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Water gushing forth between the fingers of Our Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم)

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بسم الله والحمد لله وصلاة وسلام على رسول الله

Allah's Miracles to the prophets

Allah sent prophets and messengers since the time of Adam (peace be upon him) till the time of the last and final prophet, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم). Allah sent miracles and signs to His prophets, so that people can recognize him. Allah sent miracles to Ibrahim (Abraham), Musa (Moses), Isa (Jesus) and all other messengers.

Miracles and Signs to Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)

For Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) Allah sent many miracles along with Quran which is a living miracle for us. In the life of Our Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) there are many miracles that the sahabas (companions) witnessed and reported and came to us as authentic or acceptable narrations via trustworthy chain of narrators.

Let us read one story from an authentic hadith:

Water gushing forth between his(صلى الله عليه وسلم) fingers

(From Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith #3576)
Narrated Salim bin Abi Aj-Ja'd:
Jabir bin Abdullah said, "The people became very thirsty on the day of Al-Hudaibiya (Treaty of Al-Hudaibiya). A small pot containing some water was in front of the Prophet(صلى الله عليه وسلم), and when he had finished the wudu(ablution), the people rushed towards him.

He asked, 'What is the matter with you?'
They replied, 'We have no water either for performing wudu 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 wudu (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."

حَدَّثَنَا مُوسَى بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْعَزِيزِ بْنُ مُسْلِمٍ، حَدَّثَنَا حُصَيْنٌ، عَنْ سَالِمِ بْنِ أَبِي الْجَعْدِ، عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ عَطِشَ النَّاسُ يَوْمَ الْحُدَيْبِيَةِ، وَالنَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ رَكْوَةٌ فَتَوَضَّأَ فَجَهَشَ النَّاسُ نَحْوَهُ، فَقَالَ ‏ "‏ مَا لَكُمْ ‏"‏‏.‏ قَالُوا لَيْسَ عِنْدَنَا مَاءٌ نَتَوَضَّأُ وَلاَ نَشْرَبُ إِلاَّ مَا بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ، فَوَضَعَ يَدَهُ فِي الرَّكْوَةِ فَجَعَلَ الْمَاءُ يَثُورُ بَيْنَ أَصَابِعِهِ كَأَمْثَالِ الْعُيُونِ، فَشَرِبْنَا وَتَوَضَّأْنَا‏.‏ قُلْتُ كَمْ كُنْتُمْ قَالَ لَوْ كُنَّا مِائَةَ أَلْفٍ لَكَفَانَا، كُنَّا خَمْسَ عَشْرَةَ مِائَةً‏.‏

Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari #3576

This is only one of 100's of signs that came with the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم), establishing his prophethood to all of us. Only that most of the people know not.

We will explore more of these signs later, insha'Allah.

لاحول ولا قوة إلا بالله
(There is no might nor power except with Allah)

Prepared by:
Kazi Nasrat Ali,
Software Engineer
B.A. in Islamic Studies from Mishkah University

Sammamish, WA, USA
[Oct, 2016]

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