Prophecy of Jesus, son of Mary (PBUH)
The forerunner to Jesus (PBUH) was John the Baptist (PBUH), the son of Zakariya (PBUH). He was beheaded by King Herod, the puppet king of Galilee. John the Baptist’s (PBUH) body was buried by his disciples. They tried to wash the blood-stained clothes but the stains would not come clean. Jesus (PBUH) was one of the disciples of John the Baptist (PBUH), so John’s disciples went and reported the matter to Jesus (PBUH). Jesus (PBUH) foretold that these blood-stains would not come off the clothes until the date of the birth of the father of the Promised Prophet. On this day the blood would become fresh and by itself flow off the clothes miraculously, leaving them pure white.
On the day of the birth of Abdullah, the father of Muhammad (PBUH), the Jewish elders in Syria saw the blood-stains become fresh and drip off miraculously from John the Baptist’s (PBUH) preserved blood-stained clothes, until they became pure white. Thereupon some of the learned Jews came from Palestine and Syria to Mecca to enquire about this newborn child. When they saw the ‘Nur-e-Muhammadi’ (Light of Muhammad) on the forehead of the child Abdullah, they recognised him and said this is ‘Nur-e-Muhammadi’ of the Promised Prophet. Hence they realised that Abdullah was going to be the father of the Promised Prophet; as foretold by Jesus Christ (PBUH) in relation to the blood-soaked clothes of John the Baptist (PBUH).
Attempt to Murder Abdullah
Amongst these Jews, there were some who had grown proud and jealous. Not realising the Will of Allah, they did not wish to see an Arab prophet. Their pride enshrouding them in darkness, they decided to send an armed band of 70 persons from Syria to kill Abdullah. This incident took place when Abdullah had grown up into a young man, before he got married. They conspired to prevent the birth of the Promised Prophet, so as to ensure that the prophethood which had for so long been amongst the children of Isaac (PBUH), may not get transferred to the children of Ishmael (PBUH) as foretold repeatedly in the Holy Bible. Before the 70 attackers could even touch Abdullah, a number of horsemen came down from the sky and slew them all.
Amina visited by Angels
Abdullah was married to his cousin Amina , the daughter of his uncle Wahb bin Abdul Manaf. The very night of their marriage , the ‘Nur-e-Muhammadi’ went from the forehead of Abdullah, into the forehead of Amina. Shortly after that, Abdullah left for Yathrib (later to become Medina) but did not return as he passed away on the return journey. An expectant Amina informed the members of the household that she was often being visited by angels and the previous prophets who announced that the child that she was bearing was the promised Prophet, Muhammad (PBUH) through whom the world would be blessed.
Prophet Abraham (PBUH)
Prophet Abraham (PBUH) said to Amina, “The child now in you, whose name will be Muhammad, is the only prophet from the descendants of my first son and heir, Ishmael (PBUH). Prophet Abraham (PBUH) then explained that the reason for the visit of the angels and previous prophets to her were due to the fact that she was the mother of the Promised Prophet. Thus Amina became the third woman in the whole of creation to receive direct visits of angels. The first was Sarah, the first wife of Prophet Abraham (PBUH) and the second was Mary, mother of Jesus (PBUH).
The Holy Birth
An angel came and asked Amina to drink from a cup in his hand. This drink was whiter than milk and sweeter than honey. She then saw the gates of Heaven open. The angels came down for the adoration of the new babe. Three angels went towards the Kabah. One angel stayed over the Kabah, one went to the East and the other towards the West. A light then spread out lighting up the universe. In this miraculous light, Amina could see distinctly the palaces of Palestine and Syria.
Then three Ladies appeared miraculously before Amina to attend to the delivery of the child. The first, said she was Hagar, the mother of Ishmael. The second was Mary, the mother of Jesus (PBUH). The third was Queen Asiya, the wife of the Pharoah, who raised Moses (PBUH). She was the first person in Pharoah’s court who believed in Allah.
Muhammad (PBUH) was born without an umbilical (navel) cord, circumcised and his body miraculously pure and clean without any kind of blood or dirt on it.
Thus Muhammad (PBUH) was born on Monday the 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal at dawn, 53 lunar years before Hijrah, which corresponds to the 20th April 570 A.D.
Miraculous happenings after birth
Immediately after birth, the baby Muhammad (PBUH) prostrated to Allah and recited in a clear voice with his index finger of the right hand raised, and said the following words: “I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah. I am Muhammad, the messenger of Allah. O Lord of the Universe bless me and those who follow me.” At once Allah spoke to His beloved and replied: “I have blessed you and those who follow you. O Angels, be you witnesses of the fact that when he has not forgotten his followers upon his birth, then how can he forget them on the Day of Judgement.”
