Our Prophet's
"And you are truly ˹a man˺ of outstanding character"
[Surah Al-Qalam 68:4]
How the Prophet ﷺ was a Mercy for the Animals, too!
By: Shaikh Zafar Ul Hasan Al Madani

Ya’la, a Companion notes a narration which is classified as Sahih by many scholars:

“Once we were traveling with the Prophet ﷺ. I experienced amazing miracles in his company. At one point during our journey, we came across two trees on both sides of the road.

The Prophet ﷺ commanded me to go to the trees and say: “I am sent by the Messenger of Allah ﷺ and he has called both of you.”

On hearing this, both trees pulled out their roots (from the soil) and walked towards the Prophet ﷺ. They came together and screened the Prophet ﷺ until he was done with his call of nature. It was an open space and Allah arranged his cover by trees. Once he was done, he told Ya’ala (May Allah be pleased with him) to go and inform the trees to go back to their respective places and settle down as before. The scholars present this incident as one of the proofs of prophethood.

Then as we proceeded further. A little distance away from the village, a huge camel came forward and stood before us. The Prophet ﷺ looked at him and saw the camel crying tearfully. He stopped his journey and asked the people whose camel it was. He called upon the owner of the camel. The owner saw that his camel was crying before the Prophet ﷺ.

“Why is the camel complaining about you? Why are you mistreating it?”

There was a stunned silence. They admitted to overloading the camel with goods and when it was past its prime age and had become weak, it was decided to slaughter him.

The Prophet ﷺ responded:

“You exhausted him throughout his life and now you want to slaughter him. Do not slaughter him and set him free to live and graze as it wills.”

The camel did not approach anyone else, not even the local leader of the village, but to the Prophet ﷺ. It was guided by Allah to bring his complaint to the Prophet ﷺ -

Rehmatulil Alameen رحمة للعالمین!

A divine miracle, a proof of prophethood.