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Two Trees Obeyed the Prophet (ﷺ) and walked with him(ﷺ)

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بسم الله والحمد لله وصلاة وسلام على رسول الله

Allah Sent Miracles and Signs to Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)

Allah sent Quran (in Arabic) as a living miracle for us. But we also find many miracles as we study his (ﷺ) biography. These miracles are witnessed and reported by the companions and came to us as authentic or acceptable narrations via trustworthy chain of narrators. These miracles serve one purpose, that we believe in his (ﷺ) message and/or strengthen our belief.

Let us read another story from authentic hadiths:

Two Trees Obeyed the Prophet (ﷺ) and walked with him(ﷺ)

There are many stories about our Prophet (ﷺ) communicating with animals, trees etc. as and when Allah, the Most High, willed. Let us read this authentic narration from Sahih Muslim.

Hadith: Sahih Muslim
Jabir (RA) narrated:
"'We traveled with the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) until we halted in a spacious valley. The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) went to relieve himself, and I followed him, bringing a bucket of water.

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) looked, but he did not see anything with which to conceal himself, then he saw two trees at the end of the valley. The Messenger of Allah went to one of them and took hold of one of its branches, and said: "Follow me, by Allah's Leave," and it came with him like a camel with a nose ring that follows its driver. Then he went to the second tree and took hold of one of its branches and said: "Follow me, by Allah's Leave," and it came with him in a similar manner.

Then when he reached the middle of the space between them, he joined them together and said: "Come together and (conceal) me, by Allah's Leave," and they joined together.'

"Jabir said: 'I went away, lest the Messenger of Allah(ﷺ) realize that I was nearby, and go even further away. I sat down, thinking to myself. Then I saw the Messenger of Allah coming, and the two trees had parted and each one was standing in its own place.

Original in Arabic:
سِرْنَا مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم حَتَّى نَزَلْنَا وَادِيًا أَفْيَحَ فَذَهَبَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقْضِي حَاجَتَهُ فَاتَّبَعْتُهُ بِإِدَاوَةٍ مِنْ مَاءٍ فَنَظَرَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَلَمْ يَرَ شَيْئًا يَسْتَتِرُ بِهِ فَإِذَا شَجَرَتَانِ بِشَاطِئِ الْوَادِي فَانْطَلَقَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِلَى إِحْدَاهُمَا فَأَخَذَ بِغُصْنٍ مِنْ أَغْصَانِهَا فَقَالَ ‏"‏ انْقَادِي عَلَىَّ بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ فَانْقَادَتْ مَعَهُ كَالْبَعِيرِ الْمَخْشُوشِ الَّذِي يُصَانِعُ قَائِدَهُ حَتَّى أَتَى الشَّجَرَةَ الأُخْرَى فَأَخَذَ بِغُصْنٍ مِنْ أَغْصَانِهَا فَقَالَ ‏"‏ انْقَادِي عَلَىَّ بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ فَانْقَادَتْ مَعَهُ كَذَلِكَ حَتَّى إِذَا كَانَ بِالْمَنْصَفِ مِمَّا بَيْنَهُمَا لأَمَ بَيْنَهُمَا - يَعْنِي جَمَعَهُمَا - فَقَالَ ‏"‏ الْتَئِمَا عَلَىَّ بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ فَالْتَأَمَتَا قَالَ جَابِرٌ فَخَرَجْتُ أُحْضِرُ مَخَافَةَ أَنْ يُحِسَّ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم بِقُرْبِي فَيَبْتَعِدَ - وَقَالَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَبَّادٍ فَيَتَبَعَّدَ - فَجَلَسْتُ أُحَدِّثُ نَفْسِي فَحَانَتْ مِنِّي لَفْتَةٌ فَإِذَا أَنَا بِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم مُقْبِلاً وَإِذَا الشَّجَرَتَانِ قَدِ افْتَرَقَتَا فَقَامَتْ كُلُّ وَاحِدَةٍ مِنْهُمَا عَلَى سَاقٍ

Reference:
Sahih Muslim 7518, alt 3012
The Book of Asceticism and Softening of Hearts


Comments:

As mentioned in earlier, that Allah has sent 100's of signs to our Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ), establishing his prophethood to all of us, so that we don't lose our way.

لاحول ولا قوة إلا بالله
(There is no might nor power except with Allah)


Prepared by:
Kazi Nasrat Ali,
Software Engineer
B.A.(student) in Islamic Studies from Mishkah University

www.myquranstudy.com
Sammamish, WA, USA
[Nov, 2016]

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ﷺ = peace and blessing of Allah be upon him صلى الله عليه وسلم

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