ALLAH’S SOVEREIGNTY AND TAQDEER
It must be remembered that Allah Himself is not bound by Taqdeer (Measures and Standards for laws of nature) that He has promulgated for its creations and subjected them to it. It does not and cannot apply to Allah Himself.
His decisions and actions are not subject to the same limitations of Taqdeer as ours do. He is infinite in every respect including His power and authority. His infinite power cannot be, and never is, limited by the finite rules He himself has created for His finite creations. He does whatever His infinite Wisdom suggests in infinite ways beyond the functionality of the laws of nature and beyond all our knowledge and understanding.
Although Allah by His own Will lets the universe function as destined, on occasion, He has overridden the laws of nature in a limited manner to help His messengers fulfill His mission, though that overriding instances are also part of His Will – the overall predetermined, universal plan He envisioned while creating the universe. The miracles Allah showed through his Messengers, such as letting Moses walk through the sea or Jesus raise the dead, occurred because of His Will overriding the normal laws of nature.
However, He never uses His authority and power to change the decisions or choices a person is to make. He cleaned the earth from the disbelievers through flood at Noah’s time, but did not force them to become believers. When they still chose not to believe after Noah had exhausted his lifelong efforts, Allah simply finished their test by destroying them. This was mercy for the next generations so that they have a chance to think freely instead of being pressured into the wrong choices by the corrupt society. Similarly, the miraculous birth of Jesus without a father and his raising of the dead or curing of the blind, was out of Mercy of Allah to give an opportunity to disbelievers to learn from their experience and believe; but Allah did not use His authority to change their mind.
Allah does interfere in the human circumstances on the earth but always as a mercy for people to encourage them to make the right choices, but never to dictate anything to them that is in the realm of their promised freedom for the test of obedience.
MIRACLES OF ALLAH
Flood at Noah’s Time. 29:14, 7:64, 23:27, 11:44, 54:11-13.
Moses staff turned in a snake. 27:10, 28:31, 7:107
Moses Hand turned white. 7:108
Moses striking the staff on the stone for water. 2:60, 7160.
Moses splitting the sea with his staff. 26:63
Allah raising a mountain over the Israelites. 2:63, 2:93, 4:154, 7:171
Allah descends on a mountain. 7:143.
Fire became cool and peaceful for Abraham. 21:69
Abraham’s Birds became alive. 2:260
Virgin Birth of Jesus. 3:45-47, 19:16-22
Provisions in temple enclosure of Mary 3:37
Jesus Speaking from the cradle. 3:46, 5:110, 19:29.
Jesus forms birds out of clay with the permission of Allah. 3:49, 5:110
Jesus heal the blind and the lepers with the permission of Allah. 3:49, 5:110
Jesus give life to the dead with the permission of Allah. 3:49, 5:110
Person who died for hundred years. 2:259
Allah resurrected the donkey by assembling the bones and cover it with flesh. 2:259
Angels fought alongside Muslims. 8:9
Allah granted Zachariah a son name John, and cured his wife. 21:90
Job was cured 38:41-42
Allah granted Abraham in old age Ishmael and Isaac. 14:39
Adam and Eve were created without mother and father.
Age of Noah one thousand years less fifty 950 years.
People of cave remained in the cave for three hundred years, and increased by nine 309 years. 18:25
Whale which swallowed Jonah (Yunus) 68:48-49, 37:139-144
Miracle of Fly, Spider, Bee, Ants etc
Miracle and Magic are two different things. Magic is the act of a human being whereas a miracle is the act of Allah.
A miracle is a phenomenal or supernatural event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers, more often than not incapable of being explained by the laws of nature.
Allah can operate contrary to His Word or to the laws of nature which He has established, because only Allah has the right/Capability to break or supersede his own laws.