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Prophet of Islam
Muhammad


Life
Family tree · In Mecca · In Medina · Conquest of Mecca · The Farewell Sermon · Succession


Career
Diplomacy · Family · Wives · Military leadership


Succession
Farewell Pilgrimage · Ghadir Khumm · Pen and paper · Saqifah · General bay'ah


Interactions with
Slaves · Jews · Christians


Perspectives
Muslim (Poetic and Mawlid) · Medieval Christian · Historicity · Criticism · Depictions

According to historian Denis Gril, the Qur'an does not overtly describe Muhammad performing miracles, and the supreme miracle of Muhammad is finally identified with the Qur’an itself.[1] However, Muslim tradition credits Muhammad with several supernatural events.[2] For example, many Muslim commentators and some western scholars have interpreted the Sura 54:1-2 to refer to Muhammad splitting the Moon in view of the Quraysh when they had begun to persecute his followers.[1][3] This tradition has inspired many Muslim poets, especially in India.

Another miracle relates to a mosque near Muhammad's home in Medina, Saudi Arabia. Muhammed was approached by two Jewish men and asked to prove his prophetism to them. Muhammad asked the two men to go to a tree and as he was calling them, the trees, raised themselves, moved towards Muhammad and bowed down to him. [4]

See also

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Denis Gril, Miracles, Encyclopedia of the Qur'an
  2. A.J. Wensinck, Muʿd̲j̲iza, Encyclopedia of Islam
  3. Encyclopedia of the Qur'an, Moon
  4. "Muhammad", Encyclopedia of Islam Online
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