“Whoever is in the heavens and the earth and whatever is therein recites His praises (Tasbeeh). Everything recites His praise, but you do not understand their Tasbeeh.” (Qur’aan)
Once Nabi Musa (alayhis salaam) passed by a stone which was shedding tears in profusion. When Nabi Musa (alayhis salaam) asked the stone to explain why it was crying so much, it said: “I was overwhelmed with fear since the time I heard the aayat: “Its (i.e. Jahannam’s) fuel will be people and stones.” The stone feared that it would also be cast into Jahannum.
Nabi Musa (alayhis salaam) supplicated to Allah Ta’ala to save this stone from being cast into Jahannum. Nabi Musa (alayhis salaam) comforted the stone, and it stopped crying. After a considerable period of time when Nabi Musa (alayhis salaam) happened to again pass by the spot, he was surprised to see the same stone crying in profusion. He asked: “Why are you now crying?” The stone said: “O Musa! The glad tidings of my salvation was because of my crying. Why should I now abandon crying? It was by virtue of this crying that I had achieved the treasure of salvation.”