The” prophecy” or foretelling of future events may not seem surprising to us in this modern era. If we investigate down the history we would see lots of people proclaiming different prophecies over the times.
I can name many who successfully foretold many historical & political upcoming events. Thus, the “prophecy” concept is being very banal to our eyes. But another thing most concerning the prophecy is “the accuracy”. Here all of them failed except one man, whose mind blowing prophecies has continuously, accurately been happening throughout the history. This man is Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) from Islam. Here we discuss some of the tremendous prophecies of prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
1.The bedouins will compete in constructing tall buildings (Sunan Ibn Majah)
Now what makes this prophecy so unique is that the prophet didn’t prophecise about the rich Arabs of that time but specifically “barefooted Bedouins” who were nomads & lived in extreme poverty even in the previous century before the discovery of oil. Even a 19th century typical photograph of a Bedouin depicts he is barefooted. Now Saudi has the 3rd tallest tower in the world, the tower of Mecca. This is a completely astonishing prophecy.
2.Taking over the superpowers (Sunan al Kubra)
In the battle of trench when the muslims were outnumbered 3 to 1, the Prophet made bold prophecy “God is most great, I have been given the keys of Yemen, Syria, Persia”. Now what makes this prophecy outstanding is the persian sassanid empire & syrian, yemen administered Byzantine empire were the superpowers of the world. A small group of Arabs would take over them can be compared to saying Eskimos of today will take over USA & Russia. The muslims in the next centuries fought the byzantine & conquired all the prophecised lands.
3.The world steeped in interest (Musnad Ahmad)
The prophet claimed that in the last era, the system will be submerged in interest. Even those who won’t take interest would be afflicted by it.
Now we know the modern economy is totally propelled by the banking system. Those who avoid interest must have bank accounts & credit cards for several uses. It is the effect of the novel currency system that was introduced centuries earlier.
What astonishing about this prophecy is, the new currency system & banking system could never ever be predicted at that time. At that time, the financial system was based on commodity & value currency based (silver/gold). So, this is however a very tremendous prophecy made by prophet Muhammad.
4.Prevalence of writing
“Ahead of the hour, the pen will prevail” (Sahih Muslim).
Here the word referring to “pen” is “Qalam” which means both reading & writing. Now a days we know how much literature, content writing, articles and newspapers are prominent.
At the time when the prophet made the prophecy, the books were very scarce & learned men were very rare. Even Muhammad (pbuh) himself was totally illiterate. The men who could read & write were only 17 in number. At that time delivering a prophecy like this was very much unusual.
5.The name “Muhammad”
Allah stated in the Quran that He will elevate his prophet’s status in a very high place.
Muslims offer salah everytime praising Muhammad (pbuh) at least 5 times a day. The name “Muhammad” is very common choice for every muslim child, the prophet never instructed to keep his name for muslim children. Rather he claimed the good names are Abdur Rahman & Abdullah (Sahih Muslim).
Even the name “Muhammad” means the praised one.
Md. Shafkat Imon