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Miracles of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him
Al-Qur'an: The Living Miracle
Narrated Hadrat Abu Huraira (Rady Allahu 'Anh) that the Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) said, "Every Prophet was given miracles because of which people believed, but what I have been given is Divine Inspiration which Allah has revealed to me, so I hope my followers will outnumber the followers of other Prophets on the Day of Resurrection. (Bukhari)
Human Miracle: He changed people's hearts
Narrated Sayyidatna 'Aisha (Rady Allahu Anha): Hind bin Utba bin Rabi'a came and said, "O Allah's Apostle! By Allah, there was no family on the surface of the earth I liked to see in degradation more than I did your family, but today there is no family on the face of the earth whom I like to see honored more than yours." Hind added, "Abu Sufyan is a miser. Is it sinful for me to feed our children of his property?" The Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) said, "There is no blame on you if you feed them (thereof) in a just and reasonable manner. (Bukhari)
Historic Miracle: Hijra
Hadrat Ibn 'Abbas (Rady Allahu 'Anh) said, "One night Quraish consulted together in Makka. Some said they should tie him up (i.e. the Prophet) in the morning; others said they should rather kill him; and others said they should rather expel him. Allah informed His prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) about that, so Sayyidina 'Ali (Rady Allahu 'Anh) spent that night on the Prophet's bed, and the Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) went out till he came to the cave. The polytheists spent the night keeping guard on Sayyidina 'Ali (Rady Allahu 'Anh) thinking he was the Prophet, and in the morning they rushed on him, but when they saw Sayyidina 'Ali (Rady Allahu 'Anh), Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) had turned away their guile. They asked, "Where is this companion of yours?" and he replied. "I do not know." They tracked him, but when they reached the mountain his tracks became confused, so they went up the mountain and passed by the cave. They saw a spider's web at the entrance and said, "If he had entered here there would not have been a spider's web at the entrance." He stayed in it for three nights. (Ahmad)
Heavenly Miracle: Mi'raj
Narrated Hadrat Abu Dharr (Rady Allahu 'Anh): Allah's Apostle (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) said, "While I was at Makka, the roof of my house was opened and Jibril descended, opened my chest, and washed it with Zam-Zam water. Then be brought a golden tray full of wisdom and faith and having poured its contents in my chest, he closed it. Then he took my hand and ascended with me to the nearest heaven; when I reached the nearest heaven, Jibril said to the gatekeeper of the heaven. 'Open (the gate).' The gatekeeper asked, 'Who is it?' Jibril answered: 'Jibril'. He asked 'is there anyone with you?' Jibril replied 'Yes, Muhammad (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) is with me.' He asked 'Has he been called?' Jibril said, 'Yes.' So the gate was opened and we went over the nearest heaven and there we saw a man sitting with some people on his right and some on his left. When he looked towards his right, he laughed and when he looked towards his left he wept. Then he said, 'Welcome! O pious Prophet and pious son.' I asked Jibril, 'Who is he?' He replied, "He is Adam ('Alayhissalaam) and the people on his right and left are the souls of his offspring. Those on his right are the people of Paradise and those on his left are people of Hell and when he looks towards his right he laughs and when he looks towards his left he weeps.'
Then he ascended with me till he reached the second heaven and he (Jibril) said to its gatekeeper, 'Open (the gate).' The gatekeeper said to him the same as the gatekeeper of the first heaven and he opened the gate.
Hadrat Anas (Rady Allahu 'Anh) said: "Abu Dharr added that the Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) met Sayyidina Adam, Idris, Moses, Jesus and Abraham ('Alayhimussalaam), he (Abu Dharr) did not mention on which heaven they were but he mentioned that he (the Prophet) met Sayyidina Adam ('Alayhissalaam) on the nearest heaven and Sayyidina Abraham ('Alayhissalaam) on the sixth heaven. (Bukhari)
Narrated Hadrat Jabir bin 'Abdullah (Rady Allahu 'Anh): The Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) said, "When the Quraish disbelieved me (concerning my night journey), I stood up in Al-Hijr (the unroofed portion of the Ka'ba) and Allah displayed Bayt-ul Maqdis before me, and I started to inform them (Quraish) about its signs while looking at it. (Bukhari)
The splitting of the moon
Narrated Hadrat Anas (Rady Allahu 'Anh) that the people of Makkah requested Allah's Apostle (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) to show them a miracle and he showed them the splitting of the moon. (Bukhari)
The date palm cried for him
Narrated Hadrat Jabir bin 'Abdullah (Rady Allahu 'Anh): The Prophet used to stand by a tree or a date-palm on Friday. Then the Ansari woman or man said, "O Allah's Apostle! Shall we make a pulpit for you?" He replied, "If you wish." So they made a pulpit for him and when it was Friday, he proceeded towards the pulpit (for delivering the sermon). The date-palm cried like a child! The Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) descended (the pulpit) and embraced it while it continued moaning like a child being quietened. The Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) said, "It was crying for (missing) what it used to hear of religious knowledge given near to it." (Bukhari)
Water flowed from his fingers
Narrated Hadrat Jabir bin 'Abdullah (Rady Allahu 'Anh): I was with the Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) and the time for Asr prayer became due. We had no water with us except a little which was put in a vessel and was brought to the Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam). He put his hand into it and spread out his fingers and then said, "Come along! Hurry up! All those who want to perform ablution. The Blessing is from Allah." I saw the water gushing out from his fingers. So the people performed the ablution and drank, and I tried to drink more of that water (beyond my thirst and capacity), for I knew that it was a blessing. The sub-narrator said: I asked Jabir (Rady Allahu 'Anh), "How many persons were you then?" He replied, "We were one thousand four hundred men." (Bukhari)
Note: Other hadiths of similar nature have been narrated by Hadrat Anas bin Malik (Rady Allahu 'Anh) and Hadrat 'Abdullah (Rady Allahu 'Anh) in Sahih Bukhari.
His Baraka (Blessing) in the dates
Narrated Hadrat Jabir (Rady Allahu 'Anh): My father died in debt. So I came to the Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) and said, "My father died and left unpaid debts and I have nothing except the yield of date-palms; and their yield for many years will not cover his debts. So please come with me, so that the creditors may not misbehave with me." The Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) went around one of the heaps of dates and invoked Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) and then did the same with another heap and sat on it and said, "Measure (for them)". He paid them their rights and what remained was as much as had been paid to them. (Bukhari)
His Baraka (Blessing) in the food
Hadrat Anas (Rady Allahu 'Anh) reports: "In a walima-feast given by the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) my mother prepared malidah (pounded bread mixed with ghee and sugar) and offered it in a bowl to him. He asked me to call such and such persons and anyone who might meet me on the way. I went out and whoever came across me I kept sending him to the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) until the whole house and the place where the Companions of the Suffa resided were crowded. Then the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) said: "Make batches of ten persons and go on eating." When all the guests had eaten heartily he ordered the bowl to be picked up." Hadrat Anas (Rady Allahu 'Anh) exclaims: "I cannot say whether the bowl was fuller before or after all the guests had partaken from it!" (Tirmidhi)
His Baraka (Blessing) in the milk
Hadrat Abu Huraira (Rady Allahu 'Anh) relates: "By Allah, except whom there is no God, during the days of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) I used to press my stomach against the ground due to extreme hunger, or I used to tie a stone over it. One day I was sitting by the side of a public thoroughfare when the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) passed by me. On seeing me he smiled and recognized from my face my condition (that I was hungry). He called "Abahir" (meaning Abu Huraira) and I responded: 'I am here, O Messenger of Allah'. He said: 'Come along with me' and he walked on; I followed him.
On reaching home he sought permission of the inmates, and entered, and also permitted me to enter in the house. He found a cup full of milk, and asked the inmates 'From where has this milk come? They said: 'It is a present for you from some gentleman or lady.' He called me 'Abahir' and I responded: 'I am here, O Messenger of Allah'. He said: Go and call my Suffa Companions.' These companions were the guests of the Muslims, who had no house, no property, no friends or relatives with whom they could live. As such they were guests of all Muslims. Whenever the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) received something as charity he used to send it to them and would not retain anything out if it for himself (as charity was forbidden for him and his family). However, whenever he received something as a gift he would send for them and shared it with them.
But on this occasion I did not like his invitation to them, and thought: 'How would this milk suffice so many? I deserve this more than others, as by drinking it I might gain some energy. When these companions of the Suffa would come, the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) will ask me to serve the milk to them. When they start drinking I do not think that anything would be left for me out of this milk. But what could I have done, I could not dare avoid the orders of Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) and His Messenger (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam).
Accordingly I went out and called them; they came and solicited permission to come in, which was granted and they came in and took their seats. The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) called me 'Abahir' and I replied: 'I am here, O Messenger of Allah.' He said: 'Take hold of the cup of milk and give it to them.' I took the cup and passed it to one man who would drink and when he felt satisfied, he would return it to me, and I would give it to the next person who likewise drank the milk to his fill. I went on doing this till the cup reached the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam). By that time all had drunk the milk to their satisfaction.
The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) took the cup in his hand, looked towards me, smiled and said: 'Abahir?' I said 'I am here, O Messenger of Allah.' He said, "Now only two persons, myself and you are left!" I said: "Of course, O Messenger of Allah, you are right." Then he said: "Sit and drink." I sat down and started drinking the milk. The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) said: "Take more." I took a bit more and he continued saying; 'Drink a little more', till I said: By Allah! Who has commissioned you with the truth , now I have no more room in my stomach.' He said: 'Then let me have it.' So I passed on the cup to him. He thanked Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) and with the name of Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) drank the milk which was left in the cup. (Bukhari)