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 Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) made many prophecies which further prove His claim as a true Messenger from God. Muhammad (pbuh) was the seal of the Prophets and He probably made more prophecies than any other prophet. In this article we will discuss the Prophecies made by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), under three separate sections: Prophecies from the Qur’an; Prophecies from the Hadeeths; Prophecies concerning the last days. This article will (insh’allah) not only refute the ideas of those who try to deny the mission of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) but also provide further evidence that Muhammad (pbuh) was a genuine prophet who was sent to call humanity back to true monotheism as practiced by all previous prophets and the worship of the one and true God. Prophecies from the Qur'an include: 

The triumph of the Byzantines over the Persians

 The Byzantine and Persian Empires were the super-powers of their time. It was during the years when the few believers were severely persecuted in Makkah that the Persians utterly defeated the Byzantines. They had sweeping victories, and conquered Aleppo, Antioch, and the chief Syrian provinces, including Damascus. Jerusalem fell to their arms in 614-615. The Christians were massacred and their churches burnt. The Persian flood of conquest went on to Egypt, and reached as far as Tripoli in North Africa. Another Persian army ravaged Asia Minor and reached right up to the gates of Constantinople. The Makkan pagans rejoiced greatly, and redoubled their taunts and persecution against the Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings, whose Message was a renewal of the Message of Jesus preached in Palestine. The following Qur’anic verses, which were revealed just at that time, gave certain tidings of a very near victory of the Romans over the Perisans:

 The Romans have been defeated in a land close by, but they, after their defeat, will be victorious, within nine years. God’s is the command in the former case and in the latter, and on that day believers will rejoice, with the help of God. He helps to victory whom He wills. He is the All-Mighty, the All-Compassionate. (Al-Rum; 30:1-5)

 No one at that time could make such a prediction. But the Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings, conveyed these Divine Revelations to his followers. They confirmed him without hesitation and Abu Bakr bet the Makkan polytheists that the Romans would be victorious in nine years. Heraclius, the Roman Emperor attacked the Persians initially by sea in 622 (the year of the Hijra), and after decisive battles and three successive campaigns, put them to rout in a few years. His victories happened at the same time as the believers won the victory of Badr over the Makkan polytheists. Thus the verses above contained two predictions, both of which came true in nine years.

Prediction of conquest of Makkah 2 years prior

 It was only six years after the Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings, had emigrated to Madina that he left for Makka for a minor pilgrimage. However, the Makkans stopped him at Hudaybiya and a peaceful treaty was concluded after negotiations. Some articles of the Treaty were objected to by the believers but the Qur’anic verses which were revealed following the conclusion of the Treaty described it as a manifest victory and gave the believers the decisive glad tiding. One year later the Muslims performed the minor pilgrimage, and the year after they conquered Makkah. Also, Islam has been prevalent over all other religions for centuries and, if God wills, it will have a world-wide superiority in the near future.

 In truth, God fulfilled the vision of His Messenger: You will surely enter the Sacred Mosque, if God wills, in full security; you will have your heads shaved, your hair shortened, and you will have nothing to fear. He knew what you knew not, and He granted, besides this, a near victory. He it is Who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth, that He may cause it to prevail over all religion. God is enough for a witness.                                                                                                    (Qur'an 48:27–8)

Pharaoh's dead body would one day be discovered

 In ancient Egypt, Pharaoh used to torture the Children of Israel. God sent Moses to him with the mission of inviting him to believe in One God and allow the Israelites to leave Egypt with Moses. Pharaoh refused and the struggle between them continued for a long time. However, one night Moses succeeded in marching towards the frontier with his people but Pharaoh, becoming aware of his attempt, set out to follow him. When Moses reached the Red Sea, he touched it with his staff, and a furrow opened across the sea. Pharaoh attempted to follow him, but was engulfed with his legions. While narrating this event, The Qur’an makes a very interesting prediction:

 "Today We shall preserve your body that you may be a sign to those after you: although most men give no heed to Our signs."                                              (Qur'an 10:92)

 The dead body of Pharaoh was later found floating on the Western shores of the Sinai peninsula. The native residents can still show you to this land, which is now known as Jabal Firawn (Hill of Pharaoh). A few miles from this hill is a hot spring called Hammam Firawn (the Bath of Pharaoh).

