Who says Miracles Don’t Happen in Our Time?

By Asma Naeem

From Bold Girl to God-fearing Woman

I’m going to tell you about a few miracles that transformed me from a bold, modern girl to a modest, God-fearing lady who now offers, masha Allah, all five prayers a day and sometimes the Tahajjud Prayer as well.

A Budding Curiousity

By profession I was a mathematics teacher in my native Pakistan, and in my leisure time I kept far away from religious activities, losing myself in the excitements of the life.

It so happened that on one occasion I was required to teach Islamiat. I had to speak on the topic “Life of the Holy Prophet (saw).” Once I’d done this, many questions began entering my mind.

For one thing, what was it that enabled the Prophet (saw) and his followers to bear so much hardship and pain? What was the thing that motivated them to fight difficult battles against armies, much stronger and numerous than theirs?

I also began to wonder why most of the teachers on my campus didn’t cover themselves properly even though they could obviously afford the latest fashions.

My mother and my elder brother offered all five prayers each day. What was it that woke them up so early for Fajr Prayer when everyone else was sleeping?

I had also seen many people eating stale or scanty food and sleeping on thin sheets but still thanking Allah. What could possibly make them so content in these straitened circumstances?

No Time to Search for Answers

I was a modern girl, but I was a Muslim too. These questions made me really want to know what Allah had said to us through His book. But my busy life prevented me from reading the Quran and its translation with understanding.

I wished from the core of my heart, Oh Allah! Will I ever get enough leisure time to study and understand Your Message?

First Miracle

After I made this wish, within a few months all the hindrances that stood in the way of my marriage were settled automatically, and I got married. Soon after that left my job.

My husband is quite possessive and reserved in nature and did not like me to engage in social activity. In addition, everyone in his family was independent so there was little mingling among family members. There I was with no job, no social activity, and no in-laws interfering in my life. Then I got a maid to help me with the household chores.

This is how my wish (to get ample leisure time to understand Quran) miraculously came true! I had now more than enough spare time. Unfortunately I forgot my longing to study the Quran, and instead of availing my self of all that spare time, I started looking for other ways to keep myself busy. At the time I couldn’t even see Allah’s great blessing on me.

Three years passed, but I couldn’t conceive. Now the only thing I had in abundance was time, and even then I couldn’t see how Allah was blessing me and giving me my wish.

The Second Miracle

After the third year passed I started having a repeated dream of facing an examination I hadn’t prepared for. Sometimes it was my Inters Urdu paper, at other times my Matric’s Mathematics’ paper, and sometimes other exams. I had those dreams so often that I started feeling uncomfortable.

I recalled those hectic days of my life when I used to teach, and then I remembered my wish to read and understand the Quran. It all fell together—after that it was easy to interpret the message of my dreams.

Those dreams were reminding me of my own wish and telling me that I wasn’t preparing for the real examination that is Aakhirah. Immediately I prostrated to my Rabb and from that very day I started to ponder Quran along with its translation.

Two more Miracles

After I started reading the Quran many more miracles happened to me, but I’m going to mention just two of them here:

1.  Whenever I had any trouble, I found its solution in the very pages I read on that particular day.

2. It happened many times that when I had to look for a verse on previous pages to link with the current one, the right page would open on the first try.

A Clear and Visible Miracle

After I’d completed my first reading of the Quran I started to listen to different Ulamas and Scholars to know their views regarding Quran. For that purpose once I was surfing YouTube and found there a video called “Miracles of Allah”. After I watched it I wished, Oh Allah! Please show me at least one miracle like this!  I wasn’t even sure that this wish would come true.

The same day I was preparing for lunch and cut the tomato with Bismillah, hoping for a miracle. When I cut the tomato I was amazed; I could clearly see ALLAH written in Arabic, with TASHDEED written under it. It was beyond my imagination, and I was completely transfixed for a few moments. In the very moment I said, from the core of my heart,

Oh Allah! Yes! You are Pure.

Yes! All praise is for You.

 Yes! You are the Great.

A Lasting Contentment

Now six years of my marriage have passed, and still I have no children. But I’m completely satisfied with my life because I have confidence that my Rabb and His beautiful, miraculous book is with me. It’s true that Allah gives His Guidance to those who ask for it.

Some of my friends and relatives ask me why I look so contented and relaxed when I’m not having children. Why do I not feel insecure?

My reply is this: Read the Quran with understanding, and you’ll come to know the reason.

 

75 Comments

  1. WilLy-jAne October 15, 2012 Reply

    _’l0ve it!

    …it’s truLy c0nvincibLe.

  2. Syed October 16, 2012 Reply

    Subhaan Allah…. Allah is Great

  3. kabir October 16, 2012 Reply

    subna’allah

  4. Fahad A October 16, 2012 Reply

    Thank you for this great article. I actually cried at the tomato part. I’ve had miracles happen to me to several times after I started practicing Islam. Now I have no more doubts anymore, Alhamdulilah. Allah, guide us all to the truth. Allah, save our ummah from the hellfire. Allah, many of us are blind – let us see the truth. Ameen.

  5. Hamid Mahmood October 16, 2012 Reply

    Stay blessed and keep firm faith in Allah Karim’s Authorities without a wish for a miracle as the Seerat of our beloved Prophet (May peace be upon him) and Quran e Hakeem are the ever living miracles for the whole mankind.

  6. Nadia October 16, 2012 Reply

    Subhanallah
    Allahu Akbar

  7. Shagufta Begum October 16, 2012 Reply

    Maasha Allah
    I like the true story Asma and I like the last translation that Allah gives guidance who asks for it although we take the translation of Yahdi manyyashaa as that Allah gives guidance to whom HE wishes.Its really an eye opener that we should ask for hidaaya as we do in surah Fateha.May Allahtaala guide us to siraatal mustaqueem.AAmeen.

  8. Hussain October 16, 2012 Reply

    Great to hear this. Subhanallah!
    Shythan tries hard among the believers.
    So keep it up. Why don’t you take this message to your old school and share with school girls and old friends of u, with your husband’s permission?

  9. A J Khan October 16, 2012 Reply

    Its 100% true miracles happen in our time but who can understand it, only those who have believe in Allah and fear of Allah(SWT).

  10. Javed Ahmad October 16, 2012 Reply

    Dear Sister in Islam, salaam!

    We are praying to Allah that He give you a beautiful child as a gift from Him for loving Him the way he should be loved. Ameen.

  11. Minaaz Ansari, October 16, 2012 Reply

    Mashallah
    Subhallah
    Allahu Akbar

  12. Husain Agha October 16, 2012 Reply

    Allah is always there to help, if one sees with belief one can find one thing or the other giving Allahs’ evidence. Several times when I wanted Allah to tell me how can I solve my problem, I found the solution or the answer in the pages of Quran. If one trusts Allah one is helped by Him. Allah is Great! All Praise be to Allah.

  13. SAIYED MOHIYUDDIN AND SAHENA October 16, 2012 Reply

    Alhamdulillah.Allahu Akbar

  14. Yasmeen Rafeeq Ahmed October 16, 2012 Reply

    Subuhanallah. Yes. Allaah sends miracles to all His loved ones all the time. Its only we, who take a longer time to realise it. Alhumdullillah its better to be late than never!!!

  15. Shaukat Riaz October 16, 2012 Reply

    Salam sister to your thinking.
    INSHALLAH ALLAHA will bless you more in your life and you will have childern also.
    we pray to ALLAHA who is only the Powerfull and meciful will help you.

  16. Mrs Tanveer October 16, 2012 Reply

    May Allah fulfill your all wishes ameen.

  17. Khadija October 16, 2012 Reply

    God is great. Allahu Akbar! Inshaallah ukhti fil iman Allah subhanahu wa taala will bless you with wonderful children.Ameen!

  18. ahmad shah October 16, 2012 Reply

    Masha Allah,
    dear sister, Say استغفراللهd 100 times a day for a year insha Allah you ll have a children in close days insha Allah .Bcaz one of my friend do this and take this zikr from a mofti.

  19. Rafa October 16, 2012 Reply

    Assalamualaikkum!
    MashaAllah sister.
    After many hardtimes in my health,with the mercy of Allah(swt),my eeman & fitnah has increased.
    Alhamdulillah.I want to increase it more & more,InshaAllah
    I too had the examination dreams, sometime before.But I ‘ve understood the meaning now only.
    Jazakallahu khair.

  20. shahanaz October 16, 2012 Reply

    I am completely convinced by this story.Though there are some incomplacities in our life ,we feel contented when we are holdiong Allah’s book strongly.Because we get something in our life or not we say ‘alhamdulillah’ and accept it.He tests you by giving children or not giving children ,you accept it as Allah’s wish.

  21. nadia October 16, 2012 Reply

    Thank you Jazakah Allah, I needed this so much!

  22. Mahmood Sheikh October 16, 2012 Reply

    I really agree with sister that many of our queries are answered miraculously by routine reading of the Holy Quran. Sometimes we get example of patience, sometimes we get example of belief in Allah (SWT).

  23. Er.Khalid Farooq October 16, 2012 Reply

    Salam alikum, Wa Rehmatullah, Our hearty Mubarak to Transformed sister, and congrats for the bro & sis who replied on this article, to encourage the readers. Allah definitely send miracles to those who opts for real change in themselves as per Qur’an And Sunnah , with good intentions,if we realize and Adopt the meanings of Qur’an we listen in our daily Salah. Our Dua for the sister for Aulad e saleh, and more strong Eiman. Aameen.

  24. Saima October 16, 2012 Reply

    Pray for me. I also want to change myself.

  25. khairunnisa October 16, 2012 Reply

    asalam, iam also aconverted lady, i trust what asma said,
    itoo had many miracles which will take long time to me to type. truly miracles happanin our daily life
    .every now and then. every moment.pray allah to show us such miracles. every second amen. allahafiz.

  26. Oum Yasin October 16, 2012 Reply

    Assalam aleykoum, dear Sister!

    Alhamdulillah for the change He has brought in your life. I used to be that “modern girl” as well and I am so glad I look “backward” today.

    May Allah bless you with many children, if this is the way to Paradise for you, ameen.

    I did not conceive for many years as well, after my marriage, until Allah (swt) put this herb on my way: vitex, also called chastetree berry or in its scientific name, vitex agnus castus. Wallahi, within a few weeks of taking it, I became pregnant, masha Allah. I hope you will give it a try, insha Allah. You may want to ask the moderator to send you my email address, in case you need more information about it. Jazakoumllah khair to all.

    @Saima: may Allah guide you and us on the right path, ameen.

  27. Shahnawaz Ahmed October 16, 2012 Reply

    Allah SWT is greatest,shows such type of miracles to those who loves and remain attache in Zikir on and off.
    We must always hope that Allah SWT always remember us as we remember him as said in Quran.

  28. Usman October 16, 2012 Reply

    Subhanallahi, Can’t stop crying. It was a touching story to me. Though, I’m a practicing Muslim, I’m very emotional reading miracles about Quran and Islam. I read an article about the same topic written by a Muslim Revert Sister from Canada today. May Allah continue to strengthen your Iman. Insha Allahu you will have your Kids soon. Just continue to be steadfast with Allah. Sallam alaykum Sister.

  29. SUFIA October 16, 2012 Reply

    mashaAllah and jazakAllah khayr for sharing it..May Allah bless all of us and guide us to the straight path..

  30. Mohammed Abdul Wadood October 18, 2012 Reply

    Assalaamu alaykum

    Mashaallaah
    Tabaarakallaah
    Alhamdulillaah

    Jazaakallaah for this excellent writeup.May Allah SWT guide us all and give istiqaamah.

