Can you give more examples of Prophet Muhammad's miracles?
Examples of the Prophet�s miracles concerning water
� The Companions were left without water in a place called Zarwa. They were
going to do wudu� (ritual ablution) but they could not find enough water. God�s
Messenger ordered them to bring a bowl of
water. He dipped his hands into the bowl and water began to run from his fingers
like a fountain. Anas ibn Malik says that on that day they were three hundred
Anas relates this incident on behalf of three hundred persons. Is it at all
conceivable that those three hundred people would not have confirmed him, if
they thought him to be truthful, or otherwise contradicted him?
� As a second example, during the campaign of Hudaybiya, the Companions complained
to God�s Messenger about the lack of water. The Messenger took an arrow out of his arrow-bag and ordered them to put it
in the well of Samad. When they did that, the water of the well began to gush.
During the campaign, all of the Companions drank from it and did wudu� with
There are many examples of the Prophet�s miracles concerning water. They
were related by numerous Companions and transmitted through various reliable
Examples of the miracles of the healing of ill and wounded people
Authentic books of Tradition, including primarily Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih
� During the Battle of Khaybar, God�s Messenger, upon him be peace and blessings,
asked where �Ali was. �He is suffering from sore eyes�, the Companions answered.
He sent for him. �Ali came and the Messenger applied his healing saliva to his
eyes. At the same moment the pain ceased and �Ali�s eyes became better than
� �Uthman ibn Hunayf relates:
A blind man came to God�s Messenger and requested him to pray to God to recover
his eyes. The Messenger said: �If you desire, I�ll not pray�being blind may
be better for your afterlife�or I�ll pray.� The man chose to be relieved of
blindness and the Messenger told him: �Go and do an ablution. Then pray two
rak�as and say: �O God! Surely my appeal is to You and I turn toward You through
the Prophet Muhammad, the Prophet of mercy: O Muhammad, surely I turn toward
God through you, that He uncover my sight. O God, make him my intercessor.��
The man did what the Messenger told him and his sight was restored. 
There are many more examples concerning this kind of miracle God�s Messenger
worked, all of which are recorded in books of Tradition.
The testimony of animals to Muhammad�s Prophethood
The animal kingdom recognized God�s Messenger, upon him be peace and blessings,
and became the means for him to work miracles. Although there are many examples,
we will mention here only a few that have become well-known and agreed on by
� During the Hijra, when God�s Messenger, upon him be peace and blessings,
took shelter from the pursuit of unbelievers in the cave of Thawr, two pigeons
stood guard at the entrance like two sentries, and a spider, like a doorkeeper,
covered the entrance of the cave with a thick web. As Ubayy in Khalaf, one of
the chieftains of the Quraysh, was examining the cave, his friends suggested
that they should enter, but he answered: �There is a web here, which seems to
have been spun before the birth of Muhammad.� The others added: �Would those
pigeons, standing there, still be there if someone were in the cave?� 
� As another example, Jabir relates:
I was with God�s Messenger during a military campaign. When my camel became
exhausted and left behind, God�s Messenger prodded it slightly. This made the
camel so fast that I had to pull on the reins to make it slower so that I could
listen to the Messenger, but I was unable to (slow it down). 
� Anas ibn Malik reports:
After the conquest of Khaybar, a Jewish woman offered God�s Messenger a roasted
sheep. God�s Messenger, upon him be peace and blessings, ate a piece of it but,
according to the narration of Abu Dawud, stopped eating and said: This sheep
says that it is poisonous. Then he turned to the woman and asked her why she
offered him a poisonous sheep. When the woman replied that she wanted to kill
him, the Messenger responded: God will not let you attack and annoy me. 
� A�isha reports:
We had in our house a kind of pigeon. When God�s Messenger, upon him be peace
and blessings, was at home, it would stay quiet, but as soon as he left home,
it would continually pace to and fro. 