Promise of Victory

 "Allah has promised to those of you who believe, and do good deeds, that He will surely grant them in the land inheritance of power as He granted it to those before them; that He will establish in authority their religion which He has chosen for them. And that He will change their state after fear to one of security and peace. They will worship Me alone and not associate aught with Me."                                    (Qur'an 24:55)

 "Say to those who deny faith, soon you will be vanquished." (3:12) and "When comes the help of Allah and Victory, and you see the people enter Allah's religion in multitudes"                                                                                                        (Qur'an 110:1-2)

 The first verse was revealed at a time of the Muslim's weakness, promising the righteous victory, and the second predicting the peoples entering into Islam in crowds, and so it came to pass, after the capture of Makkah, and in the time of the Caliphs Abu Bakr, 'Umar, 'Uthman and 'Ali, who were from the most pious companions of the Prophet, were established by Allah in the land, defeating the Persian and Roman empires, so that Islam was established from Spain to China in a mere twenty years. This, in part, fulfils another prophecy of the Qur'an:

 "It is He who has sent the Messenger with guidance, and the religion of truth, to make it triumphant over all religions."                                                                          (Qur'an 9:32)

Prophecies from Ahadith

 Examples of the Prophet’s predictions which exist in books of Tradition include:

 ‘Umar reports in a narration recorded in Sahih al-Muslim:

 "Before the Battle of Badr started, God’s Messenger, upon him be peace and blessings, walked around the battlefield and pointed to some locations, saying, Abu Jahl will be killed here, ‘Utba here, Shayba here, Walid here, and so on. By God, we found, after the battle, the dead bodies of all those men in the exact places that God’s Messenger had pointed out."

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 Bukhari, Muslim and Ahmad ibn Hanbal record: During the construction of the Prophet’s Mosque in Madina, God’s Messenger, upon him be peace and blessings, told Ammar:

 "What a pity O ‘Ammar, a rebellious group will kill you."

 Ammar was killed in the Battle of Siffin by the supporters of Mu‘awiya, who rebelled against Caliph ‘Ali.

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 The Prophet foretold that Fatima would join him first of all after his death. Before his death, the Messenger called his daughter Fatima to his bedside and informed her that she would be the first among his family to join him after his death. Fatima joined her father, the pride of mankind, six months later.

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 The Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings, predicted the Mongol invasion, saying:

 "The Hour will not come before you fight against a people with red faces, small, slant eyes and flat noses. They wear hairy leather boots."

 This event occured in Islamic history where the Mongols attacked Arabia. 

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 The Prophet predicted the conquest of many important cities,

 According to authentic narrations, the Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings, gave his community the glad tidings that they would conquer Damascus, Jerusalem, Iraq, Persia, Istanbul (Constantinople) and Cyprus, and that the religion of Islam would reach as far as the remotest corners of the world in the east and west.Once, when the Prophet woke up in the house of Umm Haram, the aunt of Anas ibn Malik, who served the Messenger for ten years in Madina, he smilingly said:

 "I dreamt that my community would be waging war in the sea sitting on thrones like kings."

 Umm Haram asked: ‘Pray that I too may be with them’. He said firmly: "You shall be."

 All this came true forty years later when Umm Haram accompanied her husband ‘Ubada ibn Samit, on the conquest of Cyprus. She died there, and her tomb has since been a popular visiter attraction. Again, according to an authentic narration, the Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings, declared:

 "Surely, Constantinople (Istanbul) will be conquered (by my community); how blessed the commander who will conquer it, and how blessed his army."

 He thus foretold the conquest of Istanbul by Muslims, and indicated the high spiritual rank of Sultan Mehmed, the Conqueror, and the virtuousness of his army. What he foretold took place centuries later. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) further predicted the capture of Egypt, and commanded his followers when this were to occur that they should treat the people well. He further prophesied that the Muslims would overthrow the Persian Empire and seize the treasures of the their Emperor Choseros. He also told one of the companions by the name of Suraqa bin Malik that he would be given the bracelets of Caesar. Many years after the death of the prophet, these bracelets fell into the possession of Umar ibn Al-Khattab and he called upon Suraqa and placed the bracelets on his arms, reminding him of the prophet's words.

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 The Prophet predicted the forms of government after him

 "This affair began with Prophethood and as a mercy; then it will be mercy and Caliphate; afterwards it will change into a cruel monarchy, and finally into an iniquity and tyranny. He also prophesied: Surely, the Caliphate after me will last thirty years; afterwards it will a cruel monarchy."