Safiya, the daughter of Abdul Muttalib relates; “I was present the night the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was born. At the very moment of birth I saw a great light appear. During the night, I beheld six signs. The first was that the instant the holy child was born. He bent down his head and performed a prostration. The second, that he lifted up his blessed head and spoke clearly and distinctly these words: La ilaha illAllah inni RasulAllah (None worthy of worship except Allah, I am the Messenger of Allah). The third, that a great light was manifested. The fourth that when I wished to wash the child, I heard a voice speaking to me that said, ‘Oh Safiya, do not trouble yourself, we have already washed and cleansed him.’ The fifth sign was that he was born already circumcised, and his umbilical cord was cut. The sixth sign was when I looked for something with which to swaddle the child, I noticed upon his back a certain mark. Looking at it closely, I was able to read the words: ‘La ilaha illAllah Muhammad RasulAllah’ (None worthy of worship except Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah).”
Safiyah also said, “When he prostrated himself, he spoke some words in secret. I bent my ear to his blessed lips to hear what he was saying, and I heard him say: ‘Ummatiy, ummatiy (my people, my people).‘”
We should consider this point very carefully… This noble prophet of unequalled rank and highest station prayed to his Lord from the very moment he was born, entreating Him for our sake, for the sake of his people, his followers. Yet we, who are in dire need of his prayers and intercession in this world and the next are enveloped in heedlessness. We have become negligent in our prayers, and in our observance of his beautiful way (Sunna).
Thereafter three angels appeared. One of them took a seal and marked the right shoulder and handed the child over to his mother. When Amina looked upon the face of the child, it was shining like the full moon and a perfume sweeter than the finest yellow musk was coming from his body.
A white cloud then appeared inexplicably and covered him and took him away saying:
“O animals on the face of the earth, fish in the seas, and the trees remember the name of this child (Muhammad) and recognise him well. He has combined in himself all the wonderful and good qualities that were in all the prophets that have come on earth from Adam to Jesus.”
At the time of the birth of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) the idols fell and prostrated
Abdul Muttalib, the grandfather of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), and some other Meccans were at the Kabah at this early hour before dawn. All of a sudden they were surprised to see the walls of the Kabah bow miraculously before the Station Of Abraham (Maqam-e-Ibrahim). Then, miraculously, the Kabah spoke (translation from the Arabic) : “Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. He is the Lord of Muhammad, who will purify the Kabah from idols and idolatry and restore it to (its honoured position of) the house of Allah.”
Abdul Muttalib hearing the walls of the Kabah talk and seeing all the idols fall, ran home to verify if his daughter-in-law had given birth. He did not find the Nur-e-Muhammadi shining from the forehead of Amina. He thus knew that the child was already born, so he asked her to show him his grandchild. Amina replied that he was in the next room but nobody could see him for three days, as the angels and the dwellers of heaven were paying homage to the child. Abdul Muttalib tried to force his way into that room, but he was confronted by an angel who told the grandfather that he could not see the child until the spiritual dwellers of heaven had completed their adoration.
There were a number of people at the Kabah at the time of the birth of Muhammad (PBUH), when all the idols fell prostrate. They picked up and erected the fallen idols, but the idols fell down again on their faces. They propped them up again but the idols collapsed for a third time. These idols remained prostrate on the floor for a full twenty-four hours. No amount of effort to refit them throughout the world were successful. It was only on the next day that they were refitted. This was witnessed by thousands, not only at Mecca but all over the world.
After three days, Abdul Muttalib took his grandchild to the Kabah and named him Muhammad. As soon as this child was taken to the Kabah for the naming ceremony, the four corners of the walls of the Kabah declared, “There is none worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad is the seal of Prophethood.”
At the date and time of birth of the Holy Prohet (PBUH) the following miracles took place:
- The fire in the Magi temple of the Zoroastrians which had been alight for thousands of years, became quenched for the first time in recorded history. It had always burned ever since it was lit in the days of King Nimrod.
- Fourteen towers of the Royal palace of Nausherwan, the Emperor of Persia, broke and fell.
- The famous stone on which the fabulous throne of Persia was kept, cracked.
- The deep and fast flowing river Sawa in the Persian Empire dried up instantly.
- The river Samawa in the Persian Empire which had been dry for the past thousand years or more, started flowing immediately.
- Emperor Nausherwan had a dream that very night in which he saw Arabian camels drag away the Iranian horses across the Tigris and spread themselves throughout Persia.
The Roman Emperor, Justin II was frightened and alarmed on the day of the birth of Muhammad (PBUH). When he went into the Royal Chapel to pray on that morning he was very surprised to find that the beautiful statue of Jesus Christ had very strangely come out of its firm base and was lying on the ground. It reminded him of the prophecy of Jesus, that on the date of birth of the Promised Prophet, all idols worldwide would fall down. As he lifted up the idol of Christ it spoke and again fell on its face on the floor and declared:
- A child has been born with his foreskin circumcised miraculously.
- This child will be the greatest person to come on earth and he will be from amongst the circumcised people.
- This baby is not from a Jewish family but from the brothers of the Jews.
- He will be a destroyer of idols and lay the foundation for the destruction of idolatry.
- Those who will not listen to his teachings would be losers in this world and the hereafter.
- He will be the light of learning, cause the Earth to fill with wisdom and knowledge and remove the darkness of ignorance.
The Emir of al-Maghrib
In the Kingdom of the West, al-Maghrib there lived a king. In that country, kings were called Emir, and as with many people of that age, this king too, worshipped idols. It so happened that this king had a daughter who was born with a disturbing handicap, so that the king was ashamed to let this child be seen in public. He kept her locked away and confined to underground chambers of the palace, where she was looked after by slave girls. She was never seen outside the palace. At night she would scream, rave and make such terrible sounds that the windows were always kept shut so nobody would hear this dreadful noise.
Nevertheless, the Emir was very sad and dispirited on account of his daughter’s misery. He tried with all his might and means to find help for her. He sacrificed to the idols, he fasted and prayed through many nights, he lit candles in the temples, he vowed many a solemn vow, gave charity to the poor; he implored the idols to do something to heal his daughter and free her from this piteous condition – but what could the idols do?
One evening he retired with his wife to their rooms and they stepped out on their roof to look at the stars. Now this king had a small statue of an idol he always carried around with him. As they were gazing at the night sky, it was as if the skies suddenly were rent asunder. A light shone forth, illuminating the whole world. They saw the trees and flowers of their garden, even the stones bow down and prostrate themselves. “La ilaha illAllah Muhammad RasulAllah“ (None worthy of worship except Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah), everything was saying, and the king and queen witnessed it. They looked at one another and said, “Did you hear and see what I have heard and saw?” When they assured each other that they had both witnessed these strange things, the queen said, “This is exceedingly wondrous, let us ask the idol what this means.” They turned to look at it and they found it hanging upside down, its head to the ground and its feet up in the air, for it was at that very moment the idols all over the world were reversed in their places and smashed to bits.
Next they heard a voice issue from that figure: “Between Safa and Marwa a child is born, our unbelief is cast down and done for.”
“The truth has come and falsehood has vanished away, surely falsehood is ever certain to vanish.” Holy Qur’an (17:81)
This voice caused them great consternation, for never had the idol spoken before. After all, it was nothing but a stone! – This they knew well. But only now did it dawn upon them that this was no object to be worshipped, and together they called out, “Oh speaker whom we hear speaking from this dry stone, who is it?” Again the voice was heard, and it said, “It is Muhammad (PBUH), the Holy Prophet who has come to the world in the Last of Times; he is born this very night between the rocks of Safa and Marwa, at the holy house of the Lord, the Kabah. It is for him that all 18,000 worlds were created, that the whole universe was called into being.” The king then asked, “Why is this idol of mine standing on its head?” The voice explained that it was happening to all idols this night, for their time was over and the Truth has come and all falsehood was revoked.
The Emir then said to his spouse, “Oh wife, we must go out and find this prophet and accept his creed, so that he will pray for us and cure our unfortunate child.” Before he had finished speaking, his wife turned around and said, “Oh, see here, this is our daughter!” The king turned to look, and there standing behind him, a lovely young girl, without blame or blemish.
The king was speechless with surprise, and when he could speak again, he said, “Oh my daughter! What is this? What has happened to you? Where have you left your chains, your ranting and your raving, all the signs of your insanity? How is it you are no longer convulsed and tormented with pain? What has become of your disease – How has it come about that you are entirely healed?”
The girl answered, “Oh my father, here I stand before you, just as I am and was meant to be. What happened to me is this: I had just fallen asleep, when I beheld a person of radiant appearance enter my room. As soon as I saw him, I thought, ‘Oh you who are so bright and beautiful, have you no healing power with which to treat my sorry condition?’ This person then answered me and said, ‘I will teach you a prayer; if you recite this, you will be healed.’ ‘What prayer is this prayer,’ I asked, ‘and who are you?’ ‘I am an angel,’ he said, ‘and I have just come from visiting a newborn child, together with all the other angels. The prayer I have come to teach you is this: Oh Allah, for the sake of Your Holy Prophet, who is born this night, make this affliction, this pain and plague go away from me! Then you must blow upon your hand, and wipe your whole body with your hand. Continue praying and wiping yourself until no more disease remains upon you.’ Thereupon I awoke and looked about and saw that the whole room was filled with light; I remembered what the angel had said, so I did what he had told me. I prayed, then wiped my hands over my face and my whole body. My fetters fell off from me, my reason returned, I became whole and clean, and in this state I have come before you, oh my parents.”
Her father, the king, heard her story and said, “We must quickly set out and find this miraculous prophet at once.” So each mounted a camel, taking only scanty provisions with them and set out, the three of them telling no one of their destination. They didn’t even know themselves where they were bound, as the distance between the Magrib and Mecca is vast. But they were so impressed by the miracle they had experienced that this never crossed their minds, they just left their kingdom behind and set out for far away Arabia. When they had gone some way, all at once a heavy sleepiness came over them that left them no choice. While they slept, the angel Gabriel (PBUH) came and took their camel’s halters, and folded the earth up underneath them. Before noon of the next day they reached Mecca, whereas it is a camel journey of eighty or more days from Maghrib to Mecca.
Arriving at Mecca, they began to ask whether any child had been born the night before. Yes they were told, Amina the daughter of Wahb had given birth to a child the night before, and they were shown the way to her house. They came to the house and asked to see the newborn baby, but they were told the child’s grandfather had forbidden anyone to see the child, for he had many enemies. The unbelievers were still seeking to kill the child. The king and family began to weep, and said, “We have left everything behind, our country, our lands, our kingdom, our palace – just to see this newborn child, and now you would deny us this favour! No this we cannot accept, that we should go away without having seen him!”
The mother finally relented and permitted them to come in and they spent an hour at her side. She uncovered the child’s face and the light on his face reached to the heavens. For one whole hour they regarded the child’s unearthly beauty, kissed his hands and feet, until Amina said to them, “It is best that you leave now, for if his grandfather finds out you are here, he might be displeased that I have let in strangers.” So they turned to leave and as they were leaving the house, the Emir put his hand upon his breast and said, “Let me gaze on him once more, only one more time, and I will be gone.”
At last they consented and let him in; he bent over the child, kissed his blessed feet, then let out one scream, before he was senseless to the ground and expired. For when he had perceived the first sign, his heart began to glow; then he saw the child once and longed to see him again. When he saw him the second time, his heart blazed with the fire of love and he surrendered his soul, which the angels carried off to Paradise without delay.
Abu Lahb was one of the staunchest enemies of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and is the only one amongst the enemies of The Prophet (PBUH) who has been criticised by name in the Holy Qur’an. When he heard from his maid Suwaibah that a nephew – Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) – was born to him, he out of happiness and as a mark of celebration at the arrival of his nephew pointed his finger indicating that he has set her free for bringing the good news.
After he died, Abbas (his brother) saw him in his dream and enquired, “What is your state now?” He replied, “I am in the severe punishment of Allah Almighty but every Monday I am given water from my finger which I pointed to free my maid because of the arrival of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).” [Bukhari Sharif]
We should consider this; A non believer, who was a staunch enemy of The Prophet (PBUH) had his torment reduced and receives water in Hell (Something unimagined in Hell) for celebrating the arrival of his nephew. If we being the believers and the slaves of The Prophet (PBUH), celebrate the arrival of our Beloved Prophet (PBUH), then how can we be devoid of rewards from Almighty Allah?
The Angels of Heaven, the trees, the mountains and the animals also celebrated the birth of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and we should also celebrate. May Allah bless you all with the best of this life and the next. Have a great Month!
This is very intresting article and i loved it alot and would like to tell it to other, so could you please help me find the refrences for the following quotes:
“Jesus (PBUH) foretold that these blood-stains would not come off the clothes until the date of the birth of the father of the Promised Prophet.”
“They conspired to prevent the birth of the Promised Prophet, so as to ensure that the prophethood which had for so long been amongst the children of Isaac (PBUH), may not get transferred to the children of Ishmael (PBUH) as foretold repeatedly in the Holy Bible. Before the 70 attackers could even touch Abdullah, a number of horsemen came down from the sky and slew them all.”
and the story of the maghrib emir and his wife/doughter.
Jazakallahu khayr for providing this because it moved my heart.
salaam dear friends
it,s realy very nice artical i like that…. i love to read more and more like these articals….. may Allah bless you all who,s r doing this grat work…. and spending their time fore Islam
assalaamu’alaykum, jazaakAllaah khayr for your thoroughly detailed article. Much of what’s been discussed above was unheard of to me before, please could you provide referances and evidances (ahadith or tafaasir) to the events above? It would be really helpful to ensure we are taking in the correct, and authentic information. BarakAllaahu feekum
assalama u alaikum, this article is the relief for the people hearts. who loved holy prophet(p.b.u.h).barak allaahu.wassalaam
A good book to read on this subject is “Muhammad: The Messenger Of Islam” by Hajjah Amina Adil, which is based upon a compilation of Old Ottomon texts. Though these details can be found elsewhere too and are well known among the scholars of Islam.
I see, jazaakAllaah khayr. When you say these details are also well known among the scholars of Islaam, the scholars of Islaam, first and foremost are the sahabah (RadhiAllaahu ‘anhum) according to my understanding but,
who do you refer to (by name?)
and when you say ‘elsewhere,’ where is exactly is that? 😐 I cannot get hold of the book right this moment in time, but few ahadeeth as proofs would make me quite comfortable about what I’ve been reading.
Salaam alaikum. Islamic sacred literature is extremely well organised. For instance, you don’t find narrations of the Prophet, peace be upon him, in the Holy Qur’an. Nor do you find narrations of the lives of the Sahaba in the hadiths, except for their interactions with the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, though these may be found elsewhere. Likewise, the events surrounding the birth of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, are recorded in the Sirahs (biographies) of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. Any good Sirah of the Prophet, peace be upon him, should contain the above information. Unfortunately, there are those from various sectarian groups, who’ve chosen to edit the history of Islam as they see fit! This is the cause of your confusion. The Holy Qur’an, and main Ahadith collections like Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, are not the only sources used in traditional Islamic scholarship, regardless of what some may claim!
wa’alaykumussalaam. I understand your point…but I still cannot comprehend one thing…
If other biographies and written accounts of the Prophet’s (Salla Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) life also explain or give evidence for events…then where did the authors of these works derive their information from?
(Take ‘Ar-Raheeq al Makhtoom- The sealed Nectar,’ as an example, throughout this detailed, award winning biography, Shaykh Mubarakpuri states evidence from the Qur’aan and Ahadeeth)
Surely, The scholars and imaams (Rahimahum wa hafidhahum Allaah) who wrote or taught about the seerah, after the sahabah (Radhi Allaahu ‘anhum), had some source to their information?
This is the source that I am seeking, base and factual evidence, any information?
As I stated previously, the Holy Qur’an and main Ahadith collections, like Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, are not the only sources of Islamic knowledge. For instance, there were many hadith collections, written in the early days of Islam by diligent scholars, Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim are only two examples. Though many hadith in these two collections are parallel narrations of the same events, you will find some in the one but not in the other. Likewise, the same is true of the other hadith collections.
If you read Sahih Bukhari, you will find the ahadith are organised according to topic. For instance, revelation, belief, knowledge, ablutions (Wudu’), bathing (Ghusl) etc. This is because these narrations of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, were collected, not only for their preservation, but with a particular purpose in mind. The ahadith were compiled, for the purpose of helping future generations to understand Islam and how to be good Muslims. There is a whole branch of Islamic scholarship, dedicated purely to the study of ahadith.
The life of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, falls into a different branch of Islamic scholarship. Though there is of course some overlap, the main sources for this are the early Sirahs (biographies) of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, such as those by Ibn Ishaq, Ibn Hisham, and Al-Tabari, who all lived within those first few centuries of Islam, around the same time as other scholars were beginning to compile the ahadith collections. Though these were only a few out of the many, who wrote about the life of The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. By comparison, “Take ‘Ar-Raheeq al Makhtoom” is a very recent book!
would like to receive all the collection of sahih bukkar and sahih muslim
The article is very excellent and very informative. May Allah bless you all. Please clarify me, the hadith you quote regarding less punishment of abu lahab….. i could not find the day (monday) and that abu lahab released his handmiad thuwaiba because she gave him the good news of birth of prophet (saw) in the orginal bukhari,as it helps me in agruement with those who reject eid milad.
Narrated ‘Ursa; Thuwaiba was the freed slave girl of Abu Lahb whom he had manumitted, and then she suckled the Prophet. When Abu Lahb died, one of his relatives saw him in a dream in a very bad state and asked him, “What have you encountered?” Abu Lahb said, “I have not found any rest since I left you, except that I have been given water to drink in this (the space between his thumb and other fingers) and that is because of my manumitting Thuwaiba.”
Good question… I must admit, I compiled this article from a few books about the life of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. The electronic English translation of Bukhari I currently have available to me, doesn’t mention Monday either… However, in the book, “The Messenger Of Peace” by Moulana Mohammed Shakir Ali Noori, the hadith is narrated as above in my article… As I don’t have access to the Arabic originals, I’m afraid I can’t clarify this any further at the present time. This would of course be the obvious place to check.
Regarding the Prophet’s birth on a Monday, may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him, I did find the following reference though:
Abu Hurairah reported that the most the Prophet would fast would be Monday and Thursday. He was asked about that and he said: “The actions are presented on every Monday and Thursday. Allah forgives every Muslim or every believer, except for those who are boycotting each other. He says [about them]: ‘Leave them.’ ” This is related by Ahmad with a sahih chain. It is recorded in Sahih Muslim that the Prophet, when asked about fasting on Monday, said: “That is the day on which I was born and the day on which I received revelations.”
– Fiqh-Us-Sunnah, Volume 3, Number 128
Fair enough answer, but please find the back ground of this hadith where from most of the scholors like ibn kathir mentions monday in his book seerat-ul-nabi, maulid-ul-nabi etc.
Brother your name suggested that you are a revertee,please if you dont mind, can you please share your story with me for my spritual help.
I have heard a hadith that once prophet (saw) has said’My existence as well as My dead is benificial for you”
Where is it mentioned?
Brother, regarding Abu Lahab’s dream, i have got certain informations which i want to share with you but at the same time please check the references form the concern books as i do not have these books my little library.