� Anas ibn Malik relates:
God�s Messenger, upon him be peace and blessings, was the comeliest and the
most generous and courageous of people. One night the people of Madina heard
some voices and set out to investigate in fear. On their way, they saw a man
coming towards them, who appeared to be God�s Messenger, upon him be peace and
blessings. He said to them: There is nothing to be distressed about. He had
mounted Abu Talha�s horse and himself investigated the matter before anybody
else. He turned to Abu Talha and said: I found your horse fast and comfortable.
Whereas, that horse had been a very slow one. After that night, no other horse
could race against it. 
Examples of the Prophet�s miracles concerning inanimate objects
� Jabir ibn Samura reports:
God�s Messenger, upon him be peace and blessings, once said: �Prior to my
Prophethood, a rock in Makka used to offer me greetings. I still recognize it.�
� �Abullah ibn Mas�ud reports:
We could hear food glorifying God while we were eating with God�s Messenger,
upon him be peace and blessings. 
� Traditionists unanimously report from Anas, Abu Hurayra, �Uthman and Sa�id
ibn Zayd, who said:
God�s Messenger, upon him be peace and blessings, climbed up Mount Uhud,
accompanied by Abu Bakr, �Umar and �Uthman. The Mountain, either in awe of them
or because of its joy, trembled. God�s Messenger ordered it: Be still, O Uhud,
for on you there is a Prophet, a truthful one, and two martyrs. 
� It is established through authentic narrations from �Ali, Jabir and �A�isha
Siddiqa that rocks and mountains would say to God�s Messenger, �Peace be upon
you, O Messenger of God!� �Ali says: �Whenever we went for a walk in the suburbs
of Makka in the early times of his Prophethood, trees and rocks we encountered
would say, �Peace be upon you, O Messenger of God!� 
The Prophet�s protection as a miracle
� As related through various channels, during the military campaign of Ghatfan
and Anmar, a courageous chieftain named Ghowras unexpectedly appeared at the
side of God�s Messenger, who was lying under a tree. Ghowras unsheathed his
sword and asked God�s Messenger, �Who will save you from me now?� God will,
the Messenger replied. �God!� Then he prayed: �O God, suffice me against him
in any way You will.� 
At that moment, Ghowras was knocked down and his sword slipped from his hand.
God�s Messenger, upon him be peace and blessings, took the sword and asked him:
Now, who will save you from me?
Ghowras began to tremble and entreated God�s Messenger to spare his life.
�You are a noble, forgiving one; only forgiveness is expected of you,� he pleaded.
God�s Messenger forgave him, and when Ghowras returned to his tribe, he said
to them: �I have just come from the best of mankind.�
� Abu Hurayra relates:
Abu Jahl once asked those near him: �Does Muhammad still rub his face against
earth [i.e. make prostration]?�
� Yes, he does, they answered.
Abu Jahl added:
� By Lat and �Uzza, if I see him doing that again, I will tread on his neck
or bury his face with soil.�
A short while later God�s Messenger came and set out to pray. When he was
in prostration, Abu Jahl approached him but suddenly turned back in fear and
amazement, trying to protect himself with his hands. When asked why he had done
so, he answered: �Truly, between him and me is a trench filled with fire, and
something horrible and some wings.�
God�s Messenger commented on the event: �If he had approached me, the angels
would have torn him to pieces.� 
The acceptance of the Prophet�s prayers
� The authorities of Hadith (Tradition) including, notably, Imam Bukhari
and Imam Muslim, unanimously report that whenever God�s Messenger prayed for
rain, his prayer was immediately accepted by God. There were even times when
the rain unexpectedly began before he had lowered his hands while on the pulpit.
As mentioned in books of Tradition and the Prophet�s biography, when his army
ran out of water, clouds would appear to give them water. Even in his childhood,
his grandfather �Abd al-Muttalib would go with him to pray for rain, and rain
would come out of God�s love for him. This fact became famous through a poem
of �Abd al-Muttalib�s. After the Prophet�s death, once �Umar took �Abbas as
a means to pray for rain, saying, �O God, this is the uncle of Your beloved
Prophet. Give us rain for his sake.� Thereafter it rained. 
� As was reported by Anas ibn Malik, while one Friday God�s Messenger was
giving a sermon, a man came into the mosque and said to him: �O Messenger of
God! There is drought. Please pray to God to send us rain.� The Messenger prayed
and it rained until the next Friday.