 Also Safinah narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "The Caliphate of Prophecy will last thirty years; then Allah will give the rule of His Kingdom to whomever He wills."                                                                                                                  (Abu-Dawud)

 This was indeed the length of the Caliphate after the death of the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). After that, the rule of monarchies replaced the rule of the Caliphate.  

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 The Prophet predicted the caliphate and martyrdom of ‘Uthman. According to an authentic narration, the Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings, declared:

 "Uthman will be killed while reading the Qur’an. God will dress him in a shirt but they will desire to remove it from him."

 By this saying, he meant that ‘Uthman would become Caliph but his deposition would be sought, and finally he would be martyred while reading the Qur’an. This happened exactly as he predicted.

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 The Prophet foretold the future victories of Sa‘d. As narrated in a authentic Tradition, the noble Prophet of God, upon him be peace and blessings, said to Sa‘d ibn Abi Waqqas when the latter was gravely ill:

 "It is hoped that you will be spared so that some people may benefit through you and some others be harmed through you."

 By this, he suggested that Sa‘d would be a great commander and make many conquests, and while many peoples would benefit from him by converting to Islam, many others would be harmed through him as a result of the collapse of their states. Sa‘d, just as predicted by the holy Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings, took the command of the Muslim armies and destroyed the Persian Sassanid Empire, bringing many peoples within the guidance of Islam.

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 The Prophet predicted the appearance of Mukhtar and Hajjaj

 "From the tribe of Thaqif will appear a liar who claims Prophethood and a blood-thirsty tyrant."

 By this, he gave tidings of the notorious Mukhtar, who claimed Prophethood, and the criminal Hajjaj, who killed tens of thousands of people.

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 The Prophet mentioned that there would be signs forewarning the approach of the last day.

  • The Mosques would be like palaces. This is clearly the case, even though the Prophet ordered simplicity in the houses of Allah, the mosques have become more and more fantastic, with golden domes, marbled floors, lavish carpets and chandeliers.
  • Disappearance of trustworthiness, so much so that one would only be able to say: "I know a trustworthy person in such-and-such town."  
  • The increase in killing, so that the one who kills does not know why he killed, and the one killed does not know why he was killed. The massacre of civilians in the Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfour, Bosnia and around the world and the increase of such conflicts, is further illustration of the fulfillment of this prophecy. As are the rise of insane mass murders, of children killing children, and mentally crazed people that shoot others then do suicide further highlights this prohecy. 
  • The increase of the use of riba (usury/interest) so that no one will able to escape being tainted by it. This is clearly the state of the world economy today and is very hard to avoid.
  • The enemies of the Muslims dividing the Muslim's wealth and lands between them, the Muslims abandoning jihad, and concerning themselves only with the worldly matters. We have already mentioned this.
  • The increase of literacy, which is evident in the developing and growing economies.
  • The decrease of religious knowledge due to the disappearance of scholars.
  • The increase of musical instruments, and Muslims making it lawful even though the Prophet has forbidden them.
  • The increase of sexual promiscuity, and new diseases that people had not herd of before spreading amongst them as a consequence of that. This is clear, with the arrival of HIV & AIDS, and other previously unheard of viruses and STD's and STI's.
  • Appearance of Dajjals (liars), each claiming to be a Messenger of Allah, while Muhammad pbuh is clearly the last and final Messenger. There are numerous examples of this, starting with Musailima, who arose in the time of the Prophet, just before his death, to more modern liars such as Elija Muhammad, founder of the Black American racist movement "The Nation of Islam", and India's pretender Gulam Ahmed of Qadian.
  • Nakedness of women while still being dressed (see through clothing) and people copulating like donkeys in public. A possible reference to pornography, which has become a dark stain in our society in recent times.
  • The drinking of wine becoming common, and Muslims making it lawful by calling it another name.
  • Shouting in the mosques and lack of unity, which is clear to see in the vast amount of divisions in the Ummah.
  • The worst and most ignorant will become leaders and they will be oppressors. 
  • A man will obey his wife and disobey his mother, and treat his friends kindly and shun his father.
  • Men will wear silk and gold, and the making of it lawful by the Muslims even though the Prophet had forbidden it for the men of his Ummah.
  • People will abandon the religion for a small worldly gain, and keeping to the religion will be like holding two hot coals. This is clear when looking at the capitalistic and materialistic world that people are obsessed with.

