By Harun Yahya Turkish Muslim Thinker
An Example to all People
Those situations the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was involved in, as they are related in the Qur'an, demonstrate his resignation, and submission to Allah. For instance, the Prophet's (peace and blessings be upon him) words when he and his friend were hiding in a cave after leaving Mecca, are one of the finest examples of that submission. The Qur'an says:
Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) plays a very important role in human history. He was brought up in an era in which people were completely ignorant of the worship of one God. His people lived for the sake of the material things in the world. Ibrahim (peace be upon him) was chosen by Allah to bring back the knowledge of Tawhid. He received fierce opposition from his people, even from his own father, and he had to leave his home. Once he was put into a fire, but Allah save him from any harm. Prophet Ibrahim is considered the father of all monotheistic faiths.
Among those who explained this matter was Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allah have mercy on him), who said:
"The message is essential for mankind; they cannot do without it. They need it above all other things. The message is the soul, light and life of the world. How could there be any prosperity or guidance for the world without its soul, life and light? This world is cursed with darkness, unless the sun of the message shines upon it. If the sun of the message does not shine in a person's heart and fill it with life, then he too is in darkness and he is dead. Allah says:
Anas bin Malik (may Allah be please with him) said: "Whenever Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (may Allah be please with him) saw the Prophet (peace be upon him) coming, he used to cite this poetic verse:
"The honest, the chosen, the one inviting to good has appeared; glittering like the full moon light with a halo around it."
Allah willed that the miracle of the last Prophet, Muhammad (peace be upon him) should be of a kind that was different from the miracles of the other messengers. Allah could have sent down a physical miracle that would have dazzled those who saw it:
"If we will, we could send down to them from the heaven a sign, to which they would bend their necks in humility." (Qur'an 26:4)
Among the greatest signs of Muhammad's (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) prophethood is the noble Qur'an. In it Allah(Almighty) challenges the Arabs and others, until the Day of Resurrection, to produce something like it. He (Almighty) said:
Splitting of the Moon
One of the times when God performed miracles at the hand of the Prophet was when the Meccans demanded to see a miracle from Muhammad to show his truthfulness. God split the moon in two separate halves and then re-joined them. The Quran recorded the event:
“The Last Hour draws near, and the moon is split asunder!” (Quran 54:1)
There are many other miracles which the Prophet performed related in the Sunnah, or conglomeration of the sayings, deeds, approvals, and descriptions of the Prophet.
The Tree Trunk
Entering Mecca’s Grand Mosque (al-Masjid al-Haram)
In the sixth year after the Prophet was forced to migrate from Mecca to Medina, he saw himself visiting Mecca and performing pilgrimage in a vision mentioned in the Quran: