Some of the Unique Miracles of the Prophet (SAW)
a. Imam al-Bayhaqi reports regarding the miracles of the Prophet (SAW) that: “The Prophet was given the most number of miracles and proofs over all of the Prophets and some of the people of knowledge say that the miracles reached 1000.”
b. Imam al-Suyuti says: “He was given the most number of miracles over all other Prophets and it is said to have reached 1000 whereas others say it reached 3000.” He continues by saying that: “Only [The Prophet] and no other combined all the miracles and excellences given to the Prophets together and he was further distinguished from them. Ibn `Abd al-Salam counted among his unique miracles [SAW] the stone greeting the Prophet as well as the yearning of the palm tree and said that none of the [previous] Prophets were given the like of this. He as well as others also considered amongst [The Prophet’s distinguished miracles] water flowing from [his] fingers as well as the splitting of the moon.”
1. The Stone greeting the Prophet:
From `Ali, Jabir and `A‘ishah (RA) that rocks and mountains would say to Allah’s Messenger (SAW): ‘Peace be upon you, O Messenger of God!’ And `Ali (RA) said: Whenever we went for a walk in the suburbs of Makkah in the early times of his Prophethood, trees and rocks we encountered would say: ‘Peace be upon you, O Messenger of Allah!’
Jabir b. Samurah (RA) reports that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) once said: “Prior to my Prophethood, a rock in Makkah would offer me greetings. I still recognize it.”
2. Cryingof the stem of the Date-palm:
Ibn `Umar (RA) said: The Prophet used to deliver his sermons while standing beside a trunk of a date palm. When he had the pulpit made, he used it instead. The trunk started crying and the Prophet went to it, rubbing his hand over it [to stop its crying].
3. Water flowing through the fingers of the Prophet:
The Companions were left without water in a place called Zarwa. They were going to do wudu’ but they could not find enough water. Allah’s Messenger (SAW) ordered them to bring a bowl of water. He dipped his hands into the bowl and water began to run from his fingers like a fountain. Anas b. Malik (RA) says that on that day they were three hundred people.
4. Splitting of the Moon: In the noble ayah it states: (The Hour has drawn near and the moon has been cleft asunder).
`Abd Allah narrated that: The moon was cleft asunder while we were in the company of the Prophet, and it became two parts. The Prophet said: “Witness, witness [this miracle].”
Allah knows best.
Peace and blessings be upon the bearer of the best miracles.
 See al-Bayhaqi, Dala’il al-Nabuwwah,1:10.
 See al-Suyuti, Khasa’is al-Kubra, 2:186.
 That is Imam `Izz al-Din Ibn `Abd al-Salam.
 See al-Suyuti, Khasa’is al-Kubra, 2:187.
 As narrated by Tirmidhi (no. 3630) in his Sunan and al-Hakim in his Mustadrak, 2:607.
 See Muslim in his Sahih (no. 2 = Kitab al-Fada’il) and the introduction of the Sunan of al-Darimi.
 See Bukhari, Sahih (no. 783), vol.4, book 56 and Ahmad in the Musnad, 3/65.
 Narrated by Bukhari (no. 3576) and Muslim (no. 1856) in their Sahihs.
 See Qur’an 54:1.