Wonders of Islam never cease to amaze me.
Among them the Hadith Sharif, each a marvel in its own right.
Tell me what is the sense -- what is the probability or likelihood, let us say -- of a child of the barren Arabian desert, like Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, not someone from Greece, Rome, China or India, but someone arising out of, and surrounded by, nothing but burning sands and flaming rocks, making a statement like the one below.
Not merely in passing, but as a commandment, as a general admonishment, if you will. And that too, more than 1400 years ago?
How do you account for any of it from a purely rational -- scientific and historicist -- point of view?
Now hear this. It is one of the most revolutionary statements you will ever hear or read in your life.
Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, said:
"Go see a doctor, people!"
Or alternatively translated:
"Everybody: every time you get sick, go find a doctor and take medicine!"
His original words in his pure, pristine and inimitable Arabic are really not easy to translate in English. And here they are:
"Tadaawow Yaa 'Ibaadallah!"
And those words mean all that I said above -- and much, much more.
This is what I call the Ijaz of the Hadith Sharif -- the miraculous nature of the Hadith Sharif.
It is just like the Ijaz of the Qur'an.
Different in some important respects. Otherwise, it is part of the same continuum of miracles.