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Other Miracles

 

The Gospels mention many other miracles of Jesus (PBUH); turning the water into wine (John 2/7-9); feeding a large crowd with five loves and two fish (Matthew 14/19-21); and the drying up of the fig tree by his words. (Matthew 21/18-19) Christians also mention the great darkness that happened on the day of his claimed death on the cross. (Matthew 27/45). All of these wonders – according to Christians -prove his divinity and that he is the son of Allah (S.W).

 

In addition, Christians conclude his divinity (PBUH) from the wind and the sea’s obedience to him, and that he had power over nature. There arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, "Save us, Lord; we are perishing.And he said to them, "Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?" Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. And the men marveled, saying, "What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”(Matthew 8:24-27)

 

Who is the controller of the winds and the sea? Christians find no answer, according to their simple understanding, except saying, he is

Jesus (PBUH). He also fasted for forty days without feeling hunger. That is supernatural and no man can do that, and thus, – according to Christians - is proof that Jesus is Allah (S.W). (Matthew 4:1-2)

 

Others performed the same miracles and no Christian would claim their divinity. If Jesus (PBUH) turned the water into wine, (see John 2:7-9), Moses (PBUH) could turn the water into blood.“You shall take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground, and the water that you shall take from the Nile will become blood on the dry ground.”(Exodus. 4:9)

 

Elijah performed greater miracle than that. He filled the empty vessels with oil."Go outside, borrow vessels from all your neighbors, empty vessels and not too few.Then go in and shut the door behind yourself and your sons and pour into all these vessels. And when one is full, set it aside. So she went from him and shut the door behind herself and her sons. And as she poured they brought the vessels to her. When the vessels were full, she said to her son, "Bring me another vessel." And he said to her, "There is not another." Then the oil stopped flowing. She came and told the man of God, and he said, "Go, sell the oil and pay your debts, and you and your sons can live on the rest.”(Kings (2) 4:3-7)

 

If Jesus (PBUH) fed five hundred people with five loaves and two fish, (See, Matt. 14:19-21) Moses (PBUH) fed the Children of Israel, who numbered about six hundred thousand people, Manna and honey for forty years, and all that was by the blessings of Allah (SW). (See Ex. 16:35-36)

 

In addition, if Jesus (PBUH) turned the fig tree into a dry one, (Matthew 21/18-19), Moses (PBUH) turned a stick into a snake, (Ex. 7/9), which is greater. We can relate the drying of the tree to the laws of nature, but turning a stick into a snake is a miracle in every way.

 

Regarding the darkness, which Christians claim occurred at Jesus’ (PBUH) crucifixion; it is not – in any way – greater than the darkness, which lasted for three days in Egypt when the Egyptians did not believe Moses (PBUH).“So Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and there was pitch darkness in all the land of Egypt three days. They did not see one another, nor did anyone rise from his place for three days.”(Ex. 10:22-23)

 

Similarly, is what happened when Joshua fought the Amorites, and it was Saturday night; he prayed to Allah (S.W) and said, in the sight of Israel, "Sun, stand still at Gibeon, and moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.And the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, until the nation took vengeance on their enemies.The sun stopped in the midst of heaven and did not hurry to set for about a whole day.”(Joshua 10:12-13). What happened on that day does not indicate Joshua’s divinity, even though it is greater than what happened during the crucifixion. If the sun had set for three hours, it could be hidden by clouds, and that is normal, but for the earth to stop rotating, is much more significant.  

    

Prophet Isaiah performed greater miracles than both of them did; Allah (S.W) turned the sun backwards for him answering his prayer, to prove to King Hezekiah the truth and the accuracy of Allah’s (S.W) decrees. (See, Kings (2) 20/10-11). This is confirmed by Sirach;“In his time the sun went backward.”(Sirach 48/23). In spite of this, no one claims Isaiah’s divinity.

 

If nature obeyed Jesus (PBUH), many other prophets were able to control it as well, as the fire and the sea obeyed Elijah.  The Bible says,"If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty." Then fire came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty.”(Kings (2) 1:10)“Then Elijah took his cloak and rolled it up and struck the water, and the water was parted to the one side and to the other, till the two of them could go over on dry ground.”(Kings (2) 2:8),

 

Jesus (PBUH) fasting for forty days does not prove his divinity, for he felt hungry eventually. He was hungry”(Matthew 4:2) If his fasting and his patience indicate his divinity, then his hunger refutes that and proves his humanity.

 

I have to remind the reader that Moses and Elijah (PBUT) also fasted for forty days and forty nights. Moses (PBUH) said, I remained on the mountain forty days and forty nights. I neither ate bread nor drank water.”(Duet. 9:9), “went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb, the mount of God.”(Kings1 19:7-8)

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