    Massalaam

  31. FC October 18, 2012 Reply

    Masha Allah, the story brought tears to my eyes. I’m so happy to hear that despite not having children the lady is content. This is the true teaching of Quran, contentment and satisfaction no matter how poorly you may be in the eyes of the world. May Allah keep us all on the straight path.Ameen

  32. Kelly October 19, 2012 Reply

    Jazak Allah Khair for sharing this beautiful, sincere perspective with us. May Allah continue to purify your heart and life and May Allah give us all true knowledge and love of the Qur’an. Ameen.

  33. Nayab October 21, 2012 Reply

    I wish too!!!

  34. Alline Jamar Undikan October 23, 2012 Reply

    Allahu Akbar!! Even a single breath is a miracle 🙂

  35. Muhammad Kudu Ndaman October 23, 2012 Reply

    Allah is great. May ALLAH shower his blessing on us,Amin.

  36. Umm Hiba October 23, 2012 Reply

    As-Salamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh.

    Sister,

    Masha-Allah, beautiful story! Very sincere and well put! Don’t forget one thing, if Allah (Subhana Wa Tala) does not bless you with a child in dunya, just continue to be grateful and say, “Alhumdullilah” because Allah (Subhana Wa Tala) is the One with the Indefinate Knowledge and knows what the future holds.

    If having a child is good for you and your spouse, Allah (Subhana Wa Tala) will definately bless you with 1 or more, and if it’s not, He will keep you from having any, and in the end, it’s only for your benefit.

    Don’t forget, for the women in this life that are unable to have children, Allah (Subhana Wa Tala) has something even better in store for them. They will be able to birth children in Jannah, insha-Allah!! This is amazing! What could be better than having children in JANNAH?? Seriously?

    Keep this in mind, and continue to have (Subr) and ask Allah (Subhana Wa Tala) to bless you with the thing which is good for you in dunya, and most beneficial for you in Ahkhira. Insha-Allah!!

    Take care my dear sister, and may the Creator of the Heavens and Earth continue to guide, protect, and shower His endless blessings upon us all, insha-Allah.

    Salam

    Your Sister in Iman,

    Umm Hiba.

    🙂

  37. asma naeem zia October 23, 2012 Reply

    i thank you all for encouraging me. jazakAllah.

  38. Abdikadir Ibrahim Yussuf October 23, 2012 Reply

    Allahu Akbar. Truly God is Great, and whatever He does lasts forever.

  39. Asma Shabbir October 23, 2012 Reply

    Assalaam alaikum, Alhamdulillah may Allah guide us all. I am also married for seven years now but have no children. But Alhamdulillah i am satisfied and i believe that whatever Allah choose for me is best for me.

  40. Anwarul Haque October 23, 2012 Reply

    May Allah save you.

  41. Mohamed Idrees October 24, 2012 Reply

    Masha Allah !!!!, encouraged me to start and read quran with understanding…

    • Rubina Moosa Ghoor October 27, 2012 Reply

      Alhamdulillah . Allah is truly awesome. Life without Him is surely a life that is dead.

  42. Tayaba Humayun June 13, 2013 Reply

    SubhanALLAH … Great determination, May ALLAH Grants me too the same contentment … Ameen … ALLAH Bless You …

  43. Nadia January 19, 2014 Reply

    mash Allah I get inspire from this story for my life

  44. beniah January 24, 2014 Reply

    Why don’t you try this man called Jesus Christ and see the kind of miracles he perfoms.. 6 years without a child is a long time. Try Jesus and wait for the results.. but just know.. its your own decision and nobody is forcing you. God bless you.

  45. Momina January 27, 2014 Reply

    @Beniah Allah will forgive every Sin except Shirk

  46. sarah April 7, 2014 Reply

    MA, sister i m glad for you… i have seen many people around me who have transformed just like you 🙂

  47. romana April 23, 2014 Reply

    appi i love the way you mentioned…. my life structure is so much like yours.. 🙂 may allah bless you.. allah is great.

  48. masee May 21, 2014 Reply

    I believe in Allah.

