Another version of the Hadith regarding a sound emanating from the chest of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

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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


This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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