Is there a Hadith which mentions that Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) chest made the sound of a hand mill/mill?



Yes, Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) has recorded this famous Hadith with the following wording:

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Shikkhir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says, ‘I saw Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) offering Salah and there was a sound coming from his chest like the sound of a mill due to [excessive] weeping.”

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 900)


See another version of this Hadith here.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


التخريج من المصادر العربية

سنن أبي داود (٩٠٠): حدثنا عبد الرحمن بن محمد بن سلام، حدثنا يزيد- يعني ابن هارون-، أخبرنا حماد- يعني ابن سلمة-، عن ثابت، عن مطرف عن أبيه، قال: رأيت رسول الله- صلى الله عليه وسلم -يصلي وفي صدره أزيز كأزيز الرحى من البكاء.