Once Haleema Sadia, noticing children playing under the sun, instructed them to play under the shades and take care of their foster brother. Foster sister of the young apostle said, “Mother, my Qurashi brother is protected from the sun because cloud hover over him to provide shade. The cloud moves with him when he walks the cloud moves and when he stays the cloud also stops.”
“It is God Who sends the winds and they raise the clouds, then He spreads them in the sky as He Wills, and breaks them into fragments, until thou seest rain-drops issued from the midst thereof: then when He has made them reach such of His servants as He Wills, Behold they do rejoice!” (S: 30, V: 48)
When Makka was suffering from famine due to protracted drought and dry weather people asked Abu Talib to pray for the rain. Children’s sufferings because of famine were unbearable. Abu Talib took the young apostle with him and came to Ka’aba and prayed for the rain in the wake of the suffrings of the children especially. It didn’t take long and it started raining torrentially to quench the thirst of the earth. Abu Talib used to recite a couplet meaning, “That beautiful face that causes Him to rain.”
When in his twelfth year Mohammad visited Basra with Abu Talib, they met a monk named Baheera, who holding the hand of young apostle said God has made him the Mercy for the Worlds. Abu Talib could not resist asking in surprise that what did make him to say that his nephew was the Mercy for the Worlds. How could he say that?
Monk Baheera said, “When you had entered the valley there wasn’t a thing that had not bowed in prostration of respect for this young man. Mohammad (PBUH).