People demanded Miracles form Muhammad s.a.w.too, as a Proof of his claim of being a Messenger from Allah.
أَوۡ تَكُونَ لَكَ جَنَّةٌ۬ مِّن نَّخِيلٍ۬ وَعِنَبٍ۬ فَتُفَجِّرَ ٱلۡأَنۡهَـٰرَ خِلَـٰلَهَا تَفۡجِيرًا (٩١) أَوۡ تُسۡقِطَ ٱلسَّمَآءَ كَمَا زَعَمۡتَ عَلَيۡنَا كِسَفًا أَوۡ تَأۡتِىَ بِٱللَّهِ وَٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕڪَةِ قَبِيلاً (٩٢) أَوۡ يَكُونَ لَكَ بَيۡتٌ۬ مِّن زُخۡرُفٍ أَوۡ تَرۡقَىٰ فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ وَلَن نُّؤۡمِنَ لِرُقِيِّكَ حَتَّىٰ تُنَزِّلَ عَلَيۡنَا كِتَـٰبً۬ا نَّقۡرَؤُهُ ۥۗ قُلۡ سُبۡحَانَ رَبِّى هَلۡ كُنتُ إِلَّا بَشَرً۬ا رَّسُولاً۬ (٩٣) وَمَا مَنَعَ ٱلنَّاسَ أَن يُؤۡمِنُوٓاْ إِذۡ جَآءَهُمُ ٱلۡهُدَىٰٓ إِلَّآ أَن قَالُوٓاْ أَبَعَثَ ٱللَّهُ بَشَرً۬ا رَّسُولاً۬ (٩٤) قُل لَّوۡ كَانَ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ مَلَـٰٓٮِٕڪَةٌ۬ يَمۡشُونَ مُطۡمَٮِٕنِّينَ لَنَزَّلۡنَا عَلَيۡهِم مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَلَڪً۬ا رَّسُولاً۬ (٩٥) قُلۡ ڪَفَىٰ بِٱللَّهِ شَہِيدَۢا بَيۡنِى وَبَيۡنَڪُمۡۚ إِنَّهُ ۥ كَانَ بِعِبَادِهِۦ خَبِيرَۢا بَصِيرً۬ا (٩٦)
17:90 And they say: We will by no means believe in you until you cause a fountain to gush forth from the earth for us.
17:91 Or you should have a garden of palms and grapes in the midst of which you should cause rivers to flow forth, gushing out.
17:92 Or you should cause the heaven to come down upon us in pieces as you think, or bring Allah and the angels face to face (with us).
17:93 Or you should have a house of gold, or you should ascend into heaven, and we will not believe in your ascending until you bring down to us a book which we may read.
.... Say: Glory be to my Lord; am I aught but a mortal apostle?
17:94 And nothing prevented people from believing when the guidance came to them except that they said: What! has Allah raised up a mortal to be an apostle?
17:95 Say: Had there been in the earth angels walking about as settlers, We would certainly have sent down to them from the heaven an angel as an apostle.
17:96 Say: Allah suffices as a witness between me and you; surely He is Aware of His servants, Seeing.
Why do Humans demand Miracles?
Why do people ask for Miracles?
We have been reading about lots of Miracles related to the many holy personalities of the past..
Did we ever try to think why do we want to have miracles in our lives to convince ourselves or strenghten our belief that there 'IS' a 'GOD'...!!!
I won't take much of your precious time...I just feel as if you don't like to have 'more of me'..lol!
As an ordinary human being I would try to give you a simple answer myself to start the discussion if you like...
Allah created Adam ...the First Human ( Homo Sapien...or if you want to take account of all the rest of Human species...known to be existed/classified...etc..)
Again..I don't want to challenge any theories here..and it doesn't matter at all...people are challenging Darwin's Theory of Evolution..but it's still being taught..
Yesterday My oldest daughter (in high school)was discussing
the Hadith about Dajjal with me. She is studying 'Comparative Religions'....obviously they all will keep teaching them these Hadiths..it's their JOB...
All I want to say it...let's STOP PREACHING what doesn't BELONG TO QURAN TO OUR KIDS, AT LEAST....it might make some difference...to begin with...
Humankind (any kind) is LOST...the most 'advanced' specie of the Humans is ..'more' ...lost..
I come back to where I should be...
I do not mean to evaluate anything or want to challenge 'Miracles' as some people are doing today..., it's just a lost direction I want to point out....
Allah created Adam...with His order...'KUN'...'BE' ..and he 'BECAME'...
There was no one except the angels to witness God's miracle...
still..they argued..a lot..!
Allah asked angels to prostrate before him...all did excpet Iblis..the SATAN..
If you read some philosophy books about it you might be able to convince yourslef that...it might means that all Divine Laws submit to Humans ..excpet his own 'Rebellious-SELF"..
He is a proven Transgressor...a rebel!
Abraham was put into the fire ..God rescued him..from the Pagans who used to worship Fire...to prove that Fire is NOT A GOD...
Allah bestowed his Miracles on Moses to show PHAROAH that he was absolutely mistaken..
Allah created Jesus..on the same pattern as he created Adam...as mentioned in Quran (3:59)....to the lost people who started possessing His religion..and made it a "Castle Of Rituals".....just to show that they had no authority at all...He can bless a simple Human His Divinity..to revive the true spirit of Humanity and Humility...and that's what He actually meant by the RELIGION...ha!
Allah revealed Quran to an illiterate amongst the highly literated ...to show what DIVINE WISDOM WAS/IS/WILL BE/SHOULD BE....
He protected HIS FINAL MESSAGE from CORRUPTION to make it AN ALL-TIME RESCUE ARK....
It all happened ..stages by stages....with the gradual growth/progression of Intellect and Wisdom....
Do we REALLY expect Allah to IMPRESS you by something ...absolutely ILLOGICAL/IRRATIONAL...to PROVE...that..'HE'..........'IS'..
Kindly read the Ayaat/verses I've presented above..and see what was the answer of Muhammad s.a.w. when people asked him to 'ascend to the sky'?
will you re-consider that 'Heaven' is on the sky????????
Well..does it really matter...! Why fighting....
(..btw 'Ascention of Muhammad s.a.w/'Miraaj'... 'any type'...is 'not' mentioned in Quran as such as Hadiths report...however we find a clue of some spiritual experiences in Surah Bani Israel(2) and in Surah Najm (1-18),seperately.)