And he will be a Messenger towards the Children of Israel, while uttering, ‘I have come to you with a sign from your Lord; I mould for you from clay, a birdlike figure, and I blow onto it and it immediately becomes a (living) bird, by the permission of Allah. And I heal him, who was born blind, and the leper, and I give life to the dead, by the permission of Allah, and I inform you (news of the unseen) that, what you eat and what you store in your homes; undoubtedly in these (miracles) is a great sign for you, if you are believers.’
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 3, Surah Aal-e-‘Imran, Ayah 49)
In this sermon, Sayyiduna ‘Isa announced four of his miracles:
1. Making birds with clay and making them fly after blowing into them.
2. Curing the innate blind and the lepers.
3. Resurrecting the dead.
4. Revealing what people have eaten and what they have hidden in their homes.
Now read some details of these miracles:
1.) Making birds from clay and making them fly
When the Bani Israel demanded the miracle of producing a bird from clay and making it fly, Sayyiduna ‘Isa made bats from clay and made them fly. Sayyiduna ‘Isa chose bat among all of the birds because it is the most complete and the strangest bird among other birds because it has teeth like human beings, laughs like human beings, flies with its arms without wings, gives birth like animals (instead of laying the eggs) and it also experiences menstrual cycle. It has been reported that as long as the Bani Israel would watch these bats, they would continue to fly and when they would disappear from their sight; they would fall down and die. The reason behind it was to maintain difference between the one created by Allah and the one created by the bondman of Allah. (Tafseer Ruh-ul-Bayan, vol. 2, pp. 37; part 3, Surah Aal-e-‘Imran, Ayah 49)
2.) Curing the innate blinds
It has been reported that by the virtue of supplication of Sayyiduna ‘Isa ‘ fifty blind men and lepers were cured in a single day based on the condition that they would embrace faith (Iman).
(Tafseer Jamal, vol. 1, pp. 419; part 3, Surah Aal-e-‘Imran, Ayah 49)
3.) Resurrection of dead
It has been reported that Sayyiduna ‘Isa resurrected four dead people:
i. His friend ‘Aazar
ii. The son of an old lady
iii. The daughter of a tax collector
iv. Sayyiduna Saam Bin Nuh