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Riyad as-Salihin / Book 19 / Hadith 1831

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Riyad as-Salihin
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Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) said:

There was a trunk of a date-palm tree upon which the Prophet (ﷺ) used to recline while delivering Khutbah (sermon). When a pulpit was placed in the mosque, we heard the trunk crying out like a pregnant she-camel. the Prophet (ﷺ) came down from the pulpit and put his hand on the trunk and it became quiet.Another narration is: The Prophet (ﷺ) used to stand by a tree or a date-palm on Friday (to give the Khutbah). Then an Ansari woman or man said, "O Messenger of Allah! Shall we make a pulpit for you?" He replied, "If you wish." So they made a pulpit for him and when it was Friday, the Prophet (ﷺ) sat on the pulpit [to deliver the Khutbah (sermon)] and the trunk of the date- palm on which he used to recline cried out as if it would split asunder.Another narration is: It cried like a child and the Prophet (ﷺ) descended (from the pulpit) and embraced it while it continued moaning like a child being quietened. The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "It was crying for (missing) what it used to hear of Dhikr near it."[Al-Bukhari].

وعن جابر رضي الله عنه قال‏:‏ كان جذع يقوم إليه النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ، يعني في الخطبة‏.‏ فلما وضع المنبر، سمعنا للجذع مثل صوت العشار حتى نزل النبي، صلى الله عليه وسلم ، فوضع يده عليه فسكن‏"‏‏.‏ وفي رواية‏:‏ فلما كان يوم الجمعة قعد النبي، صلى الله عليه وسلم على المنبر، فصاحت النخلة التى كان يخطب عندها حتى كادت أن تنشق‏.‏ وفي رواية ‏:‏ فصاحت صياح الصبي، فنزل النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ، حتى أخذها فضمها إليه، فجعلت تئن أنين الصبي الذي يسكت حتى استقرت ، قال‏:‏ ‏"‏بكت على ما كانت تسمع من الذكر‏"‏ ‏(‏‏(‏رواه البخاري‏)‏‏)‏‏.‏