The stones and trees reverberate with talbiyah

Question

Please advise if the following Hadith is authentic:

Nabi Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has said: “When a person recites his talbiyah, every stone and tree on his left and right recites the talbiyah till the end of the earth.”

 

Answer

Imams Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Sahl ibn Sa’d (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

Sayyiduna Sahl ibn Sa’d (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “When a Muslim/person recites the talbiyah [i.e. recites ‘labbayk’ in Hajj/’Umrah], every stone, tree and clod of mud to his right and left until the end [of the land] recite the talbiyah as well.”

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 828, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 2921)

 

Imam Ibn Khuzaymah and Imam Hakim (rahimahumallah) have declared the Hadith authentic. ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has concurred with Imam Hakim.

(Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith: 2634, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 451)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar