An animal bears witness that Muhammad is Allaah's Messenger
Fatwa No: 85369

Question

I want to know if these Hadeeths are sound, weak or fabricated:
1-"al-khalqu iyalullah"
2-In the era of Rasulallah (saw) a hyena came to a man with his goats a took one of the goats, and (the hyena) said that it was Rizq from Allah. Then the hyena started telling the man that there is a man who is Rasul (Messenger of Allaah) in Madina. The man was surprised how a hyena could speak like a human being, and then he went to Madina. When he entered the mosque the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, asked him to tell the people what had happened between him and the hyena.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

As for the first Hadeeth, "Al-Khalqu iyaIalallah": "All creatures from among human beings are the household of Allaah, and the most beloved ones are those who are beneficial to His household." This Hadeeth is reported by Abu Ya'la from Anas  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him. Al-Shaikh Al-Albaani  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him regarded it as weak. It is reported by at-Tabaraani in similar wording but Al-Albaani said, "It is very weak."

As for the second Hadeeth, Abu Sa'eed al-Khudri  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him said, "A wolf attacked a sheep and took it. Then, the shepherd searched for it and found it with the wolf and he took it forcibly. So, the wolf sat on its hind legs and said, 'Do not you fear Allaah? You take what Allaah made as sustenance for me?' When the shepherd expressed amazement at hearing the wolf speak, it said, "Should I not tell you what is more amazing? Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) in Yathrib tells people what happened to the previous nations!"

The narrator said, "So, the shepherd drove his sheep until he entered Madeenah (Yathrib) and left his sheep in a corner in Madeenah. Then, he came to Allaah's Messenger  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) and told him (what had happened). Thus, the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) invited people to get together and went out to the shepherd and asked him to tell the people what he had seen and heard, and the shepherd told them. Allaah's Messenger  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "By Allaah, it (the wolf) told the truth". Ahmad, Ibn Hibbaan and Al-Haakim  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them said, "It is sound according to the conditions of Muslim." Ath-Thahabi agreed and Al-Albaani  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them said, "Its chain is sound and the narrators are trustworthy."

Allaah Knows best.

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