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Signs of Prophethood 004

Camel Complains to Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) against its master

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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:

Camel Complains to Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) against its master

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 Sunan Abi Dawud.

Hadith: Sunan Abi Dawud
‘Abdullah bin Jafar said “I rode behind The Messenger of Allah(ﷺ) one day, and he told me secretly a thing asking me not to tell it to anyone. The place for hiding dearer to the Messenger of Allah(ﷺ) was a wall or host of palm trees by which he could conceal himself. He entered the garden of a man from the Ansar(Helpers).

All of a sudden when a Camel saw the Prophet (ﷺ) it wept tenderly producing yearning sound and it eyes flowed. The Prophet (ﷺ) came to it and wiped the temple of its head. So it kept silence. He then said “Who is the master of this Camel? Whose Camel is this? A young man from the Ansar came and said “This is mine, Apostle of Allah(ﷺ).” He said “Don’t you fear Allaah about this beast which Allah has given in your possession. It has complained to me that you keep it hungry and load it heavily which fatigues it.”'

Original in Arabic:
حَدَّثَنَا مُوسَى بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ، حَدَّثَنَا مَهْدِيٌّ، حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ أَبِي يَعْقُوبَ، عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ سَعْدٍ، مَوْلَى الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ، قَالَ ‏:‏ أَرْدَفَنِي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم خَلْفَهُ ذَاتَ يَوْمٍ فَأَسَرَّ إِلَىَّ حَدِيثًا لاَ أُحَدِّثُ بِهِ أَحَدًا مِنَ النَّاسِ، وَكَانَ أَحَبُّ مَا اسْتَتَرَ بِهِ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم لِحَاجَتِهِ هَدَفًا أَوْ حَائِشَ نَخْلٍ ‏.‏ قَالَ ‏:‏ فَدَخَلَ حَائِطًا لِرَجُلٍ مِنَ الأَنْصَارِ فَإِذَا جَمَلٌ فَلَمَّا رَأَى النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم حَنَّ وَذَرَفَتْ عَيْنَاهُ، فَأَتَاهُ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَمَسَحَ ذِفْرَاهُ فَسَكَتَ، فَقَالَ ‏:‏ ‏"‏ مَنْ رَبُّ هَذَا الْجَمَلِ، لِمَنْ هَذَا الْجَمَلُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ فَجَاءَ فَتًى مِنَ الأَنْصَارِ فَقَالَ ‏:‏ لِي يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ ‏:‏ ‏"‏ أَفَلاَ تَتَّقِي اللَّهَ فِي هَذِهِ الْبَهِيمَةِ الَّتِي مَلَّكَكَ اللَّهُ إِيَّاهَا، فَإِنَّهُ شَكَى إِلَىَّ أَنَّكَ تُجِيعُهُ وَتُدْئِبُهُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏

Sunan Abi Dawud 2549
Status: Authentic chain as per Muslim condition.
Hadith authenticated by Al-Albani (RA)


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

Sammamish, WA, USA
[Nov, 2016]

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abbreviations/Foot note:
ﷺ = peace and blessing of Allah be upon him صلى الله عليه وسلم

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