In Sahih Bukhari and in many other books of Traditions, this Hadith has been mentioned with a slight change of wording. In some narrations it is brief, in others it is detailed. In Sahih Bukhari Vol 2 Pg. no. 764, the Tradition is as follows, “Hadhrat Urwah (May Allah SWT be well pleased with him) says, ‘Thuwaybah(May Allah SWT be well pleased with him) was a slave of Abu Lahab. Abu Lahab set her free, and she suckled the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam). When Abu Lahab died, someone from his family saw him in a dream, in the worst possible condition. The person asked him, ‘What did you get?’ Abu Lahab said, ‘After I was separated from you, I did not find any peace, except that because I freed Sobiya (May Allah SWT be well pleased with her), I am given a drink through this (i.e. the finger)
In the commentary of this Hadith, the interpreters Imam Badruddin A’aini (May Allah SWT shower His Mercy on him) and Imam Ibn Hajar Asqalani (May Allah SWT shower His Mercy on him) have mentioned the detailed Hadith in their respective books.
We will see here the Tradition mentioned by Imam A’aini (May Allah SWT shower His Mercy on him) in his book “Umdatul Qari Vol 14, Pg. no. 45; “Hadhrat Abdullah bin Abbas (May Allah SWT shower His Mercy on him) says, ‘I saw Abu Lahab in a dream, one year after he died, in the worst possible condition. He said, ‘After separation from you, I did not find any peace; but on Monday the punishment is lessened. Hadhrat Ibn Abbas (May Allah SWT be well pleased with him) says that is because the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) arrived on that day. When Sobiya (May Allah SWT be well pleased with him) gave this good news to Abu Lahab, he set her free.
With some slight change of words, this Tradition is also mentioned in the following books:
Sunan Kubra by Imam Baihaqi, The Book of Nikah.
Jame Ul Ahadith Wal Maraseel, Masaneed us Sahabah, Hadith no. 43545
Kanzul ‘Ummal Vol 6, Hadith no. 15725
Musannaf Abdul Razzaq, Vol 7, Hadith no. 13546.
From among the Pious Predecessors (Salaf saliheen), Hafiz Shamsuddin bin Jarazi and Hafiz Shamsuddin bin Nasiruddin (May Allah SWT shower His Mercy on them) have deduced about celebration of the arrival (Meelad) of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam). Hafiz Shamsuddin bin Nasiruddin writes in his book Mawrud us Sawi” “It is an authentic Tradition that because Abu Lahab celebrated the arrival of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) by setting Sobiya (May Allah SWT be well pleased with her) free, on Monday the punishment in Hell is reduced. Then he wrote some couplets.
When this unbeliever, in whose condemnation “Tabbat yada” was revealed And he will remain in Hell forever.
If he celebrates the Arrival of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), on every punishment is reduced,
Then what rewards should be imagined for the one who celebrates the Arrival of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) all his life and passes away as a Muslim.
Also this has been mentioned in Sharh Zurqani, Vol 1, Pg. no. 261 and in Subul ul Huda war Rashad Vol 1 Pg. no. 367
Other hadiths which have been used as evidence for the mawlid: 1. the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said about the reason for fasting on Monday “because I was born on that day” (Muslim); 2. After hijra the Muslims began celebrating the freedom of the Israelites from Pharaoh’s oppression on Ashura, the tenth of Muharram, upon witnessing the Jews doing this (Bukhari) – ibn Hajar uses this as a proof-text that a day can be specified for celebrating a momentous event; 3. Al-Suyuti mentioned a hadith where the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) redid his Aqiqa, an indication that he celebrated his own birth (Bayhaqi)
This article is utter rubbish, I haven’t read so much nonsense for a long time, it’s like a Hollywood fantasy.
Then in that case brother your name is true to you. You are Asif
I’ve just read the most beautiful article relating to the miracles which came before and during and after the birth of Muhammed SAW, nothing sinister, all beautiful and the first thing people rant for is Hadith references.
Sounds just like when all the Prophets Peace Be Upon Them All came with their revelations, the people began demanding proofs and miracles and today people demand hadiths and accept nothing apart from Bukhari and Muslim because they state these are authentic and all others claim authenticity. Well situation could be reversed, all others too can state themselves to be authentic whilst Bukhari and Muslim claim authenticity.
It seems people are out there to disprove right away.
Everything in Islam is permissable until proven impermissable. Like wise, if anyone doubts the above as soon as they read it, then YOU go find the references to show otherwise. For those who accept the article rightaway, you too also research further but not with the intention to disprove it, just with an intention to seek more knowledge. In your search, if you are truely searching for the sake of more knowledge rather than to disprove, then the truth will inshallah come to light.
Perhaps the most from the article I’m unsure of would be the account of Abu Lahb but then perogative for me is to then research that myself.
Don’t read everything with disbelief or scepticism. Just read it for the sake of acquiring knowledge then go do your own research otherwise.
