أَخْبَرَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ حُمَيْدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا تَمِيمُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الْمُؤْمِنِ، حَدَّثَنَا صَالِحُ بْنُ حَيَّانَ، حَدَّثَنِي ابْنُ بُرَيْدَةَ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ قَالَ: كَانَ النَّبِيُّ ﷺ إِذَا خَطَبَ قَامَ فَأَطَالَ الْقِيَامَ فَكَانَ يَشُقُّ عَلَيْهِ قِيَامُهُ فَأُتِيَ بِجِذْعِ نَخْلَةٍ فَحُفِرَ لَهُ وَأُقِيمَ إِلَى جَنْبِهِ قَائِمًا لِلنَّبِيِّ ﷺ فَكَانَ النَّبِيُّ ﷺ إِذَا خَطَبَ فَطَالَ الْقِيَامُ عَلَيْهِ اسْتَنَدَ إِلَيْهِ فَاتَّكَأَ عَلَيْهِ فَبَصُرَ بِهِ رَجُلٌ كَانَ وَرَدَ الْمَدِينَةَ فَرَآهُ قَائِمًا إِلَى جَنْبِ ذَلِكَ الْجِذْعِ فَقَالَ لِمَنْ يَلِيهِ مِنَ النَّاسِ لَوْ أَعْلَمُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا يَحْمَدُنِي فِي شَيْءٍ يَرْفُقُ بِهِ لَصَنَعْتُ لَهُ مَجْلِسًا يَقُومُ عَلَيْهِ فَإِنْ شَاءَ جَلَسَ مَا شَاءَ وَإِنْ شَاءَ قَامَ فَبَلَغَ ذَلِكَ النَّبِيَّ ﷺ فَقَالَ ائْتُونِي بِهِ فَأَتَوْهُ بِهِ فَأُمِرَ أَنْ يَصْنَعَ لَهُ هَذِهِ الْمَرَاقِيَ الثَّلَاثَ أَوْ الْأَرْبَعَ هِيَ الْآنَ فِي مِنْبَرِ الْمَدِينَةِ فَوَجَدَ النَّبِيُّ ﷺ فِي ذَلِكَ رَاحَةً فَلَمَّا فَارَقَ النَّبِيُّ ﷺ الْجِذْعَ وَعَمَدَ إِلَى هَذِهِ الَّتِي صُنِعَتْ لَهُ جَزِعَ الْجِذْعُ فَحَنَّ كَمَا تَحِنُّ النَّاقَةُ حِينَ فَارَقَهُ النَّبِيُّ ﷺ فَزَعَمَ ابْنُ بُرَيْدَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ ﷺ حِينَ سَمِعَ حَنِينَ الْجِذْعِ رَجَعَ إِلَيْهِ فَوَضَعَ يَدَهُ عَلَيْهِ وَقَالَ اخْتَرْ أَنْ أَغْرِسَكَ فِي الْمَكَانِ الَّذِي كُنْتَ فِيهِ فَتَكُونَ كَمَا كُنْتَ وَإِنْ شِئْتَ أَنْ أَغْرِسَكَ فِي الْجَنَّةِ فَتَشْرَبَ مِنَ انْهَارِهَا وَعُيُونِهَا فَيَحْسُنُ نَبْتُكَ وَتُثْمِرُ فَيَأْكُلَ أَوْلِيَاءُ اللَّهِ مِنْ ثَمَرَتِكَ وَنَخْلِكَ فَعَلْتُ فَزَعَمَ أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ مِنَ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ وَهُوَ يَقُولُ لَهُ نَعَمْ قَدْ فَعَلْتُ مَرَّتَيْنِ فَسُئِلَ النَّبِيُّ ﷺ فَقَالَ اخْتَارَ أَنْ أَغْرِسَهُ فِي الْجَنَّةِ

Ibn Buraida narrates from his father that when the Prophet used to give Khutba, he would stand for a long time. Later it became very burdensome for him. Then the trunk of a palm tree was brought to him and was buried in a hole near where he stood so that he could use it when he gave Khutba. If RasoolAllah gave Khutba and stood for a long time, he leaned on the date palm. A man who used to come to Medina saw this incident. He told a person sitting next to him that if I knew that RasoolAllah would praise him for making something that would lighten his burden, I would certainly have made a place for him on which he could stand or sit on the same spot if he wished. This message was delivered to RasoolAllah , so he said ” Bring him to me.” When he was brought to him , he ordered him to make a three or four steps high pulpit. Buraida says “It is similar to the one now in the Medina “. Rasulullah liked and felt comfortable with the pulpit. When he left the tree trunk (which he had once used) and climbed on the pulpit made for him, then the date palm trunk felt restless and whimpered like a she-camel.

Buraida further narrates that when the Prophet heard the whimpering of the trunk, he turned to it and laid his hands on it and said: “You decide which one you want from the two, I can plant you back at the same place where you were and you will stay in that condition or I can plant you in the heaven and you can drink from the springs and rivers of paradise which will make your growth good and make you bear fruits, and so that the saints ( اولیا) of Allah can eat your fruit (dates).”

Buraida further narrates that he heard RasoolAllah say twice “Yes, I will do like that” whilst facing the trunk. Then the Prophet was asked (which one did it choose?), Then he said: “It has chosen that I should plant him in Paradise.”

Grade: Dai’f

Note: Imam Daarmi is sole narrator of this hadith.

Note: Two narrators are weak in this narration namely Mohammad bin Hameed and Saleh bin Hayyan. Plus, Tamin bin Abdul Momin one of the narrators is is unknown.

( Chapter on Allah honoring RasoolAllah through a crying Pulpit  ﷺ  Volume 1, Hadith No.32 Sunan Daarmi )

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