Miraculous (Hadith No. 170)
When we talk about miracles, what comes to our minds? Power, extraordinary, supernatural, unreal, impossible etc.. But do we think about this: where does the extraordinary power comes from? Is the miracle a feat of the human being performing it or is there another force behind it? Well there’s no doubt about one thing: the human being performing the miracle does not possess the power personally. Allah gives him/her the power and the capability for the time.
If this topic interests you, do read Shah Waliullah (of Delhi)’s book “Tawil al-Ahadith” for more insight. :)
Coming back to the miracle…
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
saw Allah’s Apostle when the ‘Asr prayer was due and the people searched for water to perform ablution but they could not find it. Later on (a pot full of) water for ablution was brought to Allah’s Apostle . He put his hand in that pot and ordered the people to perform ablution from it. I saw the water springing out from underneath his fingers till all of them performed the ablution (it was one of the miracles of the Prophet).
Remember, it wasn’t magic, it was Allah’s help. And the Prophet (SAW) did not do it out of his own will/power.