The rain continued for one week. The next Friday, while God�s Messenger was
on the pulpit again giving sermon, a man stood up and said: �O Messenger of
God! Please pray to God to avert rain from us.� The Messenger prayed: �O God!
Send the rain onto the places around us, not onto us.� Anas, the reporter of
the event, says: �By God, I saw the clouds scatter and rain fall onto other
places, the people of Madina being not under rain.� 
� �Adbullah ibn �Umar relates:
When the number of the Companions was about forty, God�s Messenger, upon
him be peace and blessings, prayed: �O God! Give strength to Islam with which
of those two, namely �Umar ibn al-Khattab and �Amr ibn al-Hisham, is more pleasing
to You.� The next morning, �Umar came to the Messenger and accepted Islam. 
� �Adbullah ibn �Abbas reports:
God�s Messenger was in the toilet when once I carried water to where he would
do wudu�. When he came out, he asked who had put the water there. �I did,� I
answered. Whereupon he prayed: �O God, make him profoundly knowledgeable in
religion and teach him the meaning of the Qur�an.� 
It is because of this prayer of the Messenger for Ibn �Abbas that Ibn �Abbas
would later be called with the titles of the �Profound Scholar of the Umma�
and the �Interpreter of the Qur�an�. When he was still a young man, �Umar included
him in his consultative assembly which consisted of the high-ranking scholars
and elders of the Companions.
� Anas ibn Malik relates:
My mother took me to God�s Messenger and said:
� O Messenger of God! This is my son Anas. Let him serve you. Please pray
The Messenger prayed: �O God! Give abundance to his wealth and offspring.�
Anas remarked in his old age, swearing by God: �You see the abundance of
my wealth, and the children and grand-children I have number about one hundred.�
� Abu Hurayra once complained to God�s Messenger about forgetfulness. The
Messenger told him to spread out a piece of cloth on the ground. Then he made
some movements as if he were filling his hands with some invisible things and
emptying them out on the piece of cloth. After repeating this three or four
times, he told Abu Hurayra to pick it up. Through the mysterious effect of these
actions of the Messenger, Abu Hurayra, as he himself later stated swearing by
God, never forgot anything again. This is also among the well-known events related
to the Companions. 
The Prophet met with angels and jinn and spoke to them
� �Umar reports:
We were sitting with God�s Messenger, upon him be peace and blessings, when
a man appeared beside us. He had dark black hair and was wearing a white robe.
There were no signs of traveling upon him. He sat before the Messenger and,
touching his knees to the Messenger�s, asked him about faith, Islam, perfection
of virtue (ihsan) and the Last Day. After the interview, the man left and disappeared.
God�s Messenger, upon him be peace and blessings, turned to me and asked who
that man was. �God and His Messenger know better�, I answered. The Messenger
concluded: �He was Gabriel. He came to teach you your religion.� 
� Sa�d ibn Abi Waqqas relates:
At the Battle of Uhud, I saw two men dressed in white at each side of God�s
Messenger, fighting for his sake. I had never seen them before, nor have I seen
them since. (Sa�d meant that they were two archangels, Gabriel and Michael.)
� Rifa�a ibn Rafi� reports:
Gabriel asked God�s Messenger what was their opinion of the Companions who
participated in the Battle of Badr. The Messenger answered like this: �We consider
them among the most virtuous of Muslims.� Gabriel responded: �So do we; we consider
the angels who were present there among the most virtuous of angels.� 
� In his Musnad, Ahmad ibn Hanbal reports from �Adbullah ibn Mas�ud that
God�s Messenger, upon him be peace and blessings, invited jinn to accept Islam
and taught them of the Qur�an. 
The appearance of invisible objects and realms to the Prophet
� �A�isha Siddiqa reports:
One day the sun was eclipsed. God�s Messenger, upon him be peace and blessings,
performed the prayer of eclipse and then explained:
Surely, the sun and the moon are two of God�s signs. When you witness an
eclipse, pray until it ends. By God, in this place where I have performed the
prayer I have seen everything promised to me. When you saw me move forward during
the prayer, I did that to take a cluster of grapes which appeared to me from
Paradise. Again, by God, when you saw me move backward, I did that because I
saw Hell roaring with its parts piling one upon another. 
