Some Miraculous events occurred before the Prophet (sws) was born although the authenticity of these events is questioned but they were mentioned. So first, Allah-hu-Alam, and second, due to their constant mentions in the books of seerah, it should be mentioned.
The palace of Kisra (the emperor of Persia) shakes and 14 balconies brake and fall off of the balcony. The people of Persia were mainly Zoroastrian, they worshiped fire. There was a fire that they worshipped, Al-Faris, which burned for 1000 years and it was extinguished on that night. The river of tigris became so low that the irrigation canals had no water and light was being noticed by people all the way to Sham. The king than holds a meeting and send someone to the Arab lands to find out what was happening. The man reaches, Abdul Masih, from tribe of Ghasin in Syria, who says that for the last few days, the leaders of Syria keep asking him the same question about what is going on in Al-Hijaz. Abdul Mashi calls on a man name Sauthi who was very knowledgeable about prophecies, who says that the man who is to be the prophet of the last times is to be born. He said that he has found that there will be fourteen more emperors of Persia and it will come to an end. Abdul Masih goes back to Persia with the guy and shares the news about last prophecy and that ten emperors would come into succession in four years which happens. The other four were the emperors before Uthman (R) Khlaifah in which Persia is taken. The dynasty Kisra ruled the area for 3,000 years before hand.
There were accounts from people of knowledge coming to the arabs generations before hand telling the people that something awesome was going to happen, “Understand that there is life after that remains for eternity and that is what you should look forward to, and the person who is from this place will leave here (prophet’s hijrah) and he will be a prophet who will be guided by god and will guide people to what is correct. He will reject the idols and he will completely have nothing to do with the worship of idols. He will worship one lord, one god. And Allah will give him death and take him in the best of places. And right now, the virtue of that place is lost on the people (yathrib at the time was known as a place you get sick). And this is being witnessed by the sky. There will be a man with the quality of As-Sadiq, when he makes a decision, he will speak the truth. He will return the rights to the people. He will not do anything this is not intelligent and will not be a push over and after him a man will inherit the rule who will be focused (Umar), he will be a man of experience. And he will be a man of great hospitality and he will be a man of great focus….”
Priest named Isa who moved close to Mecca, “I did not leave a place of luxury and abundance to come to a place of hunger and starvation, except to find that Prophet, that is why I come here to Mecca. This is the only reason why I am here” and every single time a child was born, he would go and investigate but would not disclose what he was looking for. Finally one time, fearing he would die, he shares some of the markers he was looking for and the day that the Prophet (sws) was born, someone comes to him and tells him about the birth. Isa cannot contain himself said that three signs have come together, “the star in the sky has been seen that shines when every prophet was born, he was born on a Monday and his name is Muhammad.” The man takes him to the child, and he says that the child will suffer for three days in which he will have trouble drinking milk. It is said that the Prophet (sws) did have issues drinking milk when he was born.
It is said that Jewish rabis acknowledged, came to the Arabs and said that the same star that came for Musa had shined, and was amongst the Arabs rather than the Jews. Some of these rabis would give the people information about the Prophet (sws) such as a mole on his back, that he would not live past 70 years old, that he will live at about 61 or 63 and this will be the average age of his ummah. They said that the leaders at the time will start to act very unjustly and that they should not say things about this man.
These are just a few things that happened before the prophet (sws) was born, and are very interesting to say the least :) I really liked this podcast, it was very awesome-ly explained, alhamulilah :) Another thing too, I remember one of my teachers telling me that the Jews knew he came but many denied the Prophet (Sws) because he was from the Arabs (who were seen an uncivilized at the time) unlike the many prophets beforehand who were from the Jewish people.
Alhamdulilah, may we all work at emulating the character of the mercy to mankind, Muhammad (sws).