Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina
Dear Islamic brothers! This was indeed the miracle of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم that no reduction took place in the apparent small amount of food despite 80 companions’ eating it. How great is the status of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم that he remains hungry himself but makes his devotees eat innumerable foods. There is a faith-refreshing Ḥadīš. Therefore, he صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said, ‘Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ bestows and I distribute.’ (Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī, vol. 1, pp. 30, Ḥadīš 71)
4. Gigantic fish
Sayyidunā Abū ‘Abdullāĥ Jābir Bin ‘Abdullāĥ رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has narrated: The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم once sent us to do Jihad against the Quraysh. There were a total of 300 Muslim Mujāĥidīn whose commander was Sayyidunā Abū ‘Ubaydaĥ Bin Jarraĥ رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ. We were given a small sack of dates as our provisions for the journey. Sayyidunā Abū ‘Ubaydaĥ رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ used to give each one of us a single date every day.
When he was asked as to how they used to survive on merely a single date every day, he replied that they used to suck the date as a little child does and drink water thereafter. This was sufficient for the entire day and night. He goes onto say, we would make the tree leaves (which the camels eat) fall with our spears, soak them in water and then eat the leaves.
While passing through the seashore, we saw a huge thing from afar like a sand dune. When we approached it, we discovered that it was a dead fish. Sayyidunā Abū ‘Ubaydaĥ رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ said, ‘This is dead (and we cannot eat it)’ but then he added, ‘No, we have been sent by the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم and are travelling in the path of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. You people are also suffering from severe hunger; therefore, you may eat this.’ We survived on that fish for a month,