Further Prophecies

 These were not the only prophecies made by the final messenger of God, Muhammad (peace be upon him), rather there were many more such as the time when 10,000 of the troops of the pagan army of Quraish were advancing upon his city to utterly destroy him and his followers (in 'The Battle of the Trench' ) and he and about 3000 of his followers were preparing as best they could to stave off this attack by digging a trench. While prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was digging with them he made a number of prophesies including the Muslim's capture of Al-Yemen, Al-Sham (Jerusalem, Iraq, etc.), Morrocco, Persia, and the Eastern countries. All of this was said by him while many of the Muslims were expecting to be totally destroyed at any minute by the advancing army which vastly outnumbered them and was much better armed. 
Ali ibn Abi Talib, the fourth Caliph, had also been informed by the Prophet of his assassination in such detail that he knew the man who was going to kill him, and identified him pointing him out to the people. They asked Ali why he did not kill the man and he replied: "Then who will kill me?" The night preceding his assassination Ali came out, gazed at the sky and said: "By Allah the prophet (peace be upon him) never told a lie, nor was a lie ever told to him." The next day the same man killed Ali, as the prophet had predicted. The Prophet also predicted the division of the Muslims into many sects, and how some people would do to Ali what the Christians did to Jesus. This clearly refers to the Shi'its, who exaggerate the love and praise of Ali to such a degree that one of their sects, Al-Nusaria, actually worship him as the manifestation of Allah. 

 Awf ibn Malik narrated in Sahih Al-Bukhari:

 "I went to the Prophet (peace be upon him) during the battle of Tabuk while he was sitting in a leather tent. He said, 'Count six signs that indicate the approach of the (final) Hour: 1) My death; 2) The conquest of Jerusalem; 3) A plague that will afflict you (and kill you in great numbers) as the plague that afflicts sheep; 4) The increase of wealth to such an extent that even if one is given one-hundred Dinars, he will not be satisfied; 5) Then an affliction which no Arab house will escape; 6) And then a truce between you and Banu al-Asfar (i.e. the Byzantines, or Christians) who will betray you and attack you under eighty flags. Under each flag will be twelve thousand soldiers.'"

 Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him mentioned several signs that humans will see before the Day of Judgment, one of them was when he predicted the coming of the TV and the Internet by saying: "One of the signs of the Day of Judgment is when wickedness enters every house from the Far East to the Far West." The wickness of Pornography and other things on TV and the Internet come to us right in our homes from all over the world.

 There is also an ayat regarding Pollution as one of the signs of the end of time - i.e. a thick clear smoke that one can see in the sky; "Then watch thou for the Day that the sky will bring forth a kind of smoke Plainly visible." (Quran 44:10) Also, there is an ayat regarding Satan and how he will "command man to change Allah's Creation" (Qur'an 4:119). To me, I cannot see it any other way but to mean genetics/modification to human DNA etc, all of which is happening now - e.g.  Dolly the Sheep etc. The Prophet (pbuh) is also reported to have said as regards to one of the signs of the end of time: "People will hop between the clouds and the earth" Which is related to the whole concept of traversing long distances in short times, and to the whole idea of the use of airplanes for travelling or indeed "hopping between the clouds and the earth".

 In another narration the Prophet (pbuh) is reported to have said that people will dance with instruments on their heads (which some have interpreted as headphones) and that they would stay up all night dancing like that (which connotes the whole idea of people going to nightclubs and disco's, with blazing music above their heads while they dance the night through). There are so many prophecies/signs of the end of time that Muslim scholars have identified three types of signs: signs that have occurred, signs that have occurred and continue to intensify and signs that haven't occurred yet. In fact there are so many prophecies from Muhammad (pbuh) and in the Qur'an that we humans have discovered all of them yet. Then how is it that even though the Prophet made all these prophecies, many people are still trying to reject the prophetic mission of Muhammad (pbuh)? Ever since the advent of Islam, people have been unable to challenge the teachings of Islam successfully, therefore they have had to try and resort to lies and distortions of the Holy Qur’an in order to support their claims. They have fabricated lies against the Prophet, claimed He was epileptic, claimed He was conspiring with Jew/Christians and some have even claimed He was the devil in disguise. We would like to ask these people that aren’t these the exact claims the Jews made against the prophet Jesus (pbuh). However, they seem to be in a state of ignorance fuelled by pride and prejudice, adamant of repeating the same mistakes the Jews made by refusing to open their hearts to the beauty of Islam.

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