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A fabricated narration on the watermelon

Question

Is this narration authentic?

عظموا البطيخ فإنه من حلل الأرض ماؤه شفاء وحلاوته من الجنة

 

Answer

The Muhaddithun have declared this Hadith a fabrication. The Hadith should not be quoted.

(Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, Hadith: 651, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 260)

 

Also see here.

 

Translation

Allow the watermelon to become huge for they are the garments of the earth. Its water/juice is a cure and the sweetness is from Jannah.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar