The Miraculous Voice

Beautiful Miracle of the Final Prophet

The Miraculous Voice

Mawlana Sayyid Imran Akhtar Attari Madani

Dear children, when we read about or listen to the miracles of the beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, we not only strengthen our faith and experience spiritual enjoyment and tranquillity, but we also learn beautiful aspects of the religion through them. Let us listen to a miracle about the blessed voice of the Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. Sayyidunā Barāˈ رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ relates:

The Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم delivered a sermon to us whereby his voice reached the womenfolk in their homes. He said at the top of his voice, “O those who have verbally accepted faith but do not have sincere faith in their hearts, do not backbite the Muslims and do not seek out their faults. For indeed, whoever pursues the fault of his brother, Allah Almighty will expose his fault, and whoever’s fault Allah Almighty unveils, He humiliates him in his very own home.”[1]

Dear children, it was a miracle of our Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم that his voice travelled a distance a normal human’s voice cannot without technology. Once, on a Friday whilst on the pulpit, he addressed the people saying, “Sit down.” So, Sayyidunā Abdullāh b. Rawāah رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ heard him in [the locality of] Banī Ghanm and sat down at once.[2]

Here, we learn a number of things:

· Allah Almighty has granted His special people extraordinary capabilities.

· Backbiting one’s Muslim brother and searching out his errors are bad deeds, which are forbidden.

· One should continually try to rectify other Muslims with good intentions and sincerity.

· One method of rectifying an individual is to address people collectively, rather than singling him out amongst them and thus revealing him.

· It is very helpful to mention the benefits of an act to people when encouraging them to do it. Likewise, it is beneficial to point out the harms of an action when stopping people from doing it.

[1] Dalāˈil al-Nubuwwah li Abī Nuaym, vol. 2, p. 262

[2] Dalāˈil al-Nubuwwah li Abī Nuaym, vol. 2, p. 263




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