Chapter on Trees, Jinns and Animals Testifying their faith on RasoolAllah ﷺ.
أَخْبَرَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ طَرِيفٍ، حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ فُضَيْلٍ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو حَيَّانَ، عَنْ عَطَاءٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ، قَالَ: كُنَّا مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ﷺ فِي سَفَرٍ فَأَقْبَلَ أَعْرَابِيٌّ فَلَمَّا دَنَا مِنْهُ قَالَ لَهُ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ أَيْنَ تُرِيدُ قَالَ إِلَى أَهْلِي قَالَ هَلْ لَكَ فِي خَيْرٍ قَالَ وَمَا هُوَ قَالَ تَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ قَالَ وَمَنْ يَشْهَدُ عَلَى مَا تَقُولُ قَالَ هَذِهِ السَّلَمَةُ فَدَعَاهَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ وَهِيَ بِشَاطِئِ الْوَادِي فَأَقْبَلَتْ تَخُدُّ الْأَرْضَ خَدًّا حَتَّى قَامَتْ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ فَاسْتَشْهَدَهَا ثَلَاثًا فَشَهِدَتْ ثَلَاثًا أَنَّهُ كَمَا قَالَ ثُمَّ رَجَعَتْ إِلَى مَنْبَتِهَا وَرَجَعَ الْأَعْرَابِيُّ إِلَى قَوْمِهِ وَقَالَ إِنْ اتَّبَعُونِي أَتَيْتُكَ بِهِمْ وَإِلَّا رَجَعْتُ فَكُنْتُ مَعَكَ.
Ibn ‘Umar narrates “While I was on a journey accompanying RasoolAllah ﷺ, we met a Bedouin Arab. As he came closer to us RasoolAllah ﷺ said “Which place have you made your mind to go to?” He replied “to my home”. RasoolAllah ﷺ said ” Do you have any inclination towards goodness? ” He said ” What is that (goodness) ?” RasoolAllah ﷺ said: ” It is to testify that there is no God entitled to be worshiped except Allah, He is alone, has no partners and that Muhammad ﷺ is his slave and messenger.” The Bedouin said “Is there anyone who would testify to what you claim? RasoolAllah ﷺ said “This is Salama” (( a tree of the desert )). After this, the Messenger of Allah called this tree, which was on the edge of the valley, and it rushed towards him, plowing the ground and appeared before him. RasoolAllah ﷺ ordered him to testify three times the veracity of his words, The tree testified “You are as you have spoken of yourself “. Then it returned to where it came from. Then that Bedouin began returning to his people and said before leaving” If they follow me, I will bring all of them to meet you O RasoolAllah ﷺ , if not then I will return to you and stay with you .”
Note: Salama tree is translated as Kaikar in Urdu which is Grey Downy Balsam Tree in English. It is a species of tree that grows in the desert.
Also in Saheeh Ibn Hibban 6505, Abu Ya’lya (5662) and at-Tabarani in al-Kabir (13582).
( Chapter on Trees, Jinns and Animals Testifying their faith on RasoolAllah ﷺ Volume 1, Hadith No.16 Sunan Daarmi )
Sheikh al-Albani said: “Isnad of this Hadith is reliable. “