Before the coming of our dear Nabi Muhammad Mustafa صلي الله عليه واله وسلم the World was covered completely in darkness, confusion and ignorance. His arrival is the answer to the dua of his great ancestors Prophet Ibrahim and Prophet Ismail alayhi salaam: ‘Our Lord! Send amongst them a Messenger of their own, who shall recite unto them Your Verses and instruct them in the Book (Qur’ân) and Al-Hikmah, and purify them. Verily! You are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.’ There was much anticipation and yearning for his arrival even 1,000 years before he came (see story of the ancestors of Hazarat Ayub Ansari radiallahu anhu). Special people knew that the Final Messenger was going to be born in Makkah Al-Muqarrama. The title Al-Muqarrama, the Honored City was given because our beloved Nabi sallahu ala wa alaihi wa salim was born and lived there.
At the moment of his birth, the following confirmed miracles occurred:
1.) False idol statues fell down to the floor and could not be resurrected
2.) The fire in the Magi Temple of Persia which had been meticulously cared for for thousands of years was put out by the coming of Rahmatu-lil-Alameen
3.) Fourteen tower of the Palace of Persia (Khousra) trembled and collapsed
4.) The throne of Persia cracked
5.) After the event from Surah Al-Fil and a long duration of drought, the surrounding areas was blessed with a season of greenery and happiness
6.) The river which dried out and used to run between Hamdaan and Qum, Baheera-Saadah, began to flow 6 miles in width and length
7.) His umbilical cord was already detached
8.) Born in the position of sajdah (prostration)
9.) Perfume emanated from his body
10.) The blessed mother of Rasulullah صلي الله عليه واله وسلم , Sayyida Amina when pregnant, was noted to have said that a voice said to her ‘You are pregnant with the lord of this people and when he is born say, “I put him in the care of the One from the evil of every envier; then call him Muhammad”’ (Sirat RasulAllah)
11.) Many narrations of Nur/light becoming visible
– The moment he صلي الله عليه واله وسلم came from Bibi Amina, a light emerged that illuminated everything from the east to west
– The room where Rasulullah صلي الله عليه واله وسلم was born was filled with light
– There was a Nur emanating from Hadrat Amina such that even the palaces of Syria could be seen
– Hadrat Abbas wrote a poem is regards to seeing this light:
“Upon your birth, the earth was bathed in brightness,
And by your light the far horizons shone.’
– Allah comments on light (5:15-16)
“There has come unto you from Allah a light and a clear Scripture, by which Allah will guide those who seek His pleasure to paths of peace, and take them out of the darkness and into the light by His leave.”
12.) The stars were brought closer to the Earth.
Narrated by ‘Uthman ibn Abi al-‘As that his mother, Fatima bint ‘Abdullah, said: ‘When I attended the birth of the Messenger of Allah SAWS I saw that the room where he was born was filled with light, and I saw the stars come nearer until I thought they would fall upon me. When Amina bore him, a light shone forth from her that illuminated the room and the whole house, until I could see nothing but light.’ (Bayhaqi, Tabari, Tabarani and Ibn ‘Abd al-Baar)
13.) The blessed mothers of the Prophets AS witnessed this event.
Imam Ahmad narrated, on the authority of ‘Irbad ibn Sariya RA, that the Messenger of Allah SAWS said: ‘Indeed, I was Allah’s Seal of the Prophets whilst Adam yet lay in his mold of clay. I shall tell you of this: I am the answer to Ibrahim’s prayer, and the good news of ‘Isa, and the vision my mother saw, as indeed all the mothers of the Prophets saw.’ (Ahmed, Tabarani, Ibn Ishaq).
14.) Rasulullah صلي الله عليه واله وسلم was cared for by angels as narrated by the Prophet’s صلي الله عليه واله وسلم mother in a longer hadith in Zarqaani ala-Mawaahib by Khateeb Baghdadi RA:
‘When Muhammad SAWS was born, I saw a huge cloud appear. It was bright and I could hear the sounds of horses, birds and people speaking. Suddenly he disappeared from me and someone was heard crying out. “He should be taken to the east and west of the world and shown to the inmates of the sea, as well so that they may recognize his appearance, qualities and name. He should be presented in front of all creation (i.e. man, jinn, angels, birds, animals etc.) so that they too can recognize him. Let him possess the features of Adam AS, the recognition of Shees AS, the courage of Nuh AS, the friendship of Ibrahim AS, the eloquence of Ismail AS, the acceptance of Is’haaq AS, the elegant speech of Salih AS, wisdom of Lut AS, good news of Yaqoob AS, firmness of Musa AS, patience of Ayub AS, obedience of Yunus AS, jihad of Yusha AS, voice of Dawud AS, love of Danyaal AS, respect of Ilyas AS, chastity of Yahya AS, and the abstinence of ‘Isa AS. Let him possess all these qualities of the past Ambiya AS.” Thereafter the cloud went away and I then saw him wrapped in green silk with water dripping from it. A voice began to say, “Indeed Muhammad SAWS has been granted control of the entire world, and there is no particle present in creation that is not within his control.” I then looked at his face and saw that it was brighter than the moon on the 14th night. His body was emitting musk. At that moment three people appeared. In one’s hand a water pot, in another’s a try of green emeralds and in the last’s a glimmering ring. The ring was washed 7 times and impressed between Muhammad’s SAWS shoulders producing the Seal of Prophethood. He was then wrapped in silk material, picked up and presented back to me.’ (Zarqaani ala-Mawaahib, Vol. 1, Pg. 113-5).