� �Adbullah ibn �Abbas relates:
God�s Messenger, upon him be peace and blessings, passed by two graves and
said: �Heed what I will tell you: Those lying in those graves are suffering
torments. They are suffering torments because of two grave sins. One of them
used to backbite and slander others everywhere. The other was not careful [about
guarding himself] against urine-stains.� 
The testimony of trees to Muhammad�s Prophethood
� Jabir ibn �Adbullah reports:
We were walking with God�s Messenger, upon him be peace and blessings. We
went down a wide valley. The Messenger searched for a place to relieve himself.
When he saw that there was not a single covered place, he went to the two trees
he had caught sight of by the valley. He pulled one of them by one of its branches,
next to the other tree. The tree was like an obedient camel being pulled by
its reins. He addressed them: Join together over me by God�s leave! The trees
joined together and formed a screen. 
� �Adbullah ibn �Umar reports:
God�s Messenger, upon him be peace and blessings, used to lean against a
pole called the �date-palm trunk� when delivering a sermon. Later a pulpit was
built and when the Prophet started giving his sermons from it, the pole moaned
because of its separation from him. The Messenger climbed down and stroked it.
The pole stopped moaning. 
� �Abu Sa�id al-Khudri relates:
God�s Messenger gave Qatada ibn Nu�man a stick on a dark night, saying: �This
stick will light up your surroundings as far as seven meters. When you get home,
you will see a black shadow. Without giving it respite to tell you anything,
strike it with this stick. Qatada did what God�s Messenger told him to. 
1. Bukhari, Ayman, 22; Muslim, Ashriba, 142.
2. Bukhari, At�ima, 6; Muslim, Ashriba, 175.
3. Nasa�i, 1.60; Bukhari, 4.233; Muslim, Hadith No. 2279.
4. Bukhari, Shurut, 15.
5. Bukhari, Fada�l al-Sahaba, 9; Muslim, Fada�il al-Sahaba, 34.
6. Tirmidhi, Da�awat, 119; I. Hanbal, 4.138; I. Maja, Iqama, 189.
7. I. Hanbal, Musnad, 1.348.
8. Bukhari, Nikah, 10.22.
9. Muslim, Salam, 45; Abu Dawud, Diyat, 6.
10. I. Hanbal, Musnad, 4.112.
11. Bukhari, Adab, 39; Muslim, Fada�il, 48; I. Hanbal, 3.147.
12. Muslim, Fada�il, 2; Darimi, Muqaddima.
13. Bukhari, Manaqib, 25; I. Hanbal, Musnad, 1.460.
14. Muslim, Fada�il, 50.
15. Tirmidhi, Hadith No. 3630; Hakim, 2.607.
16. Bukhari, Maghazi, 31, 33; Muslim, Fada�il, 13.
17. Muslim, Sifat al-Munafiqin, 38.
18. Bukhari, 2.35; Bayhaqi, Sunan, 6.147.
19. Bukhari, Istisqa�, 7; Muslim, Istisqa�, 1.
20. Bukhari, Istisqa�, 7; Muslim, Istisqa�, 1.
21. Bukhari, �Ilm, 17; Muslim, Fada�il, 137.
22. Muslim, Fada�il, 143.
23. Muslim, Fada�il, 159.
24. Bukhari, Iman, 37.
25. Bukhari, Maghazi, 18; Muslim, Fada�il, 46�7.
26. Bukhari, Maghazi, 11.
27. Musnad, 1.455.
28. Bukhari, Abwab �amal fi l-Salat, 2; Muslim, Kusuf, 3.
29. Bukhari, Adab, 46; Muslim, Tahara, 3.
30. Muslim, Zuhd, 74.
31. Bukhari, Manaqib, 25; Tirmidhi, Manaqib, 6; Nasa�i, Jumu�a, 17.
32. I. Hanbal, Musnad, 3.65