Posted by: mjaga | February 18, 2012

Miracles

Qur’aanic Verse 26:158:

26:158

Transliteration:

158. Faakhathahumu alAAathabu inna fee thalika laayatan wama kana aktharuhum mu/mineena

Translation:

158. And then the punishment befell them. There is indeed in this a sign, and most of them believed not.6

Study Note:

6. The ancient tribe of Samood was given the sign of the she-camel. And yet most of the tribe did not believe. Other pre-historic tribes too were given such signs, and most of them, likewise, believed not. They were deficient in knowledge as compared to the peoples of this historic age. Allah Almighty had therefore given signs to His Messengers sent to those peoples so that they could thereby recognize the Messengers as authentically from Allah. But no such extraordinary or miraculous sign was given to Muhammad (peace on him), His Messenger sent for this historic age, claims to the contrary prevalent among some misguided sections of Muslims notwithstanding. Nothing in the Qur’aan supports such claims. The Qur’aan, on the contrary, urges the believers to look around them and to ponder over the innumerable natural phenomena contrived specifically for sustenance of human and other lives on this planet. The provision of absolutely essential things like free air and almost-free water, the occurrence of day and night continually succeeding each other, the deliberate tilt of earth’s axis at a particular angle to cause seasonal changes, the mind-boggling orbital movements of trillions and trillions of the heavenly bodies in a perfect mathematically correct balance of centripetal and centrifugal forces without bumping into one another, and innumerable such phenomena in nature provide signs galore, for those who reflect, of a super-intellectual Being in perfect control. The miraculous signs of old are now redundant and superfluous.


 The above is an extract from Qur’aanic Studies Manzil V, which will soon, inshaAllah, be published on Amazon Kindle. Manzil IMabzil II,  Manzil III and Manzil IV of the series are already published.

Mohammad Shafi

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Responses

  1. Assalam-0-alaikum…
    Subhan ALLAH… but in your description.. you wrote.. No any Miraculous sign was given to PROPHET MUHAMMAD(SAAW).,..
    Can you please describe in what sense does this make… about Moon cracking and Meraj … Please describe with reference .. I’m very much curious about this..

    JazokumALLAH kheir…

    • Mairaaj was not a miraculous sign for the people. It was for the Prophet himself to strengthen him to carry on with his mission. *Shaqqul Qamar *could be interpreted to mean the prophecy of man’s landing on the moon, which actually took place only about half a century ago. Man was able to strike/hit/dent (*shaqq) *the surface of the moon when he landed there.

      Wassalaam, M.Shafi


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