  49. sheebu June 5, 2014 Reply

    Always have enough time in life. This will help you to pray and learn. Shaitan makes you busy so you forget your prayers and Almighty Allah. Last time I took my annual leave and was very relaxed. I made sure I went to masjid for all the prayers. It was a life changing experience from then I do not rush for things.

  50. Noreen June 16, 2014 Reply

    Please remember me in your prayers that I witness a miracle I’ve made duas today that I hope will come true, please pray they do. Thank you.

    • Zaimah June 25, 2015 Reply

      even a single breath is miracle…. 🙂
      Blessed be you, who believe the unseen …….
      these are for you… Noreen…..

  51. majed July 10, 2014 Reply

    Blessesd be you who believe the unseen.wallahi you are successful

  52. Mother July 20, 2014 Reply

    Shukar Allah for his guidance and protection upon all of us. What a wonderful story, I am a born islam and also lost myself, but with the WILL of ALLAH I have found what’s important again.

    @Beniah, if Christianity is going so well for u, what are u doing reading islamic websites. May Allah forgive u and help u learn the meaning of the quran. U may not know this, but Jesus is not just a man, he is a prophet and can never be greater than Allah.

  53. Maruan Hammoud July 31, 2014 Reply

    today my first very noticeble miracle happened, but the ones to start reading and making sallat came a few weeks ago, today at the exact time i asked allah for a miracle in mind,, i was searching for a thing like 1000 times , at my first try asking to Allah ,it appeared right in front of me .it made me so sure of his presence. and also the story about time, family , nyas was not to say exactly , pretty exactly…masha Allah , , subhan Allah , Allahu Akbar, Wa a Salam Aleikum

  54. Aisha August 4, 2014 Reply

    Allah huakbar Maashaallah I wish too.

  55. Mohammad Saleem August 20, 2014 Reply

    Dear Sister,

    Allaha Subhana Watala revealed the light of right path over you. I request to visit Tablighi jamat markaz at Rawalpindi in Pakistan or you should spend at least 3 days in tablighi expedition with your husband in order to get the right meaning of life and to understand the correct aim of our existence in this world.

    Dear Sister our aim is believe and obey Allah SWA as per his desire and to follow the greatest & last prophet Hazrat Muhammad SAW and to do the dawah work as we are the follower of him for the sake and safety of all man kind from Hell.

    Mohammad Saleem
    91-9358828948
    mohammad.saleem200@gmail.com

  56. sabiha August 29, 2014 Reply

    Subhaan Allah

  57. eris marissa October 3, 2014 Reply

    Salam,

    Actually the whole creation is one big miracle. But one whose heart and soul is not being guided by our Creator, he/she would not be able to see the spiritual side of creation but rather the material side, as if a veil covers his/her spiritual eye. I am not sure of the tomato, but what miracle that ultimately open my spiritual eye is simply this – a few ra’kaats of Tahajjud prayers at the dead of the night, whilst others are fast asleep, and reading and understanding the translated meaning of every verse, every words of the Koran at the last part of the night, from 3.00 to 5.45 am Malaysian time.

  58. jannat November 9, 2014 Reply

    Subhaan Allah..

  59. Moon March 1, 2015 Reply

    Many many thanks to GOD for the life we are living….I am also waiting for some more blessful miracle in my life …please everyone pray for me.

  60. samia June 25, 2015 Reply

    Sister I have read your whole miracle.it is very difficult to be patience.i got one miscarriage and still waiting to conceive once again IA .plz pray for me that ALLAH bless me with his blessings AMEEN

  61. Star June 28, 2015 Reply

    Mashallah. I loved reading this. I too have recently turned to Allah by praying all 5 prayers with sunna and tahajjud when i can. I can say for a fact I have never been more spiritually uplifted in all my years of living. I knew we as muslims are obliged to pray but never really understood the essence of it. Recently, I was hit with a calamity, a set-back in life. I was supposed to get married but all of a sudden nothing was working out anymore. Fights and problems occurred and before i knew it the relationship fell apart. I wasn’t praying, I wasn’t reading quran, and i was definitely not being a good muslim. This really opened my eyes and brought me closer to Allah. Maybe this is a miracle in itself. And the fact that He guided me towards Him and the right path right before the month of Ramadan is even more of a blessing. I pray and make dua that Allah sends me another miracle to remove this calamity. I know patience is key. I will continue to be patient and wait for another miracle. May Allah grant us all happiness in this world and in the akhira.

  62. Ahmadur Rahman Choudhury July 23, 2015 Reply

    Mashaallaah/Alhamdulillaah/ Allahu Akbar. May Almighty Allah Bless All of Us & Guide Us to the Right Path.

  63. musah suleman July 30, 2015 Reply

    Allah is the greatest

  64. Farhab September 15, 2015 Reply

    Subhanallahhh
    i really wana happen a greate miracle in my life which i am waiting since years.
    I am really disappointed ,hurt, mostly with wet eyes, sometimes cry for only this matter.
    its been years that i m waiting for someone to come back to my life who was with me earlier.

    My dear brothers and sisters please pray for me.pls ask to ALLAH for ehat i am asking for in my prayers.

    with hurts
    insh allah let all of your issues get solved with the blessing of Allah

  65. Sally October 25, 2015 Reply

    Tomato? Really? That’s the miracle?

  66. Anwar February 4, 2016 Reply

    I don’t feel my normal self

  67. Rehbar March 16, 2016 Reply

    Subhan Allah!!

  68. M.Sahil Ansari April 8, 2016 Reply

    Subhan Allah

  69. Amal April 25, 2016 Reply

    SubhanAllah sister what an inspirational story for us all to seek Allah and be more in tune with our Creator !

  70. Neha khan January 3, 2017 Reply

    Masha’allah! Masha’allah!Ths story is more like my story….8 years over to my marriage…..But I never felt sad n distress,Becoz I feel more comfortable by reading namaz n Quran…..Quran is healing for all pains of ur life…..Now even I don’t like hanging out with friends n relatives ….I feel happy in reading quran and namaz.My frends and relatives r surprise to C me so happy n relax…..There was a time when I used to run behind frends and relatives ,that time I was not reading namaz and Quran.But now I’m v happy n relax always feel happy Masha’allah! Masha’allah!Our real happiness is with our creator…..!Not having kids is big issue but y to worry it’s our creator decision and we shud respect his decision…..Many r surprise how whole day I stay alone after my Hubby leave for office…. Frends love Allah !Fear Allah!Read namaz and Quran…. Trust me
    And c how ur worries disappeared….

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  71. tanko jamal idris August 11, 2017 Reply

    Assalamualaikum my brothers and sisters in islam….Allah u akbar. ..Allah is the greatest of all.i am a nigerian and I have received divine help and intervention from the most high the strongest the incomparable. The 1 and only Allah SWT I was 100%convinced that something serious was wrong with me…I experienced my worst fear….Inna lillahi wa Inna ilaihi rajiun. I begged my Allah for mercy pity nd health. I begged him to make what is not possible for any other creation in d whole of dis world to do but He….and I promised that I was full of sins and I wil repent and never go back to my old ways in sha Allah and wallahi Allah answered my prayers…..wallahi my brothers and sisters in islam…there is nothing impossible to Allah there has never been and there will never be
    Anything. . Alhamdulillah Allah has healed me through quran and prayer…he made my diagnosis came back negative to everything I feared…Alhamdulillah. ..let’s fear Allah and leave righteously. ..only in that shall we find peace in this world and the next….may Allah heal all those that are afflicted with illness.may he guide and protect us…and most importantly may he grant us Jannatul firdaus bi rahmatihi. ..amin ya Allah

  72. Jelila August 26, 2017 Reply

    Subuhanallah wow thats an amazing and inspirational story which indicates that there is no other god except Allah Insha Allah Allah Swt Will Grant You Your Heart desires and every one of us and also make us stable on the right and open the mind of everyone to islam AMEEN

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