Refuting the Suspicion that Says: The Prophet’s Birth was a Normal one
refuting this suspicion
some of the insulters of islam (especially christians) say that muhammad’s birth is a normal one in comparing with jesus’ birth that was a gift given by allah to the virtuous maria.
muhammad (pbuh) was born as all other humans from a mother and a father, not as jesus’ birth that was from a mother only.
those insulters think that muhammad’s prophecy isn’t a true one because of that!
1-they ignore that prophet muhammad shares this quality( having a father & mother) with all other prophets, starting with prophet noah and abraham ( pease be upon them ) and all other sent prophets till prophet mousa (pbuh), and this special case of jesus’ birth didn’t happen to any other prophet.
2-muhammad’s birth in a normal way makes him a good example to be followed by all humans because he doesn’t differ from anyone of them in his qualities; he eats and drinks, sleeps and wakes up, becomes happy and sad, marries, becomes ill and also dies.
so he will be an easy example to follow by everyone being the last sent messenger that must be followed by all mankind.
3- prophet muhammad was proud of being one of the people around him. he saw this as an advantage, to be nearer to people in his call; so that they can understand each other, and to be closer to their qualities to deal with them in a right way. as mentioned in the holy quran :” verily, there has come unto you a messenger (muhammad) from amongst yourselves (i.e. whom you know well). it grieves him that you should receive any injury or difficulty. he (muhammad) is anxious over you (to be rightly guided, to repent to allâh, and beg him to pardon and forgive your sins in order that you may enter paradise and be saved from the punishment of the hell-fire); for the believers (is) full of pity, kind, and merciful.“(at tauba: 128)
and muhammad (pbuh) declared this; when his folk told him:”we shall not believe in you (o muhammad), until you cause a spring to gush forth from the earth for us;*or you have a garden of date-palms and grapes, and cause rivers to gush forth in their midst abundantly;*or you cause the heaven to fall upon us in pieces, as you have pretended, or you bring allâh and the angels before (us) face to face;*or you have a house of zukhruf (like silver and pure gold), or you ascend up into the sky, and even then we will put no faith in your ascension until you bring down for us a book that we would read“ ( al israa’, 90,91.92,93) ….the prophet replied :“glorified (and exalted) be my lord [(allâh) above all that evil they (polytheists) associate with him. am i anything but a man, sent as a messenger?”(al israa’ : 93)
4-the almighty allah says in the holy quran, that the sent messengers have to be from the same kind of people to whom they’re sent to:
” say: "if there were on the earth, angels walking about in peace and security, we should certainly have sent down for them from the heaven an angel as a messenger."
( al israa’: 95).
the same meaning is included in abraham’s call:
” our lord! send amongst them a messenger of their own (and indeed allâh answered their invocation by sending muhammad), who shall recite unto them your verses and instruct them in the book (this qur’ân) and al-hikmah (full knowledge of the islâmic laws and jurisprudence or wisdom or prophethood), and purify them. verily! you are the all-mighty, the all-wise." ( al baqara: 129),
and in allah’s words:
” similarly (to complete my blessings on you), we have sent among you a messenger (muhammad) of your own, reciting to you our verses (the qur’ân) and purifying you, and teaching you the book (the qur’ân) and the hikmah” (al baqar : 151)…
” indeed allah conferred a great favour on the believers when he sent among them a messenger (muhammad) from among themselves, reciting unto them his verses (the qur'an), and purifying them (from sins by their following him), and instructing them (in) the book (the qur'an) and al hikmah [the wisdom and the sunnah of the prophet (i.e. his legal ways, statements, acts of worship, etc.)], while before that they had been in manifest error. ” ( aal imran: 164)….
” and we sent to them a messenger from among themselves (saying): "worship allâh!“ (al mu’mimoun : 32)…..and….
” he it is who sent among the unlettered ones a messenger (muhammad ) from among themselves, reciting to them his verses, purifying them (from the filth of disbelief and polytheism), and teaching them the book (this qur'an, islamic laws and islamic jurisprudence) and al-hikmah (as-sunnah: legal ways, orders, acts of worship, etc. of prophet muhammad ). and verily, they had been before in mainfest error; “
(al jumu’a: 2)
and a lot a lot of other verses from the holy quran show that messengers must be of the same kind of the people they’re sent to; so they can understand each other.
that’s why a prophet like muhammad (pbuh) had to have the same circumstances as all other people to make communications easier, so that the message of islam can be understood by all to be guided to the right way.