The Holy Prophet’s birth was accompanied with miracles
Compiled By: Syed Ali Shahbaz
On 17th of the Islamic month of Rabi al-Awwal, 53 years before Hijra; the Almighty's Last and Greatest Messenger, Prophet Mohammad (SAWA) was born in Mecca in Aam al-Fil or the Year of the Elephant, following the Abyssinian governor of Yemen, Abraha's elephant-led abortive attempt to attack the holy Ka'ba in 570 AD that brought divine wrath on the aggressors in the form of a flock of small birds that showered them with a hail of deathly pebbles.
The Prophet’s birth was accompanied by miracles, such as the appearance of a radiant light on the horizon in the Hijaz; the fall of idols in temples all over the world including in the Ka'ba which the Arab polytheists had polluted; the sudden crack in the main arch of the palace of the Sassanid king of kings, Khosrow Anushirvan, in Ctesiphon (Mada'en near Baghdad in Iraq) accompanied by the crashing down of 14 parapets; the extinguishing of the sacred fire of the Zoroastrian temple in Fars (near Shiraz); the drying up of Lake Saveh (between Yazd and Khorasan); the gushing out of a fresh water spring in the Samawah Valley (in Iraq); the fall of thrones of all kings throughout the world and their inability to speak that day; the bewilderment of soothsayers; and above all the deep moan of Iblis the Satan.
On this day the whole world was enlightened and there was joy in the world of nature, whether trees or rocks and other forms of life that praised God in their particular way. In brief, Prophet Mohammad (SAWA), whose celestial light was the first thing created by God Almighty, was born in the virtuous and monotheist Hashemite clan of the Quraysh that was descended from Prophet Abraham in lineage that was free of any disbelief or polytheism all the way up to the first created pair of human beings, Adam and Eve.