How miracles can happen in your life

How miracles can happen in your life

In Surat Maryam, one of the beautiful lessons is the story of Prophet Zakariyya (peace be on him) and the story of Maryam. They are connected, as Zakariyya was Maryam’s guardian, and his wife was the sister of Maryam’s mother.

Zakariyya was over 80 but had no children. When he noticed that Maryam had unseasonal fruit in her room, he asked her where had she obtained it from. Discovering that this was a miraculous gift from Allah, he instantly made a special dua beseeching Allah for a child.

When he called to his Lord a private supplication. (19:3)

رَبِّ هَبْ لِي مِنْ لَدُنْكَ ذُرِّيَّةً طَيِّبَةً ۖ إِنَّكَ سَمِيعُ الدُّعَاءِ

Rabbi hab lee mil ladunka zurriyyatan taiyibatan innaka samee’ud du’aaa

“My Lord, grant me from Yourself a good offspring. Indeed, You are the Hearer of supplication.” (Surah Imran, 3:38)

He asked Allah to grant him a child to carry the message after him and Allah responded to him, by granting his wife and him the baby Yahyah (John the Baptist).

The moral of this story is the sincerity of Zakariyya. We also see the sincerity and dedication of Maryam, who would be granted one of the great miracles. Thus they are both given special gifts in return for their sincerity.

Were these gift exclusive to them or can they be granted to anyone who shows sincerity and dedication?

If you are sincere Allah Almighty can definitely give you gifts beyond your expectations. You just need to take the step with sincerity and purity of intention. In any scenario where these ingredients are in place, you will see miracles happen in your life.

When you say something is too hard or even impossible then you kill its chance of ever happening. Instead, say bi’idnillah and it will happen. Of course you need to do your bit – do your homework and research and then rely on Allah for the outcome. Have sincerity. If what you desire is good for you, Allah will make it happen.

We ask Allah to facilitate what is good for all of us and make this Ramadan the best Ramadan we ever had. Ameen.

Shaykh Haytham Tamim – Tarawih 1

1st April 2022 Islamia Girls’ School


Shaykh Haytham Tamim is the founder and main teacher of the Utrujj Foundation. He has provided a leading vision for Islamic learning in the UK, which has influenced the way Islamic knowledge is disseminated. He has orchestrated the design and delivery of over 200 unique courses since Utrujj started in 2001. His extensive expertise spans over 30 years across the main Islamic jurisprudence schools of thought. He has studied with some of the foremost scholars in their expertise; he holds some of the highest Ijazahs (certificates) in Quran, Hadith (the Prophetic traditions) and Fiqh (Islamic rulings). His own gift for teaching was evident when he gave his first sermon to a large audience at the age of 17 and went on to serve as a senior lecturer of Islamic transactions and comparative jurisprudence at the Islamic University of Beirut (Shariah College). He has continued to teach; travelling around the UK, Europe and wider afield, and won the 2015 BISCA award (British Imams & Scholars Contributions & Achievements Awards) for Outstanding Contribution to Education and Teaching.