Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa) says in Quraan:
قُلْ لَا أَقُولُ لَكُمْ عِنْدِي خَزَائِنُ اللَّهِ وَلَا أَعْلَمُ الْغَيْبَ وَلَا أَقُولُ لَكُمْ إِنِّي مَلَكٌ إِنْ أَتَّبِعُ إِلَّا مَا يُوحَى إِلَيَّ قُلْ هَلْ يَسْتَوِي الْأَعْمَى وَالْبَصِيرُ أَفَلَا تَتَفَكَّرُونَ [الأنعام: 50]
“Say (O Muhammad)! ‘I do not say to you that I have the treasures of Allah, nor do I have the knowledge of the Unseen, nor do I say to you that I am an angel. I only follow what is revealed to me.” (Al-An’aam 6:50)
The following discussion is all about the prophecies of Prophet Muhammad SAW, these were foretold by beloved prophet SAW, the most influential man of the history. The world experienced the truth and the prophecies of Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) with bare eyes. Let us mention them here.
1. The Byzantines will Rebound
Notwithstanding being confined by apparently unlimited deserts, and to a great extent unaffected by the force battles of the world’s superpowers, the Quraan strongly anticipated the most surprising occasions that would come to pass among Persia and Byzantium in a couple of brief years.
غُلِبَتِ الرُّومُ فِي أَدْنَى الْأَرْضِ وَهُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ غَلَبِهِمْ سَيَغْلِبُونَ فِي بِضْعِ سِنِينَ [الروم: 2-4]
“The Romans (Byzantines) have been defeated, in the nearer land; and they, after their defeat, will triumph within a few years.” (Ar-Room 30:2-4)
From 613-619 CE, the Byzantines were totally wrecked by the Persian Empire, losing the domains of Antioch, at that point Damascus, at that point Armenia, at that point their most treasured Jerusalem, at that point Chalcedon, lastly Egypt.
In his book, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon says: “When this expectation is said to have been conveyed, no prediction could be increasingly far off from its achievement, since the initial twelve years of Heraclius declared the moving toward the disintegration of the empire.”
Everyone considered Byzantium to be on its deathbed; in these manner adversaries of the Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) like Ubayy bin Khalaf derided this “ridiculous” foreseeing in the Quraan. In any case, not long after, Heraclius drove the Byzantine Crusade like a blade into the core of the Persian Empire, satisfying the astonishing prediction 6-8 years after it was expressed.
The sections that quickly follow this expectation state:
لِلَّهِ الْأَمْرُ مِنْ قَبْلُ وَمِنْ بَعْدُ وَيَوْمَئِذٍ يَفْرَحُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَOبِنَصْرِ اللَّهِ يَنْصُرُ مَنْ يَشَاءُ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ [الروم: 4-5]
“To Allah belonged the matter before and (to Him it belongs) thereafter. And on that day the believers will rejoice, with Allah‘s help. He helps whomsoever He wills. And He is the Mighty, the Very-Merciful.” (Ar-Room 30:4-5)
Abu Ḥayyaan al-Andalusi records in al-Bahr-al-Muheet four explanations behind this cheering, of them being that the marvelous prescience unfurling would additionally approve their confidence in Prophethood of Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam). Another explanation, which includes another prescience, is simply the Muslims would around then wind up commending their own triumph: a hotly anticipated triumph against the Makkan oppressors in the Battle of Badr occurred in 624 too. It unexpectedly turns out to be very clear why Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa) seals Soorah Ar-Room by saying:
فَاصْبِرْ إِنَّ وَعْدَ اللَّهِ حَقٌّ وَلَا يَسْتَخِفَّنَّكَ الَّذِينَ لَا يُوقِنُونَ [الروم: 60]
“So, be patient. Surely Allah‘s promise is true, and let not the disbelievers shake your firmness.” (Ar-Room 30: 60)
2. The Abode of Abu Lahab
When the Prophet Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) openly called people towards Islam for the first time at the mount of Safaa, his own uncle, Abu Lahab, laughed at and chastised him. Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa) quickly responded with Aayaat (Verses):
تَبَّتْ يَدَا أَبِي لَهَبٍ وَتَبَّ مَا أَغْنَى عَنْهُ مَالُهُ وَمَا كَسَبَ سَيَصْلَى نَارًا ذَاتَ لَهَبٍ [المسد: 1-3]
“Perish the two hands of Abu Lahab, and perish he! Neither his wealth benefited him, nor what he earned. He will soon enter a Fire, full of flames” (Al-Masad 111: 1-3)
It is shocking that for the following nine years of Abu Lahab’s life, in spite of hearing these sections being discussed, his pride despite everything kept him from a potential brilliant chance to dishonor the prophecy in Quraan. Had Abu Lahab just affirmed confidence, even guilefully, that could have brought into genuine inquiry reality of this Revelation? Obviously, He Who uncovered this knew Abu Lahab could never do as such.
3. The Globalization of Islam
In the midst of the fiercest oppression and misuse that the Muslims looked in the soonest Makkan period, the Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) would remain without faltering and pass on to his adherents Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa)’s guarantee of Islam spreading everywhere throughout the world. Hadhrat Tameem ad-Daari reports that the Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa)’s Messenger (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) stated: “This matter (Religion of Islam) will certainly reach every place touched by the night and day. Allah will not leave a house of mud or (even) fur except that Allah will cause this religion to enter it, by which the honorable will be honored and the disgraceful will be disgraced. Allah will honor the honorable with Islam and he will disgrace the disgraceful with unbelief.” (Ahmad)
In another narration, Hadhrat Thawbaan reported that Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa)’s Messenger (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) said that: “Indeed, Allah gathered up the earth for me so that I saw its east and its west; and indeed the dominion of my nation (Ummah) will reach what was gathered up for me from it.” (Muslim)
These words, claimed when Muslims were a feeble bunch, was completely inexplicable. By then, assuming that the confidence would even endure would be considered by most out and out an unrealistic fantasy. In any case, to anticipate that Islam would endure, yet develop to flourish all around, was by then unfathomable. For us, these days, seeing a fourth of this current planet’s populace as supporters of Islam clarifies this was no assumption, yet rather another prediction enlivened by the Divine.
Let me add in the end the lines form the glorious Quraan:
قُلْ لَا يَعْلَمُ مَنْ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ الْغَيْبَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ أَيَّانَ يُبْعَثُونَ [النمل: 65]
“Say: ‘No one in the heavens and the earth has the knowledge of the Unseen except Allah. And they do not know when they will be raised again.” (An-Naml 27:65)
These are the three wonders out of many foretold by the Prophet of Islam Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam), and a vital proof of His Prophethood.
May Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa) shower His blessing on Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) and His Ummah. Aameen!