Ahh, now the thread has moved on a little, I realise what you meant by miracles in Arabic.
There are many reported (and recorded) incidents from other religions of holy people appearing in items of food, the clouds, grains of wood or other places ...
Even Elvis and other non-religious people/objects have been spotted in toast ...
Perceptions of religious imagery in natural phenomena include perceptions of religious imagery and themes, especially the faces of religious figures, in ordinary phenomena. Many instances that are reported involve images of Jesus or other Christian figures seen in food, but it has an equivalent in the Muslim world where structures in food and other natural objects are perceived as religious text in Arabic, particularly the word Allah or verses from the Qur'an. Many religious believers view them as real depictions of miraculous origin; the predominant scientific view is that such perceptions are examples of pareidolia.
You will find a whole set of examples, including pictures, when you scroll down this wikipedia page
The scientific explanation
for such phenomena (whether we choose to accept it or not) is that of pareidolia
, the human brains ability to see recognisable objects in random patterns:
characterizes such imagery as a form of pareidolia, a false perception of imagery due to what is theorized as the human mind's oversensitivity to perceiving patterns, particularly the pattern of a human face, in otherwise random phenomena.
It is suggested that a tendency of religious imagery in Islam to be perceived as Arabic words is made more likely by the general simplicity of letter forms in the Arabic alphabet (especially in the everyday Riq'a); a tradition of massive typographical flexibility in Islamic calligraphy; and the particular shape of the word Allah (الله). These factors make the word easy to read into many structures with parallel lines or lobes on a common base
That's not to say that for us believers such occurences do not hold a special meaning, and that we do not see them as a sign of God's presence in our lives.
What's truly worrying is when such objects become religious paraphenalia
, which are turned into idols!! :uuh:
It is up to each of us to decide how much importance we give them.
Interesting topic! :)