(1) Islaamic History The miracles of Hadhrat Moosa (AS)
When Fir’oun refused to accept the Da’wah, Hadhrat Moosa (AS) had to resort to miracles. The Qur’aan states that when Hadhrat Moosa (AS) threw his staff to the ground, it turned into a snake by the command of Allaah. When he placed his hand under his armpit and then removed it, it shone so brightly that it dazzled the people’s eyes. However, rather than accept these as signs that Hadhrat Moosa (AS) was Allaah’s Nabi, Fir’oun and his people called Hadhrat Moosa (AS) a magician. Fir’oun’s advisors told him to arrange a competition so that all the magicians of Egypt could compete against Hadhrat Moosa (AS). Fir’oun approved of the idea and arrived to challenge Hadhrat Moosa (AS). They were the first to throw down their staffs, all of which appeared to be snakes that filled the area. This startled Hadhrat Moosa (AS) but Allaah assured him that he had nothing to fear because Allaah’s help was with him. When Hadhrat Moosa (AS) then threw down his staff, Allaah made it turn into a large serpent, which ate up all the “little snakes” of the magicians. When they saw this, all the magicians accepted Imaan, thus destroying the hopes that Fir’oun entertained. Such does the truth always prevails and overcomes falsehood.
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle A stick becomes a sword
During the Battle of Badr, Rasulullaah (SAW) gave Hadhrat Ukaasha (RA) a dry twig, which then became a sword in his hand. He used it to fight in the Battle of Badr and it remained with him throughout his life.
(3) A Fardh Rasulullaah (SAW) was the final Nabi
Allaah states in the Qur’aan, “He (Rasulullaah (SAW)) is Allaah’s Rasool and the seal of all Ambiyaa (after whom there shall never come another Nabi)”.
[Surah Ahzaab, verse 40]
It is Fardh (obligatory) to believe that Rasulullaah (SAW) is the final Nabi, after which no other will come to this world.
(4) A Du’aa from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The Du’aa for forgiveness and mercy
The following Du’aa should be recited for forgiveness and mercy:
رَبَّنَا آمَنَّا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا وَأَنْتَ خَيْرُ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ
TRANSLATION: O our Rabb! We have Imaan, so forgive us and have mercy on us. Indeed You are the Best of those who show mercy.
[Surah Mu’minoon, verse 109]
(5) A Nafl Raising an orphan
Rasulullaah (SAW) once held his index and middle fingers together and said, “The one who raises an orphan and myself will be like this on the Day of Qiyaamah.”
(6) A Sin Following the Deen to acquire the world
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Among man is one who worships Allaah like a person on edge (unsure and unstable, capable of being diverted from Allaah’s worship by the smallest doubt). If any good (of this world) comes to him, he is content with it (following the Deen). However, if any trial overtakes him, his face turns (direction and he reverts to kufr). (By doing this,) He is at a loss in this world and in the Aakhirah (because he will suffer in both worlds). This is the manifest loss”.
[Surah Hajj, verse 11]
(7) This World Fearing death and a loss in wealth
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that people fear two things although these are really good for them. They fear death, whereas death saves them from all trials and they fear loss in wealth whereas the less they have, the less they will be required to account for.
(8) The Aakhirah The pond of Kowthar
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The distance across my pond is a month’s journey. The water is whiter than milk, its fragrance better than musk and its cups more sparkling than the stars. Whoever drinks from there shall never again be thirsty.”
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Goat’s milk
Hadhrat Anas (RA) reports that that a goat was milked and its milk was mixed with water from the well of Hadhrat Anas (RA). When this was then presented to Rasulullaah (SAW), he drank it.
Allaama Ibn Qayyim F writes that goat’s milk is the best of all milk, followed by cow’s milk and then camel’s milk. Goat’s milk is light and moderate and especially effective for tuberculosis.
(10) Advice from Rasulullaah (SAW)
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The person who desires that his sustenance and lifespan be increased should join family ties.”