In shaa Allah, this article will be refuting the argument put forward by Christian missionaries that Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) did not perform any miracles according to the Quran yet Jesus (Pbuh) did according to the gospels? Its a very weak baseless argument which carries no weight and In Shaa Allah shall be Refuted.
Firstly i want to ask our Christian friends to show us one verse from the Quran or Sahih Hadith where it states Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) could not perform any miracles?
Next i want to clear this misconception posed by Christians that the gospels they have mentions Jesus (Pbuh) performed miracles and did this and that etc. etc… For the records the gospels are not the word of god they are a complied sets of biography that were written by men decades after the departure of Jesus (Pbuh). They are nothing like the Torah which the Jews adore and take for grant as the word of God, which is known as the Pentateuch the 5 books apparently written by Moses (Pbuh) and has commandments which God himself gave to Moses (Pbuh) through revelation of speech.
Now if the gospels were written decades later as a sketchy overall picture of the life of Jesus (Pbuh) why call it the word of god? Why not call it the biography of Jesus (Pbuh) like we have the Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh). And we know from the gospels themselves they were written by ordinary men? Now that we,ve established that the gospels was not revealed by God Almighty then the question can be reversed back to our Christian friends where did Yahweh say Jesus of the bible performed miracles? Where in the old testament does it mention that the messiah Jesus (pbuh) performed such and such miracles?
Miracles found in Quran
1. Living Miracle: The Holy Qur’an
And if you are in doubt concerning that which We have revealed to Our bondman, then produce a chapter like it, and call your witnesses besides Allah if you are truthful. (2:23)
Say: If the mankind and the jinn should combine together to produce the like of this Qur’an, they could not produce the like thereof though they were the helpers one of another. (Qur’an 17:88)
Then let them produce a discourse like it, if they are truthful. (Qur’an 52:34)
2. Human Miracle: he changed people’s hearts
And when they hear what has been revealed to the (Prophetic) Messenger, you will see their eyes overflowing with tears because of their recognition of the truth. They say: Our Lord, we believe, then inscribe us as among the witnesses (of truth). (Qur’an 5:83)
3. Heavenly Miracle: Isra’ and Mi’raj
Glorified be He Who carried His bondman by night from the Sacred Mosque to the al-Aqsa Mosque whose precincts We have blessed, so that We might show him of Our signs. Surely, He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing. (Qur’an 17:1)
Then he drew near, then he came closer
Till he was (distant) two bows’ length or even nearer.
Now He revealed to His bondman whatever He revealed.
The heart lied not in what he saw.
Will you then dispute with him concerning what he saw?
And indeed he saw him in another descent
By the lote-tree of the utmost boundary,
Near to which is the Garden of Abode.
When that which enshrouds did enshroud the lote-tree
The sight turned not aside nor exceed the limit..
Certainly, he saw of the greatest signs of his Lord. (Qur’an 53:8-18)
4. Historic Miracle: Hijra; escaped while surrounded
If you help him not, indeed Allah helped him when those who disbelieve drove him forth, (with him was) the second of the two; when they were both in the cave, when he said to his companion: Grieve not, surely, Allah is with us. Then Allah caused His peace of reassurance to descend upon him and supported him with forces which you did not see, and made the word of those who disbelieved the lowest, while Allah’s Word, that is the highest, and Allah is Mighty, Wise. (Qur’an 9:40)
5. The miracle of the battle of Badr: Victory against all odds
And Allah had certainly assisted you at Badr, when you were weak. So fear Allah in order that you may be thankful.
When you said to the believers: Is it not sufficient for you that Your Lord should assist you with three thousand of the angels sent down?
Yes, if you remain patient and fear Allah, and they attack you suddenly, your Lord will help you with five thousand angels marked out (for your help). (3:123-125)
6. The splitting of the moon
The Hour drew near and the moon was split (in two).
And if they see a sign, they turn away and say: (This is) perpetual magic. (54:1-2)
Mentioned first among the greatest Prophets, ‘Alayhimussalam
And when We took from the Prophets their Covenant, and from you (O beloved Prophet) and from Nuh and Ibrahim and Musa and Isa son of Maryam, and We took from them a firm covenant. (33:7)
Surely, We have revealed (the revelation) to you (O beloved Prophet) as We revealed to Nuh, and the Prophets after him, and We revealed to Ibrahim and Ismail and Is’haq and Ya’qub and the tribes, and ‘Isa and Ayyub and Yunus and Harun and Sulayman, and We gave Dawud the Psalms. (4:163)
7. He is Burhan (Clear Proof)
O mankind! Surely, there has come to you a clear proof from your Lord and We have sent to you a clear light. (4:175)
Sahih Bukhari Volume 2, Book 13, Number 55:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Once in the lifetime of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) the people were afflicted with drought (famine). While the Prophet was delivering the Khutba on a Friday, a Bedouin stood up and said, “O, Allah’s Apostle! Our possessions are being destroyed and the children are hungry; Please invoke Allah (for rain)”. So the Prophet raised his hands. At that time there was not a trace of cloud in the sky. By Him in Whose Hands my soul is as soon as he lowered his hands, clouds gathered like mountains, and before he got down from the pulpit, I saw the rain falling on the beard of the Prophet. It rained that day, the next day, the third day, the fourth day till the next Friday. The same Bedouin or another man stood up and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! The houses have collapsed, our possessions and livestock have been drowned; Please invoke Allah (to protect us)”. So the Prophet I raised both his hands and said, “O Allah! Round about us and not on us”. So, in whatever direction he pointed with his hands, the clouds dispersed and cleared away, and Medina’s (sky) became clear as a hole in between the clouds. The valley of Qanat remained flooded, for one month, none came from outside but talked about the abundant rain.
From ‘Ibn Kathirs The Life of the Prophet Muhammad, Al-sira Al-Nabawiyya, volume 2’ :
HOW THE PROPHET (SAAS) REPLACED QATADA’S EYE:
Al-Bayhaqi stated, in the Dalail (The Signs), “Abu Sad al-Malini informed us quoting Abu Ahmed b. Adi, quoting Abu Yala, quoting Yahya al-Himmant, quoting Abd al-Aziz b. Sulayman b. al-Ghasil, from Asim b. Umarb. Qatada, from his father, from his grandfather Qatada b. al-Numan, that his eye was wounded at Badr and that its pupil came down on his cheekbone. They were about to slice it off, but asked the Messenger of God (SAAS) who said they should not do this. He then said a prayer for him, covering his cheek with his palm. And later you could not tell which of his eyes had been struck!”
According to one account, this became the better eye.
An account came down to us from the Commander of the Believers, Umar b. Abd al- Aziz that when he was told this account by Asim b. Umar b. Qatada, he also recited:
“I am the son of him on whose cheek his eye descended,
which was replaced so well by the hand of the Chosen-One.”
Upon hearing this, Umar b. Abd al-Aziz, God bless him, quoted very appropriately the verse of Umayya b. Abd al-Salt of Ibn Dhu Yazin,
“These fine qualities are not like two bowls with milk
merely whitening the water that soon becomes urine.” (Pg 298)
Tree that cried
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 784 :
Narrated by Jabir bin ‘Abdullah
The Prophet used to stand by a tree or a date-palm on Friday. Then an Ansari woman or man said. “O Allah’s Apostle! Shall we make a pulpit for you?” He replied, “If you wish.” So they made a pulpit for him and when it was Friday, he proceeded towards the pulpit (for delivering the sermon). The date-palm cried like a child! The Prophet descended (the pulpit) and embraced it while it continued moaning like a child being quietened. The Prophet said, “It was crying for (missing) what it used to hear of religious knowledge given near to it.”
IMAM AL BAIHAQI TELLS US OVER 1000 MIRACLES OF PROPHET MUHAMMED PBUH HAS BEEN DOCUMENTED, PLEASE REFER TO THE BOOK (DALA ‘IL AL -NUBUWWA ) 12 VOLUME BOOK. HAFIZ IBN HAJAR QUOTES IMAN AN NAWWAWI THAT THERE ARE AUTHENTICALLY NARRATED OVER 1200 MIRACLES OF PROPHET MUHAMMED PBUH
Let’s analyze the New Testament and did Jesus of the bible perform any miracles which have been witnessed by non believers
Did you see that sign? The Jews didn’t !!
Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.
Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. (John 20:30)
From the above passages it seems crystal clear that Jesus performed many miracles infact john goes as far as saying “that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” To be honest that’s a great exaggeration made by john I mean if Jesus performed miracles from the age of 30 as the bible states how many could be possible do in 3 years of his ministry? Are u saying it did a Miracle every second even if he did we can easy calculate how many were done and document them on paper that’s not exactly going to fill the whole world that’s without doubt, but that’s not my discussion here I want to know if Jesus performed all those miracles why were the Jews demanding to see a sign from Jesus? They kept on asking him for a sign yet Jesus refused to show them? It’s ok for the disciples to see them, yet the Jews rabbis Pharisees learned men’s who followed him day and night didn’t see a single sign (miracle) how come?
One may say even if Jesus did show them they won’t believe? But isn’t that what they were asking to see a sign unless you show them how could they believe? This raises the question was he even able to performed a miracle if his oppositions couldn’t see it? Below are few passages to prove this
One day the Pharisees and Sadducees came to test Jesus, demanding that he show them a miraculous sign from heaven to prove his authority
One day some teachers of religious law and Pharisees came to Jesus and said, “Teacher, we want you to show us a miraculous sign to prove your authority.”
And He was also saying to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘A shower is coming,’ and so it turns out. “And when you see a south wind blowing, you say, ‘It will be a hot day,’ and it turns out that way. “You hypocrites! You know how to analyze the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why do you not analyze this present time? (Luke 12:54-56)
Now Herod was very glad when he saw Jesus; for he had wanted to see Him for a long time, because he had been hearing about Him and was hoping to see some sign performed by Him. (Luke 23:8)
As the crowd pressed in on Jesus, he said, “This evil generation keeps asking me to show them a miraculous sign…..
The Jews then said to Him, “What sign do You show us as your authority for doing these things?” (John 2:18)
So they said to Him, “What then do You do for a sign, so that we may see, and believe You? What work do You perform? (john 6:30)
Others tested him by asking for a sign from heaven
The Pharisees Seek a Sign
The Pharisees came out and began to argue with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, to test Him. Sighing deeply in His spirit, He said, “Why does this generation seek for a sign? Truly I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation. “Leaving them, He again embarked and went away to the other side. (Mark 8:11-13)
The above passage is clear when the Jews asked for a sign miracles Jesus said no sign will be given and went? This raises the second doubt Matthew tells us Jesus said no sign will be given other then a sign of Jonah the 3 days and 3 nights sign?
But my challenge is show us one evidence from any of the Gospels where the Jews witnessed Jesus resurrect as the sign he offered them? We are told his disciples witnessed him but the challenge was given to the Pharisees Jews rabbis not the disciples… Bring your evidence if you are truthful… Also what makes one laugh if Christians pretend to have got sign from Jesus saying Jesus came to them or spoke to them or touched them yet when the main head Jews of that time asked for a sign but Jesus of the Bible got nothing……
Credit: Mustafa Ahmad