Sayyiduna Dawood used to remain excessively engaged and dedicated in the glorification of Allah . His voice was so melodious that when he would recite the Zaboor, not only humans but birds would also enter into a state of ecstasy. They would gather around him, singing their melodies in the praise of Allah and would join Sayyiduna Dawood in praising and glorifying Allah in their entrancing voices. Not only animals and birds would do so but mountains would also resound in the praise and acclamation of Allah .
Allah has clearly mentioned these exceptional miracles of Sayyiduna Dawood in Surah Al-Ambiya, Surah Saba and Surah Saad:
And made the mountains subservient that they would proclaim Purity along with Dawood, and (also subjected) the birds; and these were Our actions.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 17, Surah Al-Ambiya, Ayah 79)
It is mentioned in Surah Saba:
And indeed We gave Dawood a great Benevolence from Us, 0 the mountains and birds, tum towards Allah along with him.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 22, Surah Saba, Ayah 10)
It is mentioned in Surah Saad:
Indeed We subjected the mountains to glorify (Allah) together with him, at night fall and at sun shine. And the gathered-birds; they were all obedient to him.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)J (Part 23, Surah Saad, Ayah 18-19)
As you have read in the above quoted Ayahs of the Holy Quran that senseless birds and lifeless mountains chant the melodies of exaltation and glorification of Allah , therefore, we human beings who have been bestowed with intellect, consciousness and faculty of speech should take the lesson that it is mandatory for us to invoke glorification and remembrance of Allah and adore Him excessively. In this context, Sayyiduna Shaykh Sa’ di has narrated a very inspiring and effective parable. Read it and take a lesson from it. He says:
A bird was chirping in the morning; its utterance marred my senses, patience, strength and consciousness.
Perhaps my voice was heard by one of my sincere friends.
Then he said to me, ‘I do not believe that a bird’s chirp can excite you in this way’.
So I replied that it did not suit the rank of humanity that the bird glorifies Allah but I remain silent.