Husain radiyAllaahu unhu.
Miracle of Uthmaan
morning Uthmaan (ra) said: Last night I saw Rasulullah sallAllaahu
alayhi wa sallam in my dream, and he said: Oh Uthmaan, break your fast
with us. He was martyred that same day, whilst in the state of
reported that Umm Malik used to send clarified butter in a small skin
to the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him). Her sons would come to
her and ask for seasoning when they had nothing with them (in
the form of condiments) and she would go to that (skin) in which she
offered (clarified butter) to Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him),
and she would find in that clarified butter and it kept
providing her with seasoning for her household until she had
(completely) squeezed it. She came to Allah's Apostle (may peace be
upon him) and (informed him about it).
he (the Holy Prophet) said: Did you squeeze it? She said: Yes.
Thereupon he said: If you had left it in that very state, it would have
kept on provid- ing you (the clarified butter) on end.
Muslim, Book 30, Number 5660)
Army of Abu Ubaidah
(ra) narrates: Rasulullah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam dispatched us
[i.e. our army] and appointed Abu Ubaidah (ra) our ameer. We were to
capture a caravan of the Quraish. He provided us with a bag of
dates. This was all we had with us. Abu Ubaidah (ra) used to give us a
date each, We used to suck that one date, then sip some water. This
would suffice for the whole day. We used to strike the
leaves with our sticks, moisten and eat them. The sea sent forth for us
a huge fish, from which we ate for 18 nights. The fish was so huge that
Abu Ubaidah (ra) made 13 of us sit in its
eye-socket. When a rib of this fish was held upright, the largest camel
together with the tallest rider passed under it without him having to
bow his head.
bin Khaarijah Speaking after Death
bin Musayyib (ra) narrates: When Zaid bin Khaarijah passed away during
the khilaafat of Uthmaan (ra) he was shrouded with a clothe. The people
then heard a reverberating sound from his chest. He then
. . .Ahmad in the first book. Abu Bakr has spoken the truth, spoken the
truth; Umar has spoken the truth, spoken the truth. Uthmaan has spoken the
truth, spoken the truth.”
narrates: Thereafter a man from the Barn Khitmah clan passed away and
was shrouded in a cloth. Here also a reverberating sound was heard from his chest and
he then spoke:
brother of Banil-Haarith bin Khazraj (referring to Zaid in the previous
has spoken the truth, spoken the truth.”
Martyrs of Uhud
(ra) narrates: When Mu’aawiyah (ra) constructed a canal, it passed
through the graves of the martyrs of Uhud. We therefore removed their
bodies, after 40 years, finding them soft and fresh, their limbs
to another narration, while digging the canal a pick hit the foot of
Hadhrat Hamzah (ra), and it began to bleed.
bin Jamooh and Abdullah bin Amr (ra) were both buried in one grave.
Floodwaters threatened to flood out their grave. The people
them to transfer their bodies. They found that they had not changed. It
appeared as if they had been buried yesterday. This occurred 46 years