Did you know that the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ had some miracles that the people witnessed? Here’s an interesting story for you:
Sahih Bukhari, 3576:
Narrated Salim bin Abi Aj-Jad:
Jabir bin `Abdullah said, “The people became very thirsty on the day of Al-Hudaibiya (Treaty). A small pot containing some water was in front of the Prophet (ﷺ) and when he had finished the ablution, the people rushed towards him. He asked, ‘What is wrong with you?’ They replied, ‘We have no water either for performing ablution or for drinking except what is present in front of you.’ So he placed his hand in that pot and the water started flowing among his fingers like springs. We all drank and performed ablution (from it).” I asked Jabir, “How many were you?” he replied, “Even if we had been one-hundred-thousand, it would have been sufficient for us, but we were fifteen-hundred.”
You would say, wow this is so amazing! The Companions of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ saw this kind of thing with their own eyes, no wonder they believed in him. Well, you shouldn’t forget that there were many unfortunate ones even at that time who did not believe in the Prophet ﷺ. Allah guides whoever He wills, and we should always ask Him for His guidance and the ability to accept truth when we see it.
Because today we might not have the Prophet ﷺ amongst us with his miracles but we still have his words and we still have the biggest miracle that was revealed upon him. How much amazed are we by that? How much do we believe in it and how much do we accept it? That is the real question!
As for the Companions being fortunate of being around the Prophet ﷺ and witnessing such miracles, know that the Prophet ﷺ valued you and loved you, O reader!
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) went to the (Baqi’) cemetery and said, “May you be secured from punishment, O dwellers of abode of the believers! We, if Allah wills, will follow you. I wish we see my brothers.” The Companions said, “O Messenger of Allah! Are not we your brothers?” He (ﷺ) said, “You are my Companions, but my brothers are those who have not come into the world yet.” They said; “O Messenger of Allah! How will you recognize those of your Ummah who are not born yet?” He (ﷺ) said, “Say, if a man has white-footed horses with white foreheads among horses which are pure black, will he not recognize his own horses?” They said; “Certainly, O Messenger of Allah!” He (ﷺ) said, “They (my followers) will come with bright faces and white limbs because of Wudu’; and I will arrive at the Haud (Al-Kauthar) ahead of them.” [Muslim]
May Allah make us true believers who follow in the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and meet him happily on the Day of Judgement inshaAllah.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, “Glad tidings to the one who believed in me and saw me, and sevenfold glad tidings to the one who believed in me but did not see me.” [Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah (1241)]