Thank you to the person who took the time to put the article together, I have already seen references to some of the mentioned miracles in the Qur’an, in Qasidah Burdah and other texts on Islam and some I’ve not read before but as Allah exists and I know Muhammed SAW was a miracle himself, I don’t doubt the other mircales.
I agree with you and being Muslim and having belief in ONE GOD who has all powers and made this universe only for Muhammad (PBUH) I strongly believe that what ever is said in this article is true further if Allah Subhana Tallah can save Hazrat Ibrahim (May Allah be pleased with him) from fire then why we think that these miracles can not take place
The holy prophet came in this world to teach the truth and deny the false myths created by jews and christians.. Why do we try to make our Hly Prophey an angel and not a human being. He was a human being. He was a Prophet, last prophet of Allah. After Allah he is the most HOly person in universe. But when we attach false miracles like , his embilical cord was already cut, he was circumcised, angels used to visit Bibi Amina, food was sent from heaven, noor light, went from Abdullah’s head to the fetus, have no bases and have nothing to do with Islam. Try to learn what holy prophet did as father, husband , companion, commander, leader, friend and prophet. We should try to follow his teachings and emulate his behaviour. These false miracles are creations of non muslims to ridicule Muslims- please try to understand. These very bidaas were created by the christians and jews to adulterate their religions. Please let Islam remain pure.
It is unfortunate that such fabricated stories are being propagated as truths to unsuspecting Muslims. It diverts from the true message of Islam – to live a life of God consciousness.
If you wish to learn the truth, please read these references from the Qur’an (18:110) “Say: I am only a human like you.”, (3:144) “Muhammad is no more than an Apostle.” and (17:90-93) “They say: “We shall not believe in thee, until thou cause spring to gush forth for us from the earth. Or (until) thou have a garden of date trees and vines, and cause rivers to gush forth in their midst, carrying abundant water. Or thou cause the sky to fall in pieces, as thou sayest (will happen), against us; or thou bring Allah and the angels before (us) face to face. Or thou have a house adorned with gold, or thou mount a ladder right into the skies. No, we shall not even believe in thy mounting until thou send down to us a book that we could read. Say: “Glory to my Lord! Am I aught but a man, a messenger?”
May Allah guide us all.
Thank You So much for this artical … May ALLAH bless you for this as i was searching wheater the Eid Milad ul nabi is halal and haram and Alhamdulillah I m convinced that I am not doing any thing wrong while celebrating this day 🙂 … Thank you So much … !!!
i want to join with your group thx alot ?
JAZAKALLAH , ALLAH BLESS TO THE PERSON AND HIS/HER FAMILY AND RELATIVES AND FRIENDS AND COLLEGUES AND ALL THE PERSONS AROUND HIM/HER WHO HAS PUBLISHED SUCH A WONDERFUL INFO ABOUT OUR MOST BELOVED PROPHET MUHAMMAD (S.A.W)
THANKS YOUR VERY MUCH
KEEP DOING THIS JOB AS ITS REWARDS ARE KNOWN TO ALLAH ALONE AND HIS PROPHET MUHAMMAD (S.A.W)
My question is to the author of the article is that whether PROPHET pbuh himself or his followers observed the Birthday during PROPHET pbuh ,s life time or during the time of the Caliphs ,blessings on them all. If yes, what are the references , please ?If not, then surely we the people are not more genuine followers than the SAHABAS, all blessings of ALLAH on them.
alhamdu lillaah. excellent article as of now on the miracles of prophet muhammad pbuh. keeep posting the good information & let others decide what they wana do . jazakallah khayr.
Thanks for keeping us updated,
Could any one send me the names of attendence of Prophet Muhammad (PBOH) Dilevery or birth?
Thanks for keeping us updated,
Could any one send me the names of attendence of Prophet Muhammad (PBOH) Dilevery or birth? via email@example.com
Alhumdullilah it is really an excellent effort that the light is being thrown upon the aspects if lives a islamic charracters to make our knowledge fresh and more refined.
Jazak Allah brother for such a nice article.. ..
sahih bukhari is the most authentic book of islam, i realy love to read it, Jazak Allah,
Shukriya Aap ka
Salam! thanks a ton fr publishinh this artical. Surely ALLAH (S.W.T.) holds all the power to these miracles & being Muslims we shud not deny thenm..bt in the sameway we wud be wise enough to ask fr their authencity.
It hardly matters on which day n date prophet is born. A sufi understands the religion of ibrahim n for him every day is milad. Enjoy the givings of muhammad alihi salam.
Veri informative جزاك الله خير ,plz continue wid dis gud piece of work,جزاك الله خير
AS SALAAM ALYKUM
EXCELLENT ARTICLE NEVER CAN GET ENOUGH NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I READ THESE GREAT EVENTS. LONG LIVE MILAD!!!! SHORT LIVE THOSE WHO OPPOSE!!!
Assalamu Alaikum this is very great article that one can read without getting tired. May Allah bless you and give you more courage and support to tell us more about life of our belove prophet SAW. May he join us in his Jannat.
Assa laamoe alykoem.The most beautiful story If ever readed.Recomend everyone too read it.
Prophet (PBUH) is made f noor or earth .many people argue on this but My question is what help would this believe make on my passing this earth with Iman?
The story described here I read found interesting and Only Allah subhanahutaala knows the best. I will not comment on this but One thing I found in Quran that we are instructed to recite Dorud.( I cant remember the verse).So let us recite dorud and ask Allah subhanahutaala for forgiveness and make a routine to quit all our sinful act one by one. Suppose nest 3 months I will not lie and stick to it and the next 3 months I will not watch TV(haram scenes) and stick to it and like wise.
ALLAH U AKBAR.
This is an amazing articl..while reading it i was feeling that im seeing ths all…i was searching 4 such type 0f info for my speech on 12RABI_UL_AWAL n i got it im really very happy
May Allah reward you in abundance for your work. An may he guide you and keep you firm in Imaan. May you die with Imaan and may you be raised with Imaan, in the company of the friends of Allah, on the day of reckoning.
To the sister asking about the the women in attendance of the birth of the Master SAW
1. Aasiya – the wife of Pharaoh
2. Maryam – the mother of ISA (Jesus – PBUH)
then narrations differ but include Sarah AS (wife of Moosa), Hajra AS (wife of Moosa who gave birth to Ismaeel AS) and Hawa AS (the wife of Adam AS)
To the brother saying Bukhari is the only source
I suggest one researches the changes made to Bukhari in the last 20 odd years. The current addition of Bukhari as printed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has hadith’s missing as compared to previous copies.
The times we live in are full of Fitna and Fasaad. One is too quick to lable people who differ in ideology/ thought as bidati/mushrik etc.
After the battle of the Camel when asked about the imaan of those who fought againts the Amir, Sayidina Ali (R.A) replied “they are our brothers, who differed in opinion”
As a final word from Sheik Sulayman “The unity of the ummah will not be found in all us having the exact same thought/ideolgy, it will come when we support each other to do good despite our differences”
The Angels of Heaven, the trees, the mountains and the animals also celebrated the birth of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and we should also celebrate. May Allah bless you all with the best of this life and the next.
Iam very happy as this reading gave peace to my heart and mind. From the above sentences i believe that u may mean this life and next is life after death that is akhirath. But I want to get a doubt cleared celebrate birth of The holy prophet (PBUH) should we celebrate birthday, as i have just learned that we should not celebrate birthdays n how can we celebrate our Prophet’s (PBUH) birthday? Please reply to my email too. Jazakallah khairan.
Salam alaikum Azeema,
Some Muslims hold the view that the act of celebrating birthdays or any kind of anniversary is haram, others believe quite the opposite. Not everything has a clear black and white answer. On many things, Islamic scholars have traditionally held a variety of differing opinions, each based on their own understanding and interpretation of the Holy Qur’an and teachings of the Prophet, peace be upon him. If people want to celebrate birthdays, whether the Prophet’s, peace be upon him, their own or those of family and friends, within moderation, my own understanding is that is halal. If however people go to extremes, making other events more significant than our two Eids, then we should be asking if that is really appropriate. Still, that doesn’t mean celebrating them is haram, there is a difference.
All the best,
Paul Salahuddin Armstrong
Allah has Created the whole worlds N what they contain within them because of Our Noble Master Muhammad sola llahu Alehi wa Salaam. May Allah continue to send blesiing N mercy on him and let us benefiet from him in this world N the next. Bijahi Seiyidi na Muhammad
Dear Mr. Armstrong,
The authenticity of your article is dubious and you just could not establish one clear reference to your article either.
The most authentic book in Islam is The Holy Koran.
It is clearly stated in Koran that there is not intercessor between a Man and his Maker, The Almighty God of Abraham. This is the main difference between Islam and Christianity. It was the Messiah, the Jesus Christ, whose birth was a miracle and he was the only born prophet.
The Prophet was bestowed with prophet hood at the age of forty and not earlier. The seal of prophet hood was embossed after he was granted this responsibility.
To a Muslim, a messenger is one who conveys the message of God All-wise, All-knowing. Whatever miracles that happen through him are in fact done by the Almighty and not by that person.
In order to clarify yourself about the belief of a believer (Muslim or otherwise) please read last 10 verses of Chapter-2 (Al-Baqarah).
Whatever, the God All-knowing knows the best!
(I am learned in Koran, exegesis of Koran, The Bible and having fair idea about Talmoud)
May Allah bless u and endowed u with more knowledge Amin. Mukarram Habib
May Allah teward you with jannah
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Syed Ali hujvery wali ullah left this earth 800 years ago , saying u salaam .he is very happy from u.
Muhammad was not proclaim wonder kid from birth why will Jewish pple came to check on him?