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In Tabouk, Water and Gardens May 4, 2008

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Mo’ath Ibn Jabel, Allah may be pleased with him, narrated the following incident saying, “In the year of Tabouk’s battle, we (the Muslims) joined the Prophet PBUH in this battle. The Prophet used to pray both Dhahr and Assr prayers at the same time and Maghreb and Isha’a prayers simultaneously.* Then on one of those days the Prophet PBUH delaying the prayer, came out and prayed both the Dhahr and Assr; then following his going in and out and praying Maghreb and Isha’a at the same time, the Prophet PBUH said, “Tomorrow by Allah’s Will you would approach the spring of Tabouk. You will approach it at forenoon, (Al-dhuha).Whoever approaches it first should not touch it or drink from it until I come.”
As we arrived at the spring, we found that two Muslims had already got there. The spring flow was no more than the size of a shoelace (water was flowing in very little quantity). The Prophet asked them “ Did you touch any of its water? They answered, “ Yes, we did.” The Prophet scolded them saying to them what Allah made him able to say . After that, they scooped up little by little with their hands some water until a reasonable quantity was gathered. The Prophet PBUH washed his hands and face in that gathered water and then put it back into the spring. A big stream burst out of that spring and water came out rushing in great abundance. After everyone had his complete and full share of water, the Prophet said, “oh Mo’ath, if you were to live for a very long time, verily you will see every part of this place full of paradises.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Al-Fadha’el 2282).What is happening nowadays goes in line with the above Hadeeth. The agricultural evolution of Tabouk city and its surroundings confirm the Prophet’s Hadeeth. Tabouk is filled with gardens and orchards. The abundance of trees and plants of Tabouk makes it resemble the beautiful landscapes and groves of Al-Sham area.( Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine). Tabouk’s vegetable and fruit products have spread widely in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and abroad.

Reference: Tihmaz, Abdulhameed Mahmoud. The Forty Scientific Miracles. Dar Al-Qalem.

* Translator note:
In Islam, there are five prayers a day. Each should be performed at a separate time. Fajr which is at dawn is the first one. Then Dhaher being the second is at noon. Assr, being the third, is in the afternoon. Maghreb at sunset and Isha’a in the evening are the fourth and fifth prayers respectively. Yet in certain circumstances, two consequent prayers can be prayed at the same time during travel, war, and sickness; That is, (Dhaher and Assr) in the daytime, (Maghreb and Isha’a).