I have heard that when a donkey cry, it's bad and when hen make sound like it does, it sees a angel? Furthermore it was told that it was told by prophet Muhammad (PUBH). Also I heard that whenever the animals make sound they see unseen like Angel. Is it true?

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This is the closest hadith: إِذَا سَمِعْتُمْ صِيَاحَ الدِّيَكَةِ فَاسْأَلُوا اللَّهَ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ فَإِنَّهَا رَأَتْ مَلَكًا وَإِذَا سَمِعْتُمْ نَهِيقَ الْحِمَارِ فَتَعَوَّذُوا بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ فَإِنَّهُ رَأَى شَيْطَانًا

"When you hear the crowing of the roosters, then ask Allah of His bounty, for verily they have seen an angel. When you hear the braying of a donkey, then seek refuge in Allah from Shaitan, for, verily, it has seen a Shaitan."

[al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, at-Tirmidhi]

There's nothing else authentic about other animals making noises at the sight of an angel.


I would like to add to the Answer of @Sayyid that al-Bukhari has also quoted an other narration in his book al-Adab al Mufrad, which was qualified as sahih adding that if you heard those voices at night (see here)

In this book you'll find also ahadith which were qualified as sahih quoting barking of a dog (see for example or here or here) as a sign that they might have seen something which one should seek refuge with Allah from. This is also referred to in a Hadith in Sunan abi Dawod.

And Allah knows best!

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