Record of Incidents Before the Birth of The Holy Last Messenger

Nabi Muhammad

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

نحمد الله العلي العظيم نصلي على رسوله الكريم وعلى آله وأصحابه وأهل بيته أجمعين

In fine, the chief of created beings, the mediator of existing creatures, and bestwoer of the essence of individuality, Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) the chosen was born of Aminah, the Daughter of Abd Munaf Zuhri, during the year of the elephant, at the end of the eighty-second of the Alexandrian era, and manifested his word-adorning countenance to the denizens of the earth.

The following are some of the miraculous events of that night, which became to everybody as plain as daylight: The dissappearance of the water from the lake Sadah; the overflowing of the river Samavah, which is one of the watercourses of Syria, and had been dry during one thousand years. But possibly when the water of the lake Sadah was absorbed by the earth, it bubbled forth again in the Wadi Samawah, as Shekh Kamaluddin, that model of piety-may his secret be sanctified- has said:

Distich: The Greek dug a mine in the country of Beran,
And again came out in the country of Khojand.

muhammad-circleDuring that night also the palace of Naushirvan so trembled that fourteen of its pinnacles fell to the ground. This event filled the mind of Kesra with terror and apprehension, which, however, he did not communicate to anyone, until at last he one day convoked his intimate friends and courtiers, and wished to do so, when all of a sudden news arrived from Estakhar that the fire of the chief temple of Persia, which had been burning for a thousand years, had become extinguished. Having searched their historical books for the meaning of this sign, they found that it protended 'decline of power.' At this information the smoke of amazement ascended into the receptacle of the brains of Naushirvan, and his dismay was much augumented.

Another event of the night the Prophet's (صلى الله عليه وسلم) nativity was that it took place when the Qoraish were holding a festival in honor of one of their idols, in whose temple they had at that time assembled, adn were engaged in eating and drinking. They found, however, that their god had fallen to the ground, and set him up again; but as he was, a short time afterwards, again found prostrate on his face, the idolaters were much dismayed, and erected him again. When they had done so the third time, a voice was heard from the cavity of that idol saying:

Verses: All the regions of the earth, in the east and west,
Respond to the nativity, whom its light strikes;
Idolatry decreases, and the hearts of all the kings of the earth trimble for fear.

Editor's note: This beneficial text was extracted from Rauza-tus-Safa, edited & revised by His Eminence, El-Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah El-Gilani.