Saturday, 10 December 2016
Dr. Mostafa al-Badawi: A Tree Came to the Prophet (s.a.w.)
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
Dr. Mostafa al-Badawi said, Buraydah (r.a.) said, “A Bedouin came to the Prophet (s.a.w.), saying, ‘O Messenger of Allah, I have accepted Islam, so show me something that will increase me in certitude!’
He asked him, ‘What do you want?’
He replied, ‘Call this tree; let it come to you!’
‘Go to her and call her!’ he told him.
The Bedouin went to the tree saying, ‘Answer the Messenger of Allah!’
The tree leaned to one side, pulling her roots out, then to the other, pulling her roots out then she went to the Prophet (s.a.w.) saying, ‘Peace be upon you O Messenger of Allah!’
The Bedouin exclaimed, ‘This is sufficient for me! This is sufficient for me!’
The Prophet (s.a.w.) said to the tree, ‘Go back!’ so it returned to its place and struck its roots again.
The Bedouin said, ‘Permit me, O Messenger of Allah, to kiss your hands and feet!’ He did, then said, ‘Permit me to prostate myself before you!’
‘No man should prostate himself before another man!’ he replied.” This is found in Imam as-Suyuthi’s (q.s.) al-Khaswa'isw al-Kubra’. It was also recorded by Imam al-Bazzar (r.a.), and Imam Abu Nu’aym (r.a.).