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By:Dr Shabbir, Florida
Date: Friday, 1 May 2020, 8:22 pm
In Response To: Re: Miracles? (Courtney, Maryland, U.S. )

Respected Sister,

Thank you for some precious thoughts!

A miracle must defy the forces of nature i.e. Divine Laws in the Universe but the Unassailable Qur'an tells us repeatedly that Allah never changes His Laws in Nature (Sunnatillah).

"One who disbelieves miracles is an infidel, and one who believes them is a fool. [Talmud]

“This Ummah cannot become civilized as long as they believe in miracles.”
-Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (1817-1898), "Khutbaat-e-Ahmadiya"

The Qur’anic position:
According to the Qur’an, the Divine Laws or the physical laws in Nature never change. (6:34, 6:115, 10:64, 17:77, 18:27, 33:38, 33:62, 35:43, 40:85, 48:23). Physical miracles must defy those Laws, and therefore, they never take place. They can only be understood as allegories. See 3:7.

12:108 Say (O Prophet), “This is my way. Resting my call upon reason, I am calling you all to Allah - I and they who follow me.” (We do not invite through blind faith, vague dogmas or by stunning your intellect with miracles). Glory to Allah! And I am not one of those who ascribe divinity in any form besides Him.”

01. God never changes His Laws. So, no one walks on water or flies in the air.
02. Prophets are not magicians.
03. God wants us to believe in Truth by using our faculties and not by stunning our intellect with miracles.
04. The references to the miraculous phenomena in the Qur’an are all allegorical e.g. giving sight to the blind and life to the dead indicate opening people's eyes to reality and putting in them the spark of life worthy of human existence.
05. In numerous verses in the Qur’an, the prophets are shown refusing to submit to the demands of miracles saying, "I am just a human being like you."
06. Allah repeatedly says that the kind of physical signs they are looking for, become obvious to them when the Period of Respite is over and their annihilation is imminent.

I tell the Virgin Birth believing Muslims to consider Christianity :-) They also believe in Ascension and the Return of Jesus. But invariably they see the point.

Messages In This Thread

Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Thursday, 30 April 2020, 8:52 pm
Re: Miracles?
Courtney, Maryland, U.S. -- Friday, 1 May 2020, 7:02 pm
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Friday, 1 May 2020, 8:22 pm
Miracles? - Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Friday, 1 May 2020, 8:55 pm
Re: Miracles?
Asif USA -- Sunday, 24 May 2020, 7:02 am
Re: Miracles?
jawaid ahmed -- Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 12:41 pm