The Romans have been defeated in the nearest land (to the Arabian Peninsula), and they, after their defeat, will be victorious within bedd’ (three to nine) years....
Let us see what history tells us about these wars. A book entitled History of the Byzantine State says that the Roman army was badly defeated at Antioch in 613, and as a result, the Persians swiftly pushed forward on all fronts.(1) At that time, it was hard to imagine that the Romans would defeat the Persians, but the Quran foretold that the Romans would be victorious within three to nine years. In 622, nine years after the Romans’ defeat, the two forces (Romans and Persians) met on Armenian soil, and the result was the decisive victory of the Romans over the Persians, for the first time after the Romans’ defeat in 613.(2) The prophecy was fulfilled just as God has said in the Quran.
There are also many other verses in the Quran and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad that mention future events which later came to pass.
(1) History of the Byzantine State, Ostrogorsky, p. 95.
(2) History of the Byzantine State, Ostrogorsky, pp. 100-101, and History of Persia, Sykes, vol. 1, pp. 483-484. Also see The New Encyclopaedia Britannica, Micropaedia vol. 4, p. 1036.
Miracles Performed by Prophet Muhammad (salla-Llahu alaihi wa-sallam)
Many miracles were performed by the Prophet Muhammad (saws) by God’s permission. These miracles were witnessed by many people. For example:
When the unbelievers in Makkah asked the Prophet Muhammad (saws) to show them a miracle, he showed them the splitting of the moon.(1)
Another miracle was the flowing of water through Muhammad’s (saws) fingers when his companions got thirsty and had no water except a little in a vessel. They came to him and told him that they had no water to make ablution nor to drink except for what was in the vessel. So, Muhammad (saws) put his hand in the vessel, and the water started gushing out between his fingers. So, they drank and made ablution. They were one thousand five hundred companions.(2)
There were also many other miracles that were performed by him or which happened to him.
Next:The Simple Life of Muhammad (saws)
(1) Narrated in Saheeh Al-Bukhari, #3637, and Saheeh Muslim, #2802.
(2) Narrated in Saheeh Al-Bukhari, #3576, and Saheeh Muslim, #1856.
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