“It cried like a small child, then the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam came down and hugged it until it calmed down”
1, Who was crying?
2, Why was it crying?
Jaabir ibn ‘Abdullaah (may Allaah be pleased with him and his father) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to go and stand next to a tree or palm-tree on Fridays. A woman or a man of the Ansaar said: “O Messenger of Allaah, should we not make for you a minbar (“pulpit”)?” He said, “If you wish.” So they made a minbar for him, and when the next Friday came, he was shown to the minbar. The tree cried like a small child, then the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came down and hugged the crying tree until it calmed down.” Jaabir said: “It was crying because of the dhikr (remembrance of Allaah) that it used to hear.” (al-Bukhaari, 3319).
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