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Miracles of Islam


The Quraan linguistic miracle.

Islam& Science.

Islam's harmony with nature and life

Islam's prophecies coming true.

Unlike its predecessors of celestial religions, Islam did not rely much on miracles to guide people to God.

Although Islam and Prophet Mohammad had their substantial share of miracles. Islam unlike Judaism and Christianity as well as many other previous Prophets; did not have such miracles like Jesus raising the dead and curing the sick or Moses walking the Jews through the sea or Solomon talking to animals or David controlling the wind...etc.

Islam's main convincing element was, since the start, the Quraan and the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (Sunnah).

Muhammad was born and started his Message from the Arabian Peninsula (Now Saudia Arabia). A vast land mostly desert, Where Arab tribes had their own rules for dealing with each other. Also they had several religions and Gods depending on the tribe. Range includes Idolaters, Jewish, Christians as well as Sabians (Those who believe in one God but have no certain religion)

Major super powers like the Romans and Persians had no interest to occupy this vast desert which didn't have much benefit to them, so they were just satisfied to reach the northern edge of that desert. The richest and most powerful city in this land was Mecca. Where they had the Holy Kaaba, built by Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim) and his son Ishmael (Ismael).  Mecca was then the religious and trading center of the Arabian peninsula connecting trade traffic lines from India & East Asia, Yemen& Africa, Egypt & North Africa, Iraq & Persia as well as East Europe.

Arabic language was their main pride and art along with war skills. Arabs were so proud of their language. Many of them were skilled poets as part of their general skills. Rich and powerful families would send their young boys to other tribes to learn the skills of war and language.

Until today, old Arabic poetry is considered one of the most advanced, sophisticated and rich poetry ever written in the history of mankind. When Arabs first heard the verses of the Quraan, many of them challenged it. Claiming it was words from other cultures or previous religions. They claimed it was words of a magician or a lunatic. They tried to compose matching verses. All didn't work. And its amazing that those who took Arabic language as their profession were among the first and most strict believers.

A modern day Muslim convert  pop musician Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) mentions that the first thing which struck him when reading the translation of the Quraan was the power and authority found in its language. A power & authority which make you feel that you are hearing the word of God.


Prophecies of the Quraan:

  • The Romans victory over Persians: One of the prophecies of the Quraan which became true was in the chapter (Sura) named Al-Room (The Romans). The first few verses of this Sura tells that the Romans were defeated by Persians, but they will come back and reach victory in few years (the exact arabic word meant a number of years more than three and less than ten). Muslim believers challenged other non believers that this will come true. When the Romans made their victory seven years later, the Muslims won the bet (Before gambling was banned) and Prophet Muhammad ordered the Muslims to give the money they won  for charity. Muslims preferred Romans to Persians as Romans were at the time Christians & closer to Islamic beliefs.
    • From "The Meaning of the Holy Quran". Version 2.02   By Yusuf `Ali
       21st Section (Juzu').
      SURAH 30: AL RUM (The Romans).   p 404.

      1- A. L. M.
      2- The Roman Empire has been defeated
      3- In a land close by (Lowest earth); but they, (even) after (This) defeat of theirs, will soon be victorious
      4- Within a few years. With Allah is the Decision, in the Past and in the Future: On that day shall the Believers rejoice
    • The miracle of this Surra also is the description of the location of the battlefield as the lowest earth (now Jordan near dead sea). Early Muslims accepted this expression as if it means that they were so close to Arabia. But modern scholars were amazed to learn than  the dead sea area is lowest dry land on earth.
    • Please check this information by googling it or simply: http://ask.yahoo.com/20010920.html   ;   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extremes_on_Earth    
  • The splitting of the moon:  In the Sura named Al-Qamar (The moon), In this Surah the disbelievers of Makkah have been warned for their stubbornness which they had adopted against the invitation of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). The amazing and wonderful phenomenon of the splitting of the Moon was a manifest sign of the truth that the Resurrection, of which the Holy Prophet was giving them the news, could take place and that it had approached near at hand. The great sphere of the Moon had split into two distinct parts in front of their very eyes. The two parts had separated and receeded so much apart from each other that to the on-lookers one part had appeared on one side of the mountain and the other on the other side of it. Then, in an instant the two had rejoined. This was a manifest proof of the truth that the system of the Universe was neither eternal nor immortal, it could be disrupted. Huge stars and Planets could split asunder, disintegrate, collide with each other, and everything that had been depicted in the Quran In connection with the description of the details of Resurrection, could happen. Not only this : it was also a portent that the disintegration of the system of the Universe had begun and the time was near when Resurrection would take place. The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) invited the people's attention to this event only with this object in view and asked them to mark it and be a witness to it. But the disbelievers described it as a magical illusion add persisted in their denial. For this stubbornness they have been reproached in this Surah.
    At the outset it has been said: "These people neither believe in the admonition, nor learn a lesson from history, nor affirm faith after witnessing manifest signs with their eyes. Now they would believe only when Resurrection has taken place and they would be rushing out of their graves towards the Summoner on that Day. "
    • From "The Meaning of the Holy Quran". Version 2.02     By Yusuf `Ali
      27th Section (Juzu').
      SURAH 54: AL QAMAR (The Moon).     p 528

      1- The Hour (of Judgment) is nigh, and the moon is cleft asunder.
      2- But if they see a Sign, they turn away, and say, This is (but) transient magic.
      3- They reject (the warning) and follow their (own) lusts but every matter has its